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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 …

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 …