No Back to the Future for the RFS

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Guest contributor – Rachel Gantz, Renewable Fuels Association Do you remember the scene towards the end of “Back to the Future,” where Doc Brown is refueling the time-traveling DeLorean with banana peels and beer waste? That was biofuel before it was available at so many of our neighborhood gasoline stations. Nowadays, Doc Brown just needs to pull up to his …

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RFA Releases Ethanol Savings Calculator

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has just released an easy-to-use online calculator just in time for the holidays to help drivers find out how much money they can save by choosing ethanol blends like E15 and E85. Here’s how it works: Step 1 – enter retail prices for E10, E15 and E85. Prices from thousands of stations nationwide, along with …

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RFA Refutes Ethanol Storage Tank Claims

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling out the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) for a “slew of inaccurate statements about E15 storage” in a recent letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). PMAA claims up to “95 percent of all gasoline supply outlets in the United States cannot legally store or dispense …

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More 2018 Vehicles Approved for 15% Ethanol

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More new vehicles are approved by manufacturers to use 15% ethanol blends (E15) – including Nissan and Infiniti – according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of RFA’s annual analysis of warranty statements …

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Corn Crop Increase Surprises

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USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record …

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RFA Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

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The Renewable Fuels Association once again attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to do interviews and support the media that helps spread the good news about agriculture and renewable fuels. Some very good news right now is that ethanol is helping consumers save more money at the pump than ever before. “It’s probably the …

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RFA Compiles FFV Models Brochure

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There are more than 22 million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today, but many motorists may be unaware that they can use up to 85 percent ethanol blended fuel (E85). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed a new brochure that compiles all of the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2018), as well as previous …

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Ethanol Report on the Road with E85

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With more than 4,000 E85 stations across the nation and more being added every day, drivers of flex fuel vehicles could possibly drive across the country on only 85 percent ethanol with a little planning and a lot of E85prices.com. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White took his work on vacation this summer, taking the …

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More than 4,000 U.S. Stations Offering E85

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Coast to coast, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) now can find more than 4,000 stations to fill up with 85% ethanol blended fuel (E85). According to E85prices.com, operated by the Renewable Fuels Association, Minnesota offers the most E85 stations, but states outside the Corn Belt have shown the greatest growth in recent years, including California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina …

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Ethanol Politics Hold Up Northey Nomination

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Refinery state senators are hitting back against the Trump administration for bowing to pressure from ethanol supporters last week and abandoning proposed changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week put a hold on the nomination of Iowa’s Bill Northey for USDA Under Secretary of Farm Production and Conservation, who was approved by the Senate …

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