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Drivers Mixing Ethanol With Gas to Save Money
Science & Tech  (tags: gasoline, ethanol, car, fuel )

Eduardo
- 4036 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
To save money and support neighboring farms, Scott Dubbelde began mixing gasoline and cheaper, ethanol-based fuel in his cars years ago, driving first to the gasoline pump, and then to the ethanol pump.
Call for Delay to Biofuels Policy
Science & Tech  (tags: Sustainability, biofuels, environment, UK, UE, BBC, renewable, fuel, ethanol, sugar cane, food prices, carbon debt, agriculture )

LL
- 4130 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The UK's chief environment scientist has called for a delay to a policy demanding inclusion of biofuels into fuel at pumps across the UK. Professor Robert Watson said ministers should await the results of their inquiry into biofuels' sustainability.
Switchgrass Could Displace 30% of US Petroleum Usage With 94% GHG Reduction : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, ethanol, oil, petroleum, research, science, study, switchgrass, transportation )

Clayton
- 4140 days ago - gas2.org
Switchgrass has been shown to produce 540% more energy than was used to grow, harvest, and process it into cellulosic ethanol, while reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 94% when compared to gasoline. It could potentially displace 30% of US fuel.
Trash Today, Ethanol Tomorrow
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, technology, study, discovery, conversion, economics, energy, environment, monitor, standards, waste management, ethanol )

J.
- 4143 days ago - newsdesk.umd.edu
Research that started with bacteria from the Chesapeake Bay has led to a process that may be able to convert large volumes of all kinds of plant products,from leftover brewer's mash to paper trash,into ethanol & other biofuel alternatives to gasoline.
First Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Goes Online, Makes Fuel From Wood Waste : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biofuel, cellulosic ethanol, energy, ethanol, fuel, gasoline, renewable fuel, transportation )

Clayton
- 4147 days ago - gas2.org
The first commercial cellulosic ethanol facility to convert waste wood materials into a renewable fuel went online last month near Upton, Wyoming. After 6 years of development, the technology can make fuel from wood and waste, like cardboard and paper.
Study: Your Car Can Run On 20% Ethanol : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuel, cars, E10, E20, ethanol, Flex-Fuel, FlexFuel, renewable fuel, research, study, transportation )

Clayton
- 4148 days ago - gas2.org
A University of Minnesota study found that using higher blends of ethanol (20%) blended into gasoline did not cause damage or cause performance problems when used in standard gasoline engines.
University Funding Pulled For Anti-Biofuel Research : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, alternative fuels, biofuel, business, cellulosic ethanol, corn, ethanol, global warming, grain, industry, research, science, transportation, university )

Clayton
- 4148 days ago - gas2.org
Two soybean growers' groups have suspended $1.5 million in funding from the University of Minnesota, due to research showing that biofuels could worsen global warming.
GM Announces Biofuel Partnership: Cheap, Green Ethanol?
Science & Tech  (tags: automobiles, biofuel, cars, cellulosic ethanol, E85, ethanol, FlexFuel, gasification, General Motors, innovation, microbiology, research, synfuel, technology syngas )

Clayton
- 4201 days ago - gas2.org
LIVE FROM DETROIT AUTO SHOW: GM ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BIO-BASED ETHANOL PRODUCER COSKATA BIOFUELS TO RAPIDLY COMMERCIALIZE AND DISTRIBUTE ETHANOL FOR FLEXFUEL VEHICLES. Coskata claims they can make ethanol for $1 per gallon from non-corn sources...
New Research Confirms Prairie Grass Can Produce a Significant Amount of Ethanol
Science & Tech  (tags: research, prairie grass, ethanol, farms, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Renewable Fuels )

Robin
- 4205 days ago - startribune.com
The five-year study of switch grass done by the University of Nebraska and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service was published this week by the National Academy of Sciences.
Feeding Ethanol Byproducts to Cattle Risky
Science & Tech  (tags: cattle, feeding, ethanol, E. coli 0157, risk, humans )

Eduardo
- 4240 days ago - earthtimes.org
A U.S. study has found feeding distiller's grains to cattle results in the increased prevalence of E. coli 0157 in their bodies, posing a risk to humans.
   

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