The Scoop Blog

December 15, 2014

E85 priced competitively in Minnesota, reader says

BY Holly JessenIn the last few weeks, the topic of flex-fuel vehicles and E85 prices has resonated with readers of my blog. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

E85 prices shock EPM reader

BY Holly JessenBig Oil isn't above stooping to dirty tricks to mislead consumers into thinking E85 isn't a good fuel to buy, including by trying to price the fuel right out of the market. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Readers respond to FFV blog

BY Holly JessenAs FFV customers, it’s worth our time letting rental car agencies know that FFVs matter to us. While you are at it, fill up with E85 and educate the workers at the rental car agency. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Message to rental car companies: FFVs matter

BY Holly JessenI recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Pure ethanol engines could pack a big punch

BY Holly JessenA Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area could be applied to street vehicles with a positive impact on fuel mileage. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Innovation, improvement in the corn-ethanol industry

BY Holly JessenI always like seeing new examples of innovation and improvement at first generation ethanol plants, proving that it’s not only the cellulosic ethanol industry that is aiming for advanced technologies. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Big changes afoot at three ethanol, ag associations

BY Holly JessenIn the months of September and October, three well-known leaders in the global renewable fuels and agricultural scene stepped down, making way for new faces in the top positions. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

South Africa's ethanol industry is 'far behind and so small'

BY Holly JessenAn ethanol association is working hard to grow the ethanol industry in South Africa and nearby countries. Right now, an association staff member said, the industry feels very small and far behind the U.S. and other ethanol-producing areas. READ MORE

October 20, 2014

Abengoa facility is a Hugoton diamond

BY Holly JessenMy trip to Kansas for the Abengoa Bioenergy grand opening celebration of its 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant was well worth the trip. I won’t soon forget my tour of the state-of-the-art facility or the local residents I met there. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

It's not about subtraction, it's about addition

BY Holly JessenIs grain ethanol chemically the same as cellulosic ethanol? The short answer is, “yes.” READ MORE

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