Florida Bill Would Repeal Ethanol Requirement

Cindy Zimmerman

A bill has been introduced in the Florida legislature that would repeal the state’s Renewable Fuel Standard Act. Currently, the Florida law requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9-10 percent ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume. Legislation to repeal that requirement was considered by the …

Audio, automotive, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Economist Says E85 Will Solve RINS Price Issue

Cindy Zimmerman

A highly respected oil economist believes the solution to the current Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) price issue is more sales of E85 (85% ethanol). Economist Phil Verleger has weighed in on the RINS situation in the latest edition of Notes at the Margin, his weekly email report about news impacting the petroleum industry. “The obvious solution to the RIN price …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil, RINS

What’s the Real Deal with E15?

Joanna Schroeder

What’s the real deal with E15? Do we hate it? Do we love it? Well Big Oil certainly has not shown an affinity for the ethanol fuel blend. But why? According to Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President for American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), American Petroleum Institute (API) began its campaign against E15 as part of its attempt to get rid …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol

Renewable Fuels Leaders Refute Oil Industry Claims

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders of Fuels America held a press conference this morning to “preemptively answer misinformation on renewable fuel blends and gasoline prices” in a new report by the American Petroleum Institute. Speaking in defense of the renewable fuels industry were the heads of several industry organizations and companies, including Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen, Advanced …

advance biofuels, AEC, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS, RINS

Wind Tax Credits Helpful But Require a Little Help

John Davis

Credits for wind energy production and investment were approved as part of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff at the beginning of this year. But deciding which credit is right for your operation and investment takes some good professional advice. Leah Karlov is a lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, a firm that specializes in the domestic sector, …

Audio, Wind

Stop the RINsanity!

Cindy Zimmerman

RINsanity is running rampant across the country and the ethanol industry is trying its best to bring some reason to the debate over these things called RINS. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report” podcast, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen explains what RINS are and how the ethanol industry believes oil companies are choosing RINS instead of …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RINS

Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa Offering E15

Joanna Schroeder

Dave Sovereign from Cresco, Iowa has been busy. Last week he helped to convert the Fast Stop station he owns in his hometown to E15. Then he caught an airplane to Washington, D.C. to participate in the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Biofuels Beltway March where he met with a number of freshman Congressman. Fast Stop, located in Northeast Iowa …

Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

ACE, IRFA Celebrate A Century of Subisides

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) along with a full house, celebrated a “Century of Subsidies” for Big Oil today with a miniature version of the Capitol cake and ice cream. The cake was created by Charm City Cakes especially for the event that highlighted the fact that oil industry has received certain …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Iowa RFA, Oil, RFA

Big Oil “Century of Subsidies” Birthday Party in DC

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is teaming up with the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) during their annual Biofuels Beltway March fly-in in Washington, D.C. to hold a celebration for Big Oil. Monte Shaw, executive director of IRFA, said they decided it would be a great time to hold a birthday party to celebrate the oldest, continuous oil subsidy, …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Iowa RFA, Oil, RFS