Dodge Reportedly Working on E85 Challenger

Cindy Zimmerman

Rumor has it that Dodge is developing a new Challenger that runs on 85% ethanol and could be a contender for the most powerful muscle car of the internal combustion era. Dodge started a campaign last November called “Never Lift” that is unveiling new versions of the Challenger through next year, leading up to the launch of its first all-electric …

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USGC CEO to Keynote ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 35th annual conference taking place August 10-12 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. LeGrand joined the Council in 2015, first serving as the director of the USGC’s Mexico City office. In this capacity, …

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Canada Finalizes Clean Fuel Regulations

Cindy Zimmerman

Final Clean Fuel Regulations were announced this week by the government of Canada and welcomed by the U.S. ethanol industry. In combination with the Government of Canada’s $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund, the CFR will create incentives for the increased domestic production of low-carbon-intensity fuels (such as ethanol). This will create economic opportunities for biofuel feedstock providers, such as farmers …

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RFA Applauds Sheetz for Ethanol Education

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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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Ethanol Industry Leads in Employing Veterans

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study from the Department of Energy (DOE) finds that the U.S. ethanol industry once again leads the nation in the share of military veterans in its workforce, with one in every six employees previously serving in the armed forces. The DOE report also shows that the concentration of union workers in the ethanol industry is higher than the …

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Ethanol Report on Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 16, passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which includes a variety of initiatives targeting cattle marketing, precision agriculture technology, fertilizer prices, and the supply chain, as well as biofuels infrastructure funding and year round access for E15. In this edition of the Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Report podcast, we take a …

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Ride On Ethanol Biker

Cindy Zimmerman

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Doug Brandmahl, a general contractor from Virginia who became an annual ethanol promoter after a chance meeting in 2009. Brandmahl was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and was on his way there in August of 2009 when he met Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association, …

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House Expected to Vote on Food and Fuel Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

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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FEW Honors Ethanol Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Two ethanol industry veterans were recognized for their service and commitment to the biofuels industry this week at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), taking place in Minneapolis. Randall Doyal, the recently retired CEO of Claremont, Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, received the 2022 FEW High Octane Award for his vision, leadership and advocacy. Doyal began his career in …

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