production of ethanol

U.S. Could Derive 20 Percent of Transport Fuel From Waste

U.S. Could Derive 20 Percent of Transport Fuel From Waste

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Researchers at Purdue University are proposing a new “flexible” approach to producing alternative fuels, hydrogen and electricity from municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, forest residues and sewage sludge. They say the new approach could supply up to 20 percent of transportation fuels in the United States annually.…

Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

WASHINGTON DC, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration today denied a request by Texas to cut the U.S. biofuels mandate in half, rejecting the claim that the massive increase in corn-based ethanol is causing economic harm to the state’s livestock industry and raising food prices. Few stakeholders were surprised by the decision, but…

Waste Beer Ethanol to Fuel Democratic Convention Motorpool

Waste Beer Ethanol to Fuel Democratic Convention Motorpool

DENVER, Colorado, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – The flex-fuel vehicles at this summer’s Democratic National Convention will be running on waste beer, thanks to the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Molson Coors, along with its U.S. subsidiary, Coors Brewing Company, will be the Official E85 Ethanol Producer for the convention, which is set for August 25…

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol will add to nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and expand the annual low oxygen “dead zone” that kills fish and other aquatic life, a computer model run by an international team of scientists shows. In the first study of its…