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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

August 22, 2022

Opinion: Converts are the Worst

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Business, RetailerRather than locking in new flex fuel customers, helping the ethanol industry shatter ethanol cost myths and continue to establish E85 as an affordable low-carbon fuel, some retailers seemed to do the opposite this past summer. READ MORE

August 19, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels and KS95 promote E15 in St. Paul

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion at the Holiday station on Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Aug. 18. It was the 10th such promotion held this year. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

Biden signs new SAF, hydrogen, clean fuel tax credits into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on Aug. 16 signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, calling the legislation the “biggest step forward in climate—ever” and stressing it will allow the U.S. to boldly take additional steps towards meeting its climate goals. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels promotes E15 in Brooklyn Center

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion on Aug. 8 at a Winner gas station in Brooklyn Center. A similar promotion is planned for St. Paul. READ MORE

August 12, 2022

House passes Inflation Reduction Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House on Aug. 12 voted 220 to 207 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a legislative package that includes a wide range of provisions that benefit the biofuel and bioenergy industries. President Biden is expected to sign the bill soon. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels releases 1H 2022 report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) released its 2022 Half-Year report to its members at an event in Bloomington on Aug 3. The report highlights work the group has done to promote E15 and the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 12-14

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels promotes E15 in Golden Valley

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up for an hour-long E15 promotion at a Winner gas station in Golden Valley on July 27. It was the eighth such E15 promotion held by the groups this summer. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

OPINION: USDA’s higher blend grants are coming soon—we promise

BY Ron Lamberty, chief marketing officer, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerACE's Ron Lamberty says he is confident the USDA will anounce the third round of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program in August and stresses that ACE is happy to connect retailers with resources to help navigate the application process. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Nebraska begins accepting applications for ethanol tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe Nebraska Department of Revenue on Aug. 1 began accepting applications from fuel retailers to claim a recently established sales tax for higher blends of ethanol. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill establishing the credit earlier this year. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

CARB posts RFA, Growth Energy report on E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn July 29, the California Air Resources Board posted the Renewable Fuels Association’s and Growth Energy’s joint multimedia evaluation of E15 blends Tier 1 report, the initial step in a three-tiered evaluation process of the fuel blend. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act welcomed by ethanol groups

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSenate democrats on on July 27 announced an agreement to add the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation bill. The legislative package will benefit the U.S. ethanol industry, according to the RFA and Growth Energy. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

OPINION: E15: The time is now for a proven fuel

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerE15 works, and it works well. It saves drivers money and even lowers emissions from their vehicles. E15 also helps with growing concerns about energy security. It’s not only a domestic product, but also renewable, says RFA's Robert White. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

Grassley introduces Next Generation Fuels Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on July 26 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, which aims to leverage higher-octane fuels to improve engine efficiency and performance. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, introduced the bill in 2021. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

RFA: Ethanol Days of Summer free fuel contest continues

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association’s Ethanol Days of Summer Contest, which offers free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85, continues through Labor Day. Each week, RFA awards $250 in free fuel. READ MORE