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    Greengenes got a reaction from storky in Vw vs The EPA   
    We have a '13 Jetta TDI.   Gets great mpgs.  Decent performance climbing the hills.
     
     I've been trying for awhile now to find out how to get past running B20 .  VWAmerica
     
    claims it's not at all possible because of timing/DI setup.  I wanted to be at least part-way
     
    environmentally friendly.  Now it appears top-level VW management is not just filthy rich,
     
    but just plain filthy.  Won't be buying their products again , EVER.   Danke Sehr.
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    Greengenes got a reaction from Ethanol_Addict in Vw vs The EPA   
    We have a '13 Jetta TDI.   Gets great mpgs.  Decent performance climbing the hills.
     
     I've been trying for awhile now to find out how to get past running B20 .  VWAmerica
     
    claims it's not at all possible because of timing/DI setup.  I wanted to be at least part-way
     
    environmentally friendly.  Now it appears top-level VW management is not just filthy rich,
     
    but just plain filthy.  Won't be buying their products again , EVER.   Danke Sehr.
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    Greengenes got a reaction from storky in New Cummins Medium Duty Truck Engine Tuned for E85   
    Another powerplant choice for truck manufacturers.  This is always good.  I live in a rural area and
     
     watch farm equipment roll by on the county road each day.  It would be good to see some of these be
     
     ethanol powered -- to "close the loop" on renewable fuel generation/use.  Not as many trucks going by
     
    as tractors / combine/ other implements -- but at harvest time,  lots of trucks loaded with beets , headed to
     
     the processing pile.  These trucks have heavy torque needs,  and are rolling constantly during the harvest
     
    campaign.  Same can be said for support equipment for wheat, corn,  sorghum , as trucks make their way into
     
    and out of the fields 24/7 , until end of campaign.   Plenty of E85 fuel available here. too. 
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    Greengenes got a reaction from dan45mcc in EPA vs Vehicle Carbon Emission Credit   
    Oddly enough,  Hyundai looks like it has potential candidate in it's 1.8L GDCI engine.
     
    They have other High compression engines on the market today, but offer no FFV models.
     
    My beef with the auto industry currently is their ambivalence to the publics' interest in FFVs
     
    I go to a dealer to inquire about their offerings of alternative fueled vehicles( or FFVs) , and am
     
    promptly excoriated -- "why do you want to do that?" 
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    Greengenes reacted to Fuelinggood in Jay Leno Hates Ethanol, or so he now claims...   
    But, he had those cars and E10 before his ethanol/E85 love fest a few years ago. Nothing has changed from the older vehicle or fuel side in California since 2005. They weren't' designed for E10, and they weren't designed for unleaded gasoline. One thing that has changed is his paid endorsement of VP Racing Fuels, who are not fans of ethanol. Not sure if it is just that, or more. But, if he is actually experiencing sudden issues with E10 in his older vehicles, that is not a reason to dismantle the entire Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Markets and RIN prices were finally starting to lead to more E85, and if the EPA would just enforce the law, it would ramp up quickly.
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    Greengenes got a reaction from Ethanol_Addict in A sight At The Pump   
    I'm thinking our only chance of getting alt fuels(including corn-based E85)  to take off 
     
      is by engaging the younger generations at the earliest possible chance.
     
       This is the demographic most likely to care enough about the environment to
     
     choose ANY alternative to gasoline and BIG OIL.
     
     
     
        How 'bout a fleet of flex-fueled drivers ed.  vehicles?   Finding and fueling with alt. fuel  
     
       could be part of the curriculum.  e85prices.com could shine like gold! 
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    Greengenes got a reaction from James48843 in Meijer Discussion   
    You mean a "Flex Mob"?
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    Greengenes got a reaction from Texas jeep in Anybody make their own ethanol?   
    I don't have a destination for the co-products yet .  In the past , they were just
     
    composted , as the batches were small.  I've been in contact with a few cattle
     
    operations in the area. The ideal would be co-location at one of these , Plus
     
    the addition of a few hoop houses for tomatos , other veggies, etc.
     
    Would make for a short commute. I definitely have customers for the fresh
     
    veggies. There are no groceries here for 10 miles around.
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    Greengenes got a reaction from Texas jeep in Anybody make their own ethanol?   
    I've been trying for years to get my operation going.
     
    This year looks like it will be the one. 
     
    Only a few thousand gallons to start.
     
    That should take care of my needs  
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    Greengenes reacted to HuskerFlex in "Industrial Beet" to ethanol plant in ND   
    these beets could not be used for human consumption sugar, well, not profitably.  To develop the sugar beet industry, over the MANY years they have continually been breeding the beets to not only increase their sugar content, but to also reduce the contents that impart off flavors to the sugar, making it match the profile of cane sugar.  When they do this, they sacrifice bulk yields.  These energy/industrial beets, the consumers of their sugars (yeast), are NOT picky critters.  Due to this, they are able to breed the beets differently.
     
    These beets would be of no use in a sugar refining plant.
     
    The only "food vs fuel" point would be that they are displacing food acres.  Though not 100% valid, it partially resembles an indirect point.
     
    They are looking at growing these in the deep south in cotton country as an off season crop.  Since beets are very cold hardy, and compared to North Dakota, down there it "hardly gets cold"... they could be planted following the fall cotton harvest, be harvested (with equipment trucked down from up north) in the early spring... in time for a spring planting of corn/soybeans... you name it...
     
    No displacement of any food crop.  Actually holding the soil, preventing erosion, preventing the runoff of fertilizer, loosening the soil...  all sorts of pluses.
     
    I've mulled around the idea that you could (down south) have a facility that used beets for their spring harvest, and a mid summer-late fall sweet sorghum harvest.  One of the biggest obstacles for non-corn ethanol is the ability to store and handle the feedstock for long term till the next harvest.  If they did THIS idea, storage would be much less of an issue.  Adding in new crops into a rotation is also a good thing to prevent soil problems, and weed problems.
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    Greengenes got a reaction from Texas jeep in Hello.... New member here   
    Hello Texas Jeep,
     
               Welcome to the forum.  Quite a few members are doing blending , as well.
     
            I have an '05 Liberty with the 3.7L V6..  I do regular blending on this engine,
     
           but can't get beyond about e30 before it starts throwin' codes. I will be going for
     
          bigger injectors soon. 
     
         
             The Chevy Cruze would have been my choice for next FFV.  It had a nice
     
          engine / turbo combination & a 6 speed manual, to boot.  I'm not much of a Chevy man, tho.
     
          And I don't believe this model of Cruze made the cut to be FFV..
     
            I see you have quite a number of E85 stations in Texas now, and the E85 prices are
     
         starting to come down..       Good time to get in on the E85 experience.
     
           
     
     
     
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