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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 …

Ethanol ‘All about National Security’
January 10, 2011 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)   To farmers who pioneered the ethanol industry, the goal was creating another market for corn. To retired General Wesley Clark, it’s about patriotism and national security.
Clark, who is co-chairman of the …

RFA Proposes Alternative E15 Label to EPA
January 5, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
RFA Proposes Alternative E15 Label to EPA

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed label for E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) “will do little, if anything, to promote the successful introduction of a new fuel to the marketplace” the Renewable …

Growth Energy Proposes New E15 Label to EPA
January 5, 2011 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
Growth Energy Proposes New E15 Label to EPA

(Growth Energy)  In formal comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday, Growth Energy proposed a new label for E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) that will more …

Vilsack Pushes to Turn Waste into Ethanol
January 4, 2011 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by David DeWitte (Sioux City Journal)  USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack expects a forthcoming round of federal grants to help start non-corn-based advanced biofuel plants outside the nation’s traditional ethanol heartland boosting support for ethanol.
The government plans …

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2011
December 31, 2010 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …For our 2010 batch of predictions, we give ourselves 6 marks out of 10.
We gave ourselves 1 full mark for predicting the spread of Low Carbon Fuel Standard activity, the …

Ford, GM Join Legal Fight against E15
December 21, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Steve Gelsi and Jeffry Bartash (MarketWatch)   Blend of 15% ethanol may cause problems, group warns
A trade group that includes automotive giants Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. has joined forces with other vehicle and …

U.S. Ethanol Industry Faces Subsidy Battle Next Year
December 20, 2010 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Charles Abbott and Timothy Gardner (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol makers face a battle over reforming subsidies next year after current incentives are rolled over in the tax package signed into law by President Barack Obama on …

E15 fears: More Ethanol in Gasoline is Bad News for Power Equipment, Critics Say
December 20, 2010 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Higgins (The Washington Post)  …But a push to add another 50 percent to the ethanol content of some automobile fuel has opened a barrel of worms. Automakers say they don’t know how it …

USDA Joins Effort to Increase FFV Awareness
December 16, 2010 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Surveys show that as many as 75 percent of flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners don’t know they can fill their vehicles with E85. Now, a new public awareness campaign will …

Corn Growers Push for Tax Credits to Expand Ethanol Industry
December 13, 2010 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Amy West  (KHAS TV)   Want to see more ethanol blends at the pump? Well, the American Corn Growers Foundation has a plan and they’re challenging Congress to help the industry by redirecting more than …

POET Biorefining – Caro (Mich.) Helps Bring Two New Ethanol Blender Pumps to Area Drivers
November 10, 2010 – 8:59 am | No Comment

(POET/Renewable Energy World)   Sebewaing, Elkton stations now offering blends of E30, E50, E85 and more
POET Biorefining – Caro has helped two area businesses install new blender pumps, providing more alternative fuel options for drivers in …

Until Regulations Are Finalized, Retailers Should Limit E-15 to FFVs
October 29, 2010 – 9:06 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, PMAA and RFA joined forces to urge their members to limit E-15 sales to Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) until regulations governing the fuel are finalized and implemented. The following is the …

USDA Announces Support For 10,000 Ethanol Blender Pumps
October 26, 2010 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Gerson Lehman Group)  … However, this program may not provide enough incentive for retailers to install new pumps that custom blend gasoline with ethanol on site. Retailers would not only have to invest their share of the …

E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar
October 19, 2010 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar

EPA’s decision to okay 15% ethanol blends in newer model vehicles is the biggest change in fuel reformulation in the past five years!
Questions and concerns about liability, motor vehicle operability and regulatory compliance are mounting …

Ethanol Mandates Cast Cloud Over Gasoline Retailing
September 13, 2010 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Grondin Francella  (Convenience Store News)  …The EPA is considering a request to authorize the use of E15, while ethanol advocates are calling for the immediate approval of E12 and longer-term, even higher ethanol …

South Dakota Gubernatorial Hopefuls Clash Over Environment
September 7, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Chet Brokaw  (AP/Yankton Press & Dakotan)  …The candidates also discussed state budget issues and education, but much of the debate focused on renewable energy.
(Democrat Scott) Heidepriem criticized (Republican Gov. Mike) Rounds and (Republican Dennis) …

Markets for Higher Ethanol Blends and Blender Pumps Webinar September 16 2:00-3:00 CDT
September 7, 2010 – 9:29 am | No Comment
Markets for Higher Ethanol Blends and Blender Pumps Webinar September 16 2:00-3:00 CDT

ACE Looks at Emerging Markets for Higher Ethanol Blends and Blender Pumps.
2010 is starting to look like the year of the blender pump, as the ethanol fuel dispensers are now starting to pop up in …

Blender Pump Opens in ND
August 23, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel)  Grand Forks, North Dakota is now offering flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) owners the choice at the pump. The Valley Dairy station at 2401 S. Columbia Road is offering the ethanol blends …

A Better Ethanol Policy
August 17, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report/R Squared Energy Blog)  …Reader Paul Nash came up with a specific plan…
Specific Recommendations

Scrap the VEETC (since there is a mandate already and it expires at the end of 2010).
Maintain …

New E85 Pumps near Pittsburgh, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Fremont, CA
August 9, 2010 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Ninety degrees on a Sunday afternoon in August, waiting 20 minutes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in line for fuel near Pittsburgh left time to get out of the car …

ACE Update on Ethanol Blender Pumps
August 9, 2010 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  …ACE Vice President for Market Development Ron Lamberty gave a little update to the membership on that effort and the importance of getting blender pumps out there.
…”(B)lender pumps could become very …

New York Times Misses the Mark on America’s Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  The New York Times’ July 29th Editorial “Energy Subsidies – Good and Bad,” mischaracterizes Growth Energy’s proposal to open the American transportation fuels market and fails to acknowledge the technological advancements that have made …

It’s a Critical Time for Ethanol
July 30, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Joe Ruff (Omaha World Herald)  It’s time for the federal government to move beyond offering tax credits to companies that combine ethanol with gasoline, said the CEO of the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the country.
Instead, …

A Choice of Blends
July 23, 2010 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by James R. Johnson (Grand Forks Herald)  Officials dedicate GF’s first blender pumps.
The first blender pumps in Grand Forks were formally dedicated Tuesday afternoon before more than a dozen supporters at the Valley Dairy store at …

Fueling Freedom Plan Will Redirect Government Support to Create Open Fuels Market
July 19, 2010 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, today called for the redirection and eventual phasing out of government support for ethanol in return for a level playing field – infrastructure investments that will …

Smith’s Bill Will Increase Ethanol Blender Pumps
July 6, 2010 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(The Grand Island Independent)  With renewable fuel supporters upset with the EPA’s continued delay of allowing E15 at gasoline pumps and with more and more E85 vehicles on the road, Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., along …

E85 Pumps Get UL Approval
June 26, 2010 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  After nearly four years of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing, certifications have finally been issued to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore® E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation® Eco fueling E85 …

What Role Does Ethanol Play as an Alternative Fuel Source?
June 9, 2010 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(New Hampshire Public Radio Earth Talk)  Ethanol—a biofuel derived from corn and other feedstocks—is already playing a major role in helping to reduce emissions from many of the traditional gasoline-powered cars on the road today. According …

South Dakota Reviewing Blender Pump Grant Applications
June 8, 2010 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Hank Behar (Convenience Store News)  …Now the South Dakota legislature, recognizing the benefits of ethanol blending by retailers, has taken a giant step to encourage the practice by offering gas stations one-time grants of …

Flood of U.S. Ethanol Spilling into Foreign Markets
June 3, 2010 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Candace Krebs (AgJournal.com)  Despite ethanol’s pitch as a domestic replacement for imported oil — and one that may offer fewer environmental risks following the oil well explosion in the Gulf that continues to impact …

Navigate to E85
June 3, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

(Choose Ethanol) You can now use your Garmin or TomTom GPS device to locate E85 stations all over the country.  This data will let you upload E85 stations as special Points of Interest (POIs). 
Don’t know …

Growth Energy Offers $2500 to Assist E85 Conversion, $5000 for E30, E85 Blender Pumps
June 1, 2010 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Growth Energy’s Market Development team is now offering funding to retailers  to assist in ethanol blender pump infrastructure. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for an E85 …

Funded with a Grant, Sullivan’s Station’s New Pumps Offer Drivers a Choice of ethanol Blends
May 25, 2010 – 1:40 pm | One Comment

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald-Review)   Motorists driving through Sullivan (Illinois) now have a place to easily fill up their vehicles with their choice of ethanol blends.
The renovated E-K Petro Mart at 305 S. Hamilton St. offers three …

Ethanol Pump Opening Celebrations
May 21, 2010 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(DomesticFuel.com)  …Illinois legislative officials and corn ethanol representatives will be opening the first blender pump in southern Illinois. The pump in Sullivan is the first of 20 such pumps planned in the state in a …

Ethanol Industry Approaches the Blending Wall – Cellulosic Ethanol Investments Severely Threatened
May 14, 2010 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

Dr. Robert Wisner (AgMRC)   A fuel ethanol blending wall has been anticipated for the last three years.  When reached, it would halt growth of the ethanol industry or initially would cause demand growth to fall …

Ethanol Helps Cut Imports of Foreign Oil
May 14, 2010 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Merle Anderson (Grand Forks Herald)  …Basically, three types of energy are used to produce ethanol: natural gas, electricity and fossil fuel. Most of the energy used to produce ethanol comes from natural gas and electricity.
By …

Ethanol: Affordable, Clean and We Don’t Have to Wait
May 14, 2010 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings   (The Hill)  …Today, conventional oil supplies are being tapped out and maintaining our current level of addiction forces us to hunt for scarce deposits in deepwater wells or in the Canadian tar …

Grants for Blender Pumps Are Available
May 12, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(AP, KSFY.com)   State officials say federal stimulus money is still available to help South Dakota retailers install ethanol blender pumps at gas stations.   Blender pumps allow motorists to select the amount of ethanol in their …

Colorado’s First Blender Pump Opening
April 9, 2010 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …E20, E40, and E85 will be offered at the Stratton Equity Coop station at 515 Lincoln Street in Burlington, Colorado.    READ MORE  and MORE (update)

Flex Fuel Vehicles Hold the Key
April 7, 2010 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Gal Luft  (The Baltimore Sun)  …While both drilling and efficiency promise little relief, with growing instability in the Middle East and millions of Chinese and Indians moving from bicycles to cars, it is almost …