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Veterans Encourage President to Include Ethanol, RFS in Energy Plan
March 22, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol …

Propel Fuels Serves Largest US E85 Market in California
February 24, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Propel Fuels, the nation’s leading retailer of E85 Flex Fuel, welcomed the 2017 National Ethanol Conference to California, America’s largest E85 market.  Having cracked the code to high volume E85 sales, …

Shifting the Burden of Proof on High-Ethanol Blends
February 24, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Also appearing this week from the The Urban Air Initiative and several partners were filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that disrupts the agency’s current rationale for …

EPA Seeks Comments on Flex Fuel Provisions of REGS Rule
December 12, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Dec. 2, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of data availability (NODA) that will make additional data available for comment on the ethanol flex fuel (EFF) provisions of …

EPA Holds RFS Rule Hearing in Chicago
December 8, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing in Chicago yesterday to hear testimony the agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule. The rule includes several actions that would …

Biofuels Groups Make Case for Change on E15
December 7, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  A number of biofuels groups testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago Tuesday at a hearing on an agency proposal to make some tweaks to the Renewable …

Comment Period Opens on EPA Rule to Update RFS, Fuel Regulations
November 23, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) On Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Comments are …

Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel That’s Better for the Environment
November 22, 2016 – 9:37 am | No Comment

by Alicia Lindauer (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  Is it possible to increase vehicle performance and fuel efficiency while also slowing climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions? New research by Oak Ridge National …

Our Work to Engage Consumers Expands
November 21, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Access to higher blends is good for Americans’ pocketbooks, their engines and the air we all breathe. Since I became CEO in May, Growth Energy has started …

Emails Show Collusion against Ethanol
November 18, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … This one’s about the U.S. EPA and a Freedom of Information Act request that uncovered emails providing evidence of collusion between EPA and the oil industry to …

Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Proposed REGS Regulations in Federal Register
November 17, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Federal Register)  In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update both its renewable fuels and other fuels regulations to reflect changes in the marketplace and to promote the growing use of both ethanol fuels (conventional and advanced) and …

Letter: A Choice at the Pump
November 9, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Mary Canelas (Concord Monitor)  … I was surprised to read a recent “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 3) that argued against giving drivers access to a 21st-century fueling option that is perfect for many of the …

Garnett Fuel Retailer to Celebrate New Ethanol Fuel Choices at Event Thursday
November 7, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by KS Corn (Rural Radio Network)  Sandra’s Quick Stop will celebrate new fuel choices for drivers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Thursday, Nov. 10 in Garnett. The Quick Stop, located at the junction of …

My Turn: EPA Effort to Increase Amount of Ethanol in Gas Misguided
November 6, 2016 – 8:14 pm | No Comment

by Lee Lajoie (Concord Monitor)  Monday’s Monitor included a very interesting article on the cost of upgrading gasoline pumps to accept microchip-enabled credit cards. The article placed the average price of a new pump at …

EPA Releases Ethanol Flex Fuel Rule/(REGS) Rule
October 4, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Fuel Marketer News)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their proposed rule for Ethanol Flex Fuel and Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. This proposal intends to provide regulatory clarification for ethanol blends …

ACE’s New E15, Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap
September 29, 2016 – 9:10 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With high-profile convenience store chains announcing the addition of E15 and flex fuels to their traditional fuel slates, other chains and individual station owners increasingly are …

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation
August 31, 2016 – 12:05 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in …

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in US Biofuels Push: Carmakers and Drivers
August 17, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles on US roads can safely handle E-15 fuel, a gasoline with 15% ethanol content, or 50% …

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) Funding Opportunity Enrollment Open
August 11, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Energy Administration)  The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) is intended to aid in the development of public access, alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure in the state of Maryland. As such, MEA anticipates issuing one or …

ACE Unveils Guide on E15, Flex Fuels for Retailers
August 11, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol is releasing a new publication that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels.

ACE …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

French Strikes Hit ETBE Supply, Could Prompt Blended Gasoline Imports
June 3, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Vicky Ellis (ICIS) Europe deliveries of ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) are being affected by the French labour strikes, as a result of action by port workers, an industry source said on Thursday.

Refineries require ETBE …

Indiana Fuel Leaders Recognized for Their Commitment to Ethanol
June 2, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently recognized two Hoosier renewable energy leaders for their commitment to providing ethanol-blended fuel options to consumers across Indiana and beyond.

Mike and Ann Ackerman of …

Co-Optimized Fuel-Engine Systems to Transform Our Nation’s Vehicles
May 12, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Male (U.S. Department of Energy)  The critical need to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector has prompted great interest in the advancement of …

Almost All U.S. Gasoline Is Blended with 10% Ethanol
May 6, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95% of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline engines. Ethanol-blended fuels are one …

RFA Publishes Analysis of California LCFS Data
April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain-based ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions …

Argentina to Order Steep Rise in Ethanol Use in Fuels: Industry
April 12, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Reuters Business Insider)  Argentina will steeply increase the required blend of ethanol used in gasoline from next year, as part of a policy of diversifying away from the use of fossil fuels, an executive from …

E15 Today, High-Octane E25 Tomorrow
April 11, 2016 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  One of the things that makes the American Coalition for Ethanol unique is our work alongside retailers and gas station owners to increase sales of E15 …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —

At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …

Malawi Ethanol Pricing Policy Still up in the Air a Year Later
April 5, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, the government still hasn’t approved or put forward a proposal of its own for ethanol pricing that would allow higher blends to be sold at the pump. The …

Grassley, Klobuchar, 17 Other Senators Urge EPA to Set a High Blending Target Under the Renewable Fuel Standard
March 23, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and 17 other senators today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set high blending targets under the Renewable …

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in U.S. Biofuel Push: Carmakers and Drivers
March 23, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles on U.S. roads can safely handle E-15 fuel, a gasoline with 15 percent ethanol content, …

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message
February 23, 2016 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us to deny we willfully sacrifice our troops to fight endless Middle East conflicts to support …

ACE Video Illustrates E15 Retail Market Potential
February 23, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a new animated video geared toward retail fuel station owners, the American Coalition for Ethanol is illustrating the market potential of E15. The two minute animation highlights the rapidly growing …

New Study Released, FFV Campaign Launched at Ethanol Conference
February 22, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … A new campaign, called “Flex My Choice,” gives consumers a voice to support FFVs. The effort is aimed at automakers, auto dealers and the U.S. EPA. As the CAFE …

What You Need to Know about the Federal Trade Commission’s Final Rule Regarding Labeling of Ethanol Blends Beyond 10%
February 10, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a final rule on how ethanol blends above 10% must be labeled at retail fuel stations. The final rule, which was published …

Know Your Target Market
January 25, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by  Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  There’s plenty of consumer research on motorists’ fuel buying habits, and focus group research done by ACE and other ethanol supporters falls in line with …

New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food
January 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Nathan Collins (Pacific Standard)  Researchers combine ecological and economic models to examine the benefits of growing grass as fuel.  —  … Fortunately, corn isn’t the only source of ethanol—in particular, there are perennial grasses like …

Study: Second-Generation Biofuels Can Reduce Emissions
January 11, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. Researchers …

USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact
October 30, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol. The 87-page report, “U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions,” …

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill
June 3, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(TruckingInfo.com)  Nebraska’s Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

The legislation (L.B. 581), called the Nebraska Clean-Burning Motor …

Pure Ethanol Engines Could Pack a Big Punch
November 18, 2014 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for pure ethanol. If E85 were widely available, the work racers are doing in this area …

Indian Chemical Industry Says Ethanol Blend Creating Local Shortage
October 20, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(economictimes.indiatimes) NEW DELHI: Chemicals & Fertilisers Ministry has written to the Petroleum Ministry conveying concerns of chemical industry that compulsory blending of ethanol has led to rise in its prices and reduced availability.

“The chemical industry apprehends …

Answers for Your Questions about the Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Bioproducts
August 14, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows …

New Strategy for Clean, High-Octane Ethanol Needed
August 12, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Dave Vander Griend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM)  The industry must push for change in the way fuels are blended and tested, writes Dave Vander Griend. Growth of the ethanol industry, producers of a clean high-octane fuel, …

Power by People: ACE Discusses the Next Chapter for Ethanol
August 11, 2014 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Power by people; a simple slogan with the hopes of executing the complex task of changing the way people fundamentally think about the ethanol industry. Brian Jennings, executive vice …

E15 Coming to Missouri
August 6, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(nacsonline.com)  New, non-mandatory rules that go into effect June 1 will allow Missouri gasoline retailers to sell E15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. With the change, Missouri joins a dozen other states that offer E15.

However, not everyone is as …

Oil Companies Achieve 1.37 Per cent Blending of Ethanol with Petrol: Govt
August 6, 2014 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

(The Asian Age) Oil marketing companies could achieve only 1.37 per cent blending of ethanol with petrol against the target of five per cent;…

… But now, the new government will take steps in the sector as …

Biodiesel 2014: Fame and Misfortune?
July 30, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by William Woebkenberg (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)  In these presentation slides from a July 2014 US Department of Energy EIA conference, Bill Woebkenberg explains Mercedes’ support for world-wide B5 biodiesel/FAME blends and the …

Murphy USA Stations Opens First of 7 Planned E15/E85 Additions in Iowa
July 9, 2014 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Iowa, Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The fueling site is the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa to begin …

Chicken Council Targets Renewable Fuel Standard
July 9, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press) As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the National Chicken Council asserts that diverting the corn supply to ethanol has resulted in more than $44 billion …

DF Cast: Finding Ways to Increase Ethanol Blends
July 3, 2014 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  … In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we hear from Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Dean Drake with the consulting company the Defour Group, Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco Incorporated, and Ken …

CREW Requests Investigation Into Industry Influence on RFS
July 1, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics/Biomass Magazine) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested U.S. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins investigate whether the Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines improperly influenced the EPA’s proposed renewable fuel …

Summer Means No E15
June 9, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Domestic Fuel) …“The Environmental Protection Agency’s outdated interpretation of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) regulations is preventing the sale of E15 in most of the country during the busy summer driving season, adding …

Ethanol Blending at 10% Won’t Be Major Game Changer: Praj
June 9, 2014 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(Moneycontrol.com) Praj Industries has been on focus post reports suggesting that ethanol blending with petrol could become a reality soon. Praj, which provides technology and machinery for ethanol production, is likely to benefit from the move.

In …

ACE: Blend Wall Cost Reporting Wrong
May 13, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Domestic Fuels) Several recent media reports have reported that the “blend wall” cost refiners nearly $1.35 billion last year. The blend wall is the amount of ethanol that can be blended into the fuel …

Brazil: Biofuels Digest’s 10 Top Trends For 2014
May 8, 2014 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest’s)  … 1. Feedstock diversification.

If you thought it was all cane, cane, cane, think again. There’s a lot of movement on sorghum, and castor beans — and even some on corn.

Sorghum. …

Switch from Gasoline to Ethanol Linked to Higher Ozone Levels
May 5, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee  (Los Angeles Times)  Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment.

The finding, reported this …

FTC Proposes Changes to Fuel Rating Rule
March 28, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Federal Trade Commission)  The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Fuel Rating Rule, which determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps to inform …