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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

October 24, 2022

EPA approves expanded E30 demonstration project in Nebraska

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Oct. 19, 2022, the U.S. EPA approved the continuation of ground-breaking research being done in Nebraska on the long-term adaptability and feasibility of E30 fuel. The initial E30 pilot program was launched in 2019. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Biofuel groups urge Walz to continue push for year-round E15 fix

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMN Bio-Fuels, along with other biofuel and agriculture stakeholders in the state, sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz on Oct. 17 asking him to remain committed to a regulatory solution that will ensure the year-round availability of E15. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

In Depth: The Road Ahead for the RFS

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerStarting now, the U.S. EPA—with input from other agencies—will have new guideposts and increased interpretive authority for determining the annual renewable volume obligations of the RFS. READ MORE

October 17, 2022

Study: Access to E15 would save drivers $20B in annual fuel costs

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a study conducted by ABF Economics that found that nationwide access to E15, a 15 percent ethanol blended fuel, could save drivers billions in annual fuel costs, create new jobs, and return billions to the U.S. economy. READ MORE

October 15, 2022

Opinion: Driving Market Expansion for Biofuels

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFollowing the USDA's rollout of $100 million in higher blend infrastructure grant funding, Growth Energy hosted a retailer retreat with attendees representing more than 7,000 retail sites and 13 billion gallons of fuel annually. READ MORE

October 14, 2022

Opinion: Ethanol: A Pathway to Reward Climate Smart Agriculture

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerACE believes farmers should have the opportunity to monetize low-carbon practices by selling their corn to ethanol plants that have pathways into clean fuel markets at the state or federal level, creating maximum value and meaningful change. READ MORE

October 11, 2022

Toyota pilots flex fuel hybrid technology in India

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerToyota on Oct. 11 launched a flex fuel pilot project in Delhi, India, using a vehicle that features its Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology (FFV-SHEV), which can use fuels containing 20 percent to 85 percent ethanol. READ MORE

October 11, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels concludes months-long E15 promotional campaign

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) concluded a five-month E15 promotional campaign in the Twin Cities metro area on Oct. 6 at a Winner station in St Paul. Promotions were held at 12 different gas stations. READ MORE

October 05, 2022

Missouri governor signs bill with ethanol, biodiesel tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerMissouri Gov. Mike Parson on Oct. 5 signed House Bill 3, which creates state retail tax credits to support the sale of ethanol and biodiesel blends. The legislation also creates a tax credit to benefit biodiesel producers. READ MORE

October 05, 2022

OPINION: Retailer fills up with higher blend success

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAs prices at the pump spiked this past summer, a special sales promotion by fuel retailer Sheetz offered E15 at $3.99 per gallon. RFA's Cassie Mullen discusses the impact of E15 sales with Joshua Jadlocki, senior petroleum scheduler at Sheetz. READ MORE

September 30, 2022

Minnesota awards $6.4 million in biofuel infrastructure grants

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded $6.4 million to 44 projects under its Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program. The awards will help service stations offer higher blends of ethanol. READ MORE

September 29, 2022

Minnesota drivers win with E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up on Sept. 22 to promote E15 at a Holiday station in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. The event was the 10th E15 promotion held by MN Bio-Fuels this year. READ MORE

September 21, 2022

Growth Energy testifies in support of Michigan biofuels bill

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the Michigan State House Committee on Tax Policy in support of SB814, legislation that would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

DriveClean initiative launches, advocates for national CFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerA diverse group of clean fuel stakeholders, including several biofuel producers, on Sept. 19 launched the DriveClean initiative, which is urging lawmakers to create a market-based technology-neutral national Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

In Depth: Within Clear Sight

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe California Air Resources Board is working on its latest scoping plan, which could potentially intensify Low Carbon Fuel Standard targets and boost ethanol use in state—especially if E15 gets approved. READ MORE

September 15, 2022

Biden announces tentative agreement to avoid rail strike

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on Sept. 15 announced a tentative agreement has been reached between rail companies and labor unions that is expected to avert a rail strike that would have caused massive disruption in the U.S. READ MORE

September 13, 2022

White House hosts event to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe White House hosted an event Sept. 13 to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed by President Biden on Aug. 16. Biden also issued an executive order on the implementation of the energy and infrastructure provisions of the IRA. READ MORE

September 13, 2022

Cooper discusses impact of IRA, possible rail strike

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerRenewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper on Aug. 13 discussed several current issues impacting the U.S. ethanol sector, including a possible rail strike, ahead of an event held by the White House in celebration of the IRA. READ MORE

September 13, 2022

Skor, Regan discuss E15, RFS at Growth Energy event

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor kicked of the 13th Annual Biofuels Summit with a discussion of E15 and the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Deputy Ag Secretary Jewel Bronaugh also delivered remarks. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

Biofuel groups comment on Washington’s proposed CFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerA public comment period on Washington’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard closed Aug. 31. The program aims to incentivize fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 20 percent by 2038. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

Missouri offers funding for biofuel infrastructure development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Missouri Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program through Sept. 30. The program aims to increase the distribution and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

OPINION: Time for another higher blend infrastructure push

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerIf you’re a fuel retailer looking to make some upgrades, now’s the time to learn more about the USDA's HBIIP, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen. Applications for the lastest $100 million in funding are due Nov. 21. READ MORE

August 31, 2022

Ethanol helps alleviate fuel shortages caused by bp refinery fire

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe ethanol industry is poised to help alleviate fuel shortages in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin caused by the temporary shutdown of Bp’s oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana, following an Aug. 24 electric fire. READ MORE

August 24, 2022

Growth Energy names Jake Comer as VP of market development

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy on Aug. 24 announced that Jake Comer will join the company as vice president of market development. Comer has more than a decade of retail fuel experience and will lead the domestic market expansion of higher ethanol-blended fuel. READ MORE

August 23, 2022

Ethanol groups applaud new round of USDA HBIIP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol groups are applauding the launch of a new application period for the USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program and offering assistance to fuel retailers and others who want apply for the $100 million in available grant funding. READ MORE

August 22, 2022

USDA opens new application window for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA announced the opening of a new $100 million, 90-day application window for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program on Aug. 23. Applications for the current round of funding can be submitted through Nov. 21. READ MORE