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Getting There: ‘Clear gas’ a returning phenomenon, but most cars don’t need it

Eighteen fill-up stations in Spokane and Spokane Valley offer gasoline with no ethanol or lead, additives that have been included throughout the years to improve engine performance and reduce emissions. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about …


Trump lifted ethanol restriction in gasoline. Here’s what it means for your car and more

Gasoline with containing 15 percent ethanol is not currently allowed to be sold in most places during the summer months out of concern it produces more ground-layer ozone or smog, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

In boon for farmers, Trump to lift restrictions on ethanol

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales …


Iowa producers say ethanol limits would be ‘war’ on rural U.S.

Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers warned President Donald Trump on Friday that imposing restrictions on biofuels production “would be viewed as a declaration of war on rural America.”


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …