Polls: Small Engine and Motorcycle Owners Pick Right Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

New polls commissioned by Growth Energy show that U.S. small engine and motorcycle owners are smarter than the oil companies think they are and the majority are quite capable of choosing the right fuel for their needs. The polls, conducted by Quadrant Strategies, interviewed 500 homeowners who used small engine products such as lawnmowers, and 500 motorcyclists. They found almost …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis

Growth Energy Announces Ad Campaign for E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced a seven-figure ad campaign promoting legislation that will allow retailers to offer more 15 percent ethanol all year in all markets. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15), creating a level playing field for E15. A hearing …

E15, Growth Energy

June RFA Ethanol Safety Events

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is offering several opportunities for ethanol safety training in June. First, RFA and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting this year’s third “Train the Trainer” ethanol safety webinar for ethanol emergency response teams on Wednesday, June 14 from 12–2pm ET/11am–1pm CT. Professional hazmat trainer Joel Hendelman will provide instruction on how to train others in ethanol emergency response …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Siouxland Ethanol Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

Siouxland Ethanol LLC is hosting an open house on June 13 at its plant near Jackson, Nebraska to celebrate a decade of ethanol production. “We see the bigger picture even more now than when we started,” said Pam Miller, board chair and director of industry and investor relations at Siouxland Ethanol. “Back then, we were mainly concerned with producing the …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Numbers Tell Story of RFS Success

Cindy Zimmerman

Twelve years since the original Renewable Fuel Standard was passed in 2005 and 10 years after it was expanded in 2007, the numbers tell an objective story of how successful the legislation has been in a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers” compares data from 2005 and 2007 to 2016 and gets some pretty …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

Quick-Connect Propane Nozzle Incentive Ends June 30

Cindy Zimmerman

Private fleets and public refueling stations have until June 30 to apply for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program, which provides $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector. “We’ve seen a positive response from owners and operators since we expanded the program to include fleets in March,” said Greg Kerr, director of research …

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2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Coming Up Fast

Cindy Zimmerman

The 33rd annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is coming right up, June 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event, produced by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine, includes more than 140 speakers and four track sessions. “This year’s agenda covers the latest innovations and efficiencies currently being developed for ethanol production,” said Tim Portz, vice president of content …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW

Ethanol Exports Dive in April but Still on Record Pace

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports are still on a record pace for 2017 despite a 32% drop in April exports compared to March at 87.2 million gallons, the lowest volume in eight months, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Year-to-date ethanol exports totaled a record 474.8 mg in the first four months of 2017. Brazil …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA