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Iowa's Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Awards $3.4 Million in Funds to Retailers to Offer Higher Biofuel Blends

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Iowa’s cost-share Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) awarded $3.4 million in grants for 74 applicants that will add E15 to retail sites and one applicant to add a biodiesel terminal in Iowa. “This type of demand is incredibly

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Multi-million Grant Aims to Create Infrastructure, Expand Biofuel Sales in Michigan

by Katie Sergent (WWMT) A multi-million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, could help boost biofuel sales in Michigan. Thursday, USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins announced the state would be receiving a $5 million grant. Funding,

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Burlington Company Receives Biodiesel Marketing Award

(The Hawk Eye)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2024 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to two fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels within Iowa. Naig presented the ethanol marketing

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Awards to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  $19 Million in Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide More Cost-Effective Options for American Consumers --  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is awarding $19 million in grants to U.S.

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The Path to Higher Blends—Artificial Barriers Limiting Us to 10 percent

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  ... While almost all gasoline now contains 10 percent ethanol, we are easily producing enough that the base gasoline in the United States could absorb at least 12-15 percent. And, if

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10.4 Million to Help Rural Californians Expand Use of Renewable Energy and Fuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) USDA Rural Development California State Director Maria Gallegos Herrera today announced USDA is investing $10.4 million to upgrade clean fuel infrastructure and help agricultural producers and rural small business owners make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy

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Retailers Show Vision in Blazing Trails for Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  More and more retailers are taking the plunge and offering higher ethanol blends around the country, but while it has taken some time to get the larger retail chains to make the move, blazing the trail before

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GOP Bill Would Establish Gas Station Fuel Blend Requirements, DATCP Grant Program

(WisBusiness)  GOP lawmakers are circulating legislation that would establish new fuel blend requirements for gas stations and create a related grant program under DATCP.  In a recent cosponsorship memo, Sen. Joan Ballweg of Markesan and Rep. Todd Novak of Dodgeville touted the

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Veeder-Root and Total Meter Services Launch the Biofuel Blending System

(Gilbarco Veeder-Root/Globe Newswire) Continuing to build on the fuel quality portfolio, the Biofuel Blending System delivers accurate biofuel blending within retail locations. -- Veeder-Root, a worldwide leader in fuel management and environmental technology, in collaboration with precision measurement solutions expert Total Meter

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Enabling Higher Blends: Obstacles and Options for Ethanol Retailers

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol Producer Magazine's Podcast Enabling Higher Blends: Obstacles and Options for Ethanol Retailers. Featuring Steve Walk, COO & Managing Partner at Protec Fuel Management. Interviewed by Katie Schroeder, Ethanol Producer Magazine. (14 min)  LISTEN

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Homegrown Biofuels as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Funds Are Being Provided by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act; USDA Awards First Round of Funding to 59 Infrastructure Projects --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA plans to invest up

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Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Renewable Energy and Biofuels Infrastructure

(Iowa  Ag Connection) The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 brings significant financial incentives to rural communities, aiming to promote renewable energy production and the transition to sustainable energy sources. Under the bill, approximately $11 billion has been allocated for rural

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Companies Assisted by RFA Received $36 Million in Latest Round of USDA Infrastructure Grants

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently concluded the latest round of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), and once again the Renewable Fuels Association helped dozens of retailers apply for, and win, grant awards that will expand

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Bill to Pump up E-15 Use in Nebraska, Heard by Agriculture Committee

by Doug Kennedy (News Channel Nebraska)  Bill would require more sale of the ethanol blend in Nebraska, and offer grant support for retailers  --- A Nebraska legislative bill seeks to increase the use of E-15 ethanol fuel in the state. 

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Walz Includes Biofuel Infrastructure Funding in Budget Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has included a proposed $1.5 million in annual in biofuel infrastructure funding in his proposed budget, which was delivered to the state legislature on Jan. 24. The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN

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Govt Working on Policy for Ethanol Pumps, Says Union Minister Gadkari

(Business Standard) Says he will meet with petroleum minister in next 15 days to discuss this  --  Amid concerns that the government’s push for green fuels is incomplete without accessible infrastructure, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday

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USDA Seeks Public Input on IRA’s Biofuel Infrastructure Funding: November 3-4, 2022 Listening Session -- Public Comment DEADLINE November 28, 2022

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA has announced it will host a virtual listening session on Nov. 3 that focuses, in part, on Section 22003 of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides $500 million in biofuels infrastructure funding. A

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Touring the Roots of Ethanol Sustainability in Iowa

by Mikayla McKenna (Renewable Fuels Association) ... Each year, the tour gives farmers, ethanol producers, and renewable fuels advocates like me an excellent opportunity to show policymakers and regulators who we are and what we do. Staffers from around the country,

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Missouri Agricultural & Small Business Development Authority Announce Missouri Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program DEADLINE September 30, 2022

(KTTN) The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds will be awarded to fuel retailers, fuel distributors, terminal companies, or fleet

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What Is Flex Fuel and Why Don't We See It More in Southern Oregon and Northern California?

by Tiffany Olin (KTVL News 10)  As people continue to feel pain at the pump, flex fuel has come to the forefront as a solution because of its typically cheaper sticker price. Flex fuel is a blend of gasoline and ethanol. While most regular gasoline in

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USDA Publishes Report on E15 Challenges, Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report published by the USDA’s Office of Chief Economist in May assesses the future market opportunities and challenges for E15 and higher blends of ethanol, including a discussion of technical, regulatory, consumer acceptance, and

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OPINION: Conference Spotlights Ethanol’s Market Advantage

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I recently attended the Gilbarco Veeder Root Retail Technology Conference in Savannah, Georgia where RFA took part in a panel discussion on the state of the ethanol industry and its outlook on the

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USDA Report Highlights Hurdles to Higher Ethanol Blends

(Farm Journal Ag/Web/Pro Farmer Editors) Biofuel and farm groups see E15 and other higher blends of corn ethanol into gasoline as the strategy to increased sales, but the current structure of the Renewable Fuel Standard “does not serve to incentivize

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Statement on Bipartisan Passage of Biofuels Bill

(Office of Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA)) Gov. Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the legislature passing HF2128:  “This is a historic win for Iowa families, for our agriculture and biofuels industry, and for Iowa’s entire economy. By increasing access to

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USDA Awards $1.6 Million Biofuel Infrastructure Grant to Royal Farms to Expand Access to Higher-Blend Renewable Fuels for People in Rural Delaware and Maryland

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Funding Will Add 40 million Gallons of Biofuels to the Market Annually -- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is awarding a $1.6 million biofuel infrastructure grant

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What’s Next for E15 after Biden’s Announcement?

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Progress)  ... It is hard to predict the demand picture under the expanded E15 scenario, but lower estimates of a continued status quo indicate at least 300 million gallons of additional ethanol could be used by

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Pearson Fuels Opens 250th E85 Station

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Pearson Fuels this week opened its 250th retail E85 flex fuel station in California. Greg Jones, Director of Business Development at Pearson Fuels, says the milestone is long overdue because of the pandemic, supply chain issues and material

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Grant Available for Service Stations to Add Higher Ethanol Blend Options DEADLINE March 17, 2022

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture/EIN News) A new Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) grant will help Minnesota service stations who want to offer customers more and greener options at the pump. The Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Biofuels Infrastructure Grant

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OPINION: Take the Opportunity to Save on Capital Improvements

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... While the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit expired at the end of 2021, it still provides fuel marketers the ability to claim a tax credit for 30 percent of the cost, up

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RFA Thanks USDA for Rolling Out COVID-19 Relief Package, Additional Infrastructure Funds

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its announcement today of $700 million to provide COVID-19 pandemic aid for our nation’s biofuel producers. Originally announced in June, the aid package represents direct payments available for biofuel

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Opinion: Fuel Retailers Must Keep One Eye Underground

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ...  Retailers will need to soon make major decisions about replacement, and there has never been a better time to replace or upgrade, thanks to a number of state and federal programs that

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The Future of Ethanol at Retail Stations. Flexibility and Adaptability Is a Must

(Sustainable Energy Strategies) Will there be liquid fuels at retail stations in the future? Join us for a presentation and lively discussion on the future of higher blends of ethanol. Offered by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Virginia Clean

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Ethanol Infrastructure Efforts Keep Expanding

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Significantly increasing the use of low-carbon renewable fuels like ethanol follows along different tracks. Legislatively, for example, there’s the bipartisan Clean Fuels Vehicle Act of 2021, which would provide incentives for automakers to build

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Matching For More: The Defour Group's Dean Drake's Plan Involves Match Blending Mid-Level Blends

by Melissa Anderson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Defour Group's Dean Drake, a former GM public policy analyst, says liquid fuels have a shared future with electric vehicles if ethanol blending methods, engine technology and policy can align. His plan involves

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Missouri Funding up to $1 Million in Biodiesel Infrastructure Projects DEADLINE: October 29, 2021

(Missouri Department of Agriculture/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced Sept. 2 the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds will be awarded to fuel

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Klobuchar, Colleagues Urge Schumer, Pelosi to Support Homegrown Renewable Fuels in Reconciliation Package

(Office of Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter

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USDA Invests $26 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure to Expand Availability of Higher-Blend Renewable Fuels in 23 States

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Projects Will Increase Availability of Biofuels by 822 Million Gallons Annually --  Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand

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Minnesota Bill Would Allocate $6M to Biofuel Infrastructure

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Minnesota House of Representatives on June 19 voted 112 to 20 to pass an omnibus agriculture bill that includes $6 million to support the development of biofuel infrastructure to supply E15 blends of fuel. The

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Farm Futures Summit Highlights Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The Farm Futures Business Summit being held this week in Iowa featured corn farmers and ethanol industry leaders on the first day of the program to shed light on the future of ethanol. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) sponsored the panel

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The Biofuels Industry Seeks Spot in Infrastructure Discussion

(Red River Farm Network) ... Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Troy Bredenkamp wants biofuels to also have a place in the infrastructure discussion. “It’s disappointing to see what came out from the Biden administration in terms

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Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Expand Renewable Fuel Market and Consumer Access

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. The Renewable

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Spend Biden Climate Money Where It Will Do the Most Good, Quickly, for the Longest Time—Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels in Disadvantaged Communities

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part of the Biden Administration’s climate change funds for disadvantaged communities that have suffered from pollution and crumbling infrastructure should be used to ensure that people in those communities can have the cleanest, greenest

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Cleaner Driving with Cleaner Fuel Economic & Environmental Benefits of Ethanol Blends

(Metropolitan Energy Center) Poor air quality is a problem for tens of millions of Americans. And we can’t address dirty air – and the health risks that come with it - until we make transportation cleaner. One approach is already

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Wisconsin Farmers Union Delegates Discuss the Future of Ethanol

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) Wisconsin Farmers Union has proposed ethanol policy that would seek 20% cost sharing from state and federal governments for blender pump installation.  That same proposal would also drop policy language supporting federal subsidies for ethanol

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Gov. Reynolds Plans to Build ‘Relationships’ with President Biden to Protect Biofuels

by John Steppe (The Gazette/SoutherMinn.com)  Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking forward to “building those same relationships” with President Joe Biden and his Environmental Protection Agency staff that she had with the Trump administration to protect biofuels, Reynolds said during Tuesday’s

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Iowa’s Governor Calls for E10, B11 to Be Offered from All New Fuel Pumps

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Governor Kim Reynolds says any new fuel pumps installed in Iowa should be able to dispense gas with at least a 10 percent blend of ethanol and the governor says B11 — 11 percent

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The Big, Big Package: What’s under the Christmas Tree for the Bioeconomy, in the $1.4T New Spending Bill?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The $1.4 trillion spending package includes appropriation for Fiscal Year 2021, the COVID stimulus package, extensions of popular tax credits that otherwise expired on December 31st, and the Energy Act of 2020, a $35B version

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USDA Offers More Biofuels Infrastructure Grants DEADLINE January 19, 2021

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The U.S Department of Agriculture has announced another round of funding for its successful Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. Approximately $22 million is being made available for retailers to add higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85. The

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OPINION: Changing the Retail Landscape for Higher Blends

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Fuel retailers are beginning to implement a wide range of infrastructure projects across the country. This comes as USDA’s new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program is being fully implemented, something farmers and the

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Growth Energy Outlines 2021 Biofuel Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate, revitalize rural communities, and offer more consumers clean, affordable options

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USDA Accepting Comments on Information Request Related to HBBIP DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. In a notice published in the Federal Register, the USDA said the information collection is needed for

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CountryMark, Ceres Solutions and USDA Bring E15 to Rensselaer

(95.3 MNC) Jasper County, Indiana will soon have its first E15 fueling station thanks to efforts from two farmer-owned cooperatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Ceres Solutions owns the CountryMark-branded station on North McKinley Avenue in Rensselaer, Indiana,

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Growth Energy Hails New Grants for Retail Expansion of Biofuel Blends

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy welcomed the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement of grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). Growth Energy's network of both large and small retail partners secured nearly $30 million (€25 million) in grants

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Nebraska Environmental Trust's $1.8 Million Grant for Ethanol Pumps

by Martha Stoddard (Omaha World-Herald) Critics of the Nebraska Environmental Trust board’s decision to award $1.8 million to a project installing ethanol blender pumps and storage tanks at gas stations are taking their fight to court. Two of those critics, W. Don

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Trump Administration Invests Up to $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds

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EPA Delivers Final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule to OMB

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released a proposed rule on April 13 that aims to streamline and modernize the agency’s existing fuels regulations. In the rulemaking, the EPA said it is proposing “some slight modifications to

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Expanding Access to Higher Blends through Pump Infrastructure

(National Corn Growers Association) Building out the infrastructure needed for future mid-level blends of ethanol continues to be a priority of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Over the past three-years, NCGA and state partners have worked with Wayne Fueling Systems to produce

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Applications Being Accepted for Ethanol Blender Pumps

by Dave Strang (KNEB) The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is taking applications for a new grant program designed to encourage the installation of ethanol blender pumps across Nebraska. Expanding motorists’ access to higher blends of ethanol will increase usage

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Senators Press USDA for Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Flexibility

(Kansas Ag Connection/US AgNet)  U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) are pressing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow businesses that have received grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to use

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Ethanol Prophet Tilts at Petroleum

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  South Dakota ethanol promoter Orrie D. Swayze likes to hear promotions for 30% ethanol blends in gasoline but thinks 50% would be better for the environment and human health.  --  ...  Swazey, 76, ... became worried

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ACE Launches Video Series on USDA HBIIP

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has launched a series of short fuel marketer-focused videos, along with a broader digital advertising campaign, to help fuel retailers understand and navigate the application process for USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The

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OPINION: HBIIP: Past the Halfway Point, What Have We Learned?

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Believe it or not, we’re already at the halfway point in the 90-day application window for the USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or “HBIIP.” Fittingly, this seemed like a good time to

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Missouri Biofuel Entities Now Eligible for $200,000 Grant

(Missouri Department of Agriculture) Today (June 4, 2020), the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced the creation of the Biofuel Infrastructure Program (BIP) to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the Show-Me State. MASBDA

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Oral Comments for Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule Public Hearing

by Trevor Hinz (Urban Air Initiative) Good morning, my name is Trevor Hinz, and I am the Director of Urban Air Initiative, Inc., a non-profit focused on developing cleaner fuels to reduce harmful gasoline-related air pollution. I would like to start by

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Vilsack Warns Administration Continues to Ignore Biofuels

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs) ...  (Former Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack said the biofuel industry hasn’t been invited to the White House like the airline or oil industries have to discuss ways to help cover their losses. A number of conservative

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Nebraska Corn Board Partners with Lexington Ampride to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends

by Kurtis Harms (Nebraska Corn Board/KNEB) Motorists living near or traveling through Lexington now have opportunities to refuel their vehicles with higher blends of ethanol. Through an infrastructure development program, the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) provided Country Partners Cooperative with grant

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OPINION: HBIIP Funds Can Ease Transition to Higher Ethanol Blends

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...  USDA announced it will offer $100 million in biofuel infrastructure grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Transportation fueling and biodiesel distribution facilities will be able to apply for

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Secretary Perdue Directs USDA Fleet to Increase Biofuels Usage, Announces Notice of Funding for Biofuels Infrastructure Program

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a memo (PDF, 1.2 MB) today directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles. USDA owns and operates one of the largest

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Omaha-Based Ethanol Company Says It Won't Make Money off Controversial Grant

by Paul Hammel (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  ... Todd Becker of Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. said the $1.8 million shifted away from wetland and conservation easement projects would be parceled out in grants to retail gas stations, not his firm, to help

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Roadblock to Higher Blends

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round sale of E15 is a monumental achievement for the ethanol industry, but might also stymie growth for higher blends. Challenges to the rule could take the issues to

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USDA Seeks Input on New Ethanol Sales Infrastructure Incentive Program DEADLINE January 30, 2020

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), a new program that will expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by incentivizing the expansion

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Secretary Naig Presents Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards: Diamond Oil Company Receives Biodiesel Award and Ethanol Award Goes to Elliott Oil Company

(FuelIowa) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented Elliott Oil Company of Ottumwa and Diamond Oil Company of Des Moines with the 2020 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards today at the FUELIowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines. The Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

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OPINION: Pipe Dope and Higher Ethanol Blends

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The compatibility of pipe dope associated with underground storage tank systems for blends of ethanol above 10 percent has been a subject of controversy for many years and has been repeatedly misrepresented by

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Reg Modlin High Octane Low Carbon Fuel Blog Series

(Natual Resources Solutions) Reg Modlin is a senior NRS Advisor and a veteran of 40-plus years in the automotive industry. In the following posts, he examines the steps that have been taken – and need to be taken – to

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An Identity Crisis—Ethanol Blending is a Refinery?

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Biofuels Digest)  ... (A)nyone who owns a blender pump woke up one day in June to find out they were a refiner! Actually, a “fuel manufacturer” to be exact, with all the numbing, strangling regulations that

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NACS Panel Asserts Ethanol’s Superiority

by Thomas Mulloy (C Store Decisions) ...“Successfully Retailing Biofuels” sorted through the misconceptions and logistics of selling biofuels alongside non-renewable fuels. Doug Berven, vice president for corporate affairs for Poet Ethanol Products, made a strong case for growing the use of

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Corn, Soybean Farmers Celebrate Ethanol, Biodiesel Choices at New Brownstown Fueling Station

( Indiana Corn and Soybean Checkoffs/WOWO)  Without access to consumers, biofuels cannot grow. The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) joined Premier Energy and CountryMark to celebrate a new fueling station and convenience store at 1300

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Addressing Two Objections to My Midwest Ethanol Plan

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  ... My proposed solution is for the Midwestern states to band together to provide sufficient state incentives to develop a major Midwest corridor where E85 -- a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline -- is

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Coalition Pushes EPA to Reconsider Limits on Higher Ethanol Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  In a joint petition filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals, a broad alliance of ethanol, agriculture, and clean fuel organizations requested judicial review of a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking that would limit ethanol blending and

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Mexican Fuel Marketers Confident They Can Offer Ethanol Following Tour of Iowa Ethanol Supply Chain

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in Iowa last week to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier

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US Ethanol Groups Weigh in on Ontario’s E15 Plan

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. The comments

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Opinion: Retailers and E15 infrastructure

by  Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the end of May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season, a significant barrier

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Daily on Energy: Biden’s Electric-Car Plan Could Suffer from Obama’s Lackluster Legacy

by John Siciliano & Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner) ... Former vice president Joe Biden has some scratching their heads over a climate plan he introduced last week during the Democratic debates to deploy 500,000 electric-car charging stations if elected president in 2020. The

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How Low Can You Go with Carbon?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Aemetis is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company using patented industrial biotechnology for the construction and operation of advanced biorefineries. They own and operate a 60+ million gallon ethanol plant in California, a 50 million gallon

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Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/KTIC)  On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill

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Nebraska Legislature Passes Cost Share Program for Ethanol Infrastructure

(WNAX)  Last week Nebraska State Senators voted unanimously to pass LB 585, a measure creating a cost share grant program for installing infrastructure used to store, blend or dispense gasoline ethanol blends. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Sarah Caswell says the overwhelming

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Iowa Legislature Provides FY 2020 Funds for Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...Iowa legislature funded another year of Iowa’s cost-share blender pump program. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, commonly referred to as the state’s blender pump program, provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers wishing to upgrade

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Blender Pump Program Fuels Ethanol Demand

by Andy Raun (Hastings Tribune)  An infrastructure investment initiative funded three years ago by several agencies and businesses has doubled the number of ethanol blender pumps in place throughout the state, giving motorists more options for powering their vehicles with renewable

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Leading Off: "Your Prices Are in the Wrong Order."

(Urban Air Initiative) "Your prices are in the wrong order."  "Only flex fuel vehicles can use E15."  "What is E30?"  Each of these quotes came from an auto mechanic at a recent training event attended by the Urban Air Initiative. The VISION Hi

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Europe Needn’t Fear E10 Ethanol Blends

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest)  ... The ongoing battle to convince regulators that domestic crop based ethanol is climate friendly and free of adverse side effects is a roller coaster of highs and lows.  It’s not for the faint-hearted investor. But one

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OPINION: Terminal Availability of E15 Grows as RVP Relief Nears

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When E15 (gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol) debuted in 2012, it was created at retail sites by using blender pumps to dilute E85 (fuel containing up to 85 percent denatured ethanol) with E10.

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Ethanol Blog: Ethanol Industry Not Impressed with General Motors' Push on Octane Standard Legislation

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  While General Motors representative Dan Nicholson indicated this week it was important for the ethanol industry to get behind legislation to set a national octane standard -- starting with a 95 research octane number,

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Biofuels in the 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) ... To keep the focus on lowering barriers for biofuel producers and providing the growing number of motorists greater access to biofuels, we have opened up key discussions with the Governor and some

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OPINION: RFA Uses 'Superpowers’ for Infrastructure Assessments

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Since 2016, dozens of retailer chains have asked the Renewable Fuels Association to assist in verifying the compatibility of their underground storage tanks (USTs), dispensers and other infrastructure as they consider offering higher

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Advanced Biofuels USA Expands "Disappearing Gas Tax" Proposal to Highlight Environmental Justice Issues

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With so much talk about carbon taxes, carbon pricing, carbon cost and highway user fee increases, Advanced Biofuels USA updated its proposal for a "Disappearing" Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee to highlight its environmental justice

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On Tap: Retailers Preparing for Year-Round E15 Have Options for Pumps, Financing and Marketing.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ...(W)ith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expected to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15, hopefully before next summer’s driving season. Retailers will have to decide not only if they will offer

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Governor Reynolds' Budget Includes $3 Million for RFIP

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Governor Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP), which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers incorporate blender pumps, storage tanks,

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Ethanol's Impact: Iowa’s Status as the Largest Ethanol-Producing State Means Its Ethanol Economy Affects the Entire Industry.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... A waiter in a Cedar Rapids restaurant, for instance, recently asked Shaw (Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) about Trump’s E15 waiver, upon hearing that Shaw advocates for biofuels and

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Pre-Blended E15 an Option for Many Retailers

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For retailers looking to add E15 to their product lineup without having to install blender pumps, purchasing pre-blended E15 is a viable option. And more suppliers are willing to offer that option, if demand is

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Scaling the Ethanol 'Blend Wall' Ultimately Consumers' Decision

by John Duff (Delta Farm Press/National Sorghum Producers)  ...  The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership program is a grassroots effort to fund new infrastructure for e15. Selling higher blends of ethanol at convenience stores sometimes requires new equipment or modifications to existing equipment,

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USDA Seeks to Revise, Extend Information Collection on BIP Grants COMMENT DEADLINE: December 11, 2018

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Farm Service Agency has opened a public comment period on the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants to states. A notice published in the Federal

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Answer Line: Money behind Lack of Ethanol-Based Fuel Locations

(Longview News Journal) ...  Why are there no public refueling locations in the Longview/Tyler area that sell E85 ethanol blend? ... E85 fueling options are limited and appear concentrated in larger metropolitan areas. The Renewable Fuels Association operates the website www.E85prices.com, which has a

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New Ethanol Pumps in St. Paul Expand Fuel Options

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  ... Aurora Cooperative celebrated the grand opening of new ethanol pumps in St. Paul on Friday. ... The farmer-owned company is a partner in an ethanol plant, and also sells ethanol to consumers. The CEO says he'd like 20

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Analysis: Where Are We with E10 Gasoline in Europe?

by  Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global/Platts)   Increasing biofuel mandates across Europe for 2019, combined with navigating the complexities of the post-2020 renewable energy framework (RED II), have brought discussions over wider adoption of E10 back on the table for European producers and

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Nebraska Corn Offers Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grants, Urges EPA to Maintain RFS Committment

(Nebraska Corn Board/KTIC)  The Nebraska Corn Board is committed to expanding corn markets for farmers and offering motorists a greater selection of clean-burning, home-grown fuel options. The Board recently allocated funds in its 2018-2019 fiscal year budget to help further develop

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Ethanol Industry, Aurora Co-Op Continue to Expand in Nebraska

by Robert Pore (Kearney Hub)  ... Aurora Cooperative is opening its new A-Stop 24 pump site just north of Grant on Highway 61. Friday’s ceremony was attended by Gov. Pete Ricketts, area chamber members and Nebraska corn and ethanol board representatives. The

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Maryland Seeks Applicants for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Funding DEADLINE December 31, 2018

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  From July 1 through Dec. 31, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its competitive Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP). The program is designed to aid in the development of alternative fuel refueling/recharging infrastructure in Maryland,

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Why Nebraska’s Governor Is a Champion of Biofuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently declared May as Renewable Fuels Month to draw attention to clean burning biofuel options. He’s focused on grassroot efforts to educate and expand access of  mid-level blends for his citizens. Urban Air believes

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ACE Congratulates Petro Serve USA on New E15 Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, May 11 to congratulate the company and CEO Kent Satrang

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Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewed program to boost consumer choice for higher biofuel blends -- Last night (May 2, 2018) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) – a move that

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Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives to build a strong South Dakota ethanol industry. His Senate

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Iowa Blender Pump Program Runs Short of Funding as Demand Stays Strong

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  RFIP Spurs Over $138 Million in Private Economic Investment  --  Due to rising retailer interest in offering higher blends of biofuels, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) yesterday awarded all of its remaining FY18 funds during its

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Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, Feb. 20. The bill is being proposed by

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On The Spot

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Most consumers make their fuel purchase decisions at the pump. Consistent branding based on market research can help boost ethanol’s appeal.  --  ... Bosselman Enterprises, which owns 44 Pump & Pantry stations in Nebraska, markets E15

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RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... This new era of getting our country back on track has and will continue to extend into the biofuels industry, making sure we are providing the cleanest, lowest-cost and highest-octane fuels at the pump.

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Drivers in Oaxaca Singing the Praises of E50

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Mexico, rising gas prices in Oaxaca have seen drivers turn towards higher ethanol blends as a way to save money. Three stations opened up offering up to 50% ethanol blends in 2016 and have seen customers

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Congress Needs to Restore Tax Breaks for ‘Orphan’ Renewables

(25 x '25 REsource)  As Congress ratchets up its ongoing budget battles – the continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires Jan. 19 – clean energy advocates of all stripes must hold lawmakers to their longstanding promises to renew

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After a Record Year in Iowa, Big Ethanol Asks for Another Handout

by Philip Wegmann (Washington Examiner)  ...More specifically, the organization’s “top state priority” means securing money for what’s called the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. Here’s how that would work for fueling station owners: Step 1.) Agree to convert fueling equipment to allow for

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Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said.  --  As we head into 2018, ethanol

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Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to get higher blends of ethanol out to consumers and help

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ACE Congratulates Jetz on Addition of E15, E85 at Second Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates Jetz Convenience Centers for the addition of new ethanol blender pumps at its station in Muskego, Wisconsin. A grand opening event will take place Sept. 26 from 4

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Magellan to Offer E15 at All Iowa Fuel Terminals

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Magellan Midstream Partners fuel pipeline and storage company is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. “This announcement from Magellan is game-changing,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA)

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Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to get higher blends of ethanol out to consumers and help

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New Pumps Appearing at Sheetz as Gas Stations Offer Ethanol

by Nick Malawskey (PennLive.com)  Noticed the new pumps at some Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania? The Altoona-based convenience store and gas station chain has started offering Unleaded-15 alongside Flex-Fuel at new stores and a number of its older locations. Over the last year the

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What’s In a Number?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Plenty of talk circulates around ethanol blends above E10. Clearly, E15 is the next milestone. But as we work to capture ethanol's octane benefits and its ability to replace some of the

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Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska, has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give

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Thoughts from the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo

by Douglas Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From the Welcome Reception on Monday to the last session on Wednesday, there was new information presented and new developments reported. At the opening of the expo, many vendors were not able to participate in

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Self-Imposed Industry Barriers

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association is working to facilitate the rapid adoption of E15 by consumers as the new regular fuel across Minnesota. Given MBA’s work, we often engage with the many minutiae that

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Ohio Ethanol Tour Highlights Efforts to Break the Blend Wall

by Matt Reese  (Ohio's Country Journal)  ... This summer, Ohio’s corn farmers and their checkoff are chipping away at the ethanol blend wall in the state by highlighting opportunities to buy higher ethanol blends at fueling stations on the 2017 Ohio

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Family Express Awarded Another Ethanol Grant

(Inside Indiana Busienss)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council have awarded more than $158,000 to Valparaiso-based Family Express Corp. The grant, which is part of the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program, adds to the

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Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 20, 2017) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program – which has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and

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Two PA Companies Partner to Fuel Economy

(Gant News)  Pennsylvania Grain Processing Corn Merchandiser, Brian Kelly, was a little doubtful four years ago when he first approached Sheetz Inc. about selling new blends of ethanol at its fuel station near Interstate 80 in Clearfield. “Truthfully, I didn’t think

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Fuel Stations Can Submit Ethanol Grant Applications

(The Herald Tribune)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and Indiana Corn Marketing Council have announced that publicly-accessible fuel retail stations in Indiana can begin applying for a share of $122,687 through the fourth round of applications for the Hoosier

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Ethanol Expansion: Mo. Department of Agriculture to Offer Grants to State Fuel Retailers to Install Biofuel Infrastructure

(Hannibal Courier-Post)  The Missouri Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2017 Extended Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grant program to accelerate the use and availability of higher blends of ethanol fuel as clean burning, renewable alternatives to conventional unleaded

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Iowa Energy Plan Includes Role Ethanol Can Play in State's Future

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has released to the public the Iowa Renewable Energy Plan, which establishes priorities and provides strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future.   ...   “IRFA appreciates Lt. Gov. Reynold’s recognition

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Improving Infrastructure Influences RFS

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News) A Midwestern senator says advancements in infrastructure helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to raise Renewable Volume Obligations for 2017 to statutory levels. Al Franken of Minnesota tells Brownfield the normal pushback from EPA on concerns like

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Biofuels Groups Make Case for Change on E15

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 Fuel Standard to help perpetuate

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What’s in a Name?

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  ... Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when they buy gas, and 25 percent buy based on location or ease of getting in and out of the retailer’s

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New Blender Pumps Open in Holstein, Iowa

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Holstein Travel Center has added four blender pumps and to celebrate the retail station is hosting a pump promotion November 11-12, 2016. The station is located on Indorf Avenue in Holstein, Iowa. The station will be

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National USDA Official Highlights Biofuels Investments in Colorado

by Russ Baldwin (The Prowers Journal)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini on Monday highlighted the USDA’s recent biofuel-infrastructure investments in Colorado during a stop in Greeley. Joined by Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown and

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Garnett Fuel Retailer to Celebrate New Ethanol Fuel Choices at Event Thursday

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 Highway 169 and Highway 59,

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My Turn: EPA Effort to Increase Amount of Ethanol in Gas Misguided

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 approximately $17,000 and highlighted the

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Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

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 in how we think about

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E15 Prices, Sites Now on Website

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progresssive Farmer)  By some estimates the spread of E15 is likely to expand significantly in 2017, as more stations across the country begin to offer the ethanol blend. E15 is approved for use in vehicle

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EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations

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 converted into renewable fuel at

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Americans Deserve Fuel Choices at the Pump

by Liz Mathis (Marion Times)  Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment to offer homegrown, renewable ethanol and biodiesel. The Legislature's investment of $3 million this year will continue to make tax

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USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  ... The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best of our existing energy sources, while rigorously implementing policies that invest in the second and third generations of tomorrow’s fuels. ... In

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Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply for the cost share funding

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Sensenbrenner Extends RFS Debate to Number of Hoses at Gas Stations

by Jack Fitzpatrick (Morning Consult)  Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is concerned that drivers who want to avoid a 15 percent ethanol blend of gasoline won’t be able to, he said in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy

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ACE’s New E15, Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap

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 looking for  information to explain

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