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Full Title: A High Price to Pay: The Hidden Costs of Corn-Ethanol Mandates on New England Author(s): Center for Regulatory Analysis Publisher(s): Center for Regulatory Analysis Publication Date: 11/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): On November...
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Full Title: A Review of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis Author(s): Kevin Neels and Mark Berkman Publisher(s): Railway Supply Institute Publication Date: 11/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): At the request of the Railway...
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Full Title:  Accounting for the water impacts of ethanol production Author(s): Kevin R Fingerman, Margaret S Torn, Michael H O’Hare and Daniel M Kammen Publisher(s): Energy and Resources Group, University of California,...
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The President said in his State of the Union Address, “And nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy.”  He then talked about opening federal land for...
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On December 31, 2011 Congress allowed a decades-old corn ethanol subsidy to sunset. It also sunsetted an import tariff on foreign cellulosic ethanol. The dissolution of these policies has prompted...
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Full Title: Biofuels Issues and Trends Author(s): US Energy Information Administration Publisher(s): US Energy Information Administration Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Biofuels is a collective term for liquid fuels derived from renewable sources, including...
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Full Title: Biofuels: Challenges to the Transportation, Sale, and Use of Intermediate Ethanol Blends Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 6/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: U.S. transportation relies largely on...
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Full Title: Biofuels: Thinking Clearly about the Issues Author(s): B. Dale Publisher(s): Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Publication Date: 4/2008 Identifier(s):  J. Agric. Food Chem. 2008, 56, 3885–3891; 10.1021/jf800250u Language: English Length: 7 pages, PDF Full...
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Full Title: Cellulosic Ethanol is Getting a Big Boost from Corn, for Now Author(s): Ryan Fitzpatrick Publisher(s): Third Way Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The federal government has aggressively pursued cellulosic biofuels for...
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Full Title: Clean Fuels for Washington: Expanding Production and Use of Clean Fuels Will Deliver Economic and Climate Benefits Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Co-Location Requirements Under The RFS Impede Advanced Biofuels Development Author(s): American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Publisher(s): American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Publication Date: 05/201 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Sent to the...
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Full Title: Comprehensive Carbon Accounting for Identification of Sustainable Biomass Feedstocks Author(s): Anil Baral and Chris Malins Publisher(s): The International Council on Clean Transportation Publication Date: 1/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  The study estimates carbon impacts of...
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Full Title: Corn Ethanol’s Threat to Water Resources Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists Publication Date: 10/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Pollution from corn farming is a leading cause of water quality problems in the...
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Full Title: Costly Mistakes: How Bad Policies Raise the Cost of Living Author(s): Salim Furth Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 11/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Government policy mistakes raise the prices of the things...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] Critical policy...
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The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which was recently amended to address numerous criticisms, is again under fire, this time for its potential effect on food prices. The RFS program requires...
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Full Title: E15 and Infrastructure Author(s): K. Moriarty and J. Yanowitz Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 05/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This paper addresses the compatibility of E15 (15% denatured ethanol, 85% gasoline...
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Last week, the Tesla Model S, an electric-powered car, received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest mark in its history of ranking cars. Consumers Reports granted the Tesla Model...
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Full Title: Ethanol and Land Use Changes Author(s): David Morris Publisher(s): Institute for Local Self-Reliance Publication Date: 2/2008 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This February 2008 report by David Morris criticizes the authors of two recent studies published...
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Full Title: Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals Author(s): A. Farrell, R. Plevin, et al. Publisher(s): Science Publication Date: 1/2006 Identifier: 27 JANUARY 2006 VOL 311 Language: English Length: 3 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Ethanol Production and Gasoline Prices: A Spurious Correlation Author(s): Christopher R. Knittel and Aaron Smith Publisher(s): University of California Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Ethanol made from corn comprises 10% of US gasoline, up from...
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Full Title: Ethanol's Broken Promise: Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions Author(s): Emily Cassidy Publisher(s): Environmental Working Group Publication Date: 5/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending proposal to cut the...
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Full Title: Ethanol’s Lost Promise An Assessment of the Economic Consequences of the Renewable Fuels Mandate Author(s): Energy Policy Research Foundation Publisher(s): Energy Policy Research Foundation Publication Date: 9/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Under U.S. law, U.S. petroleum refiners and...
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Full Title: Evaluating the Energy Consumption and Emissions of Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells Author(s): Lin Gao, Malintha C. Abeysiri , Zach C. Winfield Publisher(s): International Journal of Energy Science Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: As a result...
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Full Title: Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2014) Author(s): Yi Xu Publisher(s): Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publication Date: 12/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This fact sheet focuses on employment in...
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Full Title: Food for Fuel: The Price of Ethanol Author(s): Dominic K. Albino, Karla Z. Bertrand, and Yaneer Bar-Yam Publisher(s): New England Complex Systems Institute Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Conversion of corn to...
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Full Title: Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Buses: Overall Energy Efficiency and Emission Performance Author(s): Nils-Olof Nylund and  Kati Koponen Publisher(s): VTT Technology Publication Date: 9/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: In 2009–2011, a comprehensive project on urban buses was carried...
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A report, “Fuel Choice for American Prosperity,” recently published by the United States Energy Security Council (USESC), a group within the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), identifies...
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Full Title:  Fuel Ethanol: Background and Public Policy Issues Author(s): B. Yacobucci Publisher(s): Congressional Research Services Publication Date: 4/2008 Identifier(s): Order Code RL33290 Language: English Length: 27 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): This report provides background...
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Full Title: Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding Author(s): Robert Wisner, David Anderson, Ronald Plain, Don Hofstrand, and Daniel O’Brien Publisher(s): Institute for Feed Education & Research Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description...
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Full Title: Green Industrial Policy Trade and Theory Author(s): Larry Karp, Megan Stevenson Publisher(s): The World Bank Development Research Group Environment and Energy Team & Sustainable Development Network Office of the Chief...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of draft legislation as well as media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Key provisions of H.R. 1687, the Open Fuel Standard...
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Full Title: High Octane Fuels: Challenges & Opportunities Author(s): Jessie Stolark, Katherine Lynn, and Carol Werner Publisher(s): Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publication Date: 06/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): While internal combustion engines are more...
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Full Title: How Lower Oil Prices Impact the Competitiveness of Oil with Renewable Fuels Author(s): Geoffrey Heal and Karoline Hallmeyer Publisher(s): Columbia SIPA Center on GLobal Energy Policy Publication Date: 10/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description...
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Full Title: Impact of Increased Ethanol Mandates on Prices at the Pump Author(s): Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock Publisher(s): Iowa State University Publication Date: 1/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The purpose of this study is to estimate...
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Full Title: Implications for Ethanol and Other Corn Users of the Shrinking Corn Crop Author(s): Dr. Robert Wisner Publisher(s): Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): USDA’s July 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand...
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U. S. renewable fuel policy has two primary objectives: 1) to reduce petroleum imports, increasing energy security and 2) to reduce greenhouse gas generation in the transportation sector. In this...
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The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Energy Project seeks your input as part of a yearlong effort aimed at fostering constructive dialogue and action on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). BPC...
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Full Title: Market-oriented ethanol and corn-trade policies can reduce climate-induced US corn price volatility Author(s): Monika Verma, Thomas Hertel, and Noah Diffenbaugh Publisher(s): Environmental Research Letters Publication Date: 6/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Agriculture is closely affected by climate....
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Full Title: Midwestern Ethanol Innovation: Maximizing Process Efficiency and Carbon Reduction Author(s): Amanda Bilek and Dane McFarlane Publisher(s): Great Plains Institute Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 24 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: The United States is home to 211 biorefineries with...
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Full Title: Moving Towards A Next-Generation Ethanol Economy Author(s): Bloomberg New Energy Finance Publisher(s): Bloomberg New Energy Finance Publication Date: 1/2012 Length: 5 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The world has a unique opportunity to develop a next-generation bioproduct industry...
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Full Title: Natural and anthropogenic ethanol sources in North America and potential atmospheric impacts of ethanol fuel use Author(s): Dylan Millet, Eric Apel, Daven K. Henze, Jason Hill, Julian D Marshall, Hanwant Singh...
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Note: Synopses taken from Congressional Research Service summaries.  H.R. 1476 & S. 835 H.R. 1476 S. 835 Requires each light-duty automobile manufacturer's annual covered inventory to comprise at least: 50% fuel choice-enabling automobiles...
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Full Title: Options for Reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard Author(s): Scott McKee and Stuart Iler Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center Publication Date: 12/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the time since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)...
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Full Title: Seven Objectives for Effective and Productive Energy Legislation in 2015 Author(s): Nicolas D. Loris Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 05/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S....
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Full Title: Should Ethanol Made from Natural Gas be Added to the Federal Biofuel Mandate? Author(s): Lindsay Leveen Publisher(s): Institute for Energy Research Publication Date: 6/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The recent dramatic increase of natural gas supply in the...
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A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal, co-signed by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), argues that growing renewable fuel obligations under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have come into...
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Full Title: Techno-economic comparison of process technologies for biochemical ethanol production from corn stover Author(s): F. Kazi, J. Fortman, R. Anex, et al. Publisher(s): Fuel Publication Date: 1/2010 Identifier(s):  Fuel 89 (2010) S20–S28 Language: English Length: 9 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): This techno-economic...
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Full Title: The Cost to Developing Countries of U.S. Corn Ethanol Expansion Author(s): Timothy A. Wise Publisher(s): Global Development and Environmental Institute Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The extended and widespread drought in the U.S. corn belt is...
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Full Title:  The Ecological Impact of Biofuels Author(s): Fargione JE, Plevin RJ, Hill JD Publisher(s): Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Publication Date: 12/2010 Language: English Length: 29 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): The...
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Full Title: The Economics of Ethanol, Agriculture and Food Author(s): Douglas Auld Publisher(s): Journal of Sustainable Development Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The global expansion of the production and consumption of biofuels has had a...
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Full Title: The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History Author(s): B. Babcock, J. Fabiosa Publisher(s): Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University Publication Date: 4/2011 Identifier(s): CARD Policy Brief 11-PB 5 Language: English Length: ...
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Full Title: The Impact of Ethanol Production on the U.S. Gasoline Market Author(s): Hassan Marzoughi and P. Lynn Kennedy Publisher(s): MIT Publication Date: 2/2012 Language: English Length: 18 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: Biofuels have become a leading alternative to fossil fuels because in...
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Full Title: The Impact of Ethanol Production on U.S. and Regional Gasoline Markets: An Update to 2012 Author: Xiaodong Du and Dermot J. Hayes Publisher(s): Bureau of Land Management Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 12 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): We...
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Full Title: The Lost Decade: How Corn Ethanol Mandates Hurt Ohio’s Environment and Economy Author(s): Center for Regulatory Analysis Publisher(s): Center for Regulatory Analysis Publication Date: 11/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): On November 30, 2015,...
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Full Title: The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward Author(s): James Stock Publisher(s): Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): America’s renewable fuels policy is at a crossroads....
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Full Title: The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): Congressional Budget Office Publication Date: 6/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) establishes minimum volumes of various types of...
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Full Title:  The Rush to Ethanol: Not all Biofuels are Created Equal Author(s): n/a Publisher(s): Food & Water Watch, Network for New Energy Choices Publication Date: 01/2007 Identifier(s): n/a Language: English Length: 80 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD...
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At a recent event hosted by the Hudson Institute, energy professionals gathered to discuss energy issues affecting both the United States and China, with significant discussion centering on how low...
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According to data collected and reported by Bloomberg News, the “U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency”. In the first 10 months...
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Full Title: U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry Author(s): Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 8/2011 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts...
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Note: Synopsis based U.S. DOE summary provided to OurEnergyPolicy.org. Complete text US DOE Mission and Goals The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing...
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The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Energy Project seeks your input as part of a yearlong effort aimed at fostering constructive dialogue and action on reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...
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Full Title: WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics Report 2014 Author(s): World Bioenergy Association (WBA) Publisher(s): Bharadwaj Kummamuru Venkata Publication Date: 06/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the bioenergy...
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In November, 2013, EPA announced a highly contentious proposal that lowered the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard targets below their 2013 levels. These targets apply to the amount of renewable fuels...
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Full Title: Why Sustainability Standards for Biofuel Production Make Little Economic Sense Author(s): Harry de Gorter and David R. Just Publisher(s): Cato Institute Publication Date: 10/2009 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The federal “sustainability standard” requires...
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A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard will require a minimum four-gallon purchase of the E10 ethanol-gasoline blend at service station pumps selling both E10...
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