Propane Fuels Nestle Beverage Delivery Trucks

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Nestlé Waters North America recently deployed more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. “Becoming a better steward of our environment is a priority for Nestlé Waters,” said Bill Ardis, …


NBB Technical Director Elected ASTM Committee Chair

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National Biodiesel Board (NBB) technical director Scott Fenwick was recently named the next chairman of the ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. “I am honored to serve as chair of this important ASTM committee that is dedicated to ensuring high quality standards for petroleum products, fuels and lubricants, including biodiesel,” said Fenwick. “I would like to …

Biodiesel, NBB

Auto Channel Takes On Swamp Watch

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Marc Rauch of the Auto Channel is known to take mainstream media reporters to task for being fact-challenged when it comes to ethanol, and his most recent target is Steve Hilton, who has a show on Fox News called “The Next Revolution” with a segment called “Swamp Watch.” Rauch says Hilton’s seven minute segment on “The Corrupt Ethanol Industry” is …

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Biodiesel Board Announces New Federal Affairs VP

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The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has announced that Kurt Kovarik, a senior adviser for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), has accepted the position of Vice President of Federal Affairs and will join NBB the week of January 8. “Kurt’s decades of experience in the United States Senate will serve us well as we navigate the federal policy issues that most affect …

Biodiesel, NBB

Skor to Keynote Iowa RFA Summit

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Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will discuss the growing popularity of E15 and current challenges and opportunities for the fuel during her keynote address at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 30 in Altoona, Iowa. “More major retail stations across the country are offering E15 today than ever before,” Skor said. “The spectacular growth of E15 is a …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Iowa RFA

Ontario Considers Doubling Ethanol Use

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The government of Ontario has proposed changes to provincial biofuels regulations, which includes doubling the five percent ethanol mandate to 10 percent by 2020. Ontario represents roughly 38 percent of total gasoline use in Canada, making the province a major transportation hub. The doubling of the mandate reflects the potential for increased overall ethanol demand across Canada. “Increased blending of …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, International, USGC

Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

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Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took a holiday road trip and we can expect at least that many on the road this year heading home for the holidays. Growth Energy wants to let all those holiday drivers know that E15 (15% ethanol) can brighten the season even more by helping them save a little green. In …

Driving Ethanol podcast, E15, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Exports Up Despite Brazil Declines

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Overall U.S. ethanol exports were higher in October compared to September, as shipments from Brazil declined sharply, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Total exports were 93.6 million gallons (mg) in October, up 8% from September shipments. Canada was again the top destination importing more than one-third of total exports, up …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Basse Bullish on Biofuels

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Even if volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard are mostly stagnant or lower in 2018, agricultural economist Dan Basse of AgResource Company is bullish on growth in the sector next year. One reason is lower prices for corn, which is helping expand ethanol production plans. The other is the restriction of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, …

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Crappie Masters Pleased with Final RVO

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The Crappie Masters tournament, which promotes the use of E10 fuel in boating, is pleased with the final volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The decision to increase the total biofuels number to 19.29 billion gallons shows support and belief in agriculture, the American farmer, conservation, and the environment,” tournament officials said in a statement. Crappie …

Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS