Popke’s in Rock Rapids, IA Joins the E15 Club

Joanna Schroeder

Popke’s, Inc. in Rock Rapids, Iowa has joined the E15 “club” now joining four other stations in Iowa to sell the 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline fuel blend. “My business believes in supporting Iowa’s farmers and growing our local economy,” said Popke’s, Inc. owner Greg Popke. “American-made E15 is the next step in securing our independence from foreign oil. …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Engine Products Group Appeals E15 Partial Waiver

Joanna Schroeder

The Engine Products Group (EPG) is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant partial waivers approving the sale of gasoline containing E15 (fifteen percent ethanol, eighty-five percent gasoline) for 2001 model year and new passenger cars and light trucks. The Court of Appeals dismissed the case in August 2012 for lack of jurisdiction. Today, EPG has filed a …

E15, Equipment, Ethanol

What’s the Real Deal with E15?

Joanna Schroeder

What’s the real deal with E15? Do we hate it? Do we love it? Well Big Oil certainly has not shown an affinity for the ethanol fuel blend. But why? According to Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President for American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), American Petroleum Institute (API) began its campaign against E15 as part of its attempt to get rid …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol

Renewable Fuels Leaders Refute Oil Industry Claims

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders of Fuels America held a press conference this morning to “preemptively answer misinformation on renewable fuel blends and gasoline prices” in a new report by the American Petroleum Institute. Speaking in defense of the renewable fuels industry were the heads of several industry organizations and companies, including Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen, Advanced …

advance biofuels, AEC, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS, RINS

RFA Calls for Investigation of Oil Industry Conduct

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is requesting a multi-agency investigation into what they are calling the “discriminatory and unlawful conduct” on the part of the oil industry. In a letter sent today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), RFA requested the agencies investigate the …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil, Retailers, RFA

Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa Offering E15

Joanna Schroeder

Dave Sovereign from Cresco, Iowa has been busy. Last week he helped to convert the Fast Stop station he owns in his hometown to E15. Then he caught an airplane to Washington, D.C. to participate in the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Biofuels Beltway March where he met with a number of freshman Congressman. Fast Stop, located in Northeast Iowa …

Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

ACE, IRFA Celebrate A Century of Subisides

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) along with a full house, celebrated a “Century of Subsidies” for Big Oil today with a miniature version of the Capitol cake and ice cream. The cake was created by Charm City Cakes especially for the event that highlighted the fact that oil industry has received certain …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Iowa RFA, Oil, RFA

Buis Highlights Priorities for 2013

Joanna Schroeder

During Growth Energy’s fourth Annual Executive Leadership Conference, CEO Tom Buis discussed the significant progress the industry has made despite constant attacks, the strategic goals for the upcoming year and how critics like Big Food and Big Oil are trying to kill renewable energy. He began by stressing that market access and defending the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue to …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Kountry Korner in Baxter, IA Offering E15

Joanna Schroeder

Kountry Korner in Baxter, Iowa has become the third retail location in the state to offer E15  as a registered fuel. E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in 2001 or newer vehicles. “Our company is dedicated to environmentally-friendly practices and growing our local economy, so …

Alternative energy, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, Retailers

Growth Energy Leadership Conference Kicks off

Joanna Schroeder

Today Growth Energy is kicking off its fourth annual Executive Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. The event is designed to bring Growth Energy members together to assess the state of the organization as well as the state of the ethanol industry. The conference will feature several roundtables with moderators and special guest speakers from NASCAR as well as the automobile, …

American Ethanol, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR