Results tagged Misfueling

Talking Corn, Cows and Cars in California: Part 1

Colin Carter, professor of agriculture at UC Davis, and Michael Marsh, CEO of Western United Dairymen’s Association, debated the merits of this broken policy with Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol.

The Twin Cities Daily Planet: Ethanol is a not long term solution

Ethanol may help keep corn demand and prices high to support our farmers, but there are a number of downsides to corn ethanol. It supports a system that over-relies on corn, drives up food prices and it contains less energy per volume than gasoline.

The Columbus Dispatch:  Use of ethanol in older cars takes its toll

There many much-older cars on the road. Those who enjoy vintage cars as a hobby have seen the impact of increasing ethanol since its use began: damaged fuel pumps and carburetors and gummed-up gasoline tanks.

The Patriot News: Federal government’s ethanol mandate hoses you at the gas pump: Jerry Shenk

As the federally-mandated volume of ethanol usage increases and motor fuel consumption declines, to avoid lawsuits, gasoline refiners must purchase federal renewable "credits" to make up for the ethanol they don't blend, causing higher gasoline prices even in periods of lower demand.

Yahoo! Finance: How Washington Could Push Gas Prices Higher

Most Americans don’t realize that up to 10% of what goes into the tank is ethanol distilled from corn. Congress required refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline in laws passed in 2005 and 2007, which were intended to spur the production of renewable fuels and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Star News Online: Many customers go the extra mile to buy ethanol-free fuels

For most folks, it’s the price of gasoline that matters. But for a vocal minority, it’s what’s in the gasoline that really matters. Or, to be more precise, what isn’t – specifically ethanol.

CNBC: The government could take it easy on drivers

In an attempt to spur usage of biofuels, the EPA mandated that refiners blend a given amount of ethanol into gasoline. That requisite number of gallons of renewable fuels required has risen over time, and is set to rise further.

Wonkblog: The U.S. is hitting its ethanol limit. So the EPA may relax its biofuels rules.

Cars and fuel pumps in the United States can easily handle gasoline with 10 percent ethanol or less, a blend known as “E10.” But if we started mixing even more ethanol in that gasoline — say, moving up to 15 percent, or E15 — it gets trickier.

EcoSeed: Does the Renewable Fuel Standard Spell The End of Classic Vehicles?

As the amount of biofuel blended with U.S gasoline supplies increases, many vintage vehicles could be feeling the long-term effects. Modern gasoline blends are far different than those used in the era of classic cars and motorcycles.