The E-Xchange — Ethanol
Many retail stations offer premium fuel, but should they? The fact that there are four times as many vehicles fully warranted for the use of E15 than those requiring premium gas today should be a compelling consideration for retailers thinking about switching to E15 and E85.
NASS published a report last month that offers comprehensive surveyed data on co-product output from the ethanol industry. The survey from USDA’s statistical arm has been a big success and is already providing badly needed information to help enhance the public’s understanding of our industry.
More than two-thirds of consumers put cost as their top priority when filling up at the pump, which provides low-cost ethanol an excellent opportunity. If retailers would consider adopting higher blends, their opportunities for more customers immediately climb.
I have no doubt that Jay is a master of comedy history, along with the mechanics of what is funny and why it's funny, but Jay is using information in his AutoWeek story to sway an argument that is untrue and misleading. However, the bulk of the responsibility for letting this misinformation come to the light of day belongs to AutoWeek magazine.
Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant misses an opportunity to address the problem of low-quality replacement parts for vintage vehicle fuel systems — a far more reasonable approach than attempting to change all gasoline to address a special segment of the market.
Jay Leno’s AutoWeek article “Can’t We Just Get Rid Of Ethanol?” makes zero sense to me. His words smack of otherwise invested horse-whisperers who use personal agendas to sway vulnerable-for-whatever-reason people towards their way.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 75.5 million gallons (mg) in December, down 17% from November. Meanwhile, ethanol imports jumped to 11.5 mg, the highest since May. DDGS exports rose 16% to 733,748 metric tons.
Smarter Fuel Future continues to confuse and mislead consumers about E15. The fact is, nearly 70% of new MY2015 vehicles are clearly approved by the manufacturer for the use of the fuel. Consumers who wish to fill up on E15 should examine their owner’s manual and ignore the lies and blatant misdirection coming from Smarter Fuel Future.
Ethanol exports totaled 90.9 million gallons in November—the highest level since December 2011. Imports hit a five-month high at 4.9 million gallons while DDGS slid to their lowest monthly level since March 2013.
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?