E15 Logs Another Billion Miles

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on 15% ethanol fuel in just the last three months, according to Growth Energy, bringing the total number of miles driven on E15 to more than 3 billion. “E15 is taking off with consumers wherever it’s available and rapidly becoming drivers’ go-to fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “At the forefront …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

EPA Proposes Grain Sorghum Oil for Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA has opened up the opportunity for grain sorghum oil to be used for making advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. EPA has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry-mill ethanol plants and found no …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, sorghum

#ThankYouRFS for 10 Years of Biofuels Success

Cindy Zimmerman

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed 10 years ago this week, with the intent of moving the United States “toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers” under the expansion of the Renewable Fuel Standard created in 2005 and known as RFS2. The Renewable Fuels Association is …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Skor to Keynote Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will discuss the growing popularity of E15 and current challenges and opportunities for the fuel during her keynote address at the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 30 in Altoona, Iowa. “More major retail stations across the country are offering E15 today than ever before,” Skor said. “The spectacular growth of E15 is a …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Iowa RFA

Ontario Considers Doubling Ethanol Use

Cindy Zimmerman

The government of Ontario has proposed changes to provincial biofuels regulations, which includes doubling the five percent ethanol mandate to 10 percent by 2020. Ontario represents roughly 38 percent of total gasoline use in Canada, making the province a major transportation hub. The doubling of the mandate reflects the potential for increased overall ethanol demand across Canada. “Increased blending of …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, International, USGC

Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took a holiday road trip and we can expect at least that many on the road this year heading home for the holidays. Growth Energy wants to let all those holiday drivers know that E15 (15% ethanol) can brighten the season even more by helping them save a little green. In …

Driving Ethanol podcast, E15, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Industry Thankful for EPA Obligation Point Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry got something extra to be thankful for the day before Thanksgiving as the Environmental Protection Agency followed through on the promise made by Administrator Scott Pruitt to deny a petition to change the point of obligation for compliance under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Based on a wide range of stakeholder input and information provided as a …

EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFS

Representatives Support Advanced Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), along with 16 other members of the House, last week wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt supporting increased blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel in the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs). The members represent largely urban and minority populated districts around the country. “Cellulosic ethanol is …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy