Cellulosic and Retail Companies Lobby for E15 Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

Cellulosic biofuel and retail fuel companies have joined the effort to urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass legislation that would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) and allow sales of higher blends year-round across the nation. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act was introduced by …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Novozymes, Protec Fuel, Retailers

Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher ethanol blends in the market place. Since 2006, Protec Fuel has specialized in turn-key solutions for building blender pump infrastructure – from site selection to marketing after build to …

blends, Protec Fuel, RFA

Northern Virginia Now Has E85

Joanna Schroeder

Woodbridge, Virginia is the home of a new E85 station (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gas). The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store is now offering E85, selling it comparably to, or under the price of regular gasoline, as well as other higher blends of ethanol. To celebrate the new ethanol blends, the retail station hosted a car, classic car and …

biofuels, E85, Protec Fuel, Retailers

#RFANEC Panel on Marketing Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

A really interesting session on getting more higher ethanol blends in the retail market unfortunately got cut a little short at the National Ethanol Conference this week due to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s visit, but you can listen to the presentations by two industry leaders here. Pennsylvania-based Sheetz, Inc. is a family-owned chain of gas station/convenience stores located in six …

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Funds Available for Blender Pumps in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that funds are now available through the new “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative and interested retailers in Iowa can apply for cost share funding to assist with the purchase and installation of blender pumps and underground storage tank (UST) infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. “We continue to see that when consumers …

blends, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, Protec Fuel

Florida Station Promotes Higher #Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The prices for higher ethanol blends at the Citgo Gas Station on John Young Parkway in Kissimmee are low normally, but Friday they were even lower as the retailer continued to celebrate the ability to offer lower cost fuel to consumers. Motorists who might have been in town for a weekend at the theme parks were able to fill up …

blends, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Protec Fuel, Retailers

American Ethanol Helps Celebrate Higher Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Ethanol No. 3 NASCAR display provided the perfect backdrop last week in Florida for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership announcement that means 5,000 new higher blend ethanol pumps in 21 states. Growth Energy co-chairman Tom Buis says the American Ethanol NASCAR racing sponsorship has proven the performance of 15 percent ethanol blends over the past five years. “Almost eight …

American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Protec Fuel

#Ethanol Blends Help Consumers and Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The price sign at the Citgo station in Kissimmee Wednesday told the real story of how higher ethanol blends can save consumers money at the pump and it helps the retailers as well. “It’s been a great thing for us,” said Paul Przychocki of Mid-State Energy, which owns the Kissimmee station and several others. “This store is considerably up over …

Audio, blends, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Protec Fuel, Retailers

BIP Announcement Welcome News by Ethanol Industry

Joanna Schroeder

This week Big Oil launched yet another anti-RFS campaign and has also been calling for an end to programs that support the development of biofuel infrastructure. As such, it was welcomed news this week when USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced while at a Protec Fuel station in Florida, $100 million in funding to increase retail pumps for higher ethanol blends …

ACE, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Protec Fuel

Funds Help @ProtecFuel Expand Ethanol Pumps

Cindy Zimmerman

Wednesday was a big day for Protec Fuel as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding to increase retail pumps for higher ethanol blends in 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. “Now it’s finally official,” said Protec Fuel VP of Operations and Business Development Steve Walk. “The funds will be dispersed to the respective states, projects can start and they’re …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Protec Fuel