MN Biofuels Names 2018 Distinguished Retailer

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The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has named Plymouth Station Holiday as its 2018 Distinguished Retailer. “Plymouth Station Holiday was one of the first stations in Minnesota to offer E15 back in 2015. Since then they have added E15 at their other station in Plymouth and will soon begin offering it at a new station in New Hope,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive …

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Cumberland Farms Joins Prime the Pump to Offer E15

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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 …

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Casey’s Partners With Prime the Pump

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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 …

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Growth Energy Helping Expand E15 Availability

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The availability and use of E15, or 15 percent ethanol blended fuel, has been growing steadily since it was approved by EPA in 2011 for use in model year 2001 and newer vehicles but challenges remain for retailers who want to sell it and consumers who want to use it. Even President Trump has voiced his support for E15 over …

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Retailers Winning With Ethanol at the Pump

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The retailer panel is always a popular one for attendees at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference to learn more about how their product is being marketed to consumers at the pump. This year, members of the ACE Marketer Advisory Panel (MAP) discussed what is working and what is not, as well as the question of how to brand …

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ACE Plans Retailer Panel Encore

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A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference, August 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a discussion between returning panelist Bob O’Connor, owner of Wisconsin-based JETZ Convenience Centers, and first-time panelist Glenn Badenhop, owner of Ohio-based …

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Growth Energy Touts Prime the Pump Success

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More than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a new report by Growth Energy on the success of E15 and the accomplishments of Prime the Pump, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build the infrastructure and distribution of higher biofuel blends. “Thanks to the hard work and generosity …

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Pennsylvania Retailer to Sell E15

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A Pennsylvania-based fuel retailer plans to start selling 15% ethanol fuel at seven locations in three states. Growth Energy has announced that Rutter’s convenience store chain will begin selling E15 in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. “The success of Prime the Pump in opening the marketplace for E15 has opened the doors for more and more innovative retailers to offer …

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New ND Petro Serve Offers Higher Ethanol Blends

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) joined Petro Serve USA to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility in Valley City, North Dakota on Friday and congratulate them for providing higher ethanol blends to more consumers. “Petro Serve has been offering ethanol blends to their customers for a long time now, and they keep adding more stations like this …

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May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

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Nebraska drivers are being encouraged to get their motors running with savings on biofuels every Friday in May at retailers in three major cities to celebrate Renewable Fuels Month in the state. Select retailers in Omaha, Grand Island and Bellevue are offering discounts on ethanol blends and one location is discounting biodiesel as well. Renewable Fuels Month is coordinated through …

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