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November 24, 2013
OPINION: Support for Renewable Fuels Standard is still warranted
The Renewable Fuels Standard was created by Congress in 2005 and required oil companies to add ethanol to gasoline. Beginning with a 4 billion gallon requirement in 2006, the following year President George W. Bush called for increasing the amount of renewable and alternative fuels...
November 24, 2013 - 2:30pm
November 16, 2013
Examining ethanol in gasoline
Mandate reduction proposed by EPA.
November 16, 2013 - 11:13pm
LETTER: AP stories about ethanol misleading
To the Editor: I am writing in response to both The Associated Press story, “Prairies vanish in the push for green energy,” as well as your column, “Time to face ethanol’s future,” that recently ran in your paper. In your column, you exalt the AP story as an “exemplary...
November 16, 2013 - 9:52pm
November 14, 2013
AP suffers ethanol backlash
Industry officials claim reports inaccurate; AP defends reporting.
November 14, 2013 - 11:02pm
Next generation of biofuels still years away, officials say
Cellulosics far behind initial estimates.
November 14, 2013 - 7:31am
November 13, 2013
Prairies vanish in the push for green energy
SD farmer won’t apologize for planting decision.
November 13, 2013 - 6:36am
November 12, 2013
TUPPER: Time to face ethanol’s future
The storm clouds have gathered, and they might be unstoppable.
November 12, 2013 - 9:11pm
Ethanol comes at cost to environment
Obama’s green power push leading to damaged habitat, contaminated water.
November 12, 2013 - 6:23am
November 11, 2013
7 things to know about ethanol
President Barack Obama has called corn-based ethanol “the most successful alternative fuel we have ever developed.” Billed as a green replacement for billions of gallons of gasoline, ethanol has enjoyed widespread political support. But the results of America’s ethanol policy...
November 11, 2013 - 9:38pm
October 21, 2013
SDSU scientists rediscover switchgrass moth in ethanol research
SDSU had rediscovered an insect about which almost nothing was known and then renamed it — at least in layman's terms — with the common name that has stuck ever since: the switchgrass moth.
October 21, 2013 - 10:27am
September 11, 2013
Noem receives Fueling Growth Ethanol Award
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has received the Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy for her leadership in supporting domestic energy production and pursuing energy independence through the production and use of ethanol. This is the third year Noem has received...
September 11, 2013 - 7:39pm
August 29, 2013
Cheap corn deters buyers in U.S. sugar-for-ethanol program
WASHINGTON — A glut of corn has damped interest by biofuel makers in a U.S. government program to sell surplus sugar for ethanol, potentially decreasing its effectiveness in propping up sugar prices.
August 29, 2013 - 9:52pm
August 25, 2013
OUR VIEW: Ethanol not perfect, but good for SD and world
We're at a crossroads in the debate about ethanol and oil. Thursday, we published an op-ed piece from the Washington Post, in which the writer...
August 25, 2013 - 2:42pm
August 22, 2013
OPINION: The ethanol mandate's coming car wreck
There are two iron laws of energy policy in the United States. Iron Law No. 1: A higher federal excise tax on fuel would efficiently reduce gasoline consumption and its negative side effects (air pollution, traffic congestion, carbon emissions, dependence on foreign oil). Iron Law...
August 22, 2013 - 9:04am
Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out
Wood is strong, abundant, and cheap. But when it comes to the hot prospect of turning trees and agricultural waste into an energy source for cars and trucks, wood gets in the way. Now, scientists say they've found a possible solution to this difficulty, one that could dramatically...
August 22, 2013 - 7:43am