Growth Energy Celebrates Two Billion Miles on E15

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers are hitting the road on more 15% ethanol than ever before. According to Growth Energy, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 in just five months this year, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across the …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

E15 Stations on the Rise Nationwide

Cindy Zimmerman

There are now more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country offering 15 percent ethanol blended fuel (E15), which is more than double the number of stations from the same time last year. “This spectacular growth is a testament to the value E15 brings to fuel retailers and consumers,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Forward-thinking retailers have figured out …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Magellan to Offer E15 at all Iowa Fuel Terminals

Cindy Zimmerman

Magellan Midstream Partners fuel pipeline and storage company is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. “This announcement from Magellan is game-changing,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “It is now possible for most retailers across the state to replace a low-demand product with E15 without …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

ACE Webinar Focuses on Market Development

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week hosted a webinar on market development for higher ethanol blends, including an update on the organization’s market development work and legislative and policy priorities. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty also discussed assistance for retailers to start offering higher ethanol blends and a tour of resources on ACE’s FlexFuelForward.com website and Retailer …

ACE, E15, E85, Ethanol

E15 Waiver Helped Ease Gas Supply Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

This was the year that summer vacation ended early for E15 (15% ethanol fuel) to help offset gasoline supply shortfalls and limit hurricane-related fuel price spikes. Normally, it would have been this weekend before EPA’s summer restriction on selling E15 in 38 states was lifted, but right after Hurricane Harvey hit, the agency issued emergency fuel waivers allowing the fuel …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

EPA Waiver Should Relax Other E15 Restrictions

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased with the EPA waiver this week of the summer low volatility gasoline requirement for 12 states due to concerns about fuel shortages from Hurricane Harvey, but they believe the agency should go further to relax other restrictions on the sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15). In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Ethanol Supporters Disappointed in E15 Bill Delay

Cindy Zimmerman

It was no surprise that the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works decided last week not consider the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) before August recess, given the strong opposition to the bill by committee leadership, but it was still a disappointment to the industry which has vowed to continuing fighting for the legislation to allow …

ACE, corn, E15, Ethanol, Government

New E15 Ad Runs in Roll Call

Cindy Zimmerman

As Congress continues to struggle with getting any real work done this year, the Renewable Fuels Association is remaining ever hopeful that lawmakers will pass a fix to allow 15% ethanol to be sold year round. An ad in the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call today calls on Congress to pass the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Happy 5th Birthday E15

Cindy Zimmerman

It was five years ago this week that Scott Zaremba, owner of Zarco 66 in Kansas, made history by becoming the first retailer in the nation to offer 15% ethanol (E15) for sale to motorists. Since that time, the growth of E15 availability has expanded, with nearly 900 stations in 29 states currently offering the fuel blend. “Thanks in part …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA