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.
New data released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that 25 states broke through the E10 “blend wall” in 2015, adding to evidence that the figurative wall is crumbling. But that wasn’t the only ethanol-related news this week. Read on for your weekly Think Bioenergy 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!