Couple Takes Personal Ethanol Story to DC

Cindy Zimmerman

Phil Near and his wife Cheryl Werth Near were part of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual DC Fly-in last week, participating for the first time and bringing their personal story about the health benefits and good value of ethanol to members of Congress. The Nears operate ten Jump Start Convenience Stores in Kansas, offering their own brand of …

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NEC Retailers Panel Talks Marketing Higher Blends

Carrie Muehling

Retail representatives on a panel at the National Ethanol Conference discussed how market drivers, federal policies and state program are driving the increased availability of E15 and flexible fuels. They also shared some personal experiences when it comes to offering higher blends of ethanol at their locations. Education was the biggest factor for Bryan Goforth with Home Service Oil Company. …

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Iowa Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented Casey’s General Stores and Quick Oil Company with the 2019 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards at the FUEL-Iowa annual meeting Tuesday in Des Moines. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and …

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MN Biofuels Names 2018 Distinguished Retailer

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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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