New Additives Make Biodiesel Cleanest Fuel

Kelly Marshall

The California Air Resource Board has certified a biodiesel additive that has been tested and proven as the cleanest fuel with the lowest emission in the U.S. The additive will be used along with California’s CARB diesel formulation and will reduce every measurable regulated emission for the new B20 blend that will be branded VESTA 1000. “Biodiesel has been a …

Biodiesel, blends, NBB

30th Annual ACE Conference – Tested, Proven, Driven

Cindy Zimmerman

The 30th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is coming up Aug. 15-17 in Omaha with the theme of Tested Proven Driven and a big focus on marketing E15 and higher blends. “This year’s conference again showcases people who are doing the actual work of developing new markets for ethanol,” said Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of ACE. The …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, blends, Ethanol

Casey’s General Stores to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores will begin offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program. The retail chain boasts over 1,950 convenience stores across 15 states …

blends, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Iowa Continues to Fund Blender Pump Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Legislature this week approved another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program, which is designed to assist fuel retailers in the conversion of their equipment to allow the expanded use of renewable fuels in Iowa. “The Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) has played an imperative role in expanding consumer access to higher ethanol and biodiesel blends,” …

blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

First Iowa Town to Get E10 is Latest to Have E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Back in 1978, Clarence, Iowa was one of first towns to introduce a new fuel that contained 10 percent ethanol, now called E10. Nearly 40 years later, that same town is getting its first 15% ethanol pump at the Sundstop, which has become Iowa’s 102nd E15 site. The station also offers E85, E30, and biodiesel blends. “As a retailer in …

blends, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Maryland Grain Launches Ethanol Advertising Campaign

Kelly Marshall

For the next four months citizens of the Mid-Atlantic region will see and hear the ethanol advertising campaign created by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB). The “You Have a Choice” campaign includes postcards, buses, video, internet and radio advertising that showcases ethanol fuel and the stations that offer higher blends. Ads feature 88-octane fuel available in the area, …

blends, Ethanol

Bon Voyage Biodiesel – Ship Sets Sail on B20

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel is taking to the high seas in a special ship traveling from Rhode Island to an ultimate goal of Cuba on 6,000 gallons of B20. The 200-foot Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry fueled up with 20 percent biodiesel this week at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, blends, Boats, NBB

E85Prices.com Now Tracking E15 #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

E85prices.com just got more inclusive and now provides information on stations offering 15 percent ethanol blends as well. Visitors to the website E85prices.com, a crowd-sourced service managed by the Renewable Fuels Association, can now toggle between E15 and E85, locating information and reporting prices on either fuel blend. RFA vice president of industry relations Robert White says the improvements also …

blends, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Price, RFA

Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher ethanol blends in the market place. Since 2006, Protec Fuel has specialized in turn-key solutions for building blender pump infrastructure – from site selection to marketing after build to …

blends, Protec Fuel, RFA