Latest Alternative fuels News

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Pacific Northwest officials consider hydrogen fuel

Apr. 02, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More folks from Pacific Northwest government and industry are jumping on the hydrogen bandwagon to test if the alternative fuel could be a viable and green replacement for diesel and gasoline, in some situations. The potential converts include more...

Bill aimed at troubled Nebraska ethanol plant advances

Mar. 25, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a bill that would bar ethanol plants from using chemically treated seed corn to make their product in response to a small-town facility that's facing heavy criticism and a lawsuit for repeated environmental violations....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 12, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska should move toward the growing U.S. mainstream on marijuana Here’s a prediction: Adult recreational use of marijuana will be legal across the United States by the end of this decade. Probably...

Nebraska study finds E30 fuel OK for non-flex-fuel vehicles

Mar. 08, 2021 17:54 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A study conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has found that gasoline blended with 30% ethanol is safe for use in non-flex-fuel vehicles. The yearlong study tested 50 Nebraska State Patrol vehicles and found no decrease in energy...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 08, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Des Moines Register. March 4, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Legislature embraces big, intrusive government and shuns local control. From trying to micromanage city budgets to dictating policies of private employers, Republicans have lost touch with their core principles ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. March 5, 2021. Editorial: Lawsuit was imperative to force change at Mead plant A stockpile of about 84,000 tons of distiller’s grain that hadn’t been disposed of, an emergency order to cease wastewater discharge, a leak that...

Carbon dioxide would be stored underground in North Dakota

Mar. 04, 2021 10:37 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Iowa company is leading a $2 billion effort to capture carbon dioxide from Midwestern ethanol plants and pipe it to North Dakota where it would be buried deep underground. The greenhouse gas is generated during the fermentation process and...

Nebraska regulators sue ethanol plant, citing pollution

Mar. 04, 2021 09:36 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State regulators filed a lawsuit Monday accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn. The lawsuit comes amid growing complaints about the AltEn plant near...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

Feb. 22, 2021 18:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump's administration. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is reversing...