Retailer

January 10, 2020

Nebraska Corn Board, Casey’s partner on higher ethanol blends

BY Nebraska Corn Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Nebraska Corn Coard has provided grant funds through its blender pump incentive infrastructure program to help Casey's General Stores upgrade existing fuel pumps at 12 locations to offer Unleaded88, a 15 percent ethanol blend. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

Iran crisis drives oil price increase, ethanol delivers relief

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerTensions in the Middle East have inflamed global oil markets, sending Brent crude oil futures over $70 per barrel and pushing U.S. gasoline futures to a nine-month high. Ethanol, however, can help mitigate price increases at the pump. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

OPINION: 2019 brought some good ethanol news for retailers

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAs we enter this new decade of the 2020s, the future looks incredibly bright for higher blends of ethanol. RFA's Cassie Mullen highlights several experiences in 2019 that will no doubt lead to continued expansion in the new year. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

MN Biofuels releases annual report, recognizes E15 retailer

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) named Hutchinson Co-Op its 2019 Distinguished Retailer at the release of the former’s 2019 Annual Report in Bloomington on Dec 13. Hutchison Co-Op offers E15, D30 and E85. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

New York producer expresses optimism for E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerTimothy Winters, president and CEO of Western New York Energy, said New York’s approval of E15 is an important step for the state’s ethanol industry. WNYE is working with the RFA and Growth Energy to educate consumers and retailers on E15. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

Trump signs spending bills, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Trump signed two legislative packages into law on Dec. 20, avoiding another government shutdown. The packages include all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills and tax extenders legislation that will benefit biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

Fuel retailers, drivers raise thousands for local cancer center

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Business, RetailerIn the past two years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have joined forces to raise more than $13,000 for cancer research as part of Fuel the Cure. During October, participating retail locations donated 3 cents for each gallon of E15, E30 and E85 sold. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

Opinion: Fueling America’s Future

BY Dan Sanders Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Sanders, Growth Energy's new chairman, calls for continued E15 adoption and expansion. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

House passes spending bills, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 17 voted to pass two legislative packages that comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The packages also include tax extenders legislation that extends several biofuel and bioenergy tax credits. READ MORE

December 16, 2019

Ethanol leaders urge Noem to continue voicing support for E30

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerA group of five ethanol, agriculture and clean air supporters sent a letter to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Dec. 10 commending her for remarks she made in support of E30 during Glacial Lakes Energy LLC’s recent annual meeting. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

OPINION: E15 marketplace update

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerE15 reached new hights in 2019. New York, the nation's fourth largest fuel market, issued a rule allowing E15 in November, American drivers topped 11 billion miles on E15 in October, and summer E15 sales were up 46 percent. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

OPINION: All I want for Christmas is truth

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAlthough misinformation pushed by oil interests claims retailers have to buy new tanks, lines, dispensers and other components if they want to sell E15, ample evidence proves that most retailers can offer E15 with little or no equipment upgrades. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

OPINION: Pipe dope and higher ethanol blends

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe compatibility of pipe dope associated with underground storage tank systems for ethanol blends above E10 has been a subject of controversy for many years and has been repeatedly misrepresented by those hoping to suppress market adoption of E15. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Report debunks claims regarding RFS impact on endangered species

BY Growth Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new report authored by Ramboll that demonstrates how claims on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s alleged impact on endangered species “relies on unsupported assumptions and speculation.” READ MORE

November 26, 2019

RFA: Review of 2020 vehicle models reveals good news for E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerA new analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). READ MORE

November 20, 2019

New York approves E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a notice of adoption in the New York State Register on Nov. 20 allowing the sales of E15 within the state. The move opens the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to sales of E15. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

EPA seeks comments on E15 information collection request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA is seeking comments on a proposed extension of a recently expired information collection request regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the agency’s waivers to allow certain vehicles to be fueled with E15. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

Biofuel, bioenergy groups applaud release of GREEN Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Growth Energy: E15 summer sales up 46 percent in 2019

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded 88 increase. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Opinion: Washington, DC, is No Longer an Option

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the U.S. government can't be trusted to promote their use. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Growth Energy: NASCAR continues to validate benefits of E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAt the recent Bluegreen Vacations 500, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers have surpassed 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerTo help fuel retailers learn more about the ease of selling E15, the Board is hosting a free E15 Workshop, including a keynote from Growth Energy’s Sara Brenden. The workshop will take place on Nov. 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

November 08, 2019

Some states looking to end prohibition of E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerCalifornia and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy is first stop for retailers adding E15

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy has made it a top priority to provide fuel retailers around the country the tools necessary to effectively assess how E15—a fuel often labeled as Unleaded 88 at the pump—can fit into their fuel product line lineup. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

40 members of congress urge passage of biofuel tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerForty democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, on Nov. 6 urging action on the extension of several biofuel tax credits. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

OPINION: Giving thanks where thanks are due

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerThe past 18 months have been brutal to the ethanol industry. So, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, ACE is thanking the many station owners who made the decision to sell E15, E85, and other higher ethanol blends over the past several years. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

OPINION: A growing Mexican market for ethanol

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe push to broadly adopt E10 in Mexico is facing many of the same myths and scare tactics that we experienced two decades ago in the United States as E10 began its rapid emergence, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

ACE shares technical ethanol information with retailers in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Mexico to speak at the first technical ethanol information forum to be held in Juárez, Mexico, near El Paso, Texas. READ MORE