Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

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#FlexFuel Roadmap for Retailers Now Online

Cindy Zimmerman

A new tool developed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) for gasoline and ethanol retailers is now available online. The online tool is an interactive version of the E15 and FFV Retailer Roadmap released last month in print form at the ACE annual meeting. It features an interactive calculator that retailers can use to compare current sales and revenue …

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American #Ethanol Boat Smashes Speed Record

Cindy Zimmerman

American Ethanol boats have been making waves across the country this summer. Competitors from around the country participated in two recent powerboat racing competitions – the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Ohio – and many of the top performing boats at each event ran on high-ethanol blends, with over 30 performing …

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RFA Foundation Hosting 4th Octane Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is hosting the fourth of five webinars Thursday focused on ethanol’s unique octane properties, its importance as a blend component in today’s gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The Sept. 8 webinar will focus on …

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Iowa RFA PAC Honors State Legislators

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC announced 19 state legislators have been designated as “Champions of Renewable Fuels.” The IRFA PAC Board awarded state legislators seeking reelection who maintained a clear voting record supporting renewable fuels and displayed leadership for renewable fuels in the Iowa Legislature. This is the fourth election cycle the IRFA PAC has given such recognition. …

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#Ethanol Still High on NCGA Priority List

Cindy Zimmerman

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association spent time with media, farmers, industry partners and academics during the 2016 Farm Progress Show last week to share the organization’s key priorities and messages. The clear intent of our effort is to communicate the economic challenges farmers are facing and leverage NCGA’s position as a thought leader to raise awareness and drive …

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Wayne Standardizes Retail Fuel Dispensers for E25

Cindy Zimmerman

Wayne Fueling Systems announced today that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers will be supplied as compatible and UL-Listed to E25 (25 percent ethanol and 75 percent petroleum) as a standard feature. The shift from the standard Underwriters Laboratory Listing of E10 to E25 is effective immediately for Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers and by year-end for the Wayne Helix …

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#Ethanol Groups Disappointed in European Appeal on Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are disappointed with today’s decision by the European Commission (EC) to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its ruling two months ago invalidating certain ethanol duties. The EC had approximately two months from the June 9 court ruling to appeal. That ruling annulled the European Union’s 9.5 percent …

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Green Plains Opens #Ethanol Plant in Virginia

Cindy Zimmerman

Green Plains Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting and open house event at its new Hopewell, Virginia ethanol production facility which the company acquired in October 2015. Among those in attendance at the celebration was National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chip Bowling who farms corn, soybeans, and sorghum just 100 miles away in Newburg, Maryland. “We are excited to see …

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#Ethanol Safety Seminars Scheduled

Joanna Schroeder

More free ethanol safety seminars are on the docket taking place in Nebraska and Connecticut. Hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), attendees will learn proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar. The …

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