Urban Air Initiative Leads Effort to Update EPA Lifecycle Assessment

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2016: The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) was joined by six other organizations today calling for the US Environmental Protection Agency to revise its lifecycle assessment of ethanol and increase the volumes allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Energy Future Coalition, the Governors’ Biofuel Coalition, the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, the […]

Urban Air Initiative calls on CARB to recognize role of ethanol in reducing carbon

Colwich, KS, May 26, 2016: In comments filed today with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like mid-level ethanol blends to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. Specifically, CARB had requested comments on its efforts to deal with […]

UAI asks Forbes to set the record straight on benefits of ethanol

The recent article, “Why Are We Growing Corn To Fuel Our Cars? Three Reasons Why Ethanol Is A Bad Idea” continues the disturbing trend by Forbes to perpetuate myths and misinformation regarding what is clearly a cleaner and lower carbon fuel than gasoline. Given space limitations I can only address some of the most blatant […]

Urban Air Initiative calls court decision on MOVES Model a temporary setback

Colwich, KS, April 20, 2016:  The effort to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing a model that unfairly blames ethanol for increased emissions hit a “temporary setback”, according to officials from the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) in response to action by the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Last week […]

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition challenge EPA data on ethanol’s lifecycle emission

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2016:  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize an overwhelming body of new evidence showing fuel ethanol can reduce carbon emissions. The EPA’s assessment of information on ethanol’s lifecycle emissions is inaccurate and […]

New Study Finds MOVES Model is Flawed, Supporting UAI’s Earlier Findings

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released an independent study assessing EPA’s MOVES model. The results found that the model is fundamentally flawed and biased against ethanol, supporting Urban Air’s earlier findings. In March of last year, UAI, the States of Nebraska and Kansas and the Energy Future Coalition filed a lawsuit against the EPA challenging […]

New White Paper Discusses Need to Grow Beyond the RFS

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the entry ramp to the fuel market, but ethanol production and utilization has only scratched the surface of its potential.  Urban Air Initiative’s President Dave VanderGriend released a White Paper explaining the need to grow beyond the RFS. Click here to read the White Paper Despite the limits on […]

Dave VanderGriend’s editorial on Ted Cruz featured in Iowa newspaper

A recent opinion piece in an Iowa newspaper regarding the Texas connection between Ted Cruz and Congressman Steve King missed the mark on several important points as it relates to ethanol. That prompted Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend to write a response titled ‘Cruz enlightened, forward-thinking on ethanol’. It was published Christmas Eve in […]

Urban Air Calls RFS Decision Disappointing, but Not Surprising

Colwich Kansas:  November 30,2015:     The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) called today’s decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit the amount of biofuels disappointing, but not surprising and it should be a wakeup call that ethanol needs to establish markets and value beyond government imposed limitations. “EPA has made it clear it has no […]

Urban Air Initiative Applauds Black Caucus Recognition of Ethanol’s Health Benefits

Colwich, Kansas, November 9, 2015: The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) today commended  the Congressional Black Caucus members for recognizing the important role ethanol plays in reducing harmful emissions from gasoline. In a letter of support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, 16 members of the caucus urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to maintain proposed levels of […]