Ethanol

Cuts To The Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt San Diego’s Biofuel Industry

By | Thursday, November 28, 2013|, , |

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to reduce renewable fuel standard (RFS) by almost 3 billion gallons in 2014. In their press release, the EPA explained that this was a response to a drop in gasoline consumption which meant that there was also a glut of ethanol (the “E10 blend wall”), but less than half [...]

INNOVATIONS THAT COULD MAKE US GREENER DRIVERS

By | Wednesday, October 16, 2013|, , |

With rising prices in a changeable economy, today’s eco-conscious drivers want to save money while lowering their carbon footprint. They look for alternatives to expensive and unsustainable gasoline-fueled transportation. The auto industry is in the process of making that happen. What’s New or on the Horizon? There’s a variety of interesting news for eco-conscious drivers [...]

GAS PRICES NOT SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED BY INCLUSION OF ETHANOL

By | Tuesday, October 15, 2013||

The widespread use of ethanol hasn’t substantially reduced the wholesale cost of gasoline, according to new research from MIT. The new findings contradict earlier research that attributed an observed reduction in the wholesale cost of gasoline during certain years to the increased use of ethanol as a gasoline additive during those years. Earlier research, which [...]

ETHANOL STEAM REFORMING FOR FUEL CELLS — MAJOR OBSTACLE OVERCOME

By | Wednesday, July 17, 2013||

(Editor's note: The following article is of interest to both Ethanol users and companies like San Diego based Pearson Fuels, which is installing 19 E85 stations between  San Diego and Lake Tahoe.) Ethanol steam reforming is a process whereby hydrogen gas can be generated directly within fuel cell systems by decomposing bioethanol — all that’s necessary [...]

Address Sustainable Technologies problems Before it is Too Late!

By | Thursday, February 28, 2013|, , |

A new report from Clean Technica.com once again underlines the necessity for firm oversight of renewable technologies. The author cites a study from South Dakota State University, documenting the rapid destruction of grasslands in America’s Western Corn Belt as farmers utilize this land to grow corn and soy for ethanol. Approximately 1.3 million acres have [...]

Do we need more E85 stations in California?

By | Sunday, January 20, 2013|, |

On January 16, 2013, the California Energy Commission awarded San Diego based Pearson Fuels $1.35 million. This money will be used to install E85 - an 85% blend of corn ethanol with conventional fuel  - in 19 more Californian gas stations between San Diego and Lake Tahoe. In their press release, Pearson claims this  "project [...]