September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 08, 2020

NCGA expands access to higher blends through pump infrastructure

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, RetailerOver the past three-years, the National Corn Growers Association and state partners have worked with Wayne Fueling Systems to produce and sell fuel pumps certified to deliver fuel containing up to 25 percent ethanol. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

OPINION: ACE to focus on E15 compatibility of existing stations

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerThe UDSA's Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program closed its application window Aug. 13. ACE Is now setting its "sites" on helping retailers understand they don't necessarily need government grants to add E15. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

OPINION: Helping retailers helps corn growers, ethanol producers

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThis summer, the RFA helped many retailers make the most of the UDSA's Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. With support from the NCGA, RFA worked with Christianson PLLP and others to help three dozen companies in the grant process. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

OPINION: E15 sites up 10%, drivers surpass 16B miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerDrivers are choosing E15, known to consumers as Unleaded88, at the pump now more than ever. Over the past several years, E15 has grown exponentially nationwide. In June, consumers surpassed 15 billion miles on the fuel. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

KyCorn partners with Casey’s for E15 and E85 pump conversions

BY Kentucky Corn Growers Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerKentucky Corn Growers Association (KyCorn) recently announced it is facilitating several conversions of the fuel pumps at Casey’s General Store throughout Kentucky to enable offerings of both E15 and E85. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

RFA helps retailers in 21 states apply HBIIP grants

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA was pleased to help many retailers take advantage of the USDA's Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which will make $86 million available to fueling stations to support the availability and sale of higher biofuel blends. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

Opinion: Empowering Ethanol to Make Europe’s Green Deal Real

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerTo unleash the potential of ethanol in Europe, the EU should raise the bar on GHG reduction targets, allow for more flexibility to decarbonize today's fuels, foster innovation, double down on sustainability and deploy E10 use across member states. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers, retailers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 25 that the state is allocating approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds to seven ag programs to offset the impact of COVID-19. Approximately $22.5 million of that will support biofuels. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Farmers, ethanol producers defend EPA’s year-round E15 regulation

BY Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and National Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerResponding to the oil industry’s effort to undermine the expansion of E15, Growth Energy, the RFA, and NCGA on Aug. 21 filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting and defending the U.S. EPA's E15 rule. READ MORE

August 24, 2020

Opinion: Proactively Leveraging Ethanol’s Low-Carbon Value

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMerely playing defense on the RFS does not constitute a plan to expand ethanol demand. We need to go on offense because it is a matter of when, not if, Congress takes up climate legislation that will impact the transportation fuel market. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

Opinion: A (Virtual) Reality Check for Lawmakers

BY Dan Sanders Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith its virtual Biofuels Summit 2020 coming up, Growth Energy intends to use the event to remind our nation’s leaders how homegrown biofuels lift up rural communities, save consumers money at the pump, and drive U.S. leadership in clean energy. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Growth Energy cheers strong retail interest in HBIIP

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy hailed the latest efforts of retailers seeking to expand biofuel options at the pump through USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, announcing 293 of its retail partners submitted grant applications. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

ACE conference to feature USDA official, fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerACE's 33rd annual conference is being held as a live virtual event on Sept. 16 and will feature a USDA official, fuel retailers and a market analyst. Attendees will have dual access the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Opinion: Ethanol’s Realistic Role

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine's publisher previews the August issue, which includes stories about the growth of E15, a profile on High-Octane Award winner Doug Durante, the role of ethanol and EVs, and the need to retool biogenic emissions policy. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Opinion: Improving Air Quality Can Help Reduce Fatalities

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerBecause of COVID-19 and future respiratory epidemics, we now have another urgent reason to decrease air pollution and improve the quality of our environment by looking past fossil fuels. We can—and must—do more. READ MORE

August 14, 2020

In Depth: E15 Climbs through the Chaos

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMore than a year after the EPA's long-awaited Reid vapor pressure waiver made year-round E15 use possible, even the COVID-19 slowdown hasn't wiped out the rapid progress being made to grow the higher blend's nationwide retail presence. READ MORE

August 14, 2020

In Depth: Reality Check: Examining the Future of Ethanol and EVs

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAn issue brief by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition advocates for increased ethanol use and a realistic look at the role electric vehicles can play in decarbonization. The report also calls into question the variable environmental costs of EVs. READ MORE

August 13, 2020

EPA ‘reset’ recommendation addresses RFS, LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerA group of six former U.S. EPA administrators are calling for a “reset” of the agency as it approaches its 50th anniversary. The RFS and a potential federal LCFS among the issues discussed in a report released on the effort. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

Study: Special engines, fuels could cut air emissions, water use

BY Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAdvanced fuel blends, along with new engine designs, could reduce greenhouse gases, air pollutants and water use over the next three decades, according to a study led by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

Opinion: We Don’t Need a Lockdown to Clear the Air

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWhen given a choice, consumers choose higher ethanol blends. It’s important that we continue to push for more access to blender pumps across the U.S., especially in urban areas that can truly benefit from aromatics reductions and cleaner air. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

RFA celebrates 15th anniversary of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA on Aug. 6 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the RFS by releasing a report detailing the success of the program and hosting a media call to discuss the program’s achievements and current challenges faced by the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

OPINION: RFS anniversary is something for retailers to celebrate

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Aug. 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the Renewable Fuel Standard. This important bipartisan policy (expanded in 2007) has led to more energy security, a stronger rural economy and cleaner air. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

Nebraska lawmakers consider action to promote biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, RetailerA resolution introduced in the Nebraska Legislature on July 23 aims to determine what changes should be made to the state’s statutory and regulatory policies in order to enhance and promote the biofuels industry in Nebraska. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

NDEE offers funding for ethanol blender pumps

BY Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Found In:Business, RetailerThe Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is taking applications for a new grant program designed to encourage the installation of ethanol blender pumps across Nebraska. An informational Zoom meeting is scheduled for Aug. 4. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Ernst urges Wheeler to take action on barriers to E15 growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on July 28 urging him to initiate a rulemaking to certify biofuel infrastructure for E15 and remove unnecessary labeling requirements for the fuel blend. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Biofuels Vision 2020 announces ad blitz on EPA threat to biofuels

BY Biofuels Vision 2020 Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerBiofuels Vision 2020 is launching a new ad campaign raising the alarm over a major regulatory threat to the economic recovery in Iowa. The group is calling on Iowa voters to share their concerns about the the Trump administration's record on biofuel. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Growth Energy champions biofuels in comments to USDA

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn July 24, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the USDA in response to a request for input on the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a new initiative to promote conservation and boost productivity in American agriculture. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Nebraska Corn Board grant supports higher ethanol blends

BY Nebraska Corn Board Found In:Business, RetailerCooperative Producers Inc. in Hildreth, Nebraska, is one of the latest fueling stations to offer higher blends of ethanol. At its location at 201 Nelson Street, the company added an ethanol blender pump with the help of a Nebraska Corn Board grant. READ MORE