ACE Webinar Focuses on Market Development

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week hosted a webinar on market development for higher ethanol blends, including an update on the organization’s market development work and legislative and policy priorities. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty also discussed assistance for retailers to start offering higher ethanol blends and a tour of resources on ACE’s FlexFuelForward.com website and Retailer …

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RFA Launches Summer Ethanol Price Reporting Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The unofficial start of summer is next week and the Renewable Fuels Association is giving people a chance to win $50 in free fuel per day all summer long just for reporting prices for higher ethanol blends around the country. Beginning on Memorial Day, RFA is launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing anyone to report the price posted …

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Casey’s Offers E15 and E85 in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

Casey’s General Stores recently announced intentions to open 17 stations with E15 and E85 in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The first of seven Iowa stations, located in Pella, is now offering E15 and E85. “This opening marks a big milestone for E15,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Casey’s is more than just one of Iowa’s largest …

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Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour in California

Cindy Zimmerman

​Propel Fuels​ kicked off its “105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations in the state to drive awareness of the fuel’s high octane rating. “E85 is truly connecting with today’s smart, savvy drivers who want more value from their fuel than gasoline is giving them,” said Rob Elam, …

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Casey’s General Stores to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores will begin offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program. The retail chain boasts over 1,950 convenience stores across 15 states …

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Minnesota Grows Cleaner Fuel Choices in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota drivers have more fuel choices then they did a year ago. According to the American Lung Association in Minnesota, 35 new E85 stations opened throughout Minnesota last year, bringing the total number in the state to more than 325, which is more than any other state, and Minnesota flex fuel vehicle drivers used an average of more than a …

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When Price is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol blends such as E85 according to a new article published in Energy Policy. Authors Sébastien Pouliot and, Bruce A. Babcock also found that the recently finalized RFS requirement for 2017 for 15 gallons of conventional biofuels is in fact achievable with current infrastructure and …

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Kansas Gov Brownback Supports Higher #Ethanol Blends

Joanna Schroeder

Last week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback helped celebrate some new higher ethanol blends offerings in Garnett. Sandra’s Quick Stop held a pump promotion to create awareness around their new blender pumps that offer consumers the choices of E15, E30 and E85 fuels. Funding for the station came from USDA grant money along with support from several Kansas groups. Gov. Brownback …

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Sandra’s Quick Shop To Host Pump Promo in Garnett, KS

Joanna Schroeder

Sandra’s Quick Stop in Garnett, Kansas is celebrating the addition of several blender pumps that will offer consumers the choice to fill up with higher ethanol blends with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a guest of honor. The retail station, located at the junction of Highway 169 and Highway 59, is hosting a pump promotion on Thursday, November 10, 2016 …

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