#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

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Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Golden Grain Energy, and owner and investor of Cresco Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa. I was able to sit down with Sovereign …

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Direct #Ethanol Sales is #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Strategy

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American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Unsung Hero award winner Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar, Iowa is a pioneer in the direct biorefinery to retail station sales of ethanol. Schwark says selling ethanol direct to retail stations is a way of passing along the best prices possible to the retail station and ultimately the consumer. “Each gallon of …

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Paul Dana Award Goes to @Sheetz

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week presented Sheetz, Inc. with the 2016 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for leadership in marketing ethanol. The award was instituted in 2006 in memory of Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver and biofuels advocate Paul Dana Sheetz was recognized for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in …

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#ACE2016 – Mo’ #E15 Gallons Please

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers and retailers are calling for “Mo’ Gallons” said Ron Lamberty, VP of Market Development during the opening session of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s 29th annual Ethanol Conference. During his opening remarks he focused on the need and movement to get more E15 and higher blend pumps across the country. The theme of his presentation was “Do the Math.” …

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Retailers Share Success Stories at #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Several retail chains have been leading the way in bringing E15 and E85 to consumers. One of these chains, based in the Northeast, is Sheetz. While some retailers are focusing on E15, others are focusing on E85 such as Pearson Fuels. Representatives from both of these chains took the stage this week during the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference for …

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Rick Schwarck Honored with #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Award

Joanna Schroeder

And this year’s winner of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Unsung Hero award is Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy. Schwarck was presented with the award during the 29th annual Ethanol Conference that took place this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Absolute Energy is located in St. Ansgar, Iowa and was one of the first biorefineries to begin selling ethanol direct …

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#E15 & #FFV Retailer Roadmap Released at #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Big news for retailers today out of the 29th annual Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). The grassroots ethanol leader has released the E15 and FFV Retailer Roadmap. The new educational tool for gas station owners was released during a press conference this afternoon and was created to address some of the most frequently asked questions …

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Northern Virginia Now Has E85

Joanna Schroeder

Woodbridge, Virginia is the home of a new E85 station (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gas). The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store is now offering E85, selling it comparably to, or under the price of regular gasoline, as well as other higher blends of ethanol. To celebrate the new ethanol blends, the retail station hosted a car, classic car and …

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Power Energy Wins $1.44M #Ethanol Infrastructure Award

Joanna Schroeder

Power Energy Corporation (PEC) has been awarded $1.44 million from the state of Illinois to assist them in building out the infrastructure at 20 retail gas stations to offer consumers higher ethanol blends choices at the pump. The grant was awarded from Illinois’ Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity as part of USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. The funding …

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.@EthanolRFA Submits #RFS Comments to @EPA

Joanna Schroeder

Today is the deadline for submission of comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2017-2018 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the EPA to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons per year. Signed by RFA President …

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