Closed Loop Ethanol Plant Goes Bankrupt

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by

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The highly touted “closed loop” ethanol plant in Nebraska shut its doors last week and filed for bankruptcy. E3 BioFuels used biogas generated from cattle manure, provided by a nearby feedlot containing 25,000 head of feeder cattle. Distillers grain, a byproduct of ethanol production, was fed to the cattle and the process started all over […]

Congress Heading for 35 MPG Legislation…at a Cost

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by

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The U.S. Senate has passed the new energy bill, which now goes back to the House for final approval before going to the president for his signature. But, as they say, there’s no free lunch. While the legislation includes the landmark increase in fuel-economy standards for vehicles and a huge boost for alternative fuels, legislators […]

Canton, IL Ethanol Plant Goes Bankrupt

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by

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The strange part of this story is, the plant never went into operation. As a matter of fact, it’s still under construction. Farmers who invested in the project have lost their money since the Chapter 11 filing creates a federal injunction prohibiting creditors from taking action against the company, Central Illinois Energy. It’s taken five […]

Welcome to Gas 2.0!

Published on December 13th, 2007 | by

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Welcome to Gas 2.0, a brand new blog dedicated to coverage of the biofuel revolution—offering insight, analysis, resources, and personal experiences rooted in one unifying goal: to move beyond petroleum as a fuel source. Once we get rolling, you can expect daily posts on topics spanning the biofuel spectrum—from Algae Biodiesel to Zeolite—and accessible to […]

How to Get 76 MPG

Published on December 12th, 2007 | by

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We don’t need new technology to save us, just a little ingenuity. After a few minor tweaks, Ernie Rogers can get up to 76 mpg in his 2003 VW diesel Beetle: He drove 1375 miles…[on] just 18 gallons of fuel– 1200 miles of which was accomplished on just one tankfull (15.5 gallons). His trip fuel […]