The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) Board approved 74 project applications totaling more than $3.4 million in cost-share funding for Iowa fuel retailers during its most recent quarterly board meeting.
On Jan. 30, Iowa’s cost-share Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) awarded $3.4 million in grants for 74 applicants that will add E15 to retail sites and one applicant to add a biodiesel terminal in Iowa.
Growth Energy released updated data on Jan. 29 showing that American drivers recently surpassed a massive milestone: 100 billion miles driven on E15. The fuel blend is saving U.S. motorists an average of up to 15 cents per gallon at the pump.
Growth Energy announced on Jan. 24 that it wrote 49% of all HBIIP grants for fuel retailers seeking infrastructure funding from the USDA’s HBIIP to install equipment that would allow them to sell E15.
The Renewable Fuels Association’s annual review of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements indicates that E15 is explicitly approved by the manufacturer for use in approximately 95 percent of model year 2024 cars and light trucks.
The attorneys general of Iowa and Nebraska on Dec. 13 asked a U.S. District Court in Iowa to require the U.S. EPA to “promptly” finalize rulemaking to allow year-round E15 sales in eight Midwestern states.
The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service in mid-2024 is expected propose a rule to codify the policies and procedures for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, according to information released by the White House OMB.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowans to nominate fuel marketers in their communities for the Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize retailers that go above and beyond in their efforts to promote biofuels.
The attorneys general of Iowa and Nebraska on Nov. 29 filed a motion for summary judgement with a U.S. District Court in Iowa regarding the U.S. EPA’s failure to act on petitions filed by eight Midwestern governors to allow year-round E15 sales.
Sen. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., on Nov. 24 called on the Biden administration to finalize rulemaking that would allow E15 to be sold year-round in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Sheetz is celebrating Thanksgiving week by reducing Unleaded 88 gas prices to $1.99 a gallon at all Sheetz locations that carry this fuel grade in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Growth Energy recently calculated that, to date, American motorists have logged 90 billion miles on E15, proof positive that this more affordable, higher biofuel blend is the right choice for consumers.
USDA Rural Development Senior Advisor Cindy Axne on Nov. 7 announced that USDA is awarding a $2.25 million grant to Golden Grain Energy LLC, an ethanol plant near Mason City, Iowa, to increase the availability of domestic biofuels.
Growth Energy submitted comments on Oct. 26 to CARB as part of its effort to revise the state’s cap and trade regulations. The comments call on CARB to approve the use of E15 and update unscientific, outdated lifecycle calculations.
The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association concluded a six-month E15 promotional campaign at Twin Cities metro-area gas stations on Oct 19. Throughout the campaign, MN Bio-Fuels partnered with KS95 FM to promote Unleaded 88 to consumers.
The latest issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine tackles thermal energy storage, the rise of all-renewable E85, ACE’s annual conference, the return of a familiar face, and a wild new use for distillers grains.
The American Coalition for Ethanol’s grassroots advocacy is focused on expanding ethanol use. As 2023 comes to an end, the group organization takes inventory of its efforts.
Attendees at the 14th annual Growth Energy Biofuels Summit met with their elected senators and representatives to tell the industry’s story and advocate for pro-biofuels policy priorities.
California's top E85 distributor is experiencing remarkable success with all-renewable E85—a lower-price, ultra-low-CI fuel that’s in high demand in the Golden State.
High-profile speakers at ACE’s annual conference discussed policy, the future of higher ethanol blends, oil markets, refining trends and more.
In a letter to the California Air Resources Board, the Renewable Fuels Association called on the agency to expeditiously approve the use of cleaner-burning, lower-carbon E15 gasoline blends, which contain 15 percent ethanol.
By American Coalition for Ethanol
October 03, 2023
ACE has traveled to several trade shows this year to help fuel marketers understand the benefits of offering higher blends of ethanol, best practices for marketing E15 and E85, and the application process for USDA’s HBIIP.
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.