O’Brien: Retailers, Prime the Pump set the stage for E15 adoption


For retailers who are still looking to add E15 to their product mix, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development, Mike O’Brien believes there’s no better place to learn about and ask questions than the Prime the Pump program.
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Retailers discuss E15, E85 at ACE conference


American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty moderated a fuel retailer panel at ACE’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska Aug. 16. On the panel were Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels and Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises.
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Trump teases work on policy package to boost ethanol


President Donald Trump issued a tweet Aug. 29 suggesting his administration is working on a “giant package” to boost demand for ethanol. He did not indicate what the timeframe for the release of that package might be.
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OPINION: Continuing the conversation on Casey’s and E15


Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Associations, continues the conversation about adjusting for E15 with Nathaniel Doddridge, director of fuels for Casey's General Store.
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ACE leadership keynotes NEB event for fuel retailers


As the first summer of nation-wide approved E15 use winds to an end, ACE continues its efforts to ensure retailers understand their hands are no longer tied by red tape preventing them from offering lower priced, higher octane E15 fuel.
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OPINION: Growth Energy hosts E15 retailers at annual retreat


Growth Energy recently held its fifth annual Prime the Pump retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota, where more than 20 representatives from our retail partners and affiliates gathered to discuss the latest trends in the convenience store space.
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Growth Energy, GasBuddy launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy app


Growth Energy and GasBuddy announced Aug. 13 that drivers across the nation can now take advantage of Unleaded 88’s affordable prices through GasBuddy’s database and app. The app tracks E15 prices at more than 1,800 retail locations.
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Minnesota funds E15, E85 fuel infrastructure project


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 6 funding for a bioenergy pilot plant and three biofuel blending infrastructure projects, including one that that focuses on E15 and E85 distribution.
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RFA: E15 sales up, but SREs suppress expansion


Data released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely limiting the sale of E15 in the summertime.
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EPA extends public comment period on Section 610 review of RFS


The U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Aug. 21 extending the public comment period on its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory the Regulatory Flexibility Act through Sept. 23.
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