November 17, 2014
A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area could be applied to street vehicles with a positive impact on fuel mileage.
November 10, 2014
I always like seeing new examples of innovation and improvement at first generation ethanol plants, proving that it’s not only the cellulosic ethanol industry that is aiming for advanced technologies.
November 03, 2014
In the months of September and October, three well-known leaders in the global renewable fuels and agricultural scene stepped down, making way for new faces in the top positions.
October 27, 2014
An ethanol association is working hard to grow the ethanol industry in South Africa and nearby countries. Right now, an association staff member said, the industry feels very small and far behind the U.S. and other ethanol-producing areas.
October 20, 2014
My trip to Kansas for the Abengoa Bioenergy grand opening celebration of its 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant was well worth the trip. I won’t soon forget my tour of the state-of-the-art facility or the local residents I met there.
October 13, 2014
Is grain ethanol chemically the same as cellulosic ethanol? The short answer is, “yes.”
October 06, 2014
Did you know that ethanol is a key ingredient in laundry detergent? I didn’t, until this morning.
September 29, 2014
Last week, we wrote about two proposed first generation ethanol plants that developers are hoping to build in South Dakota and Illinois. After many years of virtual silence on this front, it feels like quite a big deal!
September 22, 2014
Watch for a new monthly column about what's happening in the ethanol world in Canada, Brazil, Europe and other ethanol producing countries globally.
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September 15, 2014
The grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant like Project Liberty is exciting stuff because the second generation industry is still so new. Here’s what’s happening with some other commercial-scale advanced biofuel projects.