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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Senator Wants E15 Available Everywhere

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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to certify biofuel infrastructure for E15 and remove unnecessary labeling to increase consumer access to E15. In a letter to Administrator Wheeler, Ernst wrote, “Two years ago, I worked successfully with you and President Trump to get E15 sold year-round. One year later, we sat in the …

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A Year’s Worth of Growth in E15

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A year ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the direction of President Donald Trump, issued a final rule allowing retailers to sell 15% ethanol (E15) gas year-round in all parts of the country. That action created an increase in sales of E15 to more than 450 million gallons in 2019. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) economist Scott Richman says the …

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Cooperative Producers adds E15 at Two More Fuel Sites

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Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI) has added E15 at two more fuel sites in Nebraska, making a total of six locations now in the state, according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) The new sites are in Axtell and Red Cloud, Nebraska, added to locations in Clay Center, Funk, Giltner, and Juniata. “As a farmer-owned cooperative we need to support the …

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Iowa Pink at the Pump® Campaign Raises $20K

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Iowa fuel retailers and drivers raised over $20,000 for breast cancer research and support services during the 4th annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPM). Seventy-four retail stations donated three cents of every gallon of Unleaded 88 (15% ethanol) sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2019 …

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RFA Reviews 2020 Vehicle Models for Ethanol Usage

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds good news for E15 but bad news for higher blends of ethanol in its review of 2020 model year vehicles. The RFA analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). However, RFA’s annual …

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New York Approves Sales of 15 Percent Ethanol Fuel

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Drivers in the state of New York will soon have the liberty to choose 15 percent ethanol blended fuel (E15) under a rule finalized Wednesday by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. “Consumers in the Empire State can now enjoy the economic and environmental benefits of E15, and the opening of the state’s fuel market represents a growth …

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Nebraska Ethanol Board Offers E15 Workshop

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The Nebraska Ethanol Board is holding a workshop Nov. 13 in Norfolk for fuel retailers from across the state to learn more about the benefits and ease of offering E15 ethanol blended fuel. This one-day workshop will provide attendees with a myriad of takeaways and dispel misconceptions about the cost of offering E15. Attendees will hear a keynote from Sara …

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