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Open Fuel Standard act attached to Senate transportation bill

Ethanol Producers Magazine -- Supporters of the Open Fuel Standard Act are still working to get the bill passed into law, which would mandate increasing levels of new vehicles manufactured or sold in the U.S. be flex-fuel capable—able to run on mixtures of E85, natural gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, electricity, fuel cell or new technologies.

Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Dick Lugar, R-Ind. recently attached the Open Fuel Standard as an amendment to Senate bill 1813, a transportation bill, which, if passed, would reauthorize federal aid highway and highway safety construction programs.

Some form of the bill has been before Congress since 2005 without becoming law. “In the fuels market, it’s a fight for what’s perceived to be an ever smaller pie and every interest competes against every other interest,” Clark said.


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honda0105
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chris46: there are trucks that already do run on garbage outgassings.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:48:30 PM

tomok - "Ethanol vehicles are Not needed!"

Flex fuel is not limited to ethanol.

And ethanol doesn't have to be made from corn.
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let the market decide.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:20:41 AM

ok
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:21:45 AM

Instead of all that why don't they make a law limiting the amount of federal taxes on gas...I know, a law limiting the price of gas...oh wait let's limit the sale of gas to anyone earning more than 100,000 dollars a year.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 4:14:14 AM

would mandate increasing levels of new vehicles manufactured or sold in the U.S. be flex-fuel capable

Ethanol vehicles are Not needed!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 12:55:50 AM

While it's pretty clear that corn-based ethanol benefits no one except, maybe, the farmers, this bill looks like it has the potential to decrease our dependence on oil. It should be beneficial for national security, if nothing else.
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We need a car that will run on garbage.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 12:12:43 AM

so you do not want cleaner burning cars nor different power/fuel sources for them
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Dislike!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 12:01:49 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:59:52 PM

This is BAD, we want E-0
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Obozo the magnificent and his henchmen at work to screw us more.
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Zoidberg.
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Another mess
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:52:36 PM

Supposedly the Lexus LS 600h has this ability...
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:52:34 PM

seems like a good idea. If you want the market to choose the fuel, the cars need to be able to use it.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:51:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:51:08 PM

One at a time! Why do they keep changing these bills by adding riders until it is unintelligible from the original version.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:51:01 PM

is that right?
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:49:26 PM

e-anything is a waste of corn
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:48:45 PM

adaptable may be the answer for sure
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$3.78
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:44:30 PM

While I have my doubts the public will embrace the idea widely... I do see a valid need to make vehicles that can adapt to multiple sources of energy input to run.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:44:25 PM

I'm sure this will add a substantial increase to the cost of a new car. Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:34:38 PM

if this were a good bill it would be brought to the floor on its own--the fact that it is buried means it is problematic
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:32:21 PM

I agree, what bothers me is they are trying to bury it in another bill and maybe some won't notice.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:31:27 PM

Amen.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:25:22 PM

Good point by Kaiyne -- "If it was a good Act then it could stand on its own without being attached to anything..."

This bill should not be attached, or have anything attached to it. Each bill should stand alone based on it's own merits. Period.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:25:15 PM

more rules more regulation
equals less jobs
when will they learn?
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:24:05 PM

Interesting comments. Thanks for reporting.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:22:44 PM

Not good if people don't like what it is attached too--I guess this is how politicians get what they want.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:12:50 PM

If it was a good Act then it could stand on its own without being attached to anything...
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:09:12 PM

always doing this kind of crap in Washington
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:06:25 PM

Sounds like usual crap legislation we don't want being attached to standard legislation we have to have, this is how we get all our BS laws.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:03:38 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 11:02:07 PM

All that sounds good until you see what it costs makers to make them available.This isn't a choice of V8 or V6, automatic or manual. We need more reasonable cars and we get this hare-brained idea. D-U-M-B dumb.
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:55:14 PM

These fuels take very different systems. A multi fuel car would be very expensive. The biggest hurdle would be getting EPA approval.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:51:55 PM

could be good but corn ethanol is not good
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:51:51 PM

the attachment is crippling a bill that would provide jobs. this is why nothing gets done
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:50:35 PM

NO more food for fuel thats all this is about
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:50:02 PM

need all options given a chance
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Sounds like usual crap legislation we don't want being attached to standard legislation we have to have, this is how we get all our BS laws.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:46:21 PM

Flex fuel capable along with high MPG. Sounds like noone will be making cars in the future.
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Passing the Open Fuel Standard will reduce U.S. reliance on imported petroleum and help keep the country less vulnerable to oil supply shocks, he said. It also helps keep money and jobs in the U.S., while providing for economic growth. “I think it’s important to bring this forward as law as soon as possible,” Clark said, “because in the 21st century, energy policy is national security policy.”
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Feed the corn to the cows, and not to the tractor.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:41:33 PM

Not going to happen. E85 is a pipe dream product that simply isn't viable. Stop turning corn into gas. Turn it into bourbon instead.
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Thank you Washington DC you guys are proving to be bigger idiots then even I imagined you were
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 10:37:17 PM

At first I thought this sounds like a good idea. Then at the end of the article, I asked myself a question. How much will this add to the cost of a vehicle? The answer to that question probably makes this idea a bad idea.
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