Ethanol Industry Pleased with POTUS Support of E15

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President Trump’s comments Thursday confirming that the administration is working on allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15) sparked a flurry of press releases from ethanol supporters. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen called it “welcome news to consumers across the country, farmers who have worked to build value-added markets here at home in the face of …

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President Trump Supports Year Round E15 Sales

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At a White House meeting with governors and members of Congress Thursday, President Donald Trump said he supported allowing the year-round use of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15). “This is no guarantee, but we’re going to raise it up to 15 percent, which makes a lot of people happy,” said the president prior to a meeting with lawmakers on agricultural …

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New ACE Video Discusses E15 Liability Concerns

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a controversial new video this week addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel. The video on the flexfuelforward.com website features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using …

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Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

Discussions are expected to continue this week between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, which were created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) member plant owners are united in their opposition to the idea of capping RIN prices …

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E15 Now Available at 158 Iowa Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa has added a dozen new E15 stations since the end of 2017, bringing the total statewide to 158 fueling stations. Iowa-based Casey’s General Store added the most new stations, including locations in Sioux Center, Akron, Cedar Rapids, and Lone Tree. Kum & Go, Kwik Star, and Key Cooperative each added two new stations at various locations across the state. …

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Iowa RFA Sends Message to EPA Administrator

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has a message for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to answer the question of how to reduce RIN prices associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard – grant E15 the same RVP treatment as all other ethanol-blended fuels. On January 30th, while Administrator Pruitt was testifying before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Iowa …

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Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average, breaking through the so-called E10 Blend Wall. That compares to 2015 when the national average ethanol content was 9.91 percent and 25 states (plus the District of Columbia) …

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New ACE Fuel Marketer Video Episode

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has just released the fourth video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com featuring real world experiences flex fuel retailers adding and marketing E15. Charlie Good’s Good & Quick Companies’ station is one example. “I made this decision to add E15 and flex fuels as my way to survive, because there are …

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E15 Logs Another Billion Miles

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on 15% ethanol fuel in just the last three months, according to Growth Energy, bringing the total number of miles driven on E15 to more than 3 billion. “E15 is taking off with consumers wherever it’s available and rapidly becoming drivers’ go-to fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “At the forefront …

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MN Bio-Fuels Honors E15 Station Owner

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The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has presented its 2017 Distinguished Retailer Award to Drake Properties LLC, which owns three E15 stations in the Twin Cities metro. “This award recognizes Drake Properties’ commitment to offering consumers a clean and locally-produced choice at the pump. In under 12 months, E15 has been made available in three of its locations,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive …

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