IRFA, ACE & Auto Channel RFS/E15 Briefing

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and The Auto Channel are bringing together a panel of experts in the fields of renewable fuels, automotive and vehicle technology and fuel retailing to discuss important issues regarding E15 fuel, the so-called blend wall, and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The briefing will highlight how E15 and the RFS …

Alternative energy, biofuels, E15, RFS

American Ethanol Helps NASCAR Go Green

Cindy Zimmerman

In honor of Earth Day, racing is shifting gears this month to focus attention on environmental awareness with the NASCAR RACE TO GREEN™ campaign and American Ethanol is part of the effort. The campaign is hosting a National Tree Planting initiative this month encouraging racing teams, tracks, drivers, partners and fans to pledge to plant some trees today – Earth …

American Ethanol, corn, E15, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, NCGA

Shell at ABLC: Don’t Blame Big Oil for Blend Wall

John Davis

One of the great things about the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference is the diverse group of biofuels stakeholders with diverse points of view. Case in point, Shell Oil’s presence at the gathering, and the company’s Downstream Policy & Advocacy Manager, North America, John Reese, who makes the contention that it’s not the oil companies who are creating the E15 blend …

advance biofuels, Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Oil

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner: Stop E15

Joanna Schroeder

Following the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s mark up and ultimate approval of H. 875, legislation designed to untimely repeal approval of E15 that was introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. “The House Science Committee is ignoring hard data and facts that show E15 is reliable and the most tested fuel to date,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Legislation, RFA

Around the World on E15 – Twice

Cindy Zimmerman

In the past month, residents of Baxter, Iowa have driven the equivalent of more than two trips around the world on 15% ethanol fuel (E15). The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today reported that statistic since Baxter fuel retailer Kountry Korner began offering E15 as a registered fuel for 2001 and newer vehicles on March 8, 2013. “Since offering E15 …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

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