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EPA Report Says Biofuels Bad for the Environment

The world is on the brink of an energy crisis and what could be termed an “energy revolution” is on the rise to address the need for clean affordable power. Renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal are gaining

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Obama calls for more biofuels investment, no oil subsidies

Calling it “our generation’s Sputnik time,” U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a request during his State of the Union speech for Congress to continue to invest in biofuels and renewable energy technology. “Two years ago, I said that we needed

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EPA biomass delay gives biofuels industry breathing room

The EPA has announced it will delay planned greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for biomass for at least three years. The delay is welcome news for the biofuel advocates, who have been warning that EPA plans to regulate biogenic CO2

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US lacks the infrastructure to consume more bioethanol

Purdue University study suggests that the United States doesn’t have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with bioethanol, howver they could meet the standard with significant increases in  next-generation and cellulosicbiofuels. Their findings were published

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Court Rejects Refiners’ Challenge to EPA Biodiesel Blending Rules

An appeals court rejected a challenge today by petroleum industry groups to U.S. EPA’s biodiesel blending requirements, in a move affirming the agency’s implementation of the renewable fuel standard (RFS2). A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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Auto industry sues EPA over biofuel blend ruling

Car and boat manufacturers launch legal action challenging EPA decision allowing higher blends of ethanol The roster of court cases faced by the US Environmental Protection Agency was extended again yesterday, when a group of auto and engine manufacturers launched

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EPA allows 15% ethanol in gasoline, but only for late-model cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it now will allow up to 15% ethanol to be blended with gasoline in motor fuel — but only for use in cars and trucks built since 2007. The current allowable limit is 10%,

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