Critics of the ethanol industry are emboldened by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory Monday in the Iowa Republican presidential caucus, but not everyone agrees the win spells political trouble for the industry.
Iowa, already a leading ethanol producer, may be about to plunge into the production of renewable fuels made from animal manure, municipal waste and other byproducts.
Environmentalists and bioeconomy advocates reached an agreement last week to modify a Minnesota bill that critics worried would encourage more corn production.
Legislation in Minnesota that would help propel greater development of advanced biofuels has met with opposition from clean-water advocates who fear it may result in more pollution of state watersheds.
Researchers at Iowa State University are trying to determine whether crop residue could pay off in three ways: as a source of biofuel, as a soil enhancer, and as a long-term sink for carbon dioxide.
Although an ordinance to require E15 at some Chicago gas stations has stalled, the boating industry isn’t backing down anytime soon.
A farmer-owned refinery in Iowa that recently produced ethanol from corn fiber made a bit of biofuel history, which may be a prelude to more developments to come.
After sitting idle for more than two years, a state-of-the-art North Dakota coal plant is about to produce energy – made more viable by recycling its waste heat for other purposes.
A new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions.
An Australian researcher claims in a new paper that U.S. biofuel subsidies have actually caused an increase in oil production over the last 30 years.