BMW finds "technical challenges" with Malaysia's proposed B10 biodiesel blend. A new real estate lease allows Tesla to expand manufacturing in California. Pacific Ethanol becomes the fifth-largest US producer.
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.
Ford Tests Cylinder Deactivation In 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine, Joule CO2 Ethanol Meets Standards
Plug-in hybrid sales are expected to drop in Holland with decreased incentives. Ford is testing cylinder deactivation in 1.0-liter EcoBoost for improved economy. Silicon Valley startup Atieva is building an EV in Tesla's backyard with some former talent. Tests show Joule recycled CO2 ethanol is ready for use in fuel.
The RFS Has Rules, But EPA Might Not Be Enforcing Them
A study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that millions of acres of crops might be contributing to the country's ethanol supply, while being in violation of the rules under the Renewable Fuels Standard.
A new video shows how happy retailers are with E15. While the output of onboard chargers improves, lower power ratings continue to dominate. SolarCity says Tesla's battery makes solar systems two-thirds cheaper.
A new introduced to the House aims to deregulate E15. A bipartisan group of 37 senators are asking the EPA to strengthen the RFS. The Toyota Mobility Foundation is launching a pilot program in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ethanol Industry Challenges Natural Gas Tax In Iowa
Chevrolet will sell the Spark EV in Canada. Dealers settle with EPA over illegal ORVs. Iowa upholds natural gas taxes despite challenges from the ethanol industry. Audi to use Valeo's electric supercharger in a production car as soon as next year.
Ford Recognized For Water Saving; Boston Proposes Emissions Ordinance
The EIA predicts production of 944,000 barrels of ethanol of per day for 2015. Boston's Diesel and Vehicular Emissions Ordinance would retrofit city cars to be cleaner. Ford is recognized for saving water in the Michigan Blue Economy report. Nissan has earned an Energy Star award for the fourth year in a row.
Eric Branstad confronts Ted Cruz over positions on Renewable Fuel Standard. Significant V2G growth is predicted over the next few years. BASF is suing over nickel-cobalt manganese patents, which could impact the future of EVs.
UPS adds 1,400 CNG trucks to its fleet, and builds CNG stations. Renault Twizy joins Bolloré carsharing service in Lyon, France. Ethanol and gasoline average 26-cent difference in price per gallon after a period of volatile gasoline prices.