Committee Hears Testimony on E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Ethanol supporters and retailers made their case before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee for a bill that would fix a frustrating and confusing situation and allow 15 percent ethanol to be sold year round. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to …

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Cellulosic and Retail Companies Lobby for E15 Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Novozymes, Protec Fuel, Retailers

Cellulosic biofuel and retail fuel companies have joined the effort to urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass legislation that would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) and allow sales of higher blends year-round across the nation. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act was introduced by …

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Coalition Formed to Protect Point of Obligation

Cindy Zimmerman biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFS

A coalition made up largely of fuel retailers has been formed to oppose efforts to change the point of obligation requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) includes the National Association of Convenience Stores, NATSO (representing truck stops and travel plazas), the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, as well as Shell and …

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Gasoline Markets and #Ethanol

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Retail fuel outlets have many considerations when it comes to offering higher ethanol blends for consumers – from regulatory hurdles, equipment replacement timelines, financial incentives and long term strategies. But higher blends are vital when it comes to increasing the domestic market for ethanol at this point. Renewable Fuels Association vice president of industry relations Robert White led a discussion …

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Iowa 2017 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced the winners of this year’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards during the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 11th. Charlie Good, owner/operator of Good & Quick in Nevada, received the 2017 Secretary’s Ethanol Marketing Award. Charlie Good not only offers E15 for vehicles in the …

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Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

Joanna Schroeder E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When a consumer purchased E15 during the month, each retailer donated 2 cents per gallon with the campaign raising $40,465.64 Participating retailers included Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA. “We are thrilled to have …

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Sandra’s Quick Shop To Host Pump Promo in Garnett, KS

Joanna Schroeder E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

Sandra’s Quick Stop in Garnett, Kansas is celebrating the addition of several blender pumps that will offer consumers the choice to fill up with higher ethanol blends with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a guest of honor. The retail station, located at the junction of Highway 169 and Highway 59, is hosting a pump promotion on Thursday, November 10, 2016 …

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New Blender Pumps Open In Holstein, Iowa

Joanna Schroeder E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers, RFA

Holstein Travel Center has added four blender pumps and to celebrate the retail station is hosting a pump promotion November 11-12, 2016. The station is located on Indorf Avenue in Holstein, Iowa. The station will be receiving its ethanol from Quad County Corn Processors based in Galva, Iowa. A portion of the costs, $50,00, was awarded to the station under …

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Sheetz Opens #E15, #E85 Station in Virginia

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

Virgina drivers now have access to E15 and E85 with the opening of a new Sheetz station. This marks the 10th E85 and E15 station in the state, and the infrastructure for the mid-level and high-level blends of ethanol was paid for in part by a USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant. The new station is located at 11774 Sudley Manor …

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Growth Energy, Sheetz Promote #E15 in N. Carolina

Joanna Schroeder American Ethanol, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway took place this week and Sheetz, one of the country’s largest E15 retailers, showcased their car alongside Growth Energy as a means to raise awareness of the ethanol fuel blend. E15, which fueled the Sheetz #62 car, is now available at 61 Sheetz stations across North Carolina. During the promotion, the …

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