With Friday night fish frys a tradition during the Lenten season, there's lots of used vegetable oil floating around. To prevent it from going to waste, some people collect it and use it to run their cars and trucks.
After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa Caucuses many are questioning the political importance of ethanol, an industry that has long held sway in the political scene of Iowa and much of the Midwest.
Some researchers think miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next big energy crop. But in a region dominated by corn and soybeans, it has yet to fully catch on.
The Renewable Fuel Standard is meant to support ethanol and other renewable fuels. But now, the EPA is proposing that the oil industry take a step back that, some say, throws the future of renewable fuels in doubt.