Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Edinburgh, Scotland, have successfully used Scotch whiskey by-products to produce butanol biofuel, reports Cnet.com. These by-products – waste grains from the distillery process – can provide 30 percent more energy than traditional biofuels like ethanol when formulated into butanol, writes MIT Technology Review. That means more Read on! →


Nearly every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter has said something about reducing dependence on foreign oil for fuel. A novel idea was brought up, which was to power cars with ethanol instead of gasoline. Over the last few years, gas suppliers have been mixing gasoline and ethanol, in a solution called E10, or 10 percent Read on! →


The Daily Caller reports that new presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty told Corn Belt Iowans Monday that ethanol subsidies must cease. The former Minnesota governor’s “Time for Truth” campaign claims that “bailouts, handouts and carve-outs” are financially irresponsible. Intellectual Takeout points out that ethanol fuel supporters cling to the renewable fuel argument, but enough criticisms of Read on! →


The U.S. Department of Energy today disputed a new report by the oil industry’s Coordinating Research Council, which concludes that E15 fuel — a gasoline, ethanol mix — can damage some engines. Contains 15 percent ethanol E15 contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is the highest ratio of ethanol to gas recommended Read on! →


The government has just given its approval for a greater amount of ethanol fuel to be added to gasoline. Previously, approved mixture was 10 percent ethanol to 90 percent gasoline, called E10. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of a 15 percent ethanol blend, E15, for vehicles from the 2007 model year and Read on! →


E-85 fuel, a blend of ethanol and petroleum fuel, has been touted as a crossover fuel solution. E-85 fuel has had a rough start, but it can be a viable option for fueling your car. Understanding how E-85 is made, how it works and how it can be used is important in this changing fuel Read on! →


Appearing soon at a gas station near you, is the E15 fuel blend, gasoline which is 15 percent ethanol. The mixture has caused some controversy among car makers, but has been granted official approval by the Environmental Protection Agency. Powering hoopties with hooch For decades, gasoline has been mixed with ethanol, an alternative fuel. Granted, Read on! →


With cold weather across the country, those little yellow bottles of gas line antifreeze are flying off shelves. Gas line antifreeze is a product that is only helpful in certain situations, however. How gas line antifreeze is used Gas line antifreeze is a product usually added to a vehicle’s gas tank as a way to Read on! →