API Still After RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is still after the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline by filing yet another waiver. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) responded by saying this is another example of oil companies unnecessarily scaring people and “it’s just flat out wrong.” “The …

E15, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

NACS Survey Shows Good News for E15

Joanna Schroeder

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has very good news for E15 and the ethanol industry. The survey found that 59 percent of surveyed drivers would by E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) if it was priced the same as regular fuel. This, according to Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American …

ACE, E15, Ethanol

Senate Passes Farm Bill with Energy Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

By a vote of 66 to 27 on Monday evening, the full Senate passed its version of a 2013 Farm Bill which includes mandatory funding for renewable energy programs. “Specifically, the $900 million in mandatory funding to critical rural energy programs will help provide the certainty investors and businesses need to keep making renewable fuels from diverse feedstocks, from corn …

ACE, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

API Files E15 Brief with Supreme Court

Joanna Schroeder

The American Petroleum Institute (API) filed a brief with the Supreme Court this week regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of a blend of E15, 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline.  API claims that the ethanol fuel blend has been shown to damage millions of cars on the road. “E15 could leave millions of consumers with broken down …

ACE, biofuels, E15, Ethanol

Iowa Retailer Says Big Oil Disrupting E15 Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

An Iowa congressman and a fuel retailer in his state are claiming that the oil companies’ fuel distribution monopoly is forcing the discontinuation of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) sales during the summer. Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) joined Linn Coop Oil Company service manager Jim Becthold and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw for a press conference at …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil, Retailers

Siouxland Energy Steps Up to Step Down Gas Prices

Joanna Schroeder

As gas prices continue to rise, the ethanol industry is taking a bold step to ensure consumers save at the pump. While E10 and E15 are saving drivings money with each gallon, now flex fuel drivers who use E85 can save even more money. Siouxland Energy and Livestock Cooperative (SELC), a 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Sioux …

Alternative energy, E15, E85, Ethanol, RINS

Iowa Gets Aggressive on Blend Wall

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Legislature has passed H.F. 640 that supports fuel choice for Iowa’s fuel retailers and consumers. The legislation protects retailers from Big Oil efforts to restrict competition by guaranteeing them the right to offer ethanol and biodiesel blends of their choice including E15, E85 and B20. “This legislation represents a solid step forward for higher ethanol blends, consumer choice, …

Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, Renewable Energy

Senate Panel Approves Farm Bill with Energy Title

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 15-5 today to approve the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, which includes cuts to reduce the deficit by $23 billion dollars but still offers a commitment to renewable energy. The bill includes an energy title that helps to advance “bio-energy production, supporting advanced biomass energy production such as cellulosic ethanol and pellets …

ACE, advance biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Government

Wisconsin Opens 8 New E15 Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Wisconsin is the home of eight new E15 pumps. The 15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline blend is now offered at SmartStation, 1290 Business Highway 151, Platteville, Wisconsin. The station is a wholly owned subsidiary of Badger State Ethanol. “We are honored to be Wisconsin’s first retailer to offer E15 to our customers who have been asking for it,” said …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol