Bill aims to make E15 Minnesota’s standard gasoline blend


The Minnesota Senate’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy held a hearing on Feb. 17 to consider SF 944, a bill introduced on Feb. 11 that aims to boost the minimum biofuel content in gasoline to 15 percent.
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Iowa biofuel standard would create jobs, grow economy


Legislation recently introduced in Iowa that aims to establish a state biofuels standard would create more than 3,500 new jobs and generate nearly $550 million in household income by 2026, according to a study released by the IRFA on Feb. 15.
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Bill creates grant program to expand ethanol infrastructure


Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Feb. 8 reintroduced legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol.
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OPINION: Now is the perfect time to add E15


Despite a lack of federal grant programs and higher ethanol prices, ACE's Ron Lamberty says now is the perfect time to add E15. Adding the fuel blend, he says, can help retailers offer a higher octane fuel at a lower pump price than competitors.
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Biofuel infrastructure, GHG modeling bills introduced in House


Co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus on March 3 introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to expand access to higher biofuel blends and fully recognize the environmental benefits of renewable fuels.
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OPINION: Conference panel looks at challenge of retailer future


One of the biggest challenges facing fuel marketers is the shifting political scene and the current historic drive toward electric vehicles, according to Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association.
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Minnesota bill would incentivize sales of E15 and higher blends


A bill recently introduced in the Minnesota legislature aims to provide gasoline dealers with a refundable 5 cent per gallon tax credit for sales of gasoline blended with between 15 percent and 85 percent ethanol.
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OPINION: E15 expansion stays on track despite pandemic


Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, E15 availability continued to increase last year. The U.S. saw a 10 percent of retail sites offering E15 in 2020, and the fuel is now offered at more than 2,300 stations in 30 states.
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Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack


Tom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration.
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GREEN Act includes biofuel, bioenergy tax extenders


Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, on Feb. 5 announced the introduction of the GREEN Act, which includes several tax extenders that would benefit biofuels and bioenergy.
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