The price of turkey is high again in 2014, and some are trying to blame ethanol. Don’t buy their corn-fed BS. Climate change, not ethanol, is to blame!
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A good tire call saw Ryan Hunter-Reay and his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport racer steal the Iowa Corn 300 from Tony Kanaan with less than 2 laps to go!
America’s farmers have it pretty tough these days. Despite being on the front lines of food production, they’re falsely vilified by the oil industry lobbyists for pushing ethanol and raising food prices.
Brazilian sugar and ethanol producers saw near-record profits in 2013 with growth of nearly 19% year-over-year. Despite the increased production and profits Brazil has seen, however, UNICA President Elizabeth Farina cited a report which pointed out that “during the past year, producers have spent nearly 15 percent of their revenues on debt servicing,” as opposed […]
Ignite is widely regarded as one of the top players in the premium ethanol fuels business, and the company has powered some of the most powerful flex-fuel street cars on the road and on the racetrack– not to mention the entire USAC Midget racing field for the past few years. As such, I probably shouldn’t […]
Forget LA, Detroit, Chicago, or even SEMA. If you’re a dedicated go-fast enthusiast, the Performance and Racing Industry trade show (aka, the PRI Show) is the one you want to be at. With serious hardware from motorsports’ major players and some trick new toys on display, the 2013 show at Indy was no exception- and […]
Just about every time we write a post about ethanol- be it about a 2000 hp ethanol-fueled hypercar that makes 400% more power than the gas version but still gets the same MPG or about the US military switching its mobile units to biofuels– someone starts harping about ethanol raising food prices. Despite the fact […]
Thanks to some intrepid young men and women at the Clawhammer Supply Co., you can now brew your own high-octane DIY moonshine (ethanol) right at home. If you decide to stop the process at around 80-100 proof, you can even drink it yourself. Just in time for the holidays! Admit it. At one point in […]
According to a new analysis by renowned energy economist Philip K. Verleger – who has served as an energy advisor to both Republican and Democratic Presidents – American consumers are saving between $0.50 and $1.50 per gallon on gasoline as a direct result of increased ethanol production under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). “The implication […]
Despite the fact that farmers denied it and that the AAA came out against anti-ethanol ads, a huge percentage of the public believes big oil’s ridiculous fear mongering. As has happened time and time again, new information coming is making those people look pretty silly.
In addition to lobbying against ethanol blends and blatant, GOP-sponsored lies about ethanol production raising global food costs, the NCGA says that gas station owners’ franchise agreements have been changed in order to force gas stations to remove E85 and E15.
A natural gas pipeline exploded beneath a cornfield last night, producing a massive, 300 foot high fireball and a pressure wave that could be felt more than 3 miles away. Watch video of the fire that air-traffic reports indicate was visible from the air from more than 160 miles away in Pawnee.
The INEOS plant heats organic materials in collected organic waste materials (food, yard clippings, etc.) which produces a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Bacteria feed on the heated waste to ferment the gas and create ethanol. The company says it intends to begin selling ethanol to US fuel companies and plans to release its first shipments later this month.
Ethanol is in high demand in America and across the world. As the largest sugar producer ethanol, Brazil is set to profit as the price of biofuel at the pump is now more competitive than gasoline on the open market, according to Brazilian analysts.
In an official statement, the AAA spoke out against the American Petroleum Institute (API) ads, stating that “this commercial is the latest in a series of communications on social media and elsewhere which portray AAA as being ‘anti-ethanol’. This is not the case! AAA remains a strong supporter of ethanol and E15!
More awesome corn ethanol news! Researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences in Singapore have developed a process for pulling fuel-cell hydrogen from ethanol that virtually eliminates the harmful carbon emissions of current hydrogen-extraction processes.
Hoosier Ag writer Gary Truitt writes that “this is not the first time in recent years we have seen a dramatic jump in beef prices. In 2010, ground beef increased about 50 cents per pound, and between 2009 and 2011 … the cause was the same: THE WEATHER.”
E15 is coming, and federal courts think that is just fine according to a federal appeals court decision rendered Tuesday that denied a request by food and oil lobbyists that it reconsider a decision upholding a federal measure allowing gasoline to be mixed with a higher percentage of ethanol. Known as E15, the ethanol/gasoline mix […]
Watching stupid people get all worked up is fun – sort of like watching a cat chase a laser dot. This, perhaps, is why I got a good laugh at the expense of GOP politicians when they got worked up over the DOD’s massive, highly intelligent, US economy stimulating, and national securifying biofuel purchase earlier […]
This year’s Indy 500 is shaping up to be a good one, with F1 contenders Rubens Barichello and Jean Alesi adding some international talent to a field of drivers that (finally!) feels like something out of the long-lost golden days of CART. In addition to being one of the first “good” 500s in recent memory, […]