Retailer

April 02, 2019

E15 expansion, consumer adoption driving terminal growth

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that consumers have surpassed 8 billion miles on E15, known to consumers as Unleaded 88—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable biofuel that is approved for all cars 2001 and newer. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

ACE fly-in begins with EPA Q&A

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerACE's Washington, D.C., fly-in opened April 2 with a Q&A session with U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum. The event is scheduled to include more than 120 meetings on Capitol Hill and will focus on E15 and small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

March 29, 2019

Biofuel groups express support for E15, argue against RIN reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 29, the U.S. EPA held a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 and enact RIN market reforms. Members of the biofuel industry were among those to offer testimony at the event. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

EPA seeks input on E15 information collection request extension

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of a proposed extension of an existing information collection request (ICR) related to E15 it plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

ACE returns to Monterrey for a more in-depth ethanol forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty marked his second trip to Mexico this year with a return visit to Monterrey to speak at an ethanol technical information forum for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

March 22, 2019

Growth Energy urges DOT to expedite ethanol rail shipments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 22, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the agency to help expedite rail delivery of biofuels amid historic flooding in the Midwest. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Opinion: Armed with the Facts

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: RFA releases new studies, information at NEC. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

In Depth: Come Together

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

EPA schedules hearing on E15/RIN reform rule for March 29

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing on its proposed E15/RIN reform rule on March 29 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

USGC: Ethanol education is essential to winning Mexican market

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe key to making informed decisions is education, and that’s just what the U.S. Grains Council’s goal has been regarding increasing demand for U.S. fuel ethanol in Mexico. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

Opinion: UAI’s Studies Tell the Truth

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: The need for an updated fuel testing process. READ MORE

March 13, 2019

NTSB to prioritize safe shipment of ethanol

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recently released it’s Most Wanted List for 2019 and 2020, with a focus on the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

EPA releases proposed year-round E15 rule

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA released its proposed rule to allow the year-round sale of E15 on March 12. The proposed rule also includes provisions for RIN reform. READ MORE

March 11, 2019

Pennsylvania retail chain adds more E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerRetail chains that choose to add E15 to their product mixes continue to see positive results. One example is Pennsylvania-based Rutter's, which decided to add the fuel last year despite recent uncertainty around the timing of year-round sales. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

ACE, retailers talk opportunities to increase E15 at NEB forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated on a panel at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum with retailers about the opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

OPINION: Please don’t sell our fuel

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president at the American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:RetailerIf you're a fuel marketer who hates ethanol, then you probably shouldn't sell E15, says ACE's Ron Lamberty. But, if your curious about equipment compatibility, other retailers' experiences, and higher sales volumes, ACE would like to work with you. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

EPA delivers E15/RIN reform rule to OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 4, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed E15/RIN reform rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Infrastructure investments drive growth in preblended E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy recently announced American motorists have driven over 7 billion miles on E15. That continued demand has had an impact on the market, said Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

OPINION: Terminal availability of E15 grows as RVP relief nears

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGROWMARK Energy recently announced an expansion of its E15 terminal availability, but cautioned it will stop offering the fuel blend at its terminals on May 1 unless the EPA signals RVP relief will be in place before June 1. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

OPINION: Marketing E15 with Unleaded 88

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerLast year, Growth Energy embarked on a mission to understand consumer sentiment around E15 and worked with fuel retailers to help them sell more E15. With that goal in mind, Growth Energy established the best practices to optimize sales of E15 fuel. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Perdue revises E15 remark; EPA says it will complete rule on time

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA has issued a statement confirming plans to complete its E15 rule by June 1 in response to remarks made by Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue on Feb. 27 in which he said the rule would not be complete on time. Perdue has since revised his remarks. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Minnesota sees record E15 sales in 2018

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerStatistics released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce show that demand for E15 in the state remains strong, despite the current summertime ban of the fuel. Approximately 59 million gallons of E15 were sold in the state last year. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSenate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have introduced a bill to extend 29 tax credits, including those that benefit producers of renewable diesel, second generation biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Perdue says E15 rule not expected to be complete by June 1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Feb. 27 that he does not expect the U.S. EPA to complete its E15 rulemaking by June 1, but added the USDA is encouraging the agency to announce discretionary enforcement of current regulations. READ MORE

February 25, 2019

ACE returns to Mexico, continues work with service station owners

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Mérida, Mexico, for the first ethanol technical information forum held in 2019 for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

Retailers discuss experiences with ethanol at NEC

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThree fuel retailers who spoke at the Renewable Fuel Association's recent National Ethanol Conference in Florida told attendees that education is the key to growing the market for ethanol-blended fuels. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

RFA: GROWMARK Energy offers pre-blended E15 at more terminals

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association recently announced that GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at 17 additional terminals, including those located in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and South Dakota. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

RFA releases 3 videos aimed at educating consumers

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA has released three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos focus on the production process, renewable fuel benefits, and use by motorcycle riders. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Opinion: Campaigning on Climate

BY Andrea Kent Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Ethanol is the right choice for Canada's environmental goals READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Opinion: Will 2019 Finally be The Year of E15?

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Correcting misconceptions about E15 to gain wider adoption. READ MORE