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They thought it would take a series of reactions to convert CO2 into fuel, but the first step did the job.

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NOx levels, which were part of the VW scandal, may also be key in ethanol production pollution.

Math is hard.

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The EPA hasn't released a study on ethanol or any other biofuel in years.

Know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out of you, me, and the federal government.

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We don't know what impact biofuels are having on air quality.

How can the EPA make decisions about renewable fuels if it doesn't have data?

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Trump's been in favor of the RFS, which is big in Iowa.

Hillary Clinton talks to California regulators about how to possibly tweak or overhaul the renewable-fuels standard.

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A new House bill proposes decreasing the ethanol fuel-blend mandate.

The minimum requirements for ethanol levels in the US are getting more difficult to reach because cars today getting better fuel economy.

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Will it blend? That is the question.

For 2017, EPA calls for 18.11 billion gallons of biofuel to be mixed in gasoline and diesel. But it shouldn't affect you at the pump.

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You, too, could be like Kirsten Tjosaas.

A Minnesota woman managed to embezzle at least $4.5 million from her engineering firm by using a dummy organization linked to the ethanol business.

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Second Trail Derailment In Two Days, The First One Spilled Ethanol

Two train derailments in Wisconsin spilled fuel in the past few days. One released 1,000 gallons of crude oil, the other 18,000 gallons of ethanol.

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More Than 5,000 New Pumps Planned

USDA announces plan to nearly double the number of biofuel pumps across the country with $100 million in grants to match state-level and private funding.

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POET, the second-largest ethanol producer in the US, touts its economic impact on the economy in supporting 39,978 full-time jobs and adding $5.4B to US GDP.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Biodiesel, Cellulosic Viewed As Better Alternative

California, Pennsylvania senators reach across the aisle to propose an anti-corn-ethanol bill.

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House Bill 2373 Would Put Biofuel Blend Out To Dry

Members of the Oregon House of Representatives are proposing a bill to repeal the state's mandate to use a 10-percent ethanol mix in gasoline.

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About Six Percent of US Ethanol Production Was Exported Last Year

The US sold 836 million gallons worth $2.1 billion of ethanol abroad, and Canada was the largest importer.

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Unknown Amount Of Biofuel Spills Into Mississippi River

A train crash in Iowa result in a fire and spills an unknown amount of ethanol into the Mississippi River near Dubuque.

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With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very important caucuses.

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