#Ethanol Report on E15 at Fuel Terminals

Cindy Zimmerman

Illinois-based HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level, something the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling a “game-changer” for increasing access to E15. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about why this is such a big deal in this edition of the …

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HWRT to Offer Pre-blended 15% #Ethanol at Terminals

Cindy Zimmerman

HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level. Currently there is no access to E15 at local fuel terminals and retailers across the country interested in offering the fuel have done so by diluting a higher ethanol blend (like E85) with regular unleaded, a process that …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFA

Iowa Governor Honored for #Biofuels Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest serving Governor, was honored Friday by renewable fuels industry leaders, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the National Governors Association at a breakfast commemorating his steadfast leadership in renewable fuels. “Gov. Branstad is a true champion for renewable fuels, and we’re delighted to see him honored for his long-standing leadership,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels …

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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 …

Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

RFA, Pinnacle Hosting Webinars on Hazardous Chemicals

Joanna Schroeder

Pinnacle Engineering has teamed up with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to host a six-part webinar series for the ethanol industry focused on how to comply with regulations designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require a comprehensive management program integrating …

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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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#Ethanol Exports Fall to 9 Month Low

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. ethanol exports reached a nine month low in May at 55.7 million gallons (mg) a 42 percent drop from April according to government data and analyzed by Ann Lewis, research analyst with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Monthly ethanol exports have only dipped lower twice in the past two years. In May, Canada exported 21.5 mg taking the top …

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@EthanolRFA Hosting 2nd #Ethanol Octane Webinar

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is hosting another webinar focused on ethanol’s unique octane properties. “Gasoline Refining and Blending 101,” will take place July 7, 2016 from 11 am – noon CT. This is the second webinar of five dedicated to discussing the importance of using ethanol as a …

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Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

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Consumer Perception, High Octane Keys to #Ethanol’s Future

Joanna Schroeder

Senior Vice President for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Geoff Cooper participated in the panel discussion “Pathways to Fully Realizing the Bold Promise of the Broader Biofuels Industry,” during this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop. Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Cooper about some of the things that struck him as particularly interesting during the conversation. Cooper noted that they spoke about policy …

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