Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program.
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Ontario to require 15% renewable content in gasoline by 2030


The government of Ontario announced on Nov. 26 it has amended its clean fuels regulations and will ramp up its requirement for renewable content in gasoline to 15 percent by 2030. The change is will boost demand for biofuels, including ethanol.
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2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual


Biomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020.
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OPINION: 2020 hindsight


We learned in 2020 how valuable convenience store owners, operators, and workers are to all of us. The ethanol industry owes a debt of gratitude to everyone who went to work everyday and sold our products, according to ACE's Ron Lamberty.
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USDA accepting comments on information request related to HBBIP


The USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency said the collected information would identify eligible applicants seeking funds through the HBIIP.
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OPINION: Growth Energy highlights Casey’s Unleaded 88 offerings


Retail offerings of higher ethanol blends has been steadily on the rise, with preliminary data for the year showing a 10 percent growth in retail stores in 2020 alone, according to Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy.
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Pink at the Pump campaign supports breast cancer awareness


By choosing Unleaded88, a higher-octane fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, drivers across North Dakota helped raise $1,600 for breast awareness as part of the 2nd annual Pink at the Pump campaign.
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OPINION: Changing the retail landscape for higher blends


Fuel retailers are beginning to implement a range of infrastructure projects across the country. This comes as USDA’s HBIIP is being fully implemented, something farmers and the ethanol industry helped make happen, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen.
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Growth Energy outlines 2021 biofuel policy priorities


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate, revitalize rural communities, and offer consumers choice at the pump.
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Field to fuel student video contest open for entries


The Nebraska Ethanol Board has launched its 6th annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of ethanol. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 31.
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