Iowa’s Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $12K

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

During the month of October, nearly 30 Iowa retailers participated in the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign. When consumers purchased E15 at participating stores, the retailer donated three cents of each gallon. This year the campaign raised $12,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The organization provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer. “We are proud …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

NASCAR Surpasses 10 Million Miles on Green #E15

Joanna Schroeder American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR

NASCAR has announced that during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, it will surpass 10 million competition miles fueled by Sunoco Green E15. The miles were accumulated during practices and qualifying and racing laps. This season is the 6th since Sunoco and American Ethanol began a partnership and the green fuel was debuted …

American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR

#Ag Secretary Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who has been in office for eight years, made his last appearance at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this week in Kansas City, Missouri. “First of all, I want to thank the broadcasters here today,” Vilsack began to a standing room only crowd. “I think all of you have done and continue to …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

RFA Talks #Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Joanna Schroeder Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, politics, RFA

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City is one of Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen’s favorite events of the year. This year the big issue that everyone was talking about was the election and how it might impact the industry. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was voted in as …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, politics, RFA

Changing Cell Behavior Could Boost #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, Ethanol, Research

A Washington University computer scientist may have cracked a new code to improve biofuel production. Michael Brent, the Henry Edwin Sever Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has learned how to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances. The key was an algorithm Brent developed called NetSurgeon. The program recommends genes that can …

biofuels, Ethanol, Research

Sleepy Eye Students Learn about Minnesota #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, Education, Ethanol

Students from Sleepy Eye High School recently learned about ethanol when they toured the nearby Highwater Ethanol located in Lamberton, Minn. During the tour, the 23 students learned about ethanol production – specifically how Highwater Ethanol produced nearly 60 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. “The opportunity to host Sleepy High School for this tour was a great opportunity for …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol

Mick Henderson Takes the Mic on Car Clinic

Joanna Schroeder automotive, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Commonwealth Agri-Energy General Manager Mick Henderson is taking the mic during Bobby Likis Car Clinic tomorrow. Henderson, who is also the Chairman of the Board for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), joins Likis Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:41 am ET. With the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule nearing the end of interagency review (officially November 30, 2016), Henderson …

automotive, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Why Ethanol Gas Is Never Going Away

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E85, Ethanol

Digital Trends recently examined ethanol in our fuel in an article, “Is ethanol in your gas a problem? We revisited the question with an expert,” written by Jeff Zurschmeide. The piece was a follow-up to an earlier story, “The effects of ethanol in gasoline,” that created quite a dialogue in its comment section. For this piece, Zurschmeide reached out to …

biofuels, E85, Ethanol

Sheetz Opens #E15, #E85 Station in Virginia

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

Virgina drivers now have access to E15 and E85 with the opening of a new Sheetz station. This marks the 10th E85 and E15 station in the state, and the infrastructure for the mid-level and high-level blends of ethanol was paid for in part by a USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant. The new station is located at 11774 Sudley Manor …

biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

GFRA Tells G20 to Take Immediate Climate Action

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol

On the heels of the recent data showing that global temperature rise has been accelerating at faster rates than were anticipated when negotiating the Paris Agreement during COP21, Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GFRA) is calling on G20 countries to take immediate climate action on reducing GHG emissions. The climate data was released by National Aeronautics …

biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol