Growth Launches “You’re No Dummy” Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

In response to the major ad campaign funded by Big Oil in an effort to block higher blends of ethanol into the marketplace (such as E15), ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy has launched an advertising campaign called “You’re no Dummy“. The goal of the campaign is to help Americans better understand that the oil industry is trying to stop the …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Video

Senators Call for Big Oil Investigation

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate possible anticompetitive practices by oil companies that limit consumers access to homegrown renewable fuels such as ethanol. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Klobuchar, the Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, and Grassley, …

ACE, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, RFS

In Center Ring: Biofuels Versus Big Oil

Joanna Schroeder

The National Conference of State Legislators kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday and today the group has invited Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) along with Patrick Kelly of the American Petroleum Institute (API) to debate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to Cooper, the invitation was extended because state legislators want to learn more about the program …

Audio, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

Big Oil Files Waiver to Cap Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Big Oil has been defeated time and time again in court related to the growth of the biofuels industry, but they have not been deterred. This week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a partial waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requesting that total ethanol requirements be dropped to 9.7 percent. …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS

S.D. AAA Promotes TV Ad Supporting Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

With Triple A (AAA) defending itself against comments made by a current Big Oil campaign that they don’t support ethanol, the organization is fighting back. South Dakota AAA has launched its own TV ad in support of ethanol. The South Dakota AAA office says a new campaign by the American Petroleum Institute (API) misrepresents AAA’s position on E15 and ethanol. …

ACE, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Video

We’re Sticking With E15

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has released the results of a survey of Iowa’s E15 retailers showing there were zero complaints, zero lawsuits and zero engine problems in regards to fueling with E15. Big Oil has been engaged in an active campaign against E15 and is using scare tactics in an attempt to ward people off using the ethanol …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Pipelines to Iowa Could Shift Fuel Choice At Pump

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), a pending shift in the fuels carried in pipeline to Iowa will likely increase the cost of non-ethanol blended gasoline forcing retailers to choose between offering a relatively high priced traditional E0 (100 percent gasoline) and a lower-cost E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

NASCAR Driver Dillion Visits POET Plant

Joanna Schroeder

NASCAR® driver Austin Dillon visited POET-Biorefining – Portland (Ind.) as part of his American Ethanol Heartland Tour. Dillon toured the biorefinery, signed autographs and took part in a Q&A with POET team members and farmers. Dillon’s Midwest tour takes him from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Along the way, he is making a number …

American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Ethanol

RSC Hearing One-Sided

Joanna Schroeder

The Republican Study Committee’s Energy Task Force held an informational hearing discussing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on July 17, 2013. Speakers included representatives from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, National Council of Chain Restaurants, the Turkey Federation, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The event happened to occur two days after the American Petroleum Institute …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, RFA, RFS