Stories tagged: ethanol
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020
China plans to promote use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020, joining the United States, Brazil and other governments that use blended fuel to curb emissions and fossil fuel …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
The best way to drink whiskey, according to science
Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills
Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …
Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
Man in fake ethanol project pleads guilty to fraud
A Spokane ethanol project promising rich financial returns to dozens of local investors turned out to be a fraud. The man behind the scheme, 55-year-old businessman Robert J. Braun, pleaded …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014, 7:33 p.m.
Ethanol spills from overturned trailer near Moses Lake
At least 1,000 gallons of ethanol spilled from a tanker trailer that flipped on its top after it crashed on Highway 17 a few miles south of Moses Lake today. …
Thu., June 13, 2013
Man charged with bilking investors out of $1.5M
A former Spokane man persuaded 50 investors to pay about $1.5 million to build an ethanol plant on the West Plains that never materialized, according to an indictment unsealed in …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
EPA seeks cleaner ethanol by using grain sorghum
BISMARCK, N.D. – The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2011, 8:37 a.m.
Ethanol spills in Pasco rail yard accident
Two trains collided in a switching yard at Pasco, derailing two locomotives and about a dozen cars. One of them has leaked about 2,000 gallons of ethanol.
Mon., Oct. 19, 2009
Outside Voices: Time to drop ethanol credit
Kansas City Star, Oct. 13: Congress has tried to create a charmed life for ethanol and Midwestern corn growers in recent years. First came a hefty tax credit for producing …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2009
In brief: Ethanol exemption bill clears committee
The first two bills in Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s six-bill transportation funding package came up for hearings in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, and while one passed unanimously, the …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2007
Variety of startup woes a drag on biofuels industry
Blowback has hit the biofuels industry just as Northwest plants get their canola together. Or corn. Or restaurant grease. Biofuels have been promoted, from President Bush on down, as one …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2007
Grass-roots demand catalyst for ethanol
TIFTON, Ga. — The newspaper publisher, the watermelon farmer, the metal fabricator and the housewife gathered about a year ago and decided to take the plunge into the business of …
Mon., April 2, 2007
Sawmills could fuel vehicles, experts say
Once upon a time, logs were used for making houses and paper. Now, they’re being looked at as one of the most promising tools for helping the United States grow …