A new EPA standard

On Monday, December 20th, President Joe Biden committed to raising the average fuel mileage on new vehicles to 40 MPG in passenger cars and light duty trucks.  EPA standards will be improved upon annually until the 40 MPG target is achieved in the year 2026.   The most recent target was 32 MPG, set by the […]

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Putting a damper on holiday travel

Ohio has been a hot topic over the last few weeks with two major refineries shutting down simultaneously for preventative maintenance.  Marathon and Husky have started their upkeep and maintenance season which would be expected to last from November, possibly into December.   Not only are fuel prices at a multiyear high, but in some areas, […]

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Bio Benefits

Distillates play a significant role in our economy, but they also drive conversations around emission reduction.   Recently, there has been an undeniable discussion to alter our carbon footprint for the sake of global health.   How can we bridge a century+ gap and still maintain peak efficiency while supporting our local economy? Biodiesel is a step […]

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Ethanol Performance Effects

There is a lot of curiosity surrounding retail gas pumps now-a-days, especially with so many different options to choose.  Not only do a handful of locations still sell conventional gasoline (0% ethanol), but additionally that same pump may display choices anywhere from E10, the new standard for gasoline, all the way to E85.  However, the […]

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Livestock Emissions

Greenhouse gasses (GHG) seem to be at the front of emissions discussions year over year.   When discussing the topic and contributing factors, we hear about transportation, industrial usage, residential usage, and deforestation – but what about agricultural effects?  According to the EPA, agriculture accounted for nearly 10% of the US Greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.  […]

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Trouble in EV Paradise?

The letters “EV” have been a hot topic, that explaining that the E-V (Electric Vehicle) meaning,  has become unnecessary to anyone around the world today.  There is little doubt of if the EVs will be implemented on a large scale in the U.S. and more a matter of when.

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E15 Clarity

Despite over 98% of all gasoline sold in the United States containing ethanol, over 80% of consumers do not know how much ethanol is present in their gasoline, or what the additional ethanol gasoline means. In this brief overview, we will uncover who can use it, where to find it, and what are some of […]

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Cleaning Up Gasoline Emissions

Clean, or lower emissions is certainly the direction all auto manufacturers are headed, as we run deeper into climate and environmental discussions.   Improving emission of a vehicle is by introducing a cleaner, hotter burning, more oxygen rich fuel to increase the efficiency of the combustion process.   Vehicular emission is why we have 10% ethanol in […]

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Renovating the Nation

There have been consistent whispers during the Trump Campaign of a national infrastructure deal just around the corner.   While the whispers persist, there has not been any strong progression towards improving the national infrastructure. Multiple attempts have been made, but they have all fallen apart due to disagreement on the cost associated, where the cash […]

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