Tag: octane

Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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Congressmen propose bill that would drop RFS and focus on octane instead

Congressmen propose bill that would drop RFS and focus on octane instead

November 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Congressman John Shimkus (Illinois-15) and Congressman Bill Flores (Texas-17) released a discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.  “I’ve been engaged in the biofuel debate my entire career in Congress,” said Shimkus, whose district includes significant corn and soybean producers as well as major ethanol and oil refiners. “In this Congress – […]

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USGC wants to share octane advantage of ethanol with world markets

USGC wants to share octane advantage of ethanol with world markets

November 4, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council is encouraging countries without the ability to produce their own feedstock to develop biofuels policies that include a role for ethanol imports in their latest publication that discusses the blending octane ratings of various gasoline components. USGC wants countries around the world to look to ethanol when their […]

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Livin’ La Vida Octane: The quest for torque and affordable, sustainable vroom

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The quest for torque and affordable, sustainable vroom

May 22, 2017 |

  Most gearheads with a passion for awesome cars will make at least one pilgrimage to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Among it’s many charms, it’s Hot Rod heaven and speed demon dreamland, and the faithful make the Hajj. But the real Mecca of the Muscle Car, where the Rajas […]

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4 new webinars on ethanol’s octane properties

4 new webinars on ethanol’s octane properties

July 3, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Foundations will host the second of five webinars focused on ethanol’s unique octane properties, its importance as a blend component in today’s gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The webinars are being conducted by MathPro, Inc., a firm specializing in […]

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Octane’s Liquid Diamonds: The Secret Value of Ethanol

Octane’s Liquid Diamonds: The Secret Value of Ethanol

January 25, 2016 |

Is ethanol really worth $3.81 for the octane but costs only $1.39 on the market? How could that be? Math majors around the country are frequently perplexed by this one. If you start with 84-octane RBOB gasoline and add a 10 percent blend 100-octane ethanol, how the heck do you get 87-octane gasoline at the pump? […]

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The Looming Octane Shortage?

The Looming Octane Shortage?

December 28, 2015 |

In a time of rising gasoline demand and targets for higher engine efficiencies, the world could use more octane. What about ethanol, and what about iso-octane itself? The Digest looks at the economics and the supplies. Over the summer in the US, falling gasoline prices led to a well-understood though not always rational consumer response: premium […]

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