Ethanol

Research from the Midwest
6:10 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate

Bales of corn stover, which can be used to create cellulosic ethanol, sit in a field.
Credit eXtension Farm Energy/Flickr

Biofuels made in the Midwest from corn stover -- the leftovers of harvested corn plants -- might be worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term.

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On-line Comments Still Accepted
12:15 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

EPA Hearing An Earful On RFS

An EPA proposal cuts the expected mandate for corn ethanol by 1.4 billion gallons in 2014.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

Both supporters and opponents of ethanol have had a lot to say since the EPA announced a proposal to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard, the rules that force oil companies to buy and use certain levels of ethanol.

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Introduced in U.S. House
3:57 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Bill Seeks to Cut Corn Ethanol Mandate

Credit Discovery.com

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, last week, would remove the government mandate that requires corn ethanol to be blended with the U.S. Fuel supply.

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Ethanol and the Drought
4:05 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

EPA Will Not Lower Ethanol Mandate

Credit Discovery.com

This year’s drought caused several governor’s as well as various livestock and poultry groups to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to wave a federal rule mandating the production of a certain amount of ethanol.

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