The ethanol industry is applauding the introduction of a bill to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10%. Meanwhile, Europeans are asking for bioenergy to make up a bigger portion of their energy mix and, based on a new study of ethanol’s impact on the U.S. economy, it’s not hard to see why. It’s all here in your weekly news roundup!
Happy New Year! We’re starting off 2017 with a milestone reached by E15 as well as an interesting finding from Hawaiian researchers, whose study has identified two bioenergy crops that store the bulk of their carbon in soil. These stories and more in this year’s first weekly news roundup!
A new report has found that the lion’s share of new U.S. vehicles now explicitly allows E15, or a 15% ethanol blend, to be used for fuel. Nebraska drivers, meanwhile, already got that memo, and are slated to save $17 million in fuel costs this year thanks to their ethanol use. Keep reading for these stories and more in your weekly bioenergy news roundup!
Americans just pumped a record percentage of fuel ethanol, and new reports show that DDGS exports — especially to Asian countries — are up across the board. Even New York City is making better use of bioenergy, replacing replacing a significant portion of its traditional heating oil with biodiesel. Get all the details in this week’s news roundup!