E15 in Court

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The D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments this week in a case brought by oil refiners challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking allowing the year-round sale of E15. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association argued as intervenors in support of the rule that oil refiners are seeking to block American drivers from year-round …

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Indiana Law Would Require Additional E15 Label

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Legislation passed last week by the Indiana General Assembly would require an additional warning label for consumers on fuel pumps dispensing E15 (15% ethanol). Senate Bill 303 would require E15 fuel dispensers to display the statement “Attention: E15. Check owner’s manual for compatibility and warranty requirements” or a similar statement next to the fuel grade selection button. This would be …

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CHS Grows Access to Higher Ethanol Blends

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In January, CHS registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as an E15 manufacturer with the goal of making E15 fuels more accessible to the company’s Cenex® branded retail locations. Now, CHS will continue to expand access to higher ethanol blends by offering E15 through 10 additional fuel terminals starting in April 2021. CHS plans to offer E15 at Nustar terminals …

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Kansas City Gets Approval for Year Round E15

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the approval of the removal of the low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline requirements in the Kansas City metro area, which allows for E15 fuel to be sold in the area year-round. The Kansas Corn Growers Association (KCGA) and Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) welcomed the news after working with government agencies in …

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ACE Testifies on MN Bill to Set E15 Standard

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American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty shared his insights on E15 equipment compatibility with existing infrastructure during a virtual hearing yesterday in the Minnesota Legislature on a bill which would increase the state’s minimum biofuel content in gasoline to 15 percent. Lamberty’s testimony focused on clearing up misconceptions about equipment needed to sell E15, particularly underground …

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Ontario to Increase Ethanol Content in Gas to 15%

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Canada’s most populous province has made a commitment to gradually increase the required ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent by 2030. Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) welcomed the release of Ontario’s Environment Plan “Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan” and the move to 15% ethanol in gasoline. RICanada estimates the province’s move to 15% …

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Less Flex Fuel Vehicle Offerings for 2021

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The annual Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements finds almost all new 2021 automobiles are approved for E15 gasoline, but very limited offerings for flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of operating on fuel blends containing up to 85% ethanol. Only Ford and General Motors are offering FFVs in model year 2021 with 11 models …

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California E15 Testing to Start

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With more than 15 million cars registered in the state, California has almost twice as many vehicles on the road than any other state in the nation, which makes it the number one market for growing domestic ethanol demand. To that end, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), state corn organizations, ethanol groups and the auto industry, are working with …

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ACE Launches “Flex Check” Tool for E15 Compatibility

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During its virtual annual conference this week, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) launched a tool on its fuel-marketer focused flexfuelforward.com website to provide retailers with a free way to check if their equipment is already E15 compatible. Available 24/7, the “Flex Check” E15 compatibility tool will arm retailers with the confidence and information they need to make a conversion …

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President Trump Order to Help Grow E15

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President Donald Trump tweeted an announcement out over the weekend directed at increasing availability and sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel. “Subject only to State approval, our important Ethanol Industry will be allowed to use the 10% Pumps for the 15% BLEND,” the president tweeted on Saturday morning, thanking several ethanol state senators including Joni Ernst of Iowa. He called …

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