Ethanol exports are up since this time in 2016, and new data once again confirms that the so-called 10% “blend wall” has been broken. Now it’s time to look ahead to expanding the US biofuels industry, which is just what a trio of governors are doing. Here are this week’s top headlines.
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!
In this week’s news roundup, we see the rising popularity of fuel ethanol—from its presence at more fuel retailers to its increasing role as an important energy source for other countries. And, with the E30 Challenge giving drivers the confidence to try higher blends, filling up with fuel ethanol is looking like a smarter (and easier) decision than ever.
This two-part series by Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, Sustainability Manager at Novozymes, looks at how ethanol can help us reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, ultimately, keep us below the 2° climate change threshold. In part one, we examine the link between transportation fuels and GHG emissions.