The AgMRC Renewable Fuels Monthly Report is now being produced as a partnership between the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center operated by the Value Added Agriculture Program at Iowa State Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), and the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) (www.iowagrain.org), an ISUEO program directed specifically at grain processing and handling.
Connection of the IGQI and the monthly report will provide a long-term connection with the research and technical expertise of Iowa State Extension and Outreach, as well as provide expanded student opportunities for interaction with industry.
Renewable motor fuels progress is widely known and has affected most of the U.S. population by providing alternatives to petroleum-based motor fuels. Research also indicates motorists have benefited from lower gasoline prices as a result of the large expansion in biofuels production. However, a number of other sources of renewable energy have developed that may not have received as much publicity as biofuels. In this article, we review trends in various sources of U.S. renewable energy.
Electric powered vehicles have the potential to transform the world’s transportation sector. Although the industry has a good start, led by dedicated people, impediments remain. In this article we examine the current status of the electric vehicle industry and its products. We discuss some of the impediments facing electric powered vehicles and how technology is overcoming some of these impediments.
More Information on Ethanol Profitability Corn/Ethanol Balance Sheet A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol. Distillers Grains Balance Sheet A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.
In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954. http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=21272&src=email
More Information on Biodiesel Profitability Soy/Oil Biodiesel Balance Sheet A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices of soy/oil and biodiesel. Biodiesel Usage and Soybean Balance Sheet A detailed assessment of biodiesel usage projections and soybean production, usage, carryover and prices.
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