MN Bio-Fuels Honors E15 Station Owner

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Skor to Keynote Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will discuss the growing popularity of E15 and current challenges and opportunities for the fuel during her keynote address at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 30 in Altoona, Iowa. “More major retail stations across the country are offering E15 today than ever before,” Skor said. “The spectacular growth of E15 is a …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Iowa RFA

Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took a holiday road trip and we can expect at least that many on the road this year heading home for the holidays. Growth Energy wants to let all those holiday drivers know that E15 (15% ethanol) can brighten the season even more by helping them save a little green. In …

Driving Ethanol podcast, E15, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy

RFA Releases Ethanol Savings Calculator

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has just released an easy-to-use online calculator just in time for the holidays to help drivers find out how much money they can save by choosing ethanol blends like E15 and E85. Here’s how it works: Step 1 – enter retail prices for E10, E15 and E85. Prices from thousands of stations nationwide, along with …

E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

2nd Annual Pink at the Pump Doubles Donations

Cindy Zimmerman

Drivers across six states last month helped raise a record $11,500 for breast cancer awareness and research as part of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s (IRFA) second-annual Pink at the Pump™ campaign. “It is exciting to see how much Pink at the Pump™ has grown in only its second year,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “We’ve doubled the number …

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More 2018 Vehicles Approved for 15% Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

More new vehicles are approved by manufacturers to use 15% ethanol blends (E15) – including Nissan and Infiniti – according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of RFA’s annual analysis of warranty statements …

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ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

Cindy Zimmerman

Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

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E15 Retailer Video Series Debuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has debuted the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website as part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. All episodes are hosted by ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty with the first video introducing the series and some of the …

ACE, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers