Tag: biofuel

7 Posts

Apr 25, 2014

Big Oil vs. Big Ethanol: A PR Battle Royal

Jim Motavalli

The EPA is proposing a big cut in the Renewable Fuel Standard, but ethanol producers say it's all political and the regulators are bowing to oil company pressure.

biofuel regulation

Dec 06, 2012

The Battle Over Biofuels

Jim Motavalli

It's war! Big Oil is bringing out the big guns, lawsuits are flying, and biofuels are under attack as never before. Not all the charges stick.

biofuel oil industry

Apr 26, 2012

The Great Ethanol Debate: Food vs. Fuel?

Jim Motavalli

Yes, but it’s complicated—climate change and high gas prices also figure into the skyrocketing cost of corn.


biofuels for automobiles
Jun 30, 2011

Big Oil Meets Big Corn in Battle of Titan Hypocrites

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Comrade Motavalli has it right -- corn ethanol is not the way forward, especially when it's made by the big corn-glomerates; grown on big, corporate farms, knee deep in petrochemical fertilizers and genetically modified seeds. And he is correct, too, in pointing out that ethanol doesn't need to be made from corn.

biofuel oil industry

can all diesel vehicles automatically use biodiesel
Dec 01, 2006

Can Paul run Willie Nelson's "Bio Willie" biofuel in his diesel? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I heard an interview recently on NPR's Fresh Air. Terry Gross was interviewing Willie Nelson, who was talking about how his wife bought a diesel car a few years back and started using biofuel in it (recycled grease and oil...


is ethanol actually a good fuel
Jul 01, 2006

Could ethanol be the way to go? Tom and Ray investigate the energy pros and cons.

Dear Car Talk

I've always wondered about ethanol. Seems too good to be true -- you just plant some corn, harvest it, and in no time you have fuel for your car. So I Googled ethanol on the Web. There are tons of...

alternative energy biofuel

Feb 01, 2002

Will different tires improve the gas mileage on my biodiesel powered Jetta?

Dear Car Talk

In spite of all the advice I've heard from you concerning diesels I bought a VW Jetta TDI It's a wonderful car and it's much easier to drive than my girlfriend's gas-powered Passat Because I'm a get us off this...

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