The study featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts of Conventional and Alternative Light-Duty Transportation in the United States” is undermined by omissions, assumptions, and hypothetical scenarios.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 79.2 million gallons in October, which is up 40% from September and the highest level in seven months. DDGS exports dropped 14% from the previous month, reflecting the collapse in shipments to China.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 56.7 million gallons in September, up 5% from the previous month. Year-to-date exports stood at 590.1 mg, an increase of more than 40% compared to the same period last year.
API claims the fracking boom has extended U.S. supplies and lowered gas prices, but there are two major problems with this argument. Government data tell a different story that makes API’s claims test the basic principles of supply & demand, and API now counters its past assertions about, you guessed it, ethanol for doing what they state to be doing: saving consumers money.
CARB continues to hold out hope for a flood of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol imports, but does sugarcane ethanol’s dubious environmental benefits justify the cost to California consumers?
The new documentary explores the history of U.S. fueling infrastructure and shows what we can do to diversify our options at the pump.
As OMB conducts its review of the 2014 RFS final rule, a new paper by Iowa State economists shows that White House fears of higher RIN prices causing higher gas prices are completely unfounded.
RFA is once again partnering with the U.S. Grains Council to host the 2014 Export Exchange, a three-day conference in late October that brings together hundreds of buyers and end-users of U.S. coarse grains and co-products.
Some biofuel critics continue to claim corn ethanol is “not economical.” Perhaps they haven’t noticed that wholesale ethanol prices have been an average of $0.71 per gallon lower than wholesale gasoline prices so far this year. Or maybe they didn’t notice that for the first time in nearly eight years, a bushel of corn—the primary input in the ethanol process—costs less than a gallon of gasoline. The price of a 56-pound bushel of corn, which yields 2.8 gallons of ethanol, averaged just $3.57 in July, while the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hit $3.61.
Geoff Cooper breaks down why the conclusions from the new CBO report on the RFS are largely based on a careless analysis that relies on unsupported assumptions.