November 22, 2022

ACE: Latest round of HBIIP funding closed, more available soon

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA has closed its application period for the latest round of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. ACE assisted fuel retailers throughout this latest applicaiton winow and is ready to assist with applications for upcoming funding. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

Sheetz kicks off holiday season with a steep discount on E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerSheetz is kicking off the holiday season with a discount on E15 blended fuel. From Nov. 21 through Nov. 28, the Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain will offer Unleaded 88, a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol, for $1.99 per gallon. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

USDA clarifies information on eligible applicants for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA has clarified information regarding eligible applicants for the current funding cycle of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which opened in August. Applications for this round of HBIIP funds are due Nov. 21. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Opinion: Sugarcane Ethanol’s Ongoing Benefit to California

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe future is bright for sugarcane ethanol, as it is poised to help meet LCFS goals while reducing the carbon intensity of hard-to-electrify sectors. Plus, new markets for the low-CI biofuel, including green hydrogen production, look promising. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Opinion: Emergency E15 Waivers Provided Relief to American Drivers

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWhile E15 use continued uninterrupted in the summer of 2022, a policy or regulatory vehicle to make its year-round availability permanent is still needed. The Renewable Fuels Association and its allies are working on multiple paths forward. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

OPINION: E15 retailer reports customer interest, satisfaction

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerRFA Director of Market Development Cassie Mullen and Sheetz Sentior Petroleum Scheduler Joshua Jadlocki discuss what the fuel retailer has experienced with its adoption of higher level ethanol blends, including E15. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

In Depth: Advancing Policy In Parallel

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Drive Clean Initiative and Next Generation Fuels Act are simultaneously finding support in the ethanol industry. Both aim to usher in higher blends of ethanol, but via different mechanisms. One effort rides on low-carbon, the other high octane. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

USDA seeks public input on IRA’s biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA will host a virtual listening session on Nov. 3 that focuses on Section 22003 of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides $500 million in biofuels infrastructure funding. A 30-day public comment period is also being opened. READ MORE