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July 31, 2019

Opinion: Fuel Blending Guide Will Bring Consistency

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Emissions testing reforms needed to reduce misinformation about ethanol. READ MORE

July 25, 2019

Year-round E15 highlighted in MN Biofuels’ mid-year report

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s 2019 First-Half Report highlights the organization’s push to grow the use of E15 in Minnesota, and the impacts the 1-pound RVP waiver for the fuel has had on the state. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

EIA discusses expanded availability of E15

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Business, RetailerThe U.S Energy Information discusses a recent U.S. EPA ruling that has increased the availability of E15. The fuel blend is currently sold at more than 1,800 retail fuel stations across 31 states. Incentives are expected to help boost that number. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

ACE: Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerACE and IRFA recently hosted a tour in conjunction with the USGC to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

US ethanol groups weigh in on Ontario’s E15 plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

Casey’s, Kansas Corn announce expansion of E15 fuel

BY Kansas Corn Commission Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCasey’s General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission have announced the addition of E15 fuel at several Casey’s locations across Kansas, providing Kansas drivers with a lower-priced, cleaner fuel option. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ACE, IRFA host tours for Mexican fuel retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerFuel retailers from Mexico visited Iowa this week to get a first-hand view of the U.S.’s ethanol industry. The group toured a farm where corn is grown, an ethanol plant, a fuel terminal, and several retail stations. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

USGC welcomes new member Eco-Energy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Business, RetailerThe U.S. Grains Council has welcomed Eco-Energy as a new member. Eco-Energy includes an expansive downstream distribution network, global trade flows, transportation platform and a disciplined marketing approach. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

EIA lowers ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has slightly lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production but is maintaining its outlook for 2020 production, according to the July edition of the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

OPINION: Retailers and E15 infrastructure

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA recently removed a key regulatory barrier to year-round E15 sales. The Renewable Fuels Association is ready to assist retailers, marketers, terminal operators and others who want to take a serious look at offering the fuel blend. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Growth Energy, CSP hold high-octane education event in Charleston

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy and CSP have partnered to host a retailer education workshop focused on how fuel retailers create a competitive advantage for their business by offering higher octane fuels options like E15 and E85. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 12, 2019

RFA provides behind-the-scenes information on Trump’s SIRE tour

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA held a media call June 12 to provide behind-the-scenes information on President Donald Trump’s June 11 visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in celebration of the U.S. EPA’s recent rule to allow year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

June 12, 2019

Growth Energy intervenes in AFPM’s challenge of E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 12 to intervene in support of the U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. AFPM filed a lawsuit June 10 challenging the rule. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

Trump celebrates E15 rule with visit to SIRE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Donald Trump visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, a 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 11 to celebrate the final rule issued by the U.S. EPA May 31 to lift restrictions on year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

American drivers reach 10 billion miles driven on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have reached a new milestone, logging 10 billion miles on the road using E15. The news comes on the heels of the U.S. EPA’s approval of year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

NUVU Fuels making E15 lead fuel product

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced June 10 that the Michigan-based fuel retailer NUVU Fuels will make E15 the standard blend available to customers at all NUVU Fuels locations beginning this summer. The company will also offer E85 and E10. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

RFA: Your source for E15 information that matters

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerWith the recent decision by the U.S. EPA to allow the year-round sale of E15 retailers need information and technical resources they can trust. The Renewable Fuels Association is serving as a source of that information. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: OK, so NOW can I sell E15 all year?

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerWith the U.S. EPA's rule allowing year-round sales of E15 now in place, the American Coalition for Ethanol discusses fearmongering over equipment compatibility and helps explain what retailers need to do to begin offering the fuel blend. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: RFA reminds of tools to help retailers sell E15

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerAfter years of waiting for approval of year-round E15 sales, the Trump Administration has given its final approval for the year-round sale of E15. The RFA offers several resources designed to help retailers offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: The road to securing E15 year-round

BY Alec Caso, communications association at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy takes a look back on its efforts to pave the road for year-round E15 sales. Following a May 31 rule issued by the U.S. EPA, drivers across the U.S. have a choice to fuel up with the cleaner, more affordable fuel option all year long. READ MORE

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 E85prices.com 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