Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowa fuel retailers to apply for cost-share grants through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program to upgrade fueling systems and provide consumers with greater access to higher biofuel blends.
By Renewable Fuels Association
August 30, 2023
Following the opening of the most recent tranche of funding for higher blends infrastructure incentives via the Inflation Reduction Act, the Renewable Fuels Association is off to a solid start in assisting fuel retailers.
August 24, 2023
The RFA is welcoming news from popular fuel retailer Sheetz that it is slashing prices on the lower-carbon E15 fuel blend through the end of August. Sheetz is offering E15 at $2.99 at all the stations that sell the fuel.
By Minnesota Department of Agriculture
August 24, 2023
Minnesota retail service stations looking to increase access to and sales of motor fuel blends containing at least 15 percent ethanol are encouraged to apply for funding currently available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
A bipartisan group of 21 federal lawmakers on July 28 sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Treasury Department to adopt the U.S. DOE's GREET model as the secondary methodology for calculating the SAF tax credit.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program board approved 35 project applications totaling more than $1.6 million during its quarterly board meeting on July 20. The awards support both ethanol and biodiesel projects.
By Protec Fuel
July 21, 2023
Protec Fuel, a leader in ethanol fuel solutions, has announced its commitment to assist retailers and fleets in securing their share of a $450 million grant through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) by the U.S. USDA.
Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled its 2022 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle—the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
The USDA on June 26 announced plans to invest up to $500 million in biofuel infrastructure projects via funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, including a new $450 million funding opportunity through HBIIP that is scheduled to open in July.
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is calling upon the U.S. EPA to finalize its proposed rule to approve the Midwest Governors’ Year-Round E15 fix. The public comment period on the proposed rule closed April 20, two months ago.
The ethanol industry has a role to play in the emerging SAF indsutry through both ethanol-to-jet technologies and the supply of distillers corn oil feedstock.
The American Coalition for Ethanol mobilized 60 grassroots leaders, including ethanol producers, corn growers and retailers, for its fly-in and government affairs summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.
Despite federal support for electric vehicles (EVs), lower-carbon biofuels will remain vital to decarbonizing transportation for decades to come.
The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023 aims to allow year-round sales of E15 nationwide.
A newly released, peer-reviewed study from the University of California, Riverside, shows that the E15 ethanol blend provides notable emissions reductions compared to California’s regular reformulated gasoline.
The RFA is again hosting its annual Ethanol Days of Summer Contest with weekly chances to win free fuel. This year’s contest will allow consumers more ways to win. Each week, RFA will award $250 in free fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Board approved 15 project applications and 11 supplemental grant requests for a total of more than $800,000 during its quarterly board meeting on May 9.