Ethanol

Fuels America Cries Doomsday, But the Truth Will Set You Free

Another day, another disingenuous ad from Fuels America. The latest absurdity claims that EPA’s proposed rule implementing the 2014 RFS will deal a fatal blow to the nascent cellulosic biofuels industry. The problem? EPA actually proposed raising the cellulosic mandate from...

/ August 26, 2014

Chicago puts the brakes on E15

A political maneuver that would strong-arm Chicago’s fuel retailers into selling E15 — gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol — came to a screeching halt late last month when members of the city council’s finance committee took no vote on the proposal...

/ August 11, 2014

Ethanol’s Drag on Fuel Economy – A Look at the Chrysler 300 and E85

The Washington Post recently ran my letter to the editor to correct an error found in a review of the Chrysler 300. While the letter was just a technical correction, here’s my full take on ethanol’s  impact on miles per gallon. 

/ July 29, 2014

Flexible-fuel vehicles also get flexible gas mileage

The Washington Post’s July 20 review of the Chrysler 300 by columnist Warren Brown (On Wheels) contained an error regarding fuel economy which may simply have been a an editorial slip up, but still serves as a reminder that fuel...

/ July 29, 2014