Coalition Formed to Protect Point of Obligation

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFS

Gasoline Markets and #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Retailers, RFA

Iowa 2017 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

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

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

New Blender Pumps Open In Holstein, Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers, RFA

Growth Energy, Sheetz Promote #E15 in N. Carolina

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

American Ethanol, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Reid Vapor Pressure, Retailers, RFA

Growth’s Manning Talks #E15 Market Access

Joanna Schroeder

The Growth Energy team has been working hard on expanding market access for ethanol across the country. To learn more about their efforts, I sat down with Kelly Manning during the Farm Progress Show and we kicked off the interview with talking about the roll out of E15 and the Prime the Pump program. Manning said the retailers have been …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, Retailers