USDA announces intent to offer $100 million in HBIIP funding


The USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on Feb. 28 announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.
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Minnesota bill aims to require E15


Legislation recently introduced in Minnesota aims to increase the minimum biofuel content in gasoline sold within the state to 15 percent. If signed into law, the bill would make Minnesota the first state to require the use of E15.
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Perdue memo directs USDA fleet to increase biofuel use


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a memo on Feb. 28 directing the USDA to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs), including those that can use E85 or biodiesel, when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles.
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OPINION: Come on. Just check.


The USDA has announced it will offer $100 milion to support biofuel infrastructure. While the agency is expected to solicit applications for the funds this spring, ACE is encouraging retailers start preparing for the application process now.
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Ricketts asks automakers to design cars for higher ethanol blends


Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the CEOs of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co. on Feb. 11 urging the automakers to increase production of passenger vehicles designed to run on higher ethanol blends.
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OPINION: HBIIP funds can ease transition to higher ethanol blends


The UDSA recently made two important announcements related to ethanol that will have a positive impact on the future of the industry. The moves will both help drive demand for biofuels and assist retailers in delivering higher ethanol blends.
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Feb. 25 proclaimed ‘Premium E30 Day’ in South Dakota


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem recently proclaimed Feb. 25 to be “Premium E30 Day.” Members of the South Dakota Farmers Union and Glacial Lakes Energy Cooperative joined together in Pierre, South Dakota, to celebrate the day.
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USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda will benefit biofuels, bioenergy


The USDA unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30 by 2050.
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Cooperative Producers adds E15 at 2 Nebraska locations


Cooperative Producers Inc. has added E15 at its fuel sites in Axtell, Nebraska, and Red Cloud, Nebraska. These additions are CPI’s fifth and sixth locations selling E15 in the state including locations in Clay Center, Funk, Giltner, and Juniata.
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Better Fuel Initiative supports a future of better transportation


The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has launched the Better Fuel Initiative to promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals by using biofuels.
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