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December 07, 2020

Report: E15 poised to fast-track climate progress

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new report examining the potential climate benefits of a nationwide transition from the standard 10-percent ethanol blended fuel (E10) to a 15-percent ethanol blend (E15). READ MORE

December 03, 2020

OPINION: 2020 hindsight

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWe 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. READ MORE

December 03, 2020

OPINION: Changing the retail landscape for higher blends

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFuel 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. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

RFA: Automakers approve E15 in nearly all 2021 vehicles

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAn annual analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the RFA reveals that while nearly all new 2021 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 gasoline, far fewer models are being offered as FFVs. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

OPINION: Growth Energy highlights Casey’s Unleaded 88 offerings

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRetail 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. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Ontario to require 15% renewable content in gasoline by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

November 27, 2020

Opinion: Could Ethanol Be a ‘Net-Zero’ Hero?

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerAlready contributing to decarbonization, ethanol is a phenomenal low-carbon molecule that will continue to play an instrumental role in the transition to net-zero emissions. And because it is here today, there is no need to wait until 2035 to act. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Pink at the Pump campaign supports breast cancer awareness

BY North Dakota Ethanol Council Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerBy 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. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Opinion: Ethanol is Not a Bridge— We Are a Main Road

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith 250 million cars on the road, and 15 million or more being sold annually, the internal combustion engine will remain predominant for decades to come. High-octane, low-carbon ethanol makes liquid transportation fuels clean and efficient today. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Growth Energy outlines 2021 biofuel policy priorities

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth 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. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USDA accepting comments on information request related to HBBIP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 12, 2020

Field to fuel student video contest open for entries

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass 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. READ MORE

November 04, 2020

OPINION: A rise in E15 terminal supply

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAs the popularity of E15, known to the consumer as Unleaded 88, grows so do the supply offerings of the engine smart, earth-friendly product. More than 13 fuel terminals in the Ohio Valley have recently begun offering E15. READ MORE

November 04, 2020

OPINION: Top rated gas station chains also top for fuel choice

BY Robert White, vice president for industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerA new list of the top 10 gas station brands in the United States reflects something more that clean bathrooms and tasty pizza—it also reflects real fuel options for American drivers, with nine of the 10 offering higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels submits recommendations

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Opinion: Spoiler Alert: Freddy Krueger Isn’t Real Either

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, RetailerAnyone who is part of the ethanol industry, especially those in market development, has been trying to fight off imaginary ethanol Freddy Kruegers, Jasons and Godzillas for decades. But there are no real technical or cost related reasons to fear E15. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Ethanol groups urge EPA to increase F-factor for E85 FFVs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments to the U.S. EPA on Oct. 26 regarding the E85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) weighting factor (F-factor) for model year (MY) 2021 and later vehicles. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Ethanol Producer Magazine releases 2021 media kit

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine the leading publication for the ethanol industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Ethanol Producer Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Grassley, IRFA, IBB speak out against zero-emission vehicles bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerTwo Iowa biofuel groups and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Oct. 22 spoke out against legislation introduced on Oct. 20 that aims to eliminate sales of internal combustion engine vehicles that can be fueled with biofuels. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

NCGA: E15 testing to start in California

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe National Corn Growers Association, along with state corn organizations, ethanol partners and the auto industry, are working with the California Air Resources Board to conduct E15 vehicle testing at the University of California at Riverside. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

UAI: Vehicle emissions testing shows ethanol blends are cleaner

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Business, RetailerUrban Air Technical Director Steve Vander Griend recently conducted a PEMS test for the 3DATX Corp. Cannon Ball Run promotion. In UAI’s testing, emissions were lower with the E30 compared to the E10 and the vehicles benefited from the higher octane. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

Campaign launches in Colorado Springs to promote use of E15

BY Colorado Corn Administrative Committee Found In:Markets, RetailerA new "Look for the Blue Hose" campaign that kicked off Sept. 30 in Colorado Springs. The campaign aims to increase awareness and sales of E15 or eblend gasoline, a cleaner-burning, higher ethanol gasoline READ MORE

October 08, 2020

USDA names recipients of $22 million in HBIIP awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on Oct. 8 announced an initial round of awards under its $100 million Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency awarded $22 million to 40 recipients in 14 states. Additional awards are expected to be announced soon. READ MORE

October 03, 2020

Opinion: The UK and Decarbonizing Transport

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThrough expanded ethanol use, the U.K. has an opportunity to meet its decarbonization objectives and support the domestic facilities that have gone offline. The country should build on its established technical knowledge for E5 as it moves to E10. READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Fuel retailers and consumers fuel up for cancer research

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Business, RetailerThroughout October, drivers can help Fuel the Cure for breast cancer by filling up with higher blends of ethanol at participating locations. More than 35 Nebraska gas stations will donate 3 cents for every gallon of higher ethanol blends sold. READ MORE

September 30, 2020

OPINION: How much will it cost to change to E15? Really?

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe 121 applicants to the USDA's HBIIP are waiting to hear if they are going to get a portion of the program's $100 million in funding. Those who didn't apply, however, should know the cost to offer higher ethanol blends is likely affordable. READ MORE

September 30, 2020

OPINION: Policy advances good news for retailers

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerTwo recent legislative advances and a presidential announcement promise to help not only the ethanol industry, but retailers who want to provide more smart fuel choices for consumers at the pump, according to the RFA. READ MORE