Fuels

Food and witches to burn

A few hundred years ago, in the depths of the Little Ice Age, crops failed and people starved. Cool summers slowed growth, growing seasons were generally short, and low soil temperatures kept everything wet, possibly promoting the growth of hallucinogenic...

/ October 30, 2015

Oxygenated Gasoline Has Been Required by the Clean Air Act Since 1992

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 created two programs: winter oxygenated gasoline in some cities to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and reformulated gasoline (RFG).  The winter oxygenated gasoline program began near the end of 1992, and the year-round RFG program...

/ September 10, 2015

EPA Moved the Goalposts in 2014 to Promote Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel has been negligible. In January 2013, the RFS regulatory value for 2012 was vacated by a court. In November 2013, EPA proposed to set the RFS regulatory value for 2011 from 6 million ethanol-equivalent gallons to zero and...

/ August 18, 2015

Energy Independence – What the military needs (Part II)

Given the recent growth in the production of North American petroleum resources it can be argued that US energy imports are no longer a national security issue and that energy independence has been attained. At the very least, the risks...

/ August 13, 2015