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March 02, 2020

Perdue memo directs USDA fleet to increase biofuel use

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a memo on Feb. 28 directing the USDA to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs), including those that can use E85 or biodiesel, when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles. READ MORE

February 27, 2020

USDA announces intent to offer $100 million in HBIIP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on Feb. 28 announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Feb. 25 proclaimed ‘Premium E30 Day’ in South Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem recently proclaimed Feb. 25 to be “Premium E30 Day.” Members of the South Dakota Farmers Union and Glacial Lakes Energy Cooperative joined together in Pierre, South Dakota, to celebrate the day. READ MORE

February 24, 2020

Ricketts asks automakers to design cars for higher ethanol blends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the CEOs of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co. on Feb. 11 urging the automakers to increase production of passenger vehicles designed to run on higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda will benefit biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30 by 2050. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Study: Ethanol contributed $2.31 billion to Minnesota GDP in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, RetailerA new study conducted by ABF Economics for the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has determined Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed approximately $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

Opinion: Seeing New Markets Clearly in 2020

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Gasoline retailers, including small chains and single-stores, offer important feedback and input for expanding E15's use in the United States. READ MORE

February 13, 2020

Nebraska Ethanol Board to hold E15 workshop on Feb. 20

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Nebraska Ethanol Board's third E15 Retailer Workshop is coming up Feb. 20 in Lincoln. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

EIA predicts flat ethanol production through 2021

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its prediction for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Feb. 11 READ MORE

February 12, 2020

NEC: Finding new uses for ethanol

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerPanel discussions during the second day of the 2020 National Ethanol Conference in Houston, Texas, began by exploring new uses for ethanol. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at 2 Nebraska locations

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerCooperative Producers Inc. has added E15 at its fuel sites in Axtell, Nebraska, and Red Cloud, Nebraska. These additions are CPI’s fifth and sixth locations selling E15 in the state including locations in Clay Center, Funk, Giltner, and Juniata. READ MORE

February 07, 2020

Ethanol’s health benefits take center stage at leadership forum

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe National Clean Fuels Technology and Health Effects Leadership Forum was held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6. The event brought to the forefront the health and environmental benefits ethanol offers. READ MORE

February 07, 2020

Better Fuel Initiative supports a future of better transportation

BY Minnesota Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Corn Growers Association has launched the Better Fuel Initiative to promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals by using biofuels. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

RFA analysis finds record E15 sales in 2019

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerA new RFA analysis found that approximately 500 million gallons of E15 were sold nationwide in 2019, setting a new record. However, sales would have been even stronger if not for the RFS compliance exemptions granted by EPA to dozens of refineries. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

OPINION: A new focus on infrastructure

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA has announced the creation of a new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. With rising demand for E15 , the announcement of this new program is perfectly timed, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

Groups comment on USDA’s new biofuel infrastructure program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol and Growth Energy are among the groups that submitted comments to the USDA regarding the development of its new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

Opinion: At the Table, or On the Menu?

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: As discussions about climate change ramp up, ethanol and its impact on emissions and the environment should be top of mind. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

In Depth: Roadblock to Higher Blends

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round sale of E15 is a monumental achievement for the ethanol industry, but might also stymie growth for higher blends. Challenges to the rule could take the issues to court. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

In Depth: Blended Curriculum

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The Nebraska Ethanol Board offers workshops to help retailers learn more about E15 and higher blends. Other states offer help with grant application processes, or are pushing for for mid-level blends. READ MORE

January 20, 2020

Iowa retailers recognized with Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Found In:Business, RetailerIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2020 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to Elliott Oil Company of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Diamond Oil Company of Des Moines at the FuelIOWA Annual Meeting. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

USDA seeks input on new biofuel infrastructure incentive program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on Jan. 16 launched a request for information (RFI) seeking public input to aid in the creation of its new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which aims to expand the availability of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Gov. Reynolds highlights recent wins in IRFA address

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted recent positive developments for the biofuels industry during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s 2020 summit. She also spoke about her plan to increase funding for the state's biofuel infrastrcuture program. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Censky discusses infrastructure grant program at IRFA Summit

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerDeputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky told attendees of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit that “there are some really positive things that are happening that are going to be great for the biofuels sector.” READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Shaw opens 2020 IRFA Summit with optimism

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerMonte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off the 2020 IRFA Summit in Altoona, Iowa, by acknowledging the difficulties 2019 brought to the biofuels industry, but also expressing optimism for recent policy changes. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

USGC: Workshops educate Mexican gas station owners on ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAs 2019 drew to a close, so did the second successful year of a workshop series the U.S. Grains Council has conducted with the Mexican Retailer Service Station Association to promote increased use of ethanol. READ MORE

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