Casey’s General Stores Expanding E15 Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Casey’s General Stores will expand its E15 offering to more than 60 new sites this summer across their footprint following EPA’s approval of E15 year-round. Making that announcement this week, Casey’s and Growth Energy attributed this rapid expansion to the lifting of an outdated regulation that now allows American drivers to access the cleaner, more affordable biofuel all year-round. “The …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

European Commission Removes Ethanol Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholders are pleased with the decision by the European Commission to not renew anti-dumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of U.S. ethanol. “RFA has always maintained these penalties were unjustified and unwarranted,” said Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) CEO Geoff Cooper. “The U.S. ethanol industry is looking forward to resuming more open trade relations with the European Union. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

New Mexico Welcomes E15

Cindy Zimmerman

New Mexico has become the 31st state to add E15 at the pump for consumers. According to Growth Energy, a Murphy USA station in Albuquerque is now one of nearly 1,800 locations nationwide to offer E15, also known as Unleaded 88. Growth Energy works with leading retailers including Casey’s, Cumberland Farms, Family Express, Holiday, Kum & Go, Kwik Trip, Minnoco, …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Groups Urge EPA to Drop RIN Reform and Get E15 Done

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel stakeholders want EPA to get rid of the excess baggage and get E15 to the finish line before summer driving season starts. The comment period on EPA’s proposed rule “Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15; Modifications to RFS RIN Market Regulations” ended Monday with major organizations sending in theirs at the end of the day. The …

ACE, Biodiesel, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

EPA Revisits Proposal to Publish Refinery Waiver Info

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment on the current process for issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) that would allowing names of refineries who have applied for and received waivers to be made public in an effort to expand transparency. EPA has reopened the comment period for 15 days on one aspect of a 2016 proposal “that basic information …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NBB

Flooding Impacts Rail Service in the Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

Extensive flooding in the Midwest has caused damage to railroad infrastructure and additional flooding is expected now along the Mississippi River, resulting in widespread service disruptions in the Iowa-Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska area. The Federal Railroad Administration has declared an “emergency event” related to railroad operations as the National Weather Service has documented historic flooding throughout the region with rivers rising to recored …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, transportation

Ethanol Interests Comment on Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments this week supporting the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. The comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) offered recommendations on how biofuels, like ethanol, can help reach the ECCC Regulatory Design Paper’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23 megatons by 2030. “While …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, Trade, USGC

Growth Energy Sues Over Small Refinery Exemptions

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to address small refinery exemptions in its 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking issued late last year. “EPA’s inaction on addressing lost gallons due to small refinery exemptions in this rulemaking is a clear violation of law,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “In doing nothing …

EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Groups Submit Comments on E15 by 2025 in Ontario

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments to the Canadian Province of Ontario supporting the expansion of biofuels blending to implement a 15 percent renewable content in gasoline by 2025. “For decades now, North American farmers and ethanol producers have continued to benefit from tariff-free borders,” the comments noted. “With an existing North American supply chain, …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, USGC