Tag: E15

RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

January 12, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says that last year automakers sold a record 17.47 million vehicles in the United States, with an overwhelming majority explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 (a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline), according to statistics from Autodata and an analysis by the Renewable […]

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Convenience stores seen more interested in E15

Convenience stores seen more interested in E15

December 28, 2015 |

In Illinois, a survey of 942 fuel decision makers at convenience stores aged 18-64 in eight Midwest cities undertaken by Carbonview found an increased interest in E15, with 55% wanting to know more about the fuel, 44% of whom found it appealing, 35% who want to use it in their cars and nearly as many […]

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RFA analysis shows auto manufacturers approve E15 in more than 70% of new cars

RFA analysis shows auto manufacturers approve E15 in more than 70% of new cars

December 23, 2015 |

In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year (MY) warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline) use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles. This is up from 2015, when just over 60 percent of MY 2015 automobiles were […]

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E15 acceptance hits 70% mark for 2016 model year vehicles in US: report

E15 acceptance hits 70% mark for 2016 model year vehicles in US: report

December 22, 2015 |

In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year  warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline) use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles. This is up from 2015, when just over 60 percent of MY 2015 automobiles were clearly […]

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Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans want to benefit from E15 ethanol savings

Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans want to benefit from E15 ethanol savings

September 19, 2015 |

In Iowa, consumers showed their enthusiasm toward E15 in a recent poll conducted by the Tarrance Group, where respondents overwhelmingly supported the use of E15. When participants were asked if they would consider using E15 if they owned a 2001 and newer vehicle and it was cheaper than E10, an overwhelming 70 percent said yes. […]

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USDA invests $100M in renewable fuel pumps: the deep dive into who got what, and how the landscape shifts

USDA invests $100M in renewable fuel pumps: the deep dive into who got what, and how the landscape shifts

September 13, 2015 |

USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The Digest investigates. In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers. Since announcing the program in May […]

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RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

August 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association said that the American Motorcyclist Association is engaging in misinformation in calling on motorcycle riders to support legislation that would amend the Renewable Fuel Standard by prohibiting gas stations from selling fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol, and requiring those that are already selling higher ethanol blends […]

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RFA hits out at motorcyclists association for spreading myths about E15

RFA hits out at motorcyclists association for spreading myths about E15

August 20, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has released the following statement in response to a press release issued by the American Motorcyclist Association, in which the group calls on motorcycle riders to support legislation that would amend the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by prohibiting gas stations from selling fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol, and […]

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Iowa grant program opens again to help retailers offset costs of E15 pumps

Iowa grant program opens again to help retailers offset costs of E15 pumps

August 19, 2015 |

In Iowa, fuel retailers wishing to offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles now have assistance available to them through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association led a coalition of ethanol supporters in the passage of legislation this year to expand eligibility for the highly successful state infrastructure program, allowing […]

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Iowa Legislature OKs E15 infrastructure investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels grants

Iowa Legislature OKs E15 infrastructure investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels grants

June 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, the state legislature passed legislation that allows E15 infrastructure investments to become eligible for Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure grants. Previously, the infrastructure program funds were only available for blender pumps and dispensers offering E85. However, the new provision allows funds to be used for dispensing equipment upgrades that make registered E15 available to 2001 […]

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