July 1st – Independence Day for Iowa Fuel Retailers

Joanna Schroeder

July 1, 2013 has now become “Independence Day” for Iowa fuel retailers as today marks the enactment of a new Iowa law that frees Iowa retailers from some Big Oil restrictions. “Today, new liberties go into effect for Iowa’s fuel retailers. They now have the freedom to offer the fuel options they choose, not what Big Oil dictates,” said Iowa …

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

API Denied Hearing on E15

Joanna Schroeder

The Supreme Court has issued a decision to not hear the American Petroleum Institute (API) and other ethanol opponents’ challenges to E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, that has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in cars and light duty trucks manufactured in 2001 or newer. “Today is a true …

ACE, biofuels, E15, Growth Energy, RFA

Uncertainty over RFS Hurting Biofuel Investment

Joanna Schroeder

While Florida was debating the future of its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) many biofuel companies fought hard to keep it in place. One supporter was Brad Krohn with Florida-based United States EnviroFuels. Brad recently spoke with our Chuck Zimmerman following a day of testimony heard by the Florida House. They just had a follow up discussion about how things are …

advance biofuels, Audio, E15, Ethanol, RFS

Rally Without a Cause

Joanna Schroeder

As the sun shines on Capitol Hill this week, motorcycles are rolling in to to participate in the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) “E15 Fuel for Thought Lobby Day” sponsored by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Associations (AFPM). While ethanol industry representatives has shown frustration, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) couldn’t help but chuckle. …

ACE, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA

Motorcycles & E15

Joanna Schroeder

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is hosting an event for motorcycle riders to come to Washington, D.C. and lobby on Capitol Hill. They want to stop E15 from being sold until testing has been done on motorcycles to see if harm or damage will occur. In response, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a press call to discuss motorcycles and …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, RFA

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