1. Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper?

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    Learn more and download slides at http://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/061215biofuels The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Governors' Biofuels Coalition held a briefing examining the current state and potential future of the transportation fuel supply. While combustion engines are more efficient and cleaner than ever, the transportation sector is still responsible for 27 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as half of all toxic emissions in the United States. Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) are conducting coordinated studies to address the opportunities and challenges to deploying a high octane mid-level ethanol blend to the passenger vehicle fleet. They found such fuels, which blend between 25 to 40 percent ethanol and 60 to 75 percent conventional gasoline (instead of the current 10 to 90 percent ratio), could lead to greater fuel efficiencies and lower overall GHG emissions. Speakers: Honorable Tammy Duckworth U.S. Representative, (D-IL) Dr. Robert McCormick Principal Engineer, Fuels Performance Group, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Robert_McCormick_061215.pdf Brian West Deputy Director, Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Brian_West_061215.pdf Caley Johnson Transportation Market Analyst, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Caley_Johnson_061215.pdf Dr. Michael Wang Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Michael_Wang_061215.pdf The Energy Information Administration predicts the internal combustion engine will be the dominant engine for the next several decades, making both fuel and engine efficiency a critical piece in reducing the GHG intensity of the transportation sector. Research is finding that higher octane fuels can help enable the greater engine efficiencies necessary to lower GHG emissions and improve fuel economy. Today, there are two primary sources of octane: gasoline aromatics, a petroleum refinery product, and ethanol. Ethanol is a renewable fuel sourced from corn as well as other agricultural feedstocks and organic wastes. In 2014, the United States produced 14.4 billion gallons of ethanol, making up approximately 10 percent of retail gasoline by volume. Research from the National Labs finds a mid-level ethanol blend not only increases the octane rating of fuel, it may also enable fuel efficiency improvement of 5 to 10 percent, lower the cost of gasoline, and reduce life-cycle GHG emissions. While mid-level ethanol blends do require some changes to the current gasoline infrastructure, many find the challenges have been overstated. These fuels are immediately compatible with the 17 million flex-fuel vehicles on the road today, and many gas station tanks and infrastructure are already compatible with a mid-level ethanol blend. Going forward, high octane, mid-level ethanol blends will allow for even greater engine efficiencies and advanced engine designs. Automakers are currently working to economically meet Corporate Average Fleet Emissions (CAFE) standards that save fuel and reduce emissions. Mid-level ethanol blends, by providing a better, higher octane fuel formulation for today's and tomorrow’s gasoline vehicles, may help meet multiple policy objectives beyond 2025.

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    • Crude oil market balancing - Pacific - Miswin Mahesh of Barclays Bank Plc

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      Miswin Mahesh of Barclays Bank Plc speaks to CNBC, on the outlook for gasoline margins. The spillover from the jet fuel market to the rest of the refined products complex.

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      • Allumette

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        Dance, the beautiful art. A short by Jessica, Jennie, Jaclyn, Lindsay Jade, Lane, Sudeep, Sophie, Lucy, and Grace.

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        • Britney Spears - Gasoline

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          Movie Clips from "But, I'm a Cheerleader!" Femme Fatale is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was released on March 25, 2011, by Jive Records. Spears wanted to make a "fresh-sounding" and "fierce dance album", incorporating dance pop and electropop styles with elements of dubstep, techno, and trance. She began working on the album during the second leg of The Circus Starring Britney Spears (2009), while also working on her second compilation album The Singles Collection (2009). Contributions to its production came from a variety of producers and songwriters, including long-time collaborator Max Martin in addition to Dr. Luke, William Orbit, Fraser T Smith, Rodney Jerkins, Bloodshy & Avant. will.i.am, and StarGate. Upon its release, Femme Fatale received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production and dance-pop style, but noted Spears' supposed lack of involvement and heavily processed vocals. Some stated that Spears was no longer the center of the album and found a trade-off to be real personality. Ryan Tedder however, defended her, saying that Frank Sinatra and Garth Brooks were huge artists who didn't write most of their songs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_Fa...

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          • Miswin Mahesh of Barclays Bank Plc on rising gasoline demand

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            Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays, explains what's going on in the oil and gas markets.

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            • Ipiranga Rock in Rio

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              Teaser Ipiranga Rock In rio 2015 Software: - Cinema 4D - Realflow - After Effects. I also made the song.

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              • Gasoline

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                Gasoline, sermon by Pastor Tim Nelson Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church 2 May 2015

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                • A fork-road on the North-West Passage

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                  Fight the power!

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                  • Maria w Horn - More dangerous than dynamite [video remix]

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                    Composed and produced by Maria w Horn. Footage it taken from More dangerous than dynamite, a short government propaganda film from 1941, made to warn housewives not to use gasoline to remove stains from their clothing. http://mariahorn.se/

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                    • Gasoline.Virginia. presentazione

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                      Gasoline.Virginia. presentazione http://www.lifetv.us/hostess

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