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ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny
June 26, 2017 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a party or after a long day at work. In this author’s opinion that’s where it …

RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis
June 7, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and …

E85 Flexible Fuel Gas Station Opens in Imperial Valley
June 6, 2017 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by  Joselito Villero (The Desert Review)  The first E85 flexible fuel gas station in Imperial Valley opened for business Thursday at the El Centro Market on Fourth Street. Motorists queued in long lines to refuel …

Biofuel Groups Ask EPA to Ease Regulatory Burdens
May 17, 2017 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use.
On Feb 24, …

ACE Outlines Ethanol Priorities to EPA on Regulatory Reform Agenda
April 14, 2017 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(KTIC Radio) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking him for establishing a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations …

UAI Coalition Challenges Clean Air Act Interpretation
March 27, 2017 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For decades, the U.S. EPA has insisted that it gets to decide how much ethanol can be used in gasoline. If ethanol producers want higher ethanol blends …

Maryland Grain Producers Promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic
March 23, 2017 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board has launched a four-month ethanol advertising campaign in the Mid-Atlantic. This includes postcards, bus, video, internet and radio advertising designed to highlight …

National Farmers Union Passes Resolution to Support E30 Use
March 20, 2017 – 8:16 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union called for the U.S. EPA to open the market to higher blends of ethanol in a landmark resolution passed during the group’s annual meeting held last …

Ethanol Advocates Critical of EPA Proposed RFS Revisions in REGS
February 27, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The comment period for the U.S. EPA’s rule revisions to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) have closed, with 254 comments posted to regulations.gov regarding the Renewables Enhancements and Growth …

Government to Formulate Policies on Ethanol, Methanol to Bring Down Crude Import Bill: Nitin Gadkari
February 27, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PTI/The Financial Express)  The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill by Rs 1 lakh crore, …

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 …

No Waiver? No Sense.
February 20, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry sees one-pound waiver for E15 as a no-brainer.  —  Perplexed about why E15 does not get a one-pound waiver? That’s a sign you clearly understand the …

ZEVs Don’t Have Zero Emissions: Letter
February 20, 2017 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes  (E100 Ethanol Group/Biofuels Digest)  In an unpublished letter to the Wall Street Journal, Don Siefkes, Executive Director of the E100 Ethanol Group writes:
Regarding Mike Spector’s Feb. 13 article, “Biggest Driver of Cleaner-Car Rules …

RFA Suggests Retool for REGS
February 17, 2017 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said the proposal fails to address key regulatory …

Letter – Connect the Dots
February 3, 2017 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Dale Christensen (Watertown Public Opinion)  A few weeks ago, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, “It’s all about the corn; as corn goes, so goes South Dakota’s economy…”  Let’s connect the dots. If that is the case, …

New RFA Brochure Outlines 2017 Flex Fuel Vehicle Offerings
January 23, 2017 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 21 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can run on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). Is your vehicle …

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO
December 19, 2016 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, the story was riveting …

What Happens If You Put the Wrong Fuel in Your Car?
November 7, 2016 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Sami Haj-Assaad (theIFP.ca)  …  Some pumps are labeled as E85. E85 is a fuel that has a much higher blend of ethanol. Some cars, labelled as flex-fuel vehicles or FFV can switch between E85 …

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 …

Time to Rein in the EPA
November 6, 2016 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by  Dale Christensen (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors/The Hill)  … EPA has either through ignorance at best or malice at worst failed to make our continued transition to cleaner, renewable fuels an easier path.   Recall the nearly …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Recharge Wrap-up: VW Beetle EV? EPA Could Allow Higher Ethanol Blends
October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog)  Neste will sell its 100-percent renewable diesel at certain stations in Finland.Produced from renewable ingredients (including waste products), the company’s NEXBTL fuel has a lower carbon footprint and fewer emissions than …

Ethanol Industry Says Ethanol Can Help Meet CAFE, GHG Standards
October 6, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty …

EPA’s Proposed Enhancements to RFS Program Not a Surprise: RFA
October 6, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Oil Price Information Service)  EPA’s move Monday proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards program was “not at all unexpected,” according to a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) official.
“EPA has been very transparent about this particular …

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations
October 4, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation that renewable biomass would be …

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 …

Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule
October 4, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program and other related fuel regulations to support market growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. These proposed changes …

Dear EPA: Watertown Is ‘Premium E30 Ready’
September 12, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Watertown Public Opinion/Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC)  … The E30 Challenge is a campaign initiated by GLE and its industry partners ICM and Urban Air Initiative to encourage the voluntary use of Premium E30 …

No Need to Panic Says Watertown Auto Expert
September 2, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(KXLG)  There’s no need to panic, says an auto expert, following reports of a recent equipment malfunction at six Magellan pipeline distribution bays in Oklahoma that caused a 30 percent versus 10 percent higher ethanol blend …

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Significant Benefits to the US
August 26, 2016 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jodi Delapaz (Agri-Pulse)  High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S., according to a new study by the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge, Argonne National laboratory (ANL) …

Got octane?
August 25, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to increase demand for our fuel based on its octane value proposition.
The American Coalition for Ethanol …

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels
August 25, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at least ten percent renewable fuel, like ethanol, made right here in the United States.
Last year, …

The War Against Ethanol, Part 1
August 22, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  Getting real about ethanol  —  …  But until solar and wind power charge our national fleet of electric and hydrogen vehicles, ethanol is worth discussing. Because all in all, gasoline is …

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% …

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?
August 5, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to protect human health and the environment. They are charged with delivering on that mission by …

DOE Labs Report Shows Significant Benefits of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends
August 4, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Recently, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne, and National Renewable Energy Laboratories released their “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study.” This scientific analysis showed the numerous benefits of using high …

Summary of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study
August 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of light-duty vehicles are pursuing a broad portfolio of technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. Central to this effort is higher efficiency spark ignition …

SD Farmers Union Pumps E-30 Ethanol Blend in Pierre for a While
August 4, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Stephen Lee  (South Dakota Capital Journal)  South Dakota Farmers Union representatives were out hustling higher-ethanol-blend gasoline Wednesday for a couple hours at a Pierre Sinclair station.  “We want to bring attention to the benefits …

E85 Comes to N. Virginia Mobil
August 1, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire/Protec Fuel) Performance Auto Community Celebrates Sunday with Car Show  —  Working its way up the seaboard, E85 is now available for the first time on I-95, in Woodbridge, Va. The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience …

Nearly 42,500 Comments Filed on 2017 RFS Proposal
July 18, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, has …

ACE Submits Comments to EPA on 2017 RFS
July 15, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Marketer News)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE’s full comments can be …

Higher Ethanol Mix Fuels Alarm among Gas Dealers
July 6, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay (Times of India)  … The Centre’s plans to blend 22.5% ethanol with petrol has caused alarm among petroleum dealers in the city, who fear numerous problems in the mix caused because of Kolkata’s high …

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 …

Cellulosic Growth Likely for Ethanol Industry
May 9, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Terry Anderson (Lee Agri-Media/Iowa Farmer Today)  Great market opportunities exist for the ethanol industry, Doug Durante said as he opened the Ethanol 2016: Emerging Issues Forum April 28.
“We can help the auto industry meet …

Energy Secretary: U.S. Must Be Energy Independent
May 9, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Energy security remains a top concern, even with growing U.S. supplies of oil, natural gas and renewable energy, said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, kicking off a public forum on energy policies, electric markets …

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 …

Argentina Ethanol Blend Hike to 26% in 2017 ‘Impossible’: Industry Group
April 26, 2016 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Charles Newbery (Platts)  Argentina’s ethanol sector needs more time and investment in order to meet potential significant increases in the country’s gasoline ethanol blend, Claudio Molina, executive director of the Argentine Biofuels and Hydrogen Association, …

Ethanol Industry – Challenging Near-Term Conditions
April 11, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Seeking Alpha)  Ethanol producers are battling with narrowing margins and excess supply. The industry faces uncertain regulatory support and relatively mild near-term gasoline demand growth amid increasing supply. This suggests a challenging near-term outlook for the industry.

Despite …

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. …

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, …

Ethanol Bust Adds to U.S. Fuel Glut and Losses Across Corn Belt
March 23, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg Business) … Back in 2007, when crude oil was headed toward a record $147.27 a barrel, ethanol was being touted as a cheap alternative from abundant domestic resources. The U.S. is the …

Blog: Who Killed the Only EPA Certified E85 Conversion Kit?
March 15, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …  To write this, I talked to Chris Disher and Max Kinast.  As Disher said, it’s a story full of controversy, intrigue and lies. And, even though that conversion kit was …

Are You Ready for the E30 Challenge?
March 10, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Watertown is challenging conventional wisdom in order for biofuels like ethanol to finally realize their true potential.
Conventional wisdom says our nonflex autos can only operate on 10 percent …

#FlexMyChoice Massages at #Classic16
March 8, 2016 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  Visitors to the 2016 Commodity Classic had the opportunity to voice theirsupport for Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) and relax their aching muscles at the same time at the Renewable Fuels Association …

Global Ethanol-Based Vehicle Market 2016-2020
February 24, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(ReportsNReports)  Market overview of ethanol-based vehicles   —  The market research analyst predicts the global ethanol-based vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The shift from petroleum-based …

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 …

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 …

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes
January 28, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From 1866 through 1899 (a year …

Growing Beyond the RFS to Drive Demand for Ethanol
January 27, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …  “The RFS helped kick start the significant volumes of ethanol production we see today, but we cannot rely on the RFS to ensure a continued market,” Durante (Doug Durante, Clean …

Next Step for Volt, Green Car of the Year, Should Be E85 Capability
January 25, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Don’t let all the accolades go to your head, Chevy Volt. You’re still not a truly green car, despite what it says on your new piece of hardware.

But the …

Why Isn’t The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  … Michelle Malcho from Chevy’s communications group responded:
The engine was chosen to be the most efficient overall for the entire system. Plus, the goal was to get to regular unleaded gasoline …

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?
January 25, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the issue shouldn’t be difficult with …

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers
January 19, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output away from sugar and towards ethanol  —  India can soon expect a policy on flexible-fuel …

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit
January 18, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options for retrofitting my bright yellow 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.  He decided that the kit offered …

New White Paper Identifies Opportunities for Increased Ethanol Demand: Growing Beyond the RFS Keys on Regulatory Relief
January 18, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Across America)  Despite the effectiveness of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in providing an entry ramp to the fuel market, the potential for corn ethanol to contribute to meeting a range of public policy …

Questioning The Final RFS Rule, Part 2: The Meaning Of The Word ‘Supply’
January 15, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Coppess (Farms.com/Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois)  This article looks specifically at EPA’s interpretation of the word ‘supply’ in the waiver provision ‘inadequate domestic supply’ and what Congress intended it to …

Biofuel Vehicles Coming in Vogue
January 14, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Finland Times)  The popularity of cars running on biofuel is growing and can still grow further, believes an expert. Flexifuel cars use E85 biofuel, which is 80-85 per cent ethanol.
“Legislation allowing the installation of biofuel …

SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge
December 11, 2015 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in history by unanimously passing a resolution that dedicates its members to use a 30 percent …

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus
December 9, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for a number of years. Equal fuel mileage, better performance, you know the facts.
Well, all that …

You, Too, Can Have a FlexFuel Vehicle (or, Your Favorite Car Can Go Vegetarian)
December 8, 2015 – 11:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since retrofitting a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 to a FlexFuel vehicle in mid-November, we have substituted use of home-grown renewable fuel for  63%  of a barrel of fossil fuel …

Malawi Begins Flex-Fuel Adaptor Kit Trials to Boost Ethanol Consumption
December 4, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, 24 cars have been fitted with conversion kits to allow any mixture of ethanol and gasoline up to 100% of either as part of a demonstration project in …

E85 & Fleets — It’s Not Rocket Science!
November 13, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  RFA works with many fleets each year to assist them with meeting their federal requirements to purchase alternative fuel vehicles and ultimately use the fuel. Each year thousands of …

No Rich White Guy Left Behind: The Selling of Electric Cars as Zero Emission Vehicles
October 26, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars and their $1600 cost per ton for CO2 reduction. And, yep, you’re paying for it.  Electric cars have environmental benefits, no doubt about it, and anyone who drives one …

The Drivers Seat: Ethanol Update
September 28, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network)  Recently, Lauren Fix appeared on the Jacki Daily Show and took aim at Ethanol.  Really?   Yes, something needs to be fixed. And it’s not ethanol.  What needs to be …

Growing Minnoco Gas Station Brand Is Fueled by Independent Operators
September 15, 2015 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  … Across the Twin Cities region, 19 independent gas station owners like Olson have become Minnoco retailers in the past two years, freeing themselves from big oil companies while cutting costs …

Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?
September 8, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to examine boosting gasoline octane ratings to achieve greater greenhouse gas emission control standards for passenger vehicles after 2025. Higher octane …

Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle
August 31, 2015 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Steve Riggs (Renewable Fuels Association)  … As I readied to a buy a new car this summer, though, I added two other important items that I think we should all consider: Does it increase our …

Branstad Praises Siouxland Ethanol Plant
August 26, 2015 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Lane  (KTIV)  Governor Branstad stopped by one of Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants Tuesday morning.  … Branstad commended Andersons’ focus on E85 which is used for state vehicles.
“It’s renewable,” said Branstad. “It’s produced from corn …

Gabe Corey: EPA Wants to Roll back Biofuel Progress
August 26, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Corey (Battle Creek Enquirer)  Michigan agriculture is driving our economy forward — and ethanol is a major factor in this success.  Ethanol supports more than 22,000 jobs in Michigan, while pumping more than …

E85 Available at Lima Station
August 25, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(LimaOhio.com)  Despite industry experts citing little demand, one Lima gas station has begun to sell E85 fuel.  Speedway, at 1875 Harding Highway, installed an E85 pump with two dispensers on May 21, according to an …

Nebraska and Iowa Governors Announce American Ethanol Pump Labeling Initiative
August 7, 2015 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Corn Board) Governors of the nation’s top two ethanol-producing states jointly announced the launch of a statewide pump labeling initiative to promote the American Ethanol brand.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad have …

Corn Farmers Show off American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car
August 5, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Prior to the recent Brickyard 400, Hoosiers were able to see the Richard Childress Racing American Ethanol No. 3 show car and learn about ethanol. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council sponsored appearances …

EESI Asks EPA to Focus on Steps to Increase Volumes of Advanced and Cellulosic Fuels
August 3, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  … In comments to EPA, EESI points out that when Congress was debating the Renewable Fuel Standard, the meaning of “adequate domestic supply” was defined as qualifying fuel – not infrastructure …

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version
July 31, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s proposed base renewable fuel requirements are not strengthened.”  Want to understand the substantive concerns on …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

E85 Promotion Offered at Poynette Cenex Station on Friday
July 29, 2015 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Flex fuel vehicle owners have another opportunity to fill up with E85 for just 85-cents per gallon at a participating Cenex stations this summer. This Friday, flex fuel vehicle drivers will be …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

$2.69 per Gallon! Cheaper Fuel Alternative Comes to Valley
July 16, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Megan Terlecky (News Channel 3 KESQ)  E85 is made up of 85% corn ethanol but only flex fuel vehicles can use it
It’s called E85. It’s made up of 85 percent corn ethanol and burns clean. …

Government to Introduce Flexible-Fuel Policy to Cut Dependence on Imported Fossil Fuels
July 7, 2015 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Chanchal Pal Chauhan (Economic Times)   Government plans to introduce flexible-fuel policy for the automotive industry to promote new sources of alternative energy and reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels that has been a major burn …

EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Management Scrutinized at Hearing
June 19, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe fielded dozens of hard questions and endured heavy scrutiny during a June 18 hearing held to discuss the agency’s management of the federal renewable …

Syngenta Working with Iowa FFA Chapters to Support Ethanol
June 18, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  -FFA members to engage race-goers at the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen – Fundraising initiative will benefit flex fuel infrastructure and local FFA chapters -Funds to be matched by Syngenta
Syngenta and lowa FFA members …

EPA Adherence to “Blend Wall” Damages Advanced Fuels
May 29, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) regrets that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in releasing renewable fuel volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016, artificially caps renewable fuels at under …

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.
May 26, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine …

Voices from Europe, on Europe and Renewable Fuels
May 26, 2015 – 12:24 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … How does the European renewable fuels industry look at itself? Too focused on survival instead of growth? Too focused on sector competition instead of the transparency on carbon that leads …

Urban Air Initiative Partners in Clean Fuels Omaha Campaign
May 4, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative) The Urban Air Initiative joined with a broad cross section of public and private interest groups supporting the call for more aggressive regional pollution control measures in the Omaha-Council Bluffs …

Holden Drops E85 from Commodore
April 28, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Toby Hagon  (Drive.com.au)   Ethanol-based fuel touted as the next big thing has been quietly dropped from the Commodore range.  Holden has quietly dropped the ability for its top-selling Commodore to run on environmentally-friendly E85 …

4 Minutes with… Christian Delahouliere, Business Development and Quality Director, Raizen Trading Geneva Branch
April 28, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Raizen is the world largest sugar cane processor. We produce 2 million tons of ethanol and consume more than 4 millions in our petrol stations. … Demonstrate that electric vehicle are …

FFV Fleet Can Serve as Bridge to More Efficient, E30-Burning Vehicles
April 13, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … The latest report, which is from experts at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes a study that explores the potential performance benefits of high-octane ethanol blends in the legacy fleet …

‘Renewable Super Premium’ Offers Boost to Biofuel Producers, Auto Industry
March 27, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A group of DOE National Laboratory representatives have been in Washington this week making presentations to promote the benefits of what they call “Renewable Super Premium” (RSP) fuels. The researchers have found …

USDA Increases Ethanol Support
March 1, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  Speaking to the ethanol lobbying group, Growth Energy, Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Thursday announced more USDA support for bioenergy research and farmer production of biomass but also praised efforts …

RFA Acquires E85prices.com
February 26, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced today that it has acquired E85prices.com, which is a crowdsourced website that offers updated prices for E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels — including E15 — from …

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming
February 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, to chew the fat on a variety of corn-themed energy and agriculture topics. … “I think …

Car Care: Is Ethanol Fuel Okay to Use?
February 8, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jack Biddle    (The New Zealand Herald)  Blended fuel is fine in suitable cars.  … Ethanol blended biofuel was introduced by Gull in August 2007 amid controversy over its suitability for a high percentage of …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program to Expand Ethanol Infrastructure
February 6, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Ohio Corn Marketing Program)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States, is pleased to announce, The Ethanol …

E15 Ethanol Blend Arrives in Sioux City
December 22, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal)  Motorists in Sioux City now have another choice of ethanol-blended gasoline.  The Murphy USA station next to the Walmart Supercenter at 3400 Singing Hills Blvd. recently became the first …

Biofuel Facts for the Road: The Energy Department and Your Gasoline Pump
December 18, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Alicia Moulton (US Department of Energy)  Going “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house” this holiday season could require a significant amount of gasoline if you’re traveling by car. Before you hit …

Flex Fuel Awareness Campaign Completes Mid-Atlantic Road Show Promiting High Level Ethanol Blends
December 1, 2014 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign completed a highly successful tour of several key locations in Maryland and Virginia last week as part of the Mid Atlantic Alternative Fuel Road Show.
The tour featured exhibits and …

Message to Rental Car Companies: FFVs Matter
November 25, 2014 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. … It was renting a car to drive the 75 miles to …

EPA Wrong Again on Biofuel Enabling Policies
November 20, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  As often and as vigorously as the Obama administration pronounces its support of cleaner forms of energy and efforts to curb global climate change, the failure of EPA in its rule-making process …

RFA Pleased with E85 Potential
November 18, 2014 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased with a new report that shows the potential for growth in sales of 85% ethanol blends.
“There’s no doubt that E85 sales will double or …

Automakers Approve E15 For Use in Two-Thirds of New Vehicles
November 18, 2014 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) …

Advanced Biofuels USA Signs on to Letter to EPA Urging the Agency to Adopt Volkswagen of America’s Proposal for Establishing the E85 Weighting Factor (“F factor”) for Model Year 2016-2025 Dual Fuel Vehicles.
November 12, 2014 – 3:41 pm | One Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA signed on to a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to  adopt Volkswagen of America’s proposal for establishing the E85 weighting factor …

E85 Sales Have Room for Growth… If Certain Conditions Exist
November 12, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Fuels Institute)  There are opportunities to grow the E85 market — but only if prices remain significantly below those of regular grade gasoline and the automobile industry continues to produce flex-fuel vehicles at historic rates, …

EIA Reports Ethanol Use Has Lowered Gasoline’s Energy Content – Only Half of the Story
November 3, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 27, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the use of ten percent ethanol in the gasoline supply has lowered gasoline energy’s content by three percent in a …

CRFA Member Brings E30 Ethanol to Niagara Region
October 17, 2014 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) congratulates Gale’s Gas Bars on its debut of E30 gasoline in Ontario. Gale’s has sixteen sites throughout Niagara and E30 will be offered at 143 …

Many Vehicles Flex Fuel-Capable with Simple Hack
October 3, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Adam Balkin  (Time Warner Cable News)  A man is showing a crowd in Times Square how he can, in just a few seconds with a software upgrade, convert this gasoline powered Chevy Cruze into …

Biofuels in Brazil
September 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Antonio Maria Bonomi, Paulo Barbosa and Susan van Dyk  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter #37)  Brazil was the leader in biofuels production and exports until the USA became the world’s largest biofuel producer in 2006 and …

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.
September 8, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas
The South will soon welcome E15 to its part of the country, along with more E85. Protec Fuel is joining forces with …

St1 Biofuels: From Sawdust to Transport Fuel – Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant to Be Built in Finland
August 15, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(North European Oil Trade Oy/St1 Biofuels/BusinessWire)  North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani. The raw material …

CRFA Member First to Bring E85 Ethanol to Western Canada
August 12, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Marketwired)  Arcade Station Opens as First and Only Gas Station in Western Canada to sell E85 Ethanol Fuel
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) congratulates Arcade Station, Western Canada’s only gas station selling …

Reassessment of Inter-related Biofuel, GHG and FFV Policies Needed
July 18, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Reports out of Washington this week that the Obama administration’s lengthy delay in releasing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending rule due to a White House desire to re-evaluate …

Biofuel Advancement Threatened: How Can We Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?
July 9, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Renewable Energy World)    Advanced biofuels are no longer a futuristic hope — they are here. This year, three companies including DuPont will turn on commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, the result …

CBO Releases RFS Forecast but Ignores Mid-Level Blends
June 27, 2014 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report, “The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond.”   In the analysis, CBO looks at the possible impacts on emissions, …

The I-75 Biofuels Corridor: Now, the World’s Longest
June 12, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Complete this summer — this 1786-mile stretch of American interstate highway aims to offer the longest all-biofuels driving experience on the planet.  B20, E85? Here are the need-to-knows.
This week across six US …

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 …

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 …

Carmakers’ Greenhouse Gas Reductions Greater Than Required for 2012, EPA Says
May 12, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Childers (Bloomberg BNA)  Light-duty vehicle manufacturers achieved more greenhouse gas emissions reductions in model year 2012 vehicles than was required by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an annual EPA report.
On average, 2012 vehicles …

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Wall
May 12, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Steve Baragona (Voice of America)  … Another benefit, according to Bob Dinneen, head of the ethanol trade group the Renewable Fuels Association, is that corn absorbs the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as it grows.
“We are produced …

A Different Perspective on Getting Through the Ethanol Blendwall
May 9, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by John Kingston (Platts: The Barrel) Anna Temple of WoodMac tried at the annual AFPM meeting to put one aspect of the ethanol issue into a highly consumable number: eight.
The Houston-based downstream consultant, in one part of …

Ten New E15 Stations Open in Wisconsin
May 6, 2014 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Ten new E15 stations have opened in Wisconsin. Vehicles manufactured after 2001 and flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) can fill up at the United Cooperative Cenex convenience stores located throughout Wisconsin: Beaver Dam, Baraboo, …

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution
April 25, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Paul Woods (Algenol/Renewable Energy World)  …  When it comes to fuel production, climate change is a crucial issue that cannot be avoided. In the U.S., 3,600 million metric tons of CO2 are emitted from stationary …

U.S. EPA Head Defends Proposed Cuts in Biofuel Target for 2014
April 2, 2014 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  U.S. energy markets cannot absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy said on Thursday, defending a controversial …

South Dakota to Include 15% Ethanol in State Fleets
March 7, 2014 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  South Dakota will soon begin incorporating 15 percent ethanol (E15) fuel into its state vehicle fleet.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Thursday that E15 will be made available this year during a test …

EPA Sets Cleaner Fuel and Car Standards, Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Health Benefits to Thousands
March 3, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Based on extensive input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders, including public health groups, auto manufacturers, refiners, and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized emission …

American Ingenuity Will Help Meet Climate Goals
February 18, 2014 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Adam Monroe (Novozymes/The Hill) …In our view, the fuels of the future are biofuels and they are already here.  There’s only one problem: The very institution that set the wheels in motion to create …

Yamaha XTZ150S Crosser BlueFlex (Ethanol) Launched in Brazil
February 13, 2014 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Sam Sims (Ultimate MotorCycling)  …One of the biggest problems with Ethanol is it leans out a motorcycle’s air-fuel mixture, which can cause major damage. Many newer cars arrive with fuel-injection systems that can compensate …

New University Analysis: No Changes Needed to 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Requirements
January 6, 2014 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(KTIC Blogs)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to slash 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending requirements is unwarranted and economically irrational, according to a new analysis released today by Iowa State University’s Center for …

Most Automakers on Board with E15
December 31, 2013 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Overcoming the E10 blend wall is priority No. 1 for the ethanol industry, and progress is being made on two fronts. The number of retail stations offering E15 is …

Ethanol and Air Quality: Influence of Fuel Ethanol Content on Emissions and Fuel Economy of Flexible Fuel Vehicles
December 26, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Carolyn P. Hubbard , James E. Anderson , and Timothy J. Wallington  (Environmental Science and Technology)  Engine-out and tailpipe emissions of NOx, CO, nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC), nonmethane organic gases (NMOG), total hydrocarbons (THC), methane, …

CoBank Report Considers Implications of 2014 RFS Proposal
December 23, 2013 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving rural American industries, has published a report predicting that the U.S. EPA’s proposed 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements will have little …

Record Season for Ethanol in Brazil Unlikely to Be Repeated
December 23, 2013 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Brazil ethanol industry saw record supplies for the 2013/2014 crush season just being wrapped up, and got a welcome boost from auto executives who said ethanol-powered cars …

Brazil Ethanol Needs to Fall Below 60% of Fuel to Boost Demand
November 27, 2013 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Isis Almeida (Bloomberg) Ethanol prices in Brazil, the world’s second-biggest producer, need to fall below 60 percent of gasoline costs for motorists to switch to the biofuel, boosting domestic demand, according to consultants Datagro Ltd.
Brazil’s flex-fuel cars …

Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Gain Traction Over the Next 10 Years
November 22, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Fuels Institute)  The growth of vehicles running on alternative fuels will accelerate over the next decade, but diesel fuel- and gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to dominate market share, according to “Tomorrow’s Vehicles: What Will We …

CARD Report: Altering RFS Would Have Modest Effect on Corn Prices
November 21, 2013 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new paper from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University indicates that if the U.S. EPA does significantly reduce the renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume …

E85 Sales Would Soar If Fuel Was Priced On Parity With E10 And Had Full Access To Flex Vehicle Market, According To CARD Economists
November 8, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(The Center For Agricultural And Rural Development/Sacramento Bee)   Meeting demand is key to achieving federal renewable fuel volume mandates
A new paper by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot identifies a bottleneck of too …

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Releases E15 Sales Data, Declares E10 Blend Wall Dead
October 28, 2013 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On the heels of surging E15 and E85 sales, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has declared the so-called E10 blend wall dead. Recent calls to gut the federal renewable …

Ethanol Here to Stay, MFA Marketing Head Says
October 22, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Randy Kirby (Sedalia News Journal)  Tom May, head of marketing for MFA’s fuel program, delivered a speech to the Sedalia Rotary Club on Monday at Best Western State Fair Motor Inn, 32nd and Limit, …

How the OPEC Oil Embargo Sparked Energy Independence — in Brazil
October 21, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Stecker  (ClimateWire/EENews.net)  Forty years ago, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries placed an embargo on petroleum, bringing an oil-addled world to its knees.
… And Brazil — a developing country under military dictatorship at …

State of Iowa to Use $250,000 in Federal Funds for E30 “Blender” Pumps
October 15, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  The State of Iowa will use a $250,000 federal grant to bolster a program that pays gas stations to install “blender” pumps that incorporate a higher percentage of corn-based ethanol …