In discussing the environmental benefits of ethanol, let’s not forget: Biofuels go hand-in-hand with healthy economic effects. In this week’s news roundup, we spotlight three stories in which ethanol is—or will soon be—playing a starring role in the larger economic story.
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!
In comparing three different types of fuel, a new study has found that those with higher percentages of ethanol can bring significant health benefits. Plus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a public hearing on its renewable fuel standard (RFS) update. Just in time for the weekend, it’s your weekly bioenergy news roundup!
A new study has shown that biodiesel may have additional benefits over regular diesel that we didn’t yet know about, and we also got a mid-year status check on the Brazilian ethanol industry as a whole. But in the week’s biggest news, Mexico approved its own national mandate for blending fuel ethanol in gasoline. Keep reading for these stories and more in our weekly bioenergy news roundup!