RFA Reviews 2020 Vehicle Models for Ethanol Usage

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds good news for E15 but bad news for higher blends of ethanol in its review of 2020 model year vehicles. The RFA analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). However, RFA’s annual …

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E85 Flex Fuel Wrangler is Off-Road Ready

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The Renewable Fuels Association/Hauk Designs Flex Fuel E85 Jeep Wranger is complete and designer Kenny Hauk is pretty proud of the monster machine that can run on up to 85 percent ethanol. “What I’ve learned is that E85 has incredible performance potential,” said Hauk. “You can have incredible horsepower gains, an engine that runs much cooler than normal and has …

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Flex Fuel Jeep Wrangler Debuts in Vegas

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs unveiled a new project at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week that highlights the benefits of higher ethanol blends in high performance vehicles – a Flex Fuel Jeep Wrangler with more than 1,000 horsepower using a high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). …

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‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest Ends

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Labor Day signaled the unofficial end of summer and the official end of the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) third annual “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. The three-month contest offered consumers the chance to win $50 in free fuel per day, and more than 3,100 new users of E85prices.com registered and helped report prices for higher ethanol blends like E15 and …

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Political Pollster Plugs E85

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Political consultant, pollster, and “public opinion guru” Frank Luntz gave a surprising plug for the use of E85 (85 percent ethanol blended fuel) and the need for more flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) during an appearance on FOX News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham last Thursday. “There’s a gasoline, E85, it’s ethanol,” said Luntz during an interview about the …

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RFA Partners with Hauk Designs to Take E85 Off-Road

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs are partnering to highlight the many benefits of using ethanol fuel blends in high-performance off-road vehicles. Fans can watch the Hauk team design and build an RFA flex-fuel Jeep Wrangler JL in a special “Hauk Machines” Amazon Prime video series airing soon. But first, the series kicks off exclusively …

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Ethanol Days of Summer Contest is Back

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For the third year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is sponsoring the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, which encourages consumers to submit pump prices for flex fuels like E85 and ethanol blends like E15 to E85prices.com web site, which enters them in a random daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card. To enter, contest participants create …

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Petition Urges Car Makers to Build More FFVs

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A grassroots effort has begun to let auto manufacturers know American drivers want more flex-fuel vehicle options. In recent months, auto manufacturers have signaled they are pulling back on the production of flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on a variety of higher ethanol blends up to E85. Two members of the ethanol industry decided to let auto makers know how …

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#RFANEC Features Ethanol Powered American Chopper

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The custom E85 motorcycle commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) last year and featured on the Discovery Channel’s American Chopper series was a big hit at the National Ethanol Conference last week, and so was the bike’s designer Paul Teutul, Jr. The patriotic-themed motorcycle has been all over the country since it was first unveiled last June, but it …

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