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Pacific Ethanol Acquires Aventine Energy Holdings

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.


Like So Many Other Efforts, This Would Be Like The Apollo Program

Decarbonizing the transportation sector is just one part of a potential goal for the UN and the G7 leaders, who met in Germany on Monday.


RFS Update Would Drop Ethanol Level By 4B Gallons This Year

A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there.


Ethanol Industry Angry About APIs E0 Statements

Tesla's instant torque is too much for the dyno. Will we see a Lexus LS 500h? Oil spills are worse for boating than E10, says ethanol 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.


Test Driving A Gas Car In An EV World

Georgia celebrates its first E15 stations. PSA/Peugeot-Citroën to make better EVs and launch a plug-in hybrid. How to test drive a gas car in an EV world.


Bill Passes State Legislature, Waits For Gov. Ige's Signature

Hawaii lawmakers passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that ethanol be mixed into fuel sold in the state.


Onboard Chargers Slowly Getting More Powerful

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.


Fee Proposed On Rail Cars That Haul Ethanol And Other Flammables

A new fee proposed by six US Senators could raise $600 million for first responders dealing with train crashes involving ethanol, oil, and other flammable liquids.


New E15 Bill Introduced To US House

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.


A study by Lux Research figures that China can reduce its gasoline usage by up to 483 billion gallons by maximizing its foray into alternative fuels.


Transportation Officials Issue Oil Train Safety Measures

The DOT has announced a new 40-mph speed limit rule for trains that are carrying ethanol and other flammable liquids in 'high threat' areas.


Democratic Hopeful Called 'Extremely Receptive' On Renewable Fuels

Hillary Clinton was reportedly 'extremely receptive' when asked about biofuels in a private meeting with ethanol supporters.


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.


Process Could Make Hydrogen Production A More Local Affair

Virginia Tech researchers find a way to make hydrogen from corn waste.


Settlement Reached Between Government Agency, Biofuel Producers

Two biofuel producers – AFI and AFPM – filed a lawsuit earlier this year to get the EPA to make a decision about the 2014 RFS. Today, the EPA said it will decide by the end of November, 2015.


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.


Substantial Growth Expected For V2G

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.


Ethanol, Gasoline Resume Normal Price Difference

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.

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