Ethanol Stakeholders Comment on High Octane Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol stakeholder groups submitted comments Friday to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule, emphasizing the benefits for fuel economy and emissions reductions from the use of high-octane fuels, which can be attained with higher blends of ethanol. “Ethanol delivers the highest octane at the lowest cost, allowing automakers …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, Octane, RFA

Growth Energy Pleased to Co-Sponsor #ExEx18

Cindy Zimmerman

Export Exchange 2018, held this week in Minneapolis, was the fifth biennial educational and trade forum for U.S. feed grains and ethanol co-products to be held since 2010 and the first one co-sponsored by Growth Energy. “The past 12 months have seen the highest amount of ethanol exports in history, and this year’s Export Exchange is the perfect place to …

Audio, Ethanol, Export Exchange, Exports, Growth Energy

Export Exchange 2018 is Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from some 35 countries are in Minneapolis this week for Export Exchange 2018. The biennial educational and trade forum, co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy, offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and build relationships with domestic suppliers of corn, distillers …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, USGC

Cumberland Farms Joins Prime the Pump to Offer E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy and Prime the Pump have announced Cumberland Farms is the newest E15 retail partner to join the Prime the Pump program. The Massachusetts-based convenience store chain will begin offering E15 at more than 120 of its stores in the Northeast United States. The sites are spread across Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) markets, which will allow Cumberland Farms to sell …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Democrat Reps Ask EPA to Uphold RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Nearly 20 members of Congress are sounding the alarm about how small refinery waivers causing less ethanol to be blended into gasoline disproportionately impacts communities of color. Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and 17 of their colleagues sent a letter this week to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over how the widespread issuance of waivers …

EPA, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFS

Export Exchange Pre-Tours Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 Export Exchange starts next week in Minneapolis, but many teams of international buyers are already here in the United States participating in pre-event tours around the Midwest. The tours include three teams from Mexico who will visit Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kentucky and Iowa to see U.S. corn, sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) production and supply …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Casey’s Partners With Prime the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

Casey’s General Store is partnering with Prime the Pump to expand its offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 locations over the next few years. Prime the Pump is a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to give more Americans the choice of E15 at the pump. “Since first rolling out E15, we’ve seen the benefit …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Ethanol Stakeholders Welcome E15 Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Christmas came very early this year for ethanol stakeholders who have been pressing for sales of E15 to be allowed year round, as President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would extend the summer Reid Vapor Pressure waiver to E15. “What it really means is that we’re helping our farmers,” …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, corn, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

E15 Announcement Expected Today

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump is heading to Council Bluffs, Iowa later today for a Make America Great Again Rally this evening, but before he leaves he is expected to make an announcement the ethanol industry has been waiting a long time to hear – that he is directing EPA to start rulemaking on year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15). The …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

Growth Energy Launches TV Ad for Year Round E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy released a new television ad this week stressing the vital role ethanol plays in rural America’s economy and asking Congress to support making E15 year-round a reality. The latest ad campaign begins this week and will appear on televisions in Washington, D.C. and select markets across the heartland. “The drive to give consumers cleaner, more affordable options at …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Video