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November 21, 2018

RFA: Americans give thanks for lower fuel, food prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerNearly 50 million travelers will take to America’s roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and ethanol is helping to lower the price they pay for gasoline. A new survey also shows the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is expected to hit an eight-year low. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

ACE participates in Mexico City ethanol workshop

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City in mid-November for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

November 19, 2018

RFA welcomes six new members

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe RFA has announced that six new member companies have joined the organization, including a state-of-the-art ethanol plant under construction in Kansas and a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGeoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Growth Energy: Drivers across US top 6 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Nov. 8, Growth Energy announced that American drivers have driven another billion miles, totaling 6 billion, on E15—a fuel with 15 percent biofuel that is approved for all 2001 and newer vehicles. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at fuel station in Funk, Nebraska

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCooperative Producers Inc, a farmer-owned cooperative, has added E15 at its fuel site in Funk, Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board. This is CPI’s third location selling E15 in Nebraska. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

USDA seeks to revise, extend information collection on BIP grants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerUSDA’s Farm Service Agency has opened a public comment period on the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants to states. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

High-octane, low-carbon fuels can help meet CAFE/GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s SAFE Vehicles Rule closed on Oct. 26. More than 100,000 comments were filed on the rulemaking, with those in the biofuel industry stressing that high-octane, low-carbon ethanol can help meet emissions standards. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

RFA hosts discussion to dispel E15 myths and misinformation

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association held a panel discussion Oct. 25 to address concerns and misconceptions about E15. The panel included auto industry experts, attorneys, air quality experts and boating and small engine experts. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Automakers explicitly approve E15 for 93% of new 2019 vehicles

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerMore than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the RFA. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Cumberland Farms partners with Prime the Pump to sell E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOct. 16, Growth Energy and Prime the Pump announced Cumberland Farms as the newest E15 retail partner to join the Prime the Pump program. Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms will begin offering E15 at more than 120 of its stores. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

RFA to offer free E15 webinar

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced plans for a free webinar on Oct. 23 to discuss the recent proposal that will allow for year-round consumer access to 15 percent ethanol (E15). READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Casey’s unveils partnership with Prime the Pump

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCasey’s General Store has unveiled a partnership with Prime the Pump, a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization. Casey’s will expand its offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 of its locations over the next few years. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

EPA expected to begin rulemaking process to allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSupporters of the ethanol industry are speaking out to commend President Trump for his support of E15 and applaud news that the U.S. EPA is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

October 05, 2018

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council launches RIN management service

BY NATSO Inc. Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerNATSO Inc. and the Alternative Fuels Council recently launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the RFS program and manage their RINs. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

RFA completes leadership transition, elects new chairman

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, RetailerGeoff Cooper has formally taken over as president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, with Bob Dinneen transitioning to the role of senior strategic advisor. The RFA has also elected Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler as chairman of the board. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

Growth Energy asks congress to support year-round E15 in new ad

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new television ad stressing the vital role ethanol plays in rural America’s economy and asking Congress to support making E15 year-round a reality. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Growth Energy launches new consumer website for Unleaded 88

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn Oct. 2, Growth Energy announced the launch of a new consumer-facing website for Unleaded 88 fuel: Unl88.com. Unleaded 88 is the unified brand identify for E15. The website features information on Unleaded 88 and its benefits. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Crappie Masters winners ‘never hesitate’ when fueling with E10

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week in Missouri. For the second consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association sponsored the national fishing tournament. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

NFU urges Trump administration to allow year-round E15

BY National Farmers Union Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerNational Farmers Union is urging the President to follow through on his promises to support American family farmers and the biofuel industry by allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline and ceasing undue hardship waivers to oil refiners. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

OPINION: Brown drops an easy climate win in California

BY Mike Lewis, Pearson Fuels Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s fleet of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Ethanol groups testify on the benefits of high-octane fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRepresentatives of the RFA, Growth Energy and ACE were among those who testified at a Sept. 25 public hearing on a proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe GHG standards for model year (MY) 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

EPA approves E30 pilot for state of Nebraska vehicles

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Sept. 25, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the U.S. EPA has approved a project to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state of Nebraska will study the use of E30 in conventional vehicles owned by the state. READ MORE

September 19, 2018

House members advocate for strong RFS, year-round E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:RetailerReps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., leaders of the bipartisan Biofuels Caucus, led more than 20 House members in sending a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to approve year-round E15. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Summertime restrictions on E15 end Sept. 16

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe summertime restriction of E15 sales lifted on Sept. 16, allowing customers across the nation to once again access the fuel blend. Representatives of the ethanol industry are working to ensure barriers to year-round sales will be lifted soon. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Grassley receives Growth Energy’s 2018 Fueling Growth Award

BY Sen. Chuck Grassley's office Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was recently presented with Growth Energy’s 2018 Fueling Growth Award. Grassley has been a steadfast advocate for ethanol and environmentally-friendly alternative energy throughout his time as a U.S. Senator. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Trump urged to restore integrity to RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerIn a letter to President Trump Sept. 12, several farm and biofuel groups urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard and allow year-round sales of E15 and other mid-level ethanol blends. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

ACE participates in fifth ethanol workshop in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE