Category Archives: Biofuels

Gnashing of Teeth Continues Over E15 Gasoline

The conflict over whether 15% ethanol (E15) should be allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency is getting close to becoming the next Fiscal Cliff or Sequestration in Washington, DC. The EPA says it’s an improvement over E10 and ethanol producers … Continue reading

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Ethanol playing a major role in US economy and as a powder keg for debate

Ethanol has become a lightning rod for debate lately – in Washington, blogs, media reports, and industry conferences. It turns out ethanol plays a big role in the US economy (and that of Brazil, though that comes from sugar cane … Continue reading

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Extended Version of Green Auto Market Available Now, with Lots of Cool Stuff

For those interested in learning more about electric vehicles, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles, it’s easy to find a wave of media coverage, especially when new cars are unveiled at major auto shows. But what about the market forces shaping … Continue reading

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eBay Getting into Green Car Sales, Other Stories to Follow

Highlights from this upcoming Tuesday’s Green Automotive Digest: Guess who’s getting into selling used electric vehicles, hybrids, natural-gas powered vehicles, biofuels-powered, diesel engine, and high-mileage gasoline engine cars? eBay! Automotive Digest Publisher Chuck Parker was honored with an honorary lifetime … Continue reading

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Green Automotive Digest on Life Support But Coming Back

Green Automotive Digest has been on hiatus since early December, and will be starting up again in early April. The format will be changing and will be closer to the monthly publication I started in February called Green Auto Market. … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned for Green Auto Market

Stay tuned — a new publication is coming out very soon called Green Auto Market — The Business of Green Cars, Fuels & Technologies.  it’s a business-to-business publication focusing on electric vehicle and alternative fuel sales trends, marketing, and new … Continue reading

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Green Car Blog-omania!!!

My apologies for delaying blog postings since last week – mea culpa, mea culpa. Hey, I’ve been busy. With the truckload of newsletters, press releases, Google Alerts, and other stuff sent to me, I get buried under info. Sometimes that’s … Continue reading

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Top Five Weird Alternative Fuels: From Diapers to Beer Biofuel

by Dale Cooper Remember the movie “Back to the Future”? At the end, Doc Brown uses garbage to power his flying, time-traveling DeLorean sports car. Although it was meant as a humorous look at the future of alternatives fuels, there … Continue reading

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Half of a 12 Step Program for Addiction to Oil

As someone who would know once said (then president George W. Bush), “We’re addicted to oil.” About two thirds of oil consumption in the United States goes to transportation – personal vehicles, trucks, buses, and airplanes. As mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Methanol has a negative vibe, but I’m reluctantly adding it to my petroleum-free list

When looking at alternatives to hydrocarbon-spewing, OPEC-dominated gasoline and diesel, biofuels always make the list. These days, ethanol is high on the list for alternatives to oil, even though corn-based ethanol has several negatives to overcome. However, it’s been much … Continue reading

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