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Fuel Retailers See Isolated Sales of High-Ethanol Blend for up to a Decade
February 28, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  As fuel makers start registering their high-ethanol gasoline blends with US regulators, petroleum retailers say there are practical and legal barriers that could keep the fuel out of most markets for as long as …

Breaking Oil’s Hold Over America
February 27, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, but the volatility of the global oil market shows how vulnerable we are as a …

Retailers Want Liability Protection before Considering E15
February 23, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liability issues surrounding the use of E15 remain a major concern for many retailers when considering offering the fuel to customers driving 2001 and newer vehicles. The U.S. EPA …

Up and Running: Retailers Respond Positively to SD Blender Pump Incentive
February 23, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The application window for South Dakota’s inaugural blender pump grant program may have just opened on Jan. 9, but it already appears that the incentive will be a success. …

Obama Directs Military to Cut Petroleum Consumption 30 Percent
February 1, 2012 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(NCTechNews)  …In order to comply with and support these directives, Fort Bragg partnered with the Defense Energy Supply Center and the Army Petroleum Center to construct the Green Biofuel Superstation to serve its flex-fuel fleet …

Consumers Have More Options at the Pump
January 27, 2012 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Grebner  (Brownfield Ag News)   Fort Wayne, Ind. residents will have additional options when it comes to filling up their flex-fuel vehicles.  The flex-fuel pump – the first of its kind offers drivers the option for E85 or …

New E85 Blender Pump Available in Arcadia, Neb.
January 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  A new blender pump is now available at Trotter Service in Arcadia, Neb.
This E85 blender pump is one of approximately 60 in Nebraska to offer the renewable fuel, ethanol. This station will offer unleaded, …

Reaping the Benefits of a Strong Biofuels Industry
January 16, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …The intent of Congress when it wrote the renewable fuel standard was to grow an American fuels industry that would help us break free from this addiction …

USDA Fuel Pump Grant Seen a Plus for Marcus Junction
January 16, 2012 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Jolene Stevens  (Le Mars Daily Sentinel)  A”great marketing tool” is how Carl Nelson, of the Marcus Junction board, describes the new flexible fuel blending pump he says is expected to be installed at the …

Retailers Not Ready For Ethanol
January 9, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Jay Berry, with Central Indiana Ethanol in Marion, says many stations do not have the equipment to handle higher ethanol blends. He told HAT there are no regulations that …

FORUM: Ethanol Needs Infrastructure in Absence of Tax Credit
January 9, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Doug Sombke (Rapid CityJournal/South Dakota Farmers Union)  …What the ethanol industry needs now is investment in improved infrastructure to get ethanol closer to being equal in the marketplace with regular gasoline.
For decades, big oil …

The Road for E85 Fuel Just Got Rougher
January 9, 2012 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  The 85 percent ethanol blend has always faced challenges as a motor fuel. Now, the end of a federal tax credit poses a new one: higher prices.
The high-ethanol fuel known …

Ethanol Makers Shrug off Expiration of Key Tax Credit
January 9, 2012 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Chris O’Malley (Indianapolis Business Journal)  …But it looks like motorists, rather than ethanol makers, stand to feel the pain.
The reason is the survival of another federal measure, known as the Renewable Fuels Standard. It …

USDA Helps Install 266 Blender Pumps through REAP
December 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The USDA announced the final round of fiscal year 2011 Renewable Energy for America Program awards on Dec. 14. The awards included grants for 12 blender pump projects …

Blend-Your-Own at the Pump
December 30, 2011 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Tim Hoskins  (Iowa Farmer Today)  Blender gas pumps are viewed as one way to increase ethanol sales and allow for a transition to higher ethanol-blended gasoline.
A blender pump is connected to two fuel tanks, …

Looking at Life Without an Ethanol Subsidy
December 29, 2011 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Failure to renew the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit will create a new world for the industry.
…What many consumers don’t realize is that the tax credit didn’t go to ethanol plants, it went …

New Ethanol Blender Pumps in Illinois
December 29, 2011 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …Growth Energy, Horizon Fuels, the American Lung Association and Marquis Energy partnered to help with the promotions and labeling for the three new Flex Fuel pumps at the Princeton Fast Stop.  “It …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses
December 27, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (December 14, 2011) announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in …

South Dakota Has $950,000 for Blender Pumps
December 23, 2011 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says $950,000 in grants will be made available through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to help pay for the installation of blender pumps and associated infrastructure …

U.S. Ethanol Tax Break Ends, Brazil Sees an Opening
December 23, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Charles Abbott and Reese Ewing  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A U.S. ethanol tax credit costing roughly $6 billion a year will expire on Dec. 31, with the U.S. industry declaring itself ready to stand on …

Ethanol Critic’s Argument Relies on Faulty Information
December 23, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Skunes (InForum)  In response to Ross Nelson’s “Ethanol? I’ll supply the shovels” column on Nov. 27, we should take a look at these issues using current and correct information.
…Corn-based ethanol is a viable …

Novozymes Urges Committee to Explore Oil Alternatives
November 28, 2011 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The president of biofuel enzyme producer Novozymes last week called on a House subcommittee to explore alternatives to drilling for oil to meet the country’s energy needs.
In a written statement prepared for the …

First Dual-Biofuels Station Opens in Raleigh
November 17, 2011 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(NBC17)  The first alternative fuels station in Raleigh opened Wednesday afternoon on New Bern Ave. selling E-85 Ethonal and B-20 Bio-diesel.
The Crown Express Mart is one of a tiny number of alternative fuel stations in …

Outlook 2012: VEETC is Old News–Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels
November 16, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  From the standpoint of Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, efforts in 2011 to extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit imperiled the future of the industry. “For so …

Nebraska Ethanol Board Part of New Flex Fuel Campaign
November 11, 2011 – 10:05 am | No Comment

(Nebraska Farmer)  USDA grant intended to make drivers more aware of flex fuel vehicles and ethanol’s benefits involves Nebraska and five other states.
A grant awarded by USDA will be used to promote flex fuel vehicles, …

Independent Petroleum Marketers Group Joins E85 Coalition
November 4, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producers Magazine)  Just more than a week after announcing the formation of the Coalition for E85 the group said Oct. 21 that it had a new member. The Petroleum Marketers Association of …

Blender Pump Installed in Rochester
October 13, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (AgriNews.com)   …The Sinclair station at 205 Sixth St. S.W. in Rochester installed a blender pump earlier this year, becoming the first station in Rochester to offer different blends of ethanol. The …

Corn Marketing Council Grants to Help Pay to Install Flex Fuel Pumps
September 29, 2011 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Megan Banta (Evansville Courier & Press)  Hoosiers will soon see new flex fuel pumps at a handful of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations funded by a grant program launched Wednesday by the Indiana …

Breaking Oil’s Monopoly on Transportation
September 27, 2011 – 9:36 am | No Comment

by Geoffrey Styles  (Energy Outlook)   I’ve been thinking about an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times written by a former National Security Advisor and a former CIA chief.
…The op-ed was apparently timed to mark the …

Still Needed: More Ethanol Fuel Pumps
September 27, 2011 – 8:37 am | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  But it’s unclear where money will come from to install them around U.S.
…(Dave) Hicks, who’s getting a $28,000 federal grant and additional money from the state of Iowa to …

USDA Awards Flex Fuel Grant in Geneseo
September 27, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Lisa Depies (Geneseo Republic)  Judith Canales, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service Administrator, visited Geneseo on Sept. 15 to highlight one of the agency’s first funded flexible fuel pump projects in …

Stillwater Gas Station 1st in Metro to Offer Flex Fuel Blend
September 26, 2011 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

(KSTP.com)  A Stillwater gas station has opened the first “blender pump” in the Twin Cities.
Yocum’s Holiday at 2500 Orleans Street is giving its customers a choice for the first time.
A blender pump dispenses high-blend ethanol …

North Dakota Grant to Coax Motorists to Use More Ethanol
September 26, 2011 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Chron.com)  A state Commerce Department official says many North Dakotans who drive so-called “flex-fuel” vehicles don’t even know it.
They’re among the people who are the intended targets of a proposed marketing campaign to increase ethanol sales.
North Dakota’s Industrial Commission has …

Market Access Will Save US from $4 Gasoline, Says FuelChoiceNow
September 21, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business one worth taking a very, very close look at.
The pitch: that advanced fuel companies are developing new, affordable and commercial-ready alternatives …

Street-Legal Cars Burn E85 on Kearney Racetrack
September 19, 2011 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Lori Potter (KearneyHub.com)  More than 200 cars will roar down the Kearney Raceway Park track Oct. 1-2 during the 2011 National Hot Rod Association Division 5 National Open, with events for dragsters, super stocks …

USDA Gives $2 Million for Blender Pumps in 22 States
September 19, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thirty-three projects in 22 states have been approved for blender pump grants in the latest round of funding to be dispersed through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. …

Ethanol Tax Credits to Expire
September 14, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Sarah Gustin (KXMB TV Bismark)  …(Jeff Zueger / Blue Flint Ethanol) “We really need blender pump infastructure, we need flex fuel vehicle infastructure, so we can get to those higher level blends so consumers …

Fairgoing Public to Learn More about Ethanol
August 30, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The Independent)  The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board are partnering at the 142nd Nebraska State Fair to promote ethanol and flex fuel vehicles.
Vendor booths from each agency will be set up in the …

Missouri Leads in Ethanol Blender Pump Plans
August 29, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel.com)  Missouri has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the leader in ethanol blender pumps.
During the Missouri State Fair, an official from USDA’s Rural Development agency paid a visit …

Co-op Caters to Fuel Flex Cars
August 26, 2011 – 8:07 am | No Comment

by Kevin M. Smith (the Kearney Courier)  Area drivers with fuel flex cars now have more options at the pump.
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative announced recently that its new blender pumps at Platte-Clay Fuels in Kearney and …

Obama Sets Sights on Making U.S. No. 1 in Alternative Energy
August 23, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)  Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Republican presidential candidacy and President Obama’s comments on ethanol have thrown the corn-based ethanol industry into turmoil as it struggles to convince Congress to provide assistance to …

Louisiana Biofuels Plan Would Decentralize Production
August 23, 2011 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Michael K. Bullard (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How the 2008 Recession Halted the Progress of Louisiana’s Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative
…The Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative (Act 382) represents a complete strategy to not only …

Ethanol Vital to US Production of Homegrown, Reliable Energy
August 22, 2011 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Russ Newman (InForum)   Ethanol, made right here in our backyards, has provided an unparalleled, value-added opportunity for agriculture and America.
…It has generated good-paying jobs, spurred economic activity, and provided rural youth a reason …

Vilsack: USDA Will Continue to Push for Blender Pump Expansion
August 22, 2011 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included just 21 awards for blender pumps. USDA officials promise, however, that more funding is on …

The Selling of Renewable Fuels
August 19, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …In all the discussions about renewable fuels R&D, engineering, policy, finance, and construction, the customer – that is, you and me – generally are an afterthought.
Could be because most …

Seeking the Blending Sweet Spot
August 16, 2011 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For years, in coffee shops and grain elevators across the upper Midwest, independent thinkers have voiced their opinions on the benefits of midlevel ethanol blends. Tales of fueling the …

Ethanol Groups Plan E15, Blender Pump Label Campaigns
August 12, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association announced Aug. 1 that it will provide free EPA-approved E15 labels to gasoline marketers as part of its campaign to assist in making higher blends …

Woodside Says Ethanol Industry Willing to Give Back Tax Break for Debt Reduction
July 25, 2011 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Lori Potter  (Kearney Hub)  The ethanol industry is willing to immediately give up $1.3 billion in tax breaks for federal debt reduction.
However, that probably can’t happen unless authorizing legislation is attached to a successful …

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion
July 25, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Back in October, I wrote on the RFA blog, “The E-Xchange,” about the steps that would be necessary to make E15 the standard fuel available in the …

State Wants to Pull Millions in Stimulus Dollars from the Efficiency Kansas Loan Program
July 22, 2011 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Christine Metz (Sunflower Horizons)  The Kansas Energy Office is pulling funding on a state program that has lent hundreds of Kansans thousands of dollars to make energy efficiency upgrades in their homes.
Pending final approval …

New Gas Station Offers Fuel Alternatives
July 18, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Richard Craver (Winston-Salem Journal)  …Sparky’s is not just one of only five stations in the state offering E85 and biodiesel. It also is the only one using recently approved ethanol-blending dispensers that provide two …

AMA Wants Motorcycles Included in Study of Ethanol-Blended Fuel
July 14, 2011 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(American Motorcycle Association)  The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is asking a key U.S. House panel to include motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in any future study of ethanol-blended gasoline.
In a letter sent July 11 to …

Feinstein Leads Effort to Raise Gas Taxes, Increase Oil Imports, Cut Jobs, and Expose Californians to More Carcinogens in Gasoline
July 8, 2011 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition)  Continuing her long support for oil industry interests at the cost of clean, domestic, renewable fuels, California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced today she has taken yet another step to raise taxes, …

Klobuchar, Thune Announce Bipartisan Compromise on Renewable Energy
July 8, 2011 – 6:59 am | No Comment

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar)  Agreement would put savings toward deficit reduction, infrastructure
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Thune (R-SD), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today announced that a bipartisan agreement has been reached that allows …

Buy FREEDOM Learn Truth About Ethanol
July 5, 2011 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  During the 2011 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop attendees got a chance to see the new documentary from Josh & Rebecca Tickell. I first met Josh during a National Biodiesel Conference before he …

EPA Issues Final E15/B20 UST Compatibility Guidelines
July 1, 2011 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(NACSOnline)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued compatibility guidelines on Tuesday for owners and operators who are storing gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol or diesel containing more than 20 percent biodiesel in their …

Iowa 15% Ethanol Incentive Takes Effect
July 1, 2011 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa could become the first state in the nation with fuel pumps sporting the new15% ethanol (E15) labels approved this week by the Environmental Protection Agency along with final rules allowing …

Ethanol Producers Interested in Developing Own Blender Pump Stations
June 29, 2011 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol) …ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says ACE ethanol producer members are becoming increasingly interested in supplying E85 and midlevel blends at the plant level, and developing their own network of stations …

Reforming Ethanol in a Responsible Way
June 29, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment

by Senator Mike Johanns (York News-Times)  …Ethanol helped keep $34 billion of our money at home last year instead of going to other countries for foreign oil.
…Though these benefits are significant, today’s fiscal realities require …

Santorum Tells Iowa Farmers He Would End Ethanol Subsidies
June 29, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by William Petroski (Des Moines Register)  …Santorum, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he advocates phasing-out the existing tax incentive for ethanol production, commonly known as the blenders’ credit, by reducing the credit …

Watch for a Flex-Fuel Pump Near You
June 27, 2011 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bechman  (Indiana Prairie Farmer)  Corn growers in Indiana promote more pumps.
One of the highlights of the ethanol summit in Indianapolis a few days ago was an announcement that the Indiana Corn Marketing Council …

Legislation Friendly to Biodiesel
June 27, 2011 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  …On the biodiesel front, there are three basic components, says Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board:
=Extension and change of the retailer tax credit. The current credit …

Fuel Retailer Opposes Thune/Klobuchar Bill
June 14, 2011 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Earlier today, Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) created waves when they announced their new biofuels bill the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act. This act is designed to address …

Thune/Klobuchar Bill Endorsed by Ethanol Industry
June 14, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) along with a bipartisan group of nine other Senate colleagues have introduced the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act. The bill is designed …

Officials Expect USDA Blender Pump Financing to Be Successful
June 14, 2011 – 8:14 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s June 15 application deadline for blender pump funding via the Rural Energy for America Program is fast approaching and state energy coordinators say they have been busy …

Indiana Corn Announces Grants for Fuel Retailers
June 14, 2011 – 7:16 am | No Comment

(Indiana Corn Marketing Council)  A new program launched by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) looks to give Hoosier consumers a choice at the pump when it comes to purchasing ethanol blends.
The Flex Fuel Pump …

Ethanol Critics Forcing Votes on Subsidies
June 10, 2011 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  The ethanol industry faces a pair of critical test votes in the Senate. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has forced a vote next Tuesday on ending the industry’s 45-cent-per-gallon subsidy, …

N.D. Continues Expansive Biofuel Infrastructure Build-Out
June 9, 2011 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota is poised to continue its impressive expansion of biofuels infrastructure with the continuation of a program to encourage the installation of retail ethanol and biodiesel fuel pumps.
Originally …

Tim Johnson Calls for End to Oil Subsidies; Thune Disagrees
May 12, 2011 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Denise Ross   (The Daily Republic)  Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., called for an end to taxpayer subsidies for oil and natural gas companies Wednesday, saying instead the United States should invest in further ethanol …

E85: Consumer Interest or Consumer Consistency?
May 10, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Dreyer (Growth Energy/Renewable Energy World)  The Des Moines Register recently reported slow sales of E85 (a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline), indicating a “lack of consumer interest.”
One could easily argue …

First Flex Fuel Pump Opens in Pennsylvania
May 10, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Pennsylvania is the home of its first flex fuel pump. Rhoads Energy worked with Growth Energy to install the pump at its station located at 2176 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA. The pump …

Ethanol Advocates Trying to Pump Up flex-fuel Infrastructure
May 9, 2011 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Art Hovey (Lincoln Journal Star)  Nebraska ethanol advocates lined up their flex-fuel vehicles Friday to fill up with 85 percent ethanol blends at the Aurora Co-op’s new 24-hour fueling site.
That was their most visible …

Harkin Frustrated by Ethanol Infighting
May 6, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  …But when Senator Tom Harkin was asked about his sense of support for the Grassley-Conrad Bill on Thursday, he said that it has some risks. Harkin supports Grassley’s bill, and is …

Ethanol Groups Welcome Bill Transforming Current Ethanol Tax Policy
May 5, 2011 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today praised the legislation offered by a bipartisan group of senators, led …

OpEd: A Diverse Biofuels Economy
May 4, 2011 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Tom Vilsack (USDA/The Daily Mail)  …Last year, the United States produced more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol with the bulk of it coming from the Midwest. But Congress set a national goal of …

Flex Fuel Pumps and a Green Energy Economy
April 28, 2011 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Tom Vilsack (The White House Blog)  …Today there are millions of so-called ‘flex fuel vehicles’ on the road that can use fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E-85).  But too few filling stations …

USDA is Working to Create Supply, Demand for Biofuels
April 28, 2011 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Heather Thorstensen   (AgriNews.com)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to create more supply and demand for renewable fuels nationwide, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
…During a media briefing, he discussed how the …

Franken Tours Poet Ethanol Plant
April 28, 2011 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(AlbertLeaTribune.com)  Get ethanol at the pumps.
That’s what the farmer owners of the Poet Glenville ethanol plant told Sen. Al Franken they would like to see. The comments came during a meeting Wednesday at the plant.
“We …

Propel Fuels CEO Lays Out Biofuels Infrastructure Vision
April 18, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Propel Fuels’ CEO Matt Horton explained to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources how the federal government must participate in establishing the alternative fuel infrastructure of the future.
“With …

USDA Rural Development Invites Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
April 15, 2011 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)   Agricultural Producers in Non-rural Areas are Now Eligible, Funding May Be Used for Flex-Fuel Pumps
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (April 14, 2011) invited agricultural producers and rural small businesses to …

Senate Energy Committee Explores Biofuel Infrastructure Expansion
April 8, 2011 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Senate energy committee held a two-hour hearing April 7 to discuss proposed legislation to expand the domestic biofuels market, but expanded its scope through testimony and committee member …

USDA Program Provides Consumers More Choices at the Pump With Flex-Fuel Options
April 8, 2011 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Funding for Flex-Fuel Pumps Will Help Build Out Critical Infrastructure and Promote Greater Use of Biofuels
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Americans will soon have more choices at the gas …

New Blender Pump in York, NE
April 5, 2011 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new ethanol blender pump opened last week in York, Nebraska thanks to the efforts of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and the Nebraska Corn Board. …The York E85 / blender pump is the …

Maximizing Efficiency. Minimizing Impact.
April 1, 2011 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Julie Flannery-Allen (POET/Vital Online)  The next generation of engine technology is here.
…Ethanol enjoys a very high octane rating of 113. When blended with gasoline, the octane rating of the fuel goes up improving the …

EPA Details Legal Avenues for E15 Sales
March 30, 2011 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …On March 24, the EPA sent a letter to leading stakeholders in the gasoline and ethanol industry to clarify what is legal and what isn’t legal at this time regarding …

Fearing Ethanol Damage, Engine Makers Want Current Gas Blends to Stay
March 30, 2011 – 7:10 am | No Comment

by Rick Barrett (Journal Sentinel)   Briggs & Stratton Co. and other engine manufacturers want the government to ensure that current grades of gasoline will remain available when fuel with a higher ethanol content – which …

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard Signs Bill to Boost Ethanol Industry, Development Loans
March 25, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Chet Brokaw  (AP/The Republic)  Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Thursday a measure aimed at boosting ethanol sales at South Dakota gas stations and providing extra money for economic development loans.
…The ethanol measure was …

Proposal: VEETC Phased Out, Replaced with Variable Tax Credit
March 22, 2011 – 7:06 am | No Comment

(OPIS)  …According to sources familiar with the proposal, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) have agreed to phase down the current 45 cts/gal …

Propel Fuels Hosts USDA’s Judith Canales
March 10, 2011 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Propel Fuels hosted Judith Canales, Administrator for Rural Business and Cooperative Programs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), yesterday at one of the fuel retailer’s stations in Oakland, California yesterday …

New Study – More Ethanol Commitment Needed to Meet RFS2
March 8, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   In a new study from Air Improvement Resource, Inc. (AIR) commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) can be met with ethanol if …

Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign: What Would You Do For $1,000 of Free Fuel?
February 28, 2011 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(National FFV Awareness Campaign)  What would you do for $1,000 worth of free fuel?  The National FlexFuel Vehicle (FFV) Campaign is betting drivers in Ohio will check their fuel doors, gas caps, and especially their vehicle …

The Magoo Congress
February 24, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The response to all this worry over oil? The United States House of Representatives in a new series of measures  just passed, is doing its level best to ensure the …

US Needs Uniform Standard for Higher Ethanol Blends – Official
February 23, 2011 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(ICIS)  The US needs a uniform standard for the roll-out of higher ethanol blends, a government official said on Tuesday, citing rules in several states that cap ethanol blending at 10%.
Some states limit blending at 10%, even …

Blender Pumps Fuel Ethanol Growth
February 21, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Candace Krebs  (AgJournal.com)  Since Stratton Equity Co-op installed Colorado’s first “blender pump” offering a range of ethanol based fuels last April, interest has slowly been rising, right on track with national ethanol usage overall.
“We’ve …

New Eco-Friendly Fuel Pumps Arrive in the Wiregrass
February 4, 2011 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Cook (Dothan Eagle)  Local drivers of flex fuel vehicles can enjoy the benefits of their eco-friendly rides now that two E85 fuel stations have opened in the area.
On Thursday, the Inland Food Stores …

E85 Sales More than Double in North Dakota from 2009 to 2010
February 2, 2011 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(The Bismark Tribune)  Sales of E85 fuel in North Dakota last year more than doubled. State officials credit a grant program for retailers who install so-called blender pumps.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple said between January and November …

Sen. Harkin Introduces “Biofuels Market Expansion Act”
January 26, 2011 – 8:08 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a new piece of legislation today, called the “Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011.”  The bill, if passed, would ensure an increasing number of automobiles …

The Future of Ethanol
January 25, 2011 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)   …What is lacking is the infrastructure to get that ethanol to the consumer. Juan Sesmero, Asst. Professor of Ag Economics at Purdue, says improving the infrastructure is key …

The Time to Plan for Ethanol’s Future is Now
January 19, 2011 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Porter J. Martin and Gregory J. Lynch    (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …
Can ethanol survive without these supports? I believe the answer is yes, if we take steps to plan now. Why? Because we have …

Blender Pumps in North Dakota
January 14, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by KXMBTV Bismarck (KXNet.com)    Producing a new fuel mix…right at the station, ethanol blender pumps are helping push the demand for ethanol.
At Wilton Cenex they’re blending their own mix of gasoline and ethanol right at the pump.  Consumers …