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Minnesota Rejects Request From Truckers to Delay Plan to Mandate B20 Biofuel Mix
August 3, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Transport Topics)  Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials have rejected a request by the state’s trucking association to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state …

Greater Push for Biodiesel in Indonesia, Malaysia
May 3, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Peter Sibon (Borneo Post) … In South East Asia, Indonesia is moving ahead of the rest of the pack to implement B20 – an oil mix which contains 20 per cent of biodiesel derived from …

Transport Industry Wants More Tests on B10 Fuel
November 25, 2016 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Noel Achariam (Free Malaysia Today)  Hauliers and lorry owners fear adverse effects on their vehicles if B10 fuel programme is forced on them without adequate tests to show it won’t cause any problems.  —
The Association …

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 …

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 …

Letter: Writer Doesn’t Understand Biodiesel
August 22, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lynn (State Journal-Register) A recent letter to the editor from Don Breiner got biodiesel all wrong. The letter is full of inaccuracies but the main point regarding how much biodiesel can be used in …

Automotive Expert & Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Talks with Robert White, Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
August 12, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(EIN Presswire)  E10 for engines on two wheels – as well as four – is covered under warranty by every major motorcycle manufacturer in the market —    Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of …

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Poll on Higher Ethanol Blend Awareness Insulting to Consumers
April 4, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today (March 31, 2016) , the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) released a national poll finding that awareness and knowledge of how to use higher ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among consumers …

It Is OK to Fuel the Boat with Ethanol
March 31, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The gasoline used by more than 95 percent of Americans, E10,
contains 10 percent ethanol and is safe to use in marine engines. All current boat engines are warrantied for …

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 & Water Do Mix – Same Story, Different Lake
March 14, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Since the passage of the RFS in 2005, the efforts of some groups like BoatUS would lead you to believe that memories like mine have all but disappeared. They …

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 …

Despite Lawsuits, EPA Investigation, Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Not Doomed’
February 22, 2016 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle  (Enviromental Leader)  In the latest efforts to repeal the US biofuel mandate, last week the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers both filed lawsuits challenging the Renewable Fuel …

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth
January 26, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks as PACCAR embraces biodiesel blends in its engines, old and new. Considering average mileage, these …

E15 Acceptance Hits 70% Mark for 2016 Model Year Vehicles in US: Report
December 23, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year  warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline) …

All Auto Owners Can Choose Premium E30
November 4, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Back in September I brought you a story about Orrie Swayze, an active ethanol advocate, who wants all drivers to use E30 in their cars. At the time, there was a …

Statoil Announces New Biodiesel Based on Offal
October 27, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Peder Qvale  (TU (Google translation))  Should cost as much as regular diesel.  —  For a few weeks back, the company launched Eco-1 a renewable diesel option that should cost around 11 million liters and …

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE
October 23, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, …

RFA Applauds Fiat Chrysler Approval of E15
August 19, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is applauding Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) decision to approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) in its model year (MY) 2016 Chrysler/Fiat, …

Motorcycle Group, Association Spar on Ethanol
July 31, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Jay Huber (Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Courier-Journal) and Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Courier-Journal)  Huber:  In his June 28 op-ed, Charles Drevna correctly labeled the federal ethanol mandate, “all pain and no gain.”
This mandate not only causes environmental damage …

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 …

Waves of Ethanol Misinformation
May 19, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  E10 can be safely used in marine engines and every marine engine manufactured today provides warranty coverage for E10, writes Bob Dinneen. To combat misinformation floating around, …

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Minnesota’s Biodiesel Mandate
April 30, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Trucking Association) A coalition of vehicle and fuel industry organizations have stood up for Minnesota consumers and small businesses by filing suit in federal court alleging that Minnesota’s Biodiesel Content Mandate could create significant harm …

Truckers Sue to End Biodiesel Mandate
April 21, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Minnesota truckers and other interests sued Minnesota on Friday seeking to end the state’s requirement that diesel sold at the pump contain 10 percent biodiesel.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District …

Carmakers Worry Higher Biofuel Mix Could Damage Engines
April 17, 2015 – 8:42 am | No Comment

by Raras Cahyafitri and Linda Yulismann (The Jakarta Post) … “The usage of biodiesel is good. However, we are still worried about the impacts. There are engines that can accept 15 percent or even 20 percent …

New French Biodiesel Limit Could Split EU Fuels Market – Oil, Car Lobbies
January 14, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Michel Rose, Gus Trompiz, Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  France’s increased limit on food-based biofuels in transport fuel could raise logistic and supply costs as it threatens to split the European single market for fuels, lobby groups …

Sensenbrenner Introduces Legislation Requesting Redundant E15 Study
January 8, 2015 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truit  (Hoosier Ag Today)  On Tuesday, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) once again introduced legislation – H.R. 21 – that would hinder the growth and expansion of E15. The legislation would revoke current approval …

Letter: Extensive EPA Testing Found New Ethanol Fuel E15 Safe for Commercial Use
October 14, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Roanoke Times) … What about the auto industry? How did it respond to E15? More than 70 percent of new cars sold today are warrantied for E15 use. In fact, …

Biodiesel Growth Complements Clean Diesel Trend
August 22, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Ben Evans  (National Biodiesel Board/Diesel Technology Forum)  The dramatic growth in availability of new technology diesel engines and vehicles for the U.S. market is welcome news for consumers and fleets that want the tremendous …

ACE Informs Motorists that Many Vehicles Are Eligible to Use E15
June 2, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, Ron Lamberty, says many motorists might not realize …

ACE Informs Motorists Most New Model Vehicles Eligible For E15 Blends
May 27, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuel Journal)  The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, (ACE) Ron Lamberty says many motorists might not realize it, but they could be eligible …

Merle Anderson: Government ‘Myths’ Limit Ethanol’s Full Use
March 14, 2014 – 12:03 am | No Comment

by Merle Anderson  (Grand Forks Herald)  Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends and American Coalition for Ethanol founding board members. We have gained a historical perspective on …

More than 70 Percent of Top Selling Cars Approved for E15 in 2014
November 1, 2013 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 70 percent of the Top 20 best-selling cars as identified by Edmunds/AOL Auto have been explicitly approved by automakers to use E15 in 2014 models. This includes all Ford, GM and Volkswagen …

A Patchwork of Biofuels
July 30, 2013 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Lawrence Ulrich  (New York Times)  With diesel engines and their ultra-low-sulfur fuel now green enough even to meet California rules, one remaining environmental objection is that the fuel still starts from a barrel of …

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign
July 16, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim at E15 and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The ethanol industry responded and Bob Dinneen, …

How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car’s Warranty
January 11, 2013 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Pete Bigelow  (AOL Autos)  Legislation could widen use of E15 fuel blend, which automakers say can corrode your engine
Thanks to the fiscal cliff bill signed into law last week, a blend of fuel that …

The Year That Was and Will Be
December 20, 2012 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …E15 is now for sale in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
…As if that weren’t enough, the fierce battle to protect the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is already underway. Fortunately, the …

The Business Case for E15
November 30, 2012 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  While the roll-out of E15 has been a bit slow out of the gate, the ethanol blend is now being legally sold in four states: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.
…(Robert) White …

AAA Warns E15 Gasoline Could Cause Car Damage
November 30, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Gary Strauss (USA Today)  E15, a higher blend of ethanol and gasoline, has rolled out in a handful of states. But its use in older vehicles is generating warnings from AAA, which says E15 …

Storm Breaks out over E15 Ethanol Engine Test
May 24, 2012 – 8:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What engines failed, and when and why. Was this test designed to fail?
In Washington, the Coordinating Research Council, a non-profit research organization supported by the American Petroleum Institute and a …

Mack and Volvo Trucks Join Growing List of B20 Supporters
May 7, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)   The B20 domino effect continues! Two more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have formally expressed approval for B20. Heavy-duty truck makers Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. have confirmed …

Bill Requiring Increased Use of Biodiesel Sparks Dispute
February 22, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Cy Ryan  (Las Vegas Sun)  Truckers would be required to use 10 percent biodiesel in their fuel under a bill introduced in the Senate, which is already sparking a disagreement.
Paul Enos, representing the Nevada …