E15 Gone Today Despite Trump Promises

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s June 1 and fuel retailers in the majority of the country who were selling 15% ethanol blends yesterday can’t today because of what President Trump calls “unnecessary and ridiculous” summertime E15 restrictions. With the deadline approaching yesterday, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig joined the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to use …

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Marine Manufacturers E15 Views are All Wet

Cindy Zimmerman

Preventing year-round sales of 15% ethanol (E15) is among the priorities of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) meeting this week in Washington DC. This is despite the fact that E15 is not approved for use in marine engines, and the organization itself supports an industry “Look Before You Pump” ethanol educational campaign that accurately states ethanol blends up to …

Boats, corn, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

Ethanol Report on White House RFS Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Tweets from senators involved in a White House meeting Tuesday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) say an agreement has finally been reached between oil and ethanol interests that would allow the year-round use of E15 and put to rest the idea of a price cap on Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), a big win for Team Ethanol. However, the “win” …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS, RINS

Senators Push President for E-15 RVP Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

With a growing number of “small refinery” exemptions being granted by EPA to not-so-small companies, a bipartisan group of senators is asking President Trump to allow 15% ethanol fuel (E-15) to be sold during the summer all over the country starting this year. In a letter to the president Monday, 18 ethanol state senators made two specific requests. First, they …

ACE, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFS

Ethanol Industry Pleased with POTUS Support of E15

Cindy Zimmerman

President Trump’s comments Thursday confirming that the administration is working on allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15) sparked a flurry of press releases from ethanol supporters. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen called it “welcome news to consumers across the country, farmers who have worked to build value-added markets here at home in the face of …

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President Trump Supports Year Round E15 Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

At a White House meeting with governors and members of Congress Thursday, President Donald Trump said he supported allowing the year-round use of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15). “This is no guarantee, but we’re going to raise it up to 15 percent, which makes a lot of people happy,” said the president prior to a meeting with lawmakers on agricultural …

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New ACE Video Discusses E15 Liability Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a controversial new video this week addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel. The video on the flexfuelforward.com website features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using …

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Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

Discussions are expected to continue this week between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, which were created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) member plant owners are united in their opposition to the idea of capping RIN prices …

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