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

Growers Asked to Join Grassroots Ethanol Efforts

Joanna Schroeder

Tara Chandra with Growth Energy spends much of her time working in the organization’s public policy sector. She helps with their social media efforts and other educational efforts as well as helps their member’s with their policy and communication efforts. Chandra was at the 2013 Commodity Classic that took place in Kissimmee, Florida talking to growers from across the country …

Audio, Commodity Classic, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

D.C. Fly-in Just Around the Corner

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is gearing up to meet with nearly 100 of our country’s legislators during its annual Biofuels Beltway Fly-in being held in Washington, D.C. March 13-14, 2013. To date, ACE has requested meetings with 100 Senate offices and key House members. As ACE Executive Director Brian Jennings noted to DF early this month, a signification …

ACE, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Ethanol, RFS

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid When It Comes to Big Oil’s Lies

John Davis

Trusting Big Oil with its claims about the dangers of ethanol is like trusting certain soft drink makers about claims against drinks that might be good for you. “If Coke and Pepsi put out a study that said sugar-free Kool-Aid is bad for you, I’m sure people would question that,” says Senior Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol …

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No Industry Input for Ethanol Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment will hold a hearing tomorrow on mid-level ethanol blends, but without any input from the ethanol industry. Witnesses scheduled to testify include representatives from AAA, motorcyclists and a research council that works for the petroleum industry and auto makers. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA