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Midwest flooding shuts down nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

Rail lines are washed out, and corn in storage is flood-damaged

Rail lines are washed out, and corn in storage is flood-damaged.

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Trump to lift ban on higher-ethanol gasoline ahead of November elections

'Shot in the arm' for farmers harmed by tariff war with China

'Shot in the arm' for farmers harmed by tariff war with China

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Trump biofuel policy overhaul to include fewer refinery waivers

A White House announcement is imminent, source said

The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation's renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday.

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Automakers want to increase octane in regular gas to decrease emissions

But will customers accept higher fuel prices?

General Motors' VP of global propulsion systems said drivers would get around three-percent better fuel economy using engines designed to run on premium.

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Scientists found a way to convert CO2 to ethanol, almost by accident

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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Emissions from ethanol production may be way worse than we thought

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

Math is hard.

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Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment

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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The EPA hasn't filed a required report on ethanol and other biofuels in years

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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Clinton getting advice on changing renewable fuel laws

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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US House: cars are cleaner, so we should use less ethanol

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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EPA proposes small increase of ethanol in fuel supply

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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Fool proof: how to use a fake ethanol business to embezzle millions

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.

Contractors clear derailed crude oil train, evacuation order stands

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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USDA will install a lot of new biofuel pumps in the US

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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Ethanol company POET says it's good for the economy

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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Obama administration wants lower ethanol levels

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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Ben Carson in favor of scrapping Big Oil subsidies, switching to E30

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 potential illegality of corn ethanol

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.

Hawaii may eliminate ethanol blend in gas

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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Alt fuels in China set to have 483 billion gallon impact in 2020

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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