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New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

June 11, 2019

Greatly boosts efficiency of ethanol electro-oxidation, offering promise for liquid-fuel-cell-powered drones Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s…
EIA expects stable U.S. biofuels production, consumption, and trade through 2020

March 5, 2019

In its February 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that several recent trends in U.S. biofuels markets will continue…
ReactWell licenses ORNL catalyst for energy conversion applications

March 2, 2019

ReactWell, LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to…
EPA finalizes Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019, reflecting cellulosic biofuel shortfalls

December 10, 2018

On November 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)…
Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing better biofuels

October 13, 2018

A compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels.…
PNNL and LanzaTech team to make new jet fuel

October 3, 2018

Carbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel will power a commercial flight for the first time today.  The…
Seasonality in Brazilian petroleum liquids production is driven by biofuels

September 24, 2018

Brazil’s ethanol output is seasonal and typically peaks during the fourth quarter (October–December) of each year. The peak…
Six states account for more than 70% of U.S. fuel ethanol production

August 24, 2018

Six states accounted for 72% of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates…
Researchers discover how to protect yeast from damage in biofuel production

August 16, 2018

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison…
U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase

August 3, 2018

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached more than 16 billion gallons per year, or 1.06…
PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel

June 12, 2018

ASTM International updates standard for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene based on fuel produced by PNNL partner LanzaTech ASTM…
U.S. exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

May 2, 2018

The United States exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of…
Stanford researchers find carbon capture a financial opportunity for U.S. biofuels

April 27, 2018

Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and…
LLNL maps out deployment of carbon capture and sequestration for ethanol production

April 25, 2018

To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), researchers from Lawrence…
Toyota Reveals World-First Flexible Fuel Hybrid Prototype in Brazil

March 19, 2018

Sao Paulo, March 19, 2018―A prototype of the world’s first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV), debuted in an…
Research is Making Plant Waste a Viable Option in Ethanol Production

November 10, 2017

UC Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant…
Cutting the Cost of Ethanol, Other Biofuels and Gasoline

July 14, 2017

Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and…
Food scientist aiding fuel ethanol with new engineered bacteria

November 29, 2016

For James Steele, moving from the small fermenters where microbes make cheese, wine and beer to the multimillion-gallon…
Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

October 15, 2016

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have…
U.S. ethanol plant capacity increases for third consecutive year

August 11, 2016

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States was nearly 15 billion gallons per year, or 973,000 barrels…
Nissan starts developing the world’s first bio-ethanol fuel-cell powertrain for cars

June 17, 2016

Automotive industry is striving to deliver the most environmentally friendly mean of transportation. It looks like a conventional…
Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol

May 6, 2016

Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95% of…
U.S. ethanol exports reach highest level since 2011

March 11, 2016

U.S. exports of fuel ethanol reached their highest level in four years in 2015, totaling 844 million gallons,…
A new recipe for biofuel: Genetic diversity can lead to more productive growth in switchgrass crops

February 24, 2016

Before farmers settled the Midwestern United States and planted crops, the extensive root systems of prairie grasses —…
One-Stop Shop for Biofuels

January 16, 2016

The falling price of gasoline at the pumps may warm the hearts of consumers but it chills the…
More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 8, 2015

Ethanol, which is produced from corn, is commonly-used as an additive in engine fuel as a way to…
Corn ethanol yields continue to improve

May 14, 2015

In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest level ever. The…
Ethanol Refining Emissions may be Underestimated

May 6, 2015

Ethanol fuel refineries could be releasing much larger amounts of ozone-forming compounds into the atmosphere than current assessments…
U.S. ethanol exports in 2014 reach highest level since 2011

March 27, 2015

According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of…
Increasing ethanol use has reduced the average energy content of retail motor gasoline in U.S.

October 28, 2014

EIA has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review…
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