CARB Accepts Industry Evaluation of E15 Blends

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California moved a step closer to allowing E15 with the acceptance by the the California Air Resources Board (CARB) of the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) and Growth Energy’s joint multimedia evaluation of E15 blends Tier 1 report, the first step in a three-tiered evaluation process of the fuel blend. “RFA is pleased to see that CARB has accepted and posted …

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ACE Conference Offers Retailer Workshop

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference is offering a free workshop for retailers interested in selling higher ethanol blends. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon offer another $100 million in biofuel infrastructure grants under its Higher Blends and Infrastructure Incentives Program (HBIIP), so ACE is inviting retailers to learn how to get their share of available …

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Ethanol Days of Summer Free Fuel Contest Continues

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There’s still time to enter the Renewable Fuels Association’s Ethanol Days of Summer Contest, which offers free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85. The contest continues through Labor Day, which means six more weeks of $250 in free fuel to giveaway. “Even though the price of fuel has dropped in recent days, we’re still experiencing abnormally …

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California Emissions Study Moves Toward E15 Approval

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Friday released the results of a multi-year study of the emissions impacts of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel (E15). California is currently is one of only two states that does not allow sales of E15. The results of the study show that, compared to E10, E15 reduces emissions of most pollutants that contribute to …

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RFA Applauds Sheetz for Ethanol Education

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The Renewable Fuels Association thanks fuel retailer Sheetz for slashing prices on higher ethanol blends for a full week ahead of the Independence Day weekend and providing the opportunity for much needed ethanol education. Sheetz is offering E15 for $3.99 per gallon and E85 for $3.49 at all of their 350-plus stations that sell the fuels, which cover multiple states. …

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Sheetz Offers Ethanol Blend Savings Through Holiday

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Pennsylvania-based restaurant and convenience chain Sheetz is making national news this week for selling higher ethanol blends at a discount for the Independence Day holiday weekend. The chain announced Monday it was helping to reduce pain at the pump for consumers by reducing the price of fuel to $3.99 a gallon for Unleaded 88, or E15, and $3.49 a gallon …

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Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act Passes House

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a diverse package of initiatives from meat packing plants to year round E15, despite opposition by the majority of Republicans. The legislation includes two bills by Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) – the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act and the Strengthening the Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Act. …

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House Expected to Vote on Food and Fuel Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), a package of legislation designed to address supply chain issues for the American energy and agriculture sectors, combat rising fertilizer prices and increase the availability of higher ethanol blends and other biofuels. The legislation includes Spanberger’s …

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Ohio Governor Petitions EPA on E15

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine sent a letter Friday to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan asking that the agency permanently remove restrictions around the sale of 15 percent ethanol (E-15) fuel. “E-15 offers Ohio consumers cleaner emissions, more fuel from renewable sources, and, perhaps most critically, a less expensive fuel option,” said Governor DeWine. “By permanently removing unneeded summertime E-15 …

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