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June 10, 2022

Ohio governor asks EPA for permanent solution to summer E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerOhio Gov. Mike DeWine on June 10 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Regan asking that the agency permanently remove restrictions on E15 sales, allowing the fuel blend to be sold during the summer driving season. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

RFA fuels up for Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association will have an active presence during the 38th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo conference, taking place June 13–15 in Minneapolis. This year, RFA has three staff members speaking at the conference. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

Opinion: High Gas Price Solution? It’s Simple …

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFor ethanol and its higher-blend retailers, the best defense against misinformation is highlighting current prices at the pump, where E15 and flex fuels offer real-world proof that more ethanol equals lower costs for consumers. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

In Depth: In Pursuit of Pure

BY Melissa Anderson Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerSan Diego-based Pearson Fuels is showing its wholesale customers that E85 can be made almost entirely from biobased inputs using ethanol and renewable naphtha. The demand is there, but will the latter ingredient become available at scale? READ MORE

June 07, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

USDA publishes report on E15 challenges, opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA report published by the USDA’s Office of Chief Economist assesses the future market opportunities and challenges for E15 and higher blends of ethanol, including a discussion of technical, regulatory, consumer acceptance, and economic challenges. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

NASCAR reaches 20 million miles driven on renewable fuel

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerNASCAR and Official Partner Growth Energy boast a significant milestone this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, celebrating 20 million NASCAR miles driven on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15-percent bioethanol. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

OPINION: Selling E15. What are you waiting for?

BY Ron Lamberty, chief marketing officer, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerACE's Ron Lamberty explains how fuel retailers can make the move to E15 and reminds station owners that the USDA is expected to announce another $100 million in grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program soon. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

OPINION: Conference spotlights ethanol’s market advantage

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerRFA's Cassie Mullen recently attended the Gilbarco Veeder Root Retail Technology Conference in Savannah, Georgia, where RFA took part in a panel discussion on the state of the ethanol industry and its outlook on the future. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Growth Energy: American drivers reach 30 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn June 1, coinciding with the start of the summer driving season, Growth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have logged 30 billion miles on the road using E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, commonly known as Unleaded 88. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE

BY Southwest Airlines Co. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSouthwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerProduced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

RFA launches summer contest with free fuel as the prize

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association is again hosting its annual Ethanol Days of Summer Contest with weekly chances to win free fuel. Each week RFA will award $250 in free fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day. READ MORE

May 23, 2022

RFA campaign promotes E15, thanks leadership

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIn the week leading up the Memorial Day Weekend, the RFA is launching a campaign with paid advertising across multiple Midwest states and on social media promoting the benefits of the lower-cost, lower-carbon E15 blend. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

Propel Fuels sues Phillips 66 over alleged trade-secrets heist

BY Kobre & Kim Found In:Business, RetailerPropel Fuels, a retailer of low-carbon fuels at branded stations throughout California, has filed a lawsuit against Phillips 66, claiming the Texas-based oil company misappropriated Propel’s trade secrets and engaged in unlawful business practices. READ MORE

May 18, 2022

Skor, Becker, Rastetter to headline 2022 FEW in Minneapolis

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy's Emily Skor, Green Plains' Todd Becker and Summit Agricultural Group's Bruce Rastetter will deliver keynote addresses at the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place June 13-15, 2022, in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 17, 2022

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs landmark biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 17 signed a bill into law that makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt E15 as its standard blend of gasoline. The legislation, HF 2128, also expands consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

May 17, 2022

In Depth: The E100 Evangelist

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerStraight ethanol isn’t sold at U.S. gas stations. But why not? A top proponent of E100 says offering 98-percent pure ethanol at the pump would not only benefit ethanol producers and consumers, but the environment and energy security. Could it happen? READ MORE

May 17, 2022

In Depth: Barnstorming for Summertime E15

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerBecoming the fourth consecutive U.S. president to visit an ethanol plant, Biden offered broad support for corn ethanol, biorefining and agriculture after announcing a historic emergency fuel waiver enabling uninterrupted E15 sales this summer. READ MORE

May 17, 2022

Opinion: Clearing the Air on E15 and Smog

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerWhile E15 scored an important temporary victory in April, we need to continue to educate consumers and policymakers about the higher blend's benefits and true regulatory history as the oil industry and misinformed environmental extremists attack. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

Study: California drivers save big on clean fuels, including E85

BY Low Carbon Fuels Coalition Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAs the nation grapples with skyrocketing gas prices, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition has released a new study that conclusively determined that California drivers are saving money by using clean fuels induced under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

OPINION: E15 receives green light for summer

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerRFA's Robert White discusses the Biden administration's decision to allow E15 sales to continue through the summer of 2022 as part of its effort to reduce fuel prices and provides guidance to fuel retailers on how to offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

April 29, 2022

EPA issues waiver allowing E15 sales to continue this summer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA on April 29 issued an emergency fuel waiver allowing E15 to be sold during the summer 2022 driving season. President Biden on April 12 announced the agency would take such action as part of the administration's effort to reduce fuel prices. READ MORE

April 28, 2022

Midwest governors take action on year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe governors of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin on April 28 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan seeking a permanent solution to year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Iowa House, Senate pass governor’s biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives on April 26 each voted to approve legislation introduced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in January that will increase consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Glacial Lakes Energy calls on lawmakers to open door to E30

BY Glacial Lakes Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOpening the door to 30 percent ethanol blends would save consumers billions of dollars at the gas pump and reduce imported oil by as much as 1 billion barrels per year, according to officials at Glacial Lakes Energy. READ MORE

April 22, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels kicks off E15 promotion in Plymouth

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerOver the next five months, the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM will team up at various gas stations in the Twin Cities metro area to reward drivers who fuel up with E15. READ MORE

April 20, 2022

Ricketts signs bill creating tax credit for higher ethanol blends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on April 19 signed legislation that provides tax credits for fuel retailers that sell E15 or higher blends of ethanol. The credit is 5 cents per gallon of E15 and 8 cents per gallon of E25 or higher blends sold. READ MORE

April 19, 2022

EIA: Summer US gasoline, diesel prices to be highest since 2014

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAfter adjusting for inflation, this summer’s forecast national average price would mark the highest retail gasoline and diesel prices since 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

Opinion: More Biofuels Means Lower Gas Prices

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerOn both sides of the aisle, the message is clear: Americans need more homegrown biofuels to address rising gas prices and combat volatility in the global oil market. The ethanol industry is ready, and has the capacity to replace all Russian imports. READ MORE