The Truth About E15 and Smog

Cindy Zimmerman

The Trump Administration announcement last week that it will begin rulemaking to allow sales of 15% ethanol year-round generated quite a bit of mainstream media attention. Unfortunately, much of it suggested that the current restriction on summertime E15 sales stems from concerns that the fuel blend could result in “more pollution” and emissions that worsen smog. “In reality, E15 is …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

RFA Offering Free E15 Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is holding a free webinar on Oct. 23 to discuss the recent proposal that will allow for year-round consumer access to 15% ethanol (E15). The one-hour webinar is designed to address some of the misinformation and confusion about what President Trump’s recent action means for fuel suppliers, retailers, and consumers. In addition to hearing from …

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Casey’s Partners With Prime the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

Casey’s General Store is partnering with Prime the Pump to expand its offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 locations over the next few years. Prime the Pump is a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to give more Americans the choice of E15 at the pump. “Since first rolling out E15, we’ve seen the benefit …

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New RFA Chair Says Increasing E15 Grows Ethanol Market

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was in need of a “growth story” and getting year round E15 will definitely help, according to new Renewable Fuels Association Chairman Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol. “It’s about market share, and limiting ethanol to ten percent blends has been, in effect, restraint of trade,” said Koehler. Koehler was featured on Fox Business just as the announcement was …

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Ethanol Stakeholders Welcome E15 Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Christmas came very early this year for ethanol stakeholders who have been pressing for sales of E15 to be allowed year round, as President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would extend the summer Reid Vapor Pressure waiver to E15. “What it really means is that we’re helping our farmers,” …

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E15 Announcement Expected Today

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump is heading to Council Bluffs, Iowa later today for a Make America Great Again Rally this evening, but before he leaves he is expected to make an announcement the ethanol industry has been waiting a long time to hear – that he is directing EPA to start rulemaking on year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15). The …

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Growth Energy Launches TV Ad for Year Round E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy released a new television ad this week stressing the vital role ethanol plays in rural America’s economy and asking Congress to support making E15 year-round a reality. The latest ad campaign begins this week and will appear on televisions in Washington, D.C. and select markets across the heartland. “The drive to give consumers cleaner, more affordable options at …

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Growth Energy Introduces Unleaded 88 Website

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced the launch of a new consumer-facing website for Unleaded 88 fuel: Unl88.com. Unleaded 88 is the unified brand identify for E15 – a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol – and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for cars model year 2001 and newer. “The website is designed to highlight the benefits of this biofuel …

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President Trump Hints at Iowa Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

During a press conference to announce the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) Monday, President Trump dropped hints about a big announcement to be made in Iowa soon – but the word has already been circulating since last week. As soon as he started the press conference, Trump thanked Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) for being there, saying he would be in Iowa …

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Iowa E15 Retailers Again Promoting Pink At The Pump®

Carrie Muehling

Motorists driving through Iowa can help to prevent breast cancer by choosing E15 this October. As part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, over 50 Iowa retailers will donate three cents of every gallon of E15 sold from October 1-31 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute, split evenly between the two organizations. …

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