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Drag Racing With E85: Green Is Mean – E85 Isn’t Just For Tree-Huggers
October 12, 2017 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Quick Fuel Technology/Holley)  As a renewable energy source championed by environmentalists, racers often think of E85 as a wimpy fuel that has no place in a drag car. However, many bracket racers have shattered that perception …

ACE Helps Retailers Ask EPA to Level the Playing Field for FFVs
October 10, 2017 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel infrastructure and customers, the American Coalition for Ethanol organized a joint letter signed by fuel …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
October 3, 2017 – 10:08 am | No Comment

Biofuels Digest’s Jim Lane analyzes the cost and emissions profile for electric vehicles compared to “gasoline-powered” ones.  The findings? On price, the lowest-cost option is a Cruze running on E85 conventional ethanol — which also …

Data Surprise: Biofuels Still Beating Electrics on Cost, Emissions
October 3, 2017 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics are improving on emissions and cost, but not enough to make driving an electric car the smart choice for consumers looking to save time and reduce environmental impacts. According to …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
September 22, 2017 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:  From KTIC RADIO. According to the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Blue Heron is the only fuel station in Gothenburg with flex fuel pumps offering a variety of cleaner-burning ethanol blends with flex fuel …

Flex Fuel Grand Opening In Gothenburg
September 22, 2017 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KTIC)  Flex fuel vehicle drivers can take advantage of huge savings on E85 for just $0.85 a gallon at the Gothenburg Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza (1102 S. Lake Ave.) Thursday, Sept. …

Are High Ethanol Blends Going to Be Essential, and Mandatory, for Super High Fuel-Efficient Engines?
September 14, 2017 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, war is surely about to break out over E25-E30 blending, now that RFA CEO Bob Dinneen testified in DC in his courtly but adamant manner that a high-octane, low-carbon ethanol …

RFA Launching ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest to Report Prices
May 24, 2017 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” …

City Of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet With E85 Biofuel
May 23, 2017 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Switch to Ethanol to Save City Money, Reduce Pollution, and Maintain Fuel Delivery During Hurricanes — Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) today announced the completion of a project to enable the City of …

$20 Oil? $200 Oil? Does It Matter? Part 1 of the 3-Part Digest series: Carbon 2017
May 10, 2017 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the world of renewable fuels — the only significant carbon legislation on the books, it really doesn’t matter what the oil price is. The RFS creates a separate market for …

Hi Octane Fans and Ethanol Haters
May 5, 2017 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One of the greatest and most unexpected bonuses of an eastward journey along Highway 26 is that the vehicle mileage unexpectedly improves. Especially if you happen to be piloting an …

California Drivers Fuel Up for a Dollar as Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour
May 2, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Propel/Military Technologies) Propel Fuels is launching the „105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations to drive awareness of the fuel’s high octane rating which …

Biofuels: Ethanol’s Growth Is Spelled I-N-D-I-A
March 31, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When USDA forecasts of corn ethanol exports to China dropped below 80 million gallons from 225 million last year — and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker issued a “zero exports …

Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85
March 27, 2017 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85 presentation and supplementary report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examine how the spacing of E85 …

When Price Is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol
December 6, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol blends such as E85 according to a new article published in Energy Policy. Authors Sébastien …

Swedish Tax Cuts Increase Biodiesel Use, Ethanol Fails to Keep up
November 7, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila  (Biofuels International)  The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) estimates that the August tax cuts given to biofuels in Sweden had a large effect on commercial transport, but the impact on E85 in private transport …

E15 Prices, Sites Now on Website
October 7, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

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 …

California’s E85 Sales Top 14M Gallons in 2015
September 23, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Research shows consumers are loyal to low-carbon fuels.  —  California led the nation with 14.77 million gallons of E85 sold in 2015, according to a consumer research study published by fuels retailer …

RINferno
August 17, 2016 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl Icahn loves Donald Trump   —   Therefore, Carl Icahn hates the Renewable Fuel Standard
With that, …

Valero Says RFS Compliance Costs Are Soaring; Renewable Industry Snaps Back “Poor Capacity Planning”
August 1, 2016 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Reuters is reporting that “Valero Energy expects to get hit with a half-billion-dollar bill in the second half of the year” and the news agency attributed the costs …

Taxing Virtue as Sin: US Tax Rate on E85 Renewable Fuel Soars Past 100%
July 28, 2016 – 10:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US passed a dubious and historic milestone this week. The tax rate on E85 renewable fuels now exceeds 100% in some formulations. By comparison, the tax rate on E10 …

Poll: When It Comes to Ethanol, U.S. Drivers Don’t Really Care
July 20, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that requires that renewable fuels are blended with gasoline, but a recent survey showed motorists largely …

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is the only technology that can …

Thorntons Gas Stations Introducing New Ethanol Fuel
June 29, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Mike Nolan (Chicago Tribune)  … Thorntons has begun equipping some of its Chicago-area stations to dispense E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, and is converting other local stations to carry the product.
One knock against E85 …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel
May 12, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15 fuel allows them to market a cleaner-burning, higher-octane fuel that can technically be used by …

Higher Ethanol Blends Are Coming Soon to a Gas Pump Near You
May 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  Convenience store operator Kum & Go says it is making a massive commitment to higher gasoline-ethanol blends, planning to sell E15 at about 100 more locations this year.
The 430-store …

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks
March 22, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks …

Ethanol Mandate and the Price You Pay for Gas
February 26, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Just last year the USA Today and Chicago Tribune called for an end to the mandate that was created, in part, to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign …

Ethanol Industry Reacts to API Criticism of RFS
January 11, 2016 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has spoken out to reject (American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack) Gerard’s claims.  “I’m not sure what reality Jack is …

ACE: Restored Tax Credit to Increase Availability of E85
December 28, 2015 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bipartisan congressional approval of recent legislation restoring tax credits for retail fuel station owners who buy equipment to offer alternative fuels could further increase availability of E85 and profitability …

These Customers Love E85, for Very Different Reasons
December 23, 2015 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Becka Burke was in no hurry. Even though two of her carrot-topped children, ages 2 and 4, scrambled about inside her giant GMC Yukon XL, Burke not only filled …

Renewable Fuels Association Launches Contest on E85Prices.com
December 3, 2015 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced today that users of E85prices.com will now have the ability to win free E85.
Each month, RFA will draw one random user from those that have submitted E85 price …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

RFA: E85Prices.com Website, App Upgraded
November 20, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a redesigned version of its popular fuel market website E85prices.com. The revamped crowdsourcing site offers a highly-optimized user experience by integrating mobile device compatibility …

Sit on the RINs
November 16, 2015 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The US Environmental Protection Agency has discovered the following way of interpreting Energy Independence and Security Act.  To wit, if the transportation fuels supply chain — controlled by guess whom …

Florida Station Promotes Higher #Ethanol Blends
November 11, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The prices for higher ethanol blends at the Citgo Gas Station on John Young Parkway in Kissimmee are low normally, but Friday they were even lower as the retailer continued to …

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2
October 14, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some.  In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder than steel, heavier than a …

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy
October 5, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an additional Bt2-per-litre subsidy for the highest ethanol-blended oil product on the market.
Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat …

E85 Makes Original RFS Target Feasible
September 28, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa Farmer Today)  … Estimation of the demand for E85 requires data matching various E85 price levels with the corresponding amount of E85 sales.
A rich source of data was …

Calling Captain E0: Can Renewable Isobutanol Beat out Ethanol-Free Gasoline in the Powerboat Sector?
September 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E-Zero – ethanol-free gas, has been popular with boaters, but here comes isobutanol, with Gevo leading the pack.  Are the economics a slam-dunk? Here’s the hard data.
One of the more interesting trends …

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 …

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity
August 31, 2015 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used in all gasoline-powered passenger vehicles manufactured in or after 2001. The vast majority of gasoline-powered …

E15, E85 at Retail Gas Stations Highlighted at ACE Conference
August 24, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t ring true with Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol. At …

7 Blendwall Busters
August 19, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that can get renewable fuels back into high gear? … Between 13.5 billion gallons and the 36 …

Ethanol Producers Tackle Blend Wall with Direct Sales
August 17, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to consumers with on-site blender pumps or, in a few cases, own retail gas stations.
Mitch Miller, …

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline
July 31, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up …

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 …

$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. …

E85 Drops to More than $1 Lower than Wholesale Gasoline
July 13, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program detailed that E85 is priced at up to a $1.14 discount to petroleum-based gasoline, a 50% overall discount per …

Fuels America Holds Call to Discuss New EPA Memo on RIN Prices
June 15, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to discuss a memo from the U.S. EPA that demonstrates the renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not increase—and, in fact, …

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 …

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 …

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company Announce Plans to Open 13 E85 Flex Fuel Stations in Southern California in 13 Months
April 21, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/Pearson Fuels)  Pearson Fuels of San Diego, CA and G&M Oil Company of Huntington Beach, CA (held) a grand opening of their newest E85 Flex Fuel location on April 15 at 499 Sandalwood Drive, Calimesa, …

Let’s Make True Fuel Freedom a Reality
March 3, 2015 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Prior to the conference, I received an email from someone with Fuel Freedom Foundation, asking for more information on the stories and blogs I have written about ethanol producers that …

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 …

South Dakota Driver Wins Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 “Post Your Price” Contest
February 20, 2015 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce Scott LeBrun as the winner of RFA’s E85 “Post Your Price” contest. The contest, which was announced last October and concluded just …

Biofuels vs Hybrids vs Plug-ins vs Gasoline: Who’s the Cost Winner?
February 10, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have low gas prices changed the equation for drivers looking to reduce pain at the pump? Who’s the best on cost?   And, is there surprising news on emissions?

We looked at …

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?
February 9, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane sugar fermentation towards diversified products, more capacity and distribution, and new inputs like cellulosics?
How are …

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices
January 13, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website.
In mid-December, a reader …

Falling Oil, Gasoline Prices Cut into E85’s Advantage at the Pump
January 6, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Jay Withrow (World-Herald/Omaha.com)  … Historically, E85 fuel, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, has been up to $1 per gallon cheaper than regular unleaded. However, recent cheaper crude oil and subsequent …

Yellow Hose Program Brings Price Stability to E85 in Michigan
December 29, 2014 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85 and supplying area retailers, as well as sales at an on-site fuel pump.
Carbon Green Bioenergy …

E85 Prices Shock EPM Reader
December 11, 2014 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Big Oil isn’t above stooping to dirty tricks to mislead consumers into thinking E85 isn’t a good fuel to buy, including by trying to price the fuel right out …

Ethanol’s Dwindling Discount to Gasoline Could Slow U.S. Biofuel Demand
November 13, 2014 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters Africa)  Ethanol’s smallest discount to gasoline in seven months could reduce demand for U.S. biofuels and make higher ethanol blends such as E85 less profitable, traders and analysts said on Friday.
Ethanol’s …

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, …

RFA Announces E85 “Post Your Price” Contest
October 23, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(Rnewable Fuels Association) In an effort to promote E85 (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) sales and track E85 prices, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced a unique opportunity to win FREE E85 for one …

New RFA Case Study: Evidence of E85 Price Gouging?
October 10, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  E85 retailers in the St. Louis area may be purposely price gouging Missouri drivers, according to an in-depth case study released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). During the 2014 summer …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

Impact of Ethanol Mandates on Fuel Prices when Ethanol and Gasoline are Imperfect Substitutes
September 25, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Sébastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa State University)  Past studies that examine the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices make the assumption that ethanol and gasoline are perfect substitutes because they are both sources …

Pain at the Pump: An Illustrated Guide to the War over E85, Gasoline
July 24, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is everyone yakking about E85? FTC investigations. Key Senators on the warpath. Antitrust allegations. In short, all kinds of crazy.  What’s exactly going on?
In today’s Digest, we’ve prepared our illustrated …

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, …

25x’25 Statement on CBO Renewable Fuel Standard Report
June 27, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25/Biofuels Journal)  How the Congressional Budget Office reached the conclusion in a report released Thursday that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will raise gas and biodiesel prices is a mystery, given the deep price discount …

A Strong Voice in Indiana
May 19, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Dukart (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol plants in Indiana account for some 600 jobs, with an additional 4.9 jobs created for every job at an ethanol plant. The industry has pumped $1.5 billion in …

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

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

E85 Might Succeed if Properly Priced
May 12, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Josh Flint (Farm Futures)  E85 should be about 23% cheaper than E10 based on lower mpg.
…Iowa State University economist Bruce Babcock notes that consumer demand will increase if E85 is priced at or below …

How RINs Really Work, and Why Big Oil Hates Them
March 18, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  The ability for independent fuel marketers to sell renewable fuels at lower prices while improving profit margins by selling RINs, has given independent fuel marketers something …

Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem: The E85 Angle
February 20, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  … Today, nine years after I began writing about energy, we have an ethanol industry that has undergone rapid growth, but it is an industry that still relies heavily …

Refuel: Tesla’s Lesson in Building a Market for New Automotive Technologies
February 11, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E85 ethanol? Been stuck with low sales for years – with producers pointing to “no market access”.   Yet, Tesla was faced with “no market access” — and built its own …

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 …

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 …

Nightmare Scenario: Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Pull out the Stops to Persuade EPA to Continue the War on Imported Oil
December 5, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel volume targets — and a proposed 40 percent slash in the advanced biofuels category to …

Relief at the Pump, Begins with the Pump
November 27, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   High gas prices?! They’re a scandal, all right.  Turns out, alternative fuels are affordable fuels. And getting them distributed — well, here’s a chance for Iowa to show the way.

As …

Are You a Fuel Smartie? Which Money-Saving Fuel Did You Buy, and When?
November 21, 2013 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars per mile.
So many blends, so many fuels, and a commodity price roller-coaster to navigate. Who’s …

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 …

Make Hay: The Global Bioenergy Mood
October 28, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To check on the current mood, we stopped in this week for a conversation with Novozymes EVP Andy Fordyce, who’s been on the hustings all this year as Novozymes rolled …

Gasoline Will Maintain Its Dominance
October 16, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Brian Berk (Convenience Store News)  Which alternative fuels do convenience store retailers currently sell the most? Although certainly not a scientifically accurate poll, Sunday morning’s “Future of Fuels” educational session at the NACS Show wanted to …

Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors
October 15, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin  (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  Corn prices continue the long retreat from the peak of September 2012, declining to the lowest level since late August 2010. The most recent price weakness …

E85 Prices Falling Faster than Gasoline Prices
October 9, 2013 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by John Funk (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)  Happy days are here for motorists driving “FlexFuel” cars that can use the high-ethanol blend of fuel known as E85.
The price of E85 by Monday had tumbled to …

More E85 Ethanol Stations, More Supportive Studies
October 3, 2013 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for E85 ethanol, as the green fuel made its way into 24 more stations across the country and got another study with supportive …

Despite Lower MPG, E85 May Still Offer More Bang for Your Buck
October 3, 2013 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Emily Roehler (Nebraska TV)  If you own a car, chances are fuel costs take a big hit on your wallet. Nebraskans who own a flex fuel vehicle (FFV) have options at the pump that …

Are Ethanol Fuels Better than Petroleum?
September 26, 2013 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Moffitt  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)  In response to “Ethanol is a not long term solution,” I’ll begin by saying the author made some valid points. No, ethanol is not an environmental, economic and …

Uneven Crop, Shifting Markets: Considering the Prospects for the Corn and Ethanol Markets Ahead.
September 25, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Bruce) Babcock (the Cargill endowed chair of energy economics at Iowa State University) is more optimistic about the potential for E85 consumption to grow. If corn prices stay …

E85′s Value Is Looking Better and Better: Can the Good Times Last?
September 25, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Instead, it is now gasoline that is upside down, economically — and flex-fuel drivers who value their dollars ought to be considering E85 based on the wholesale prices we’re seeing.
The …

“Flex Fuel Fridays” Raise Awareness of Higher Ethanol Blends
September 24, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News Blog)  Glacial Lakes Energy, a South Dakota ethanol producer, has been raising awareness about the benefits of higher blends of ethanol at several retail fuel stations this summer with …

ISU study: Investment in E85 Could Be Cheaper than Purchasing Ethanol Credits
September 24, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  A study from Iowa State University said the cost of installing tanks to handle fuel with 85 percent ethanol could be cheaper than purchasing energy credits to avoid blending …

EIA: E85 Fuel Becoming Price-Competitive with Gasoline in US Midwest
September 23, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Conglin Xu (Oil & Gas Journal)  E85 motor fuel—gasoline blended with as much as 85% ethanol and commonly used by flexible-fuel vehicles (FFV) in the US and Europe—is becoming increasingly price-competitive with gasoline in several Midwestern …

Webinar: The Sugar Surplus – Solved or Postponed? Oct 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
September 23, 2013 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  The Sugar Surplus – Solved or Postponed?     Oct 10, 2013     10:00 AM EDT

The past three years of surplus sugar production has allowed stocks to be rebuilt but producers have been slow to respond to lower prices. With another, admittedly smaller, surplus predicted for next year the question …

Ethanol Blend Wall? What Blend Wall?
September 20, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The oil industry has formally petitioned the EPA to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014, arguing that the ethanol market is saturated. But …

Gas Prices Stuck at $3 and Above
September 20, 2013 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today (September 17, 2013) marks the 1,000th day in a row that gas prices have been above $3 per gallon. While ethanol provides drivers savings while filling up, AAA says that …

Is Ethanol’s Number Up?
September 3, 2013 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Steve Everly  (Kansas City Star)  … Ethanol has so far reduced the need for petroleum in gasoline by about 7 percent, which no other alternative fuel has come close to doing.
But a shift is already …

Wholesale E85 Price Listing
August 28, 2013 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The IRFA posts Thursday wholesale E85 prices every Friday.  The prices below are for wholesale use, and therefore restricted to wholesale fuel distributors and retailers, not end users.
The intent of IRFA’s …

Wildomar Becomes First City In Area To Offer Flex Fuel E85 Option
August 23, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Toni McAllister (LakeElsinore-Wildomar Patch) Flex Fuel E85 is now available at the Chevron gas station located at 23805 Clinton Keith Road.
Motorists who want to fill up on ethanol now have the option to do so …

Biofuels’ 10 Scariest Challenges: Part 2 of 2
August 21, 2013 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Upstream, downstream, processing, policy, finance – opportunities and challenges abound in the bioeconomy – but which challenges are the most intractable and daunting of them all?   In today’s part 2, …

E85 Sales Rose 43 Percent in Second Quarter: IRFA
August 21, 2013 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  … “E85 sales were down at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 due to last summer’s drought, but we’re seeing those numbers turn around now with very attractive …

Is 2014 the Year of E85?
August 16, 2013 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As a Perfect Storm of price problems ends, will E85 finally find its market and help end a divisive debate over ethanol distribution?
2014 is the year of E85, if there …

How E85 Can Break the Blend Wall
August 8, 2013 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The “ethanol blend wall” can be overcome and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements can be met in 2014 and beyond through increased use of attractively-priced E85, according to a new …

Corn Growers Talking RFS in DC
July 18, 2013 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(NCGA President Pam ) Johnson says a gas station in her little community of Floyd, Iowa boasts the lowest price of fuel in the United States right now. “And it’s E85 and …

Freedom of Choice: E20 Ethanol Blends Take the Value Crown from Gasoline, E10
June 20, 2013 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Freedom of choice, it turns out, drives better value for drivers.  The Digest goes in-depth to look at real-world data — and the power of free markets in fossil and …

Absolute Energy Launches Direct E85 Distribution to Retailers at $1.93 per Gallon
May 27, 2013 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Absolute Energy, a 115 million gallon per year ethanol plant near the Iowa-Minnesota border, is now offering E85, a fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent …

Clean Mobility Stations Selling Locally-Sourced Biofuels on West Coast
May 14, 2013 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Macaluso (Fox News)  …Propel Fuels is launching its Clean Mobility Centers in Fresno. The stations will offer both E85 and biodiesels ranging from B5 to B99 that will be locally-sourced from producers in …

Holiday Experimenting With Its Ethanol Pricing
April 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Holiday Stationstores launched a fuel promotion intended to determine at what price point flex-fuel customers are willing to fill up their vehicles with E85.
According to WCCO, the convenience store chain is conducting …

E85 Sales Plummet 26 Percent in Minnesota
March 29, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  As the price spread diminished between the high-ethanol gasoline blend and regular fuel, some drivers of Flex Fuel vehicles stopped pumping it into their tanks.
Minnesota sales of the high-ethanol gasoline …

Pump E-85 for 85 Cents a Gallon
March 21, 2013 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Hasch  (ConnectTriStates.com)  … If only for a few hours, Roger Law’s Service Station provided ethanol, or E-85, for just 85 cents a gallon. Customers could fill up to 10 gallons worth that amount.
E-85 …

Another Voice Calls for E85 as a Solution to the RINs Conundrum
March 18, 2013 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by John Kingston  (Platts)  The idea of using E85 as a way out of the blendwall/RINs issue in the US has another backer.
But it’s not a new backer. Well-known energy economist Phil Verleger several years …

Big Oil’s Self-Inflicted Blend Wall and Its Impact on RIN Pricing
March 8, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Prices for conventional renewable fuel RINs (Renewable Identification Number)[1]have increased significantly in recent weeks. Oil companies and various media outlets have suggested the increase in RIN prices is due …

E85 Fuel Saves at the Pump, but Comes with a Cost Later
February 21, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Frank Witsil (Detroit Free Press)  With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon in Michigan, drivers may be tempted to try a less expensive alternative – E85, an ethanol blend – which is selling in …

Direct Connections
January 18, 2013 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by  Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Developing a retail relationship with area fuel stations is a potential perk for ethanol plants, retailers and consumers.
In some areas of the U.S., drivers filling up with ethanol blends …

Bangchak Invests to Ride E85 Wave
December 20, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Majority state-owned Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP) will invest about 100 million baht to double the number of its petrol stations selling gasohol E85 to 100 nationwide, cashing in on a substantial rise in …

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013
December 14, 2012 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Policy, finance, technology, feedstocks, markets, prices, opposition.  Here’s what’s on your mind, as the critical 2013 deployment year for biofuels looms.
So here are 15 burning questions as suggested by various …

Flex Fuel Becomes More Prominent
October 15, 2012 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

by Caleb Taylor  (Paragould Daily Press)   Paragould car dealerships offer flex fuel cars to customers but until recently E85 gasoline has not been available at any local gas stations.
With it opened its new location …

Even with High Gas Prices, Drivers Question Value of E85
October 8, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Bryce G. Hoffman   (Detroit News)  …While the price of ethanol, or E85, is lower than the price of regular unleaded — the average price in Michigan at the end of last week was …

Westborough I-90 Service Plaza Gets E85 Flex Fueling Pump
September 7, 2012 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Brian Benson (Metro West Daily News)  Service plazas along Interstate 90 in Westborough and Charlton now feature the first E85 Flex Fueling stations on the Massachusetts Turnpike, the state Department of Transportation announced….
Transportation Secretary and …

E85 Loyalty: Economist Finds Buyers Willing to Pay More
April 18, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Research showing consumers are willing to pay a premium for ethanol was published in the March issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Soren Anderson, a Michigan …

Flex Fuel Vehicle Sales Are on the Rise
March 26, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Courtney Collen (KSFY.com)  …One Sioux Falls dealership says people are not spending on just any car – they’re in the market for Flex-Fuel Vehicles in order to save money.
Flex-Fuel Vehicles run on regular gasoline …

By the Numbers: Trends and Patterns in the Ethanol Industry
March 14, 2012 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The arrival of the blend wall and expected increase in E85 prices due to the lapse of VEETC are two factors that have complicated the future outlook of ethanol …

E85 Available for $.85 a gallon
March 12, 2012 – 9:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Whitfield (ConnectTriStates.com)   As the price of regular unleaded gasoline hovers just under $4 a gallon, some drivers in Carthage caught a break when the Hancock County Farm Bureau offered E-85 ethanol for 85-cents a gallon. It was all …

More People Choosing Ethanol
March 8, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KFYR-TV)  With the price of gasoline increasing to $3.70 a gallon, more and more motorists are choosing E-30 and E-85, a less expensive alternative to gasoline. In fact, sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota …

Petroleum Group Discounts Ethanol’s Role in Gas Prices
March 5, 2012 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a Feb. 22 press call to discuss rising gas prices, the American Petroleum Institute’s chief economist, John Felmy, blamed crude oil prices for high prices at the pump, …

Ethanol Offers Alternative to Rising Gas Prices
February 28, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Richard Essex  (WTHR.com)   For almost three weeks, the price of gas is going up. On the far west side of Indianapolis, regular unleaded gas is just a tick under $4 a gallon. Staci …

Pain at the Pump: E85 Prices Fall Victim to VEETC’s Demise
February 23, 2012 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A coalition was formed by concerned retailers and industry supporters to request that Congress extend another portion of the tax code known as the Alternative Fuel Credit and then …

The Road for E85 Fuel Just Got Rougher
January 9, 2012 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  The 85 percent ethanol blend has always faced challenges as a motor fuel. Now, the end of a federal tax credit poses a new one: higher prices.
The high-ethanol fuel known …

Ethanol Makers Shrug off Expiration of Key Tax Credit
January 9, 2012 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Chris O’Malley (Indianapolis Business Journal)  …But it looks like motorists, rather than ethanol makers, stand to feel the pain.
The reason is the survival of another federal measure, known as the Renewable Fuels Standard. It …

The Economics of Higher Ethanol Blends
December 15, 2011 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Kim Clark (Nebraska Corn Board)  …Although you have increased horsepower when using ethanol blended fuel, fuel mileage may decrease as the amount of ethanol in your fuel increases. However, studies have shown the optimal ethanol blend …

Refiners Warn Marketers of Imminent End of Ethanol Tax Break
December 5, 2011 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(NACS Online)  Refiners are starting to warn marketers to prepare for the end of the 4.5 cts/gal ethanol tax credit, which is set to expire at month’s end, absent last-minute action by Congress.
Chevron notified its …

City Might Phase Out Use of Corn-Based Ethanol Fuel
November 10, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Kevin Duggan (Coloradoan.com)  The city of Fort Collins may phase out use of corn-based ethanol in its fleet vehicles out of concern for the environment.
The majority of City Council members said Tuesday they would …

Independent Petroleum Marketers Group Joins E85 Coalition
November 4, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producers Magazine)  Just more than a week after announcing the formation of the Coalition for E85 the group said Oct. 21 that it had a new member. The Petroleum Marketers Association of …

Landscape Waste Recycling Process to Power City Fleet
October 31, 2011 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan Frick Carlman (Naperville Sun)  The first phase of the local partnership working toward collecting yard waste and converting it into fuels is poised to go live in the coming weeks. In the works for …

The One Time It Makes Clear Sense to Buy E85
October 13, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

by Nick Goddard (Popular Mechanics)  Last month I rented a Chevy HHR in Detroit, and I quickly remembered all the things about the rental experience that make it impossible to forget that you are sharing a …

Coalition for E85 Urges Retention of Ethanol Tax Credit
October 12, 2011 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.org)  A coalition of retailers, producers, equipment manufacturers have formed the Coalition for E85with the stated purpose of protecting consumer access to 85% ethanol blends.
According to the coalition, if the current tax credit for …

Drag Racers Using It Burn up Tires, Not Their Engines
October 4, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Mike Konz (Kearney Hub)  …As cars thunder down the quarter mile at Kearney Raceway Park, racing fans will notice the aroma of baking bread amid the scents of burned fuel and rubber wafting across the …

Ethanol Industry Weighs Options
August 18, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Morton (World Herald Bureau/Omaha.com)  The ethanol industry is preparing itself for life after federal subsidies.
Key tax credits that pay blenders for using the renewable fuel are set to expire at the end of …

Seeking the Blending Sweet Spot
August 16, 2011 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For years, in coffee shops and grain elevators across the upper Midwest, independent thinkers have voiced their opinions on the benefits of midlevel ethanol blends. Tales of fueling the …

New Gas Station Offers Fuel Alternatives
July 18, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Richard Craver (Winston-Salem Journal)  …Sparky’s is not just one of only five stations in the state offering E85 and biodiesel. It also is the only one using recently approved ethanol-blending dispensers that provide two …

EYEing ETHanol: Sheriff’s Office Looks to Ethanol Fuel for Its Fleet
June 6, 2011 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Stacy Langley   (Huron Daily Tribune)   In early March, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office began an experiment that had the department eyeing the possibility of saving the county money by using ethanol fuel …

What High Gas Prices Mean for Renewable Energy
June 1, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Kho (Renewable Energy World)  While high energy prices in 2008 pushed investors towards renewables, the story is very different this time around.
…In 2008, the last time gasoline approached $4 a gallon, the sticker …

E85 Ethanol in the US: Dead or Alive?
May 31, 2011 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …According to E85prices.com, Iowa E85 fuel is priced just about on the money, compared to gasoline. Overall, E85 gasoline sells for an average of $2.97 per gallon, or 76 percent of …

USDA Chief Touts Ethanol’s Benefits
May 24, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Andy Humbles (The Tennessean)  He lauds TN’s key role in development of rising biofuel
…U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Nashville on Monday, speaking at a Thorntons gas station in West Nashville on the …