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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credits

In a 73-27 vote, Senate members from both parties recently voted to put an end to the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which many said was wasteful and costly in a time of extreme economic…

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Orange Peels Could Float Florida in Ethanol

Okay, not really float the whole state, but Dr. Henry Daniell, a professor of genetic engineering at the University of Central Florida, believes orange peels alone could be used to produce 200 million…

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Fueling Cars with Feces

A microbe has been found that can break down anything that contains cellulose and turn it into ethanol. In 1996, Thomas Warnick was exploring the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts, w…

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The Clean Cars in Our Future

In 50 years, we'll look back on the internal combustion engine and see it as a giant anachronism, like the steam locomotive. So declares Elon Musk, a software entrepreneur turned energy pioneer who so…

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