June 04, 2019

Letter urges extension of 3 biofuel-related tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerReps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to retroactively extend several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by 17 additional members of the House. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

RFA discusses future impact of E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA hosted a conference call on June 3 to discuss the expected impact of the U.S. EPA’s rule to allow year-round sales of E15 on the ethanol industry and fuel retail markets. The call also addressed expected legal challenges to the rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

Casey’s General Stores accelerates E15 store openings

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy and Casey’s General Stores have announced that Casey’s will expand its E15 offering to more than 60 new sites this summer. The company attributed this rapid expansion to the EPA's May 31 approval of year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

RFA: Free webinar helps fuel marketers, others understand E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerNow that the EPA has approved E15 for year-round use in conventional gasoline markets, the RFA will host a webinar June 6 to help retailers and others in the supply chain learn how this decision impacts the marketplace. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

EPA finalizes E15 rule, steps back approach to RIN market reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA released its final E15/RIN market reform rule May 31. The rule extends the RVP waiver to E15. It also includes reforms to the RIN market compliance system, although those changes are less severe than those originally proposed by the agency. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

Nebraska passes renewable fuels infrastructure bill

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently signed a bill creating a renewable infrastructure grant program. The bill creates a grant program to provide financial assistance to retailers who undertake projects to dispense and store E15 or higher blends. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

RFA holding third annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA is sponsoring the "Ethanol Days of Summer" contest for the third consecutive year. The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for ethanol fuels to to be entered in a daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

ACE revisits Tijuana to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Tijuana,Mexico, to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers. The trip marks his 11th ethanol marketing workshop in Mexico over the past year and a half. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA to split E15, RIN reform rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Biofuels Caucus sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 20 expressing support for year-round sales of E15 and urging the agency to complete its proposed RIN reforms in a separate rulemaking. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

Ricketts pumps E15, proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn May 17, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony a local fuel station. Following the official proclamation, the governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

Opinion: The Facts Behind Gas Price Increases

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The facts show that this spring's increase in gas prices wasn't due to ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Senate Finance Committee taskforce to examine energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerLeaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of several bipartisan taskforces May 16 to examine 42 temporary tax provisions that expired or will expire by the end of 2019, including those related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFS has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually, according to a study published May 15 by economist and energy policy expert Philip K. Verleger, Jr. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

Petition urging automakers to make more FFVs seeks signatures

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA grassroots effort is underway to help convince automakers to continue to produce FFVs. To date, nearly 750 people have signed an online petition. Organizers of the effort are hoping to grow that number to at least 10,000. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA reduces 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EIA released the latest edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook May 7 reducing its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2019. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

ACE leads discussion with fuel retailers at ICGA event

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerACE Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty moderated a panel discussion among flex fuel and E15 retailers, and a retail equipment sales and service provider May 2 at an event held by the Indiana Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Growth Enegy: New Mexico becomes 31st state to offer E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn May 1, Growth Energy announced that New Mexico is the newest state to offer consumers greater choice at the fuel pump with the availability of E15—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable ethanol. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: E15 expansion

BY Mike O'Brien Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy joined renewable fuel leaders at Royal Farms outside of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the launch of a sustainability initiative and the grand opening of the latest renewable fuel station in our capital. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Are we almost there?

BY Ron LambertyFound In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerRon Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol, compares the path to widespread E15 use year-round to a summer family road trip. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Prepare for the future

BY Robert WhiteFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerIt is more important than ever that as equipment changes are considered, retailers are thinking of all the possibilities that come into play over the course of those equipment lifespans. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Eni, Fiat Chrysler develop new low-emission fuel

BY Eni S.p.A. Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerEni, an Italian energy company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have partnered to create a new fuel, which Eni says has lower emissions and has a 15 percent methanol and 5 percent bio-ethanol content. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Biofuel groups weigh in on EPA’s E15/RIN reform proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s E15/RIN market reform rule closed April 29. Several biofuel trade groups filed comments in support of E15, but expressed opposition to the agency’s proposed RIN market reforms. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

EPA denies requests to extend comment period on E15/RIN rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA has denied two requests to extend the comment period for its proposed E15/RIN market reform rule. The agency said “extending the comment period would hinder the agency’s ability to make a decision in a timely manner.” READ MORE

April 25, 2019

The Andersons’ Pirolli offers perspective on retail ethanol

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, RetailerJim Pirolli, president of The Andersons’ Ethanol Group, knows about the retail station side of ethanol. Prior to working at The Andersons, Pirolli worked at Kum and Go and helped the company build its ethanol portfolio. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Iowa legislature provides FY 2020 funds for blender pump program

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn April 23, the Iowa legislature funded another year of Iowa’s cost-share blender pump program, which provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers wishing to upgrade fueling infrastructure to offer E15, E85 and/or biodiesel blends. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Royal Farms, Protec Fuel open renewable fuel station

BY Protec Fuel Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerRoyal Farms and Protec Fuel Management LLC have announced the completion of the first phase in a sustainability initiative designed to offer customers renewable fuel options that save money and reduce pollution with E85 Flex Fuel and Regular 88. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

Comment period on E15/RIN market reform rule to close April 29

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerMembers of the public who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed E15/RIN market reform rule have less than one week to do so. The comment period on the proposal closes April 29. As of April 22, more than 25,000 comments have already been filed. READ MORE

April 22, 2019

NFU: EPA’s REGS rule could limit mid-level ethanol blends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerNational Farmers Union President Roger Johnson sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler April 17 expressing concern that the agency’s proposed REGS rule will make it harder for retailers to sell higher level blends of ethanol. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Opinion: Part of the Climate Solution

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Highlighting ethanol's role in reducing GHG emissions. READ MORE