Tag: E15

RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

November 6, 2014 |

In Washington, a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. E15 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all 2001 and newer vehicles […]

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Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

November 3, 2014 |

In Illinois, the City of Chicago’s finance committee is voting for a second time on a bill that would enable E15 throughout the city. This time, as opposed to the measure that failed over the summer, the proposed legislation includes an exemption on all filling stations selling less than 850,000 gallons of fuel per year and […]

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Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

August 28, 2014 |

In Minnesota, E15 will be more available to consumers if CHS’s new program across their 1400 locations is a success. For Cenex retailers wanting to offer E15 in addition to their current gasoline products, the Cenex Tank Program will cover a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install an additional storage tank for […]

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Chicago City Council stalls before coming to vote on requiring E15

Chicago City Council stalls before coming to vote on requiring E15

July 29, 2014 |

In Illinois, a five hour hearing at the Chicago City Council Finance Committee on the introduction of E15 at gas stations across the city but ended in no vote. The proposal sought to require stations sell a minimum of 500,000 gallons of E15. High profile lobbyists from both sides of the debate participated in the […]

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Murphy USA Stations opens first of 7 planned E15/E85 additions in Iowa

Murphy USA Stations opens first of 7 planned E15/E85 additions in Iowa

June 26, 2014 |

In Iowa, Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The fueling site is the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa to begin offering these higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, E15 and E85 will also be available at Murphy USA locations in Clinton, Davenport, Fort […]

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Zimbabwe to stay with E15

Zimbabwe to stay with E15

June 23, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the government has decided to keep the ethanol blending mandate at 15% due to concerns about sugarcane production following floods earlier in the year. Earlier in the year, the E15 blend was drawn back down to E10 to compensate for lower ethanol production due to the flooding.  

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E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

June 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced that Iowa retailers have temporarily stopped offering EPA-approved E15 to vehicles produced since 2001 until September 15, 2014. The Association blames Big Oil’s fuel distribution monopoly. Until September 15, E15 can only be offered to flex-fuel vehicles. IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton fired off: “If […]

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E15 blends will be good for the summer, says American Coalition for Ethanol

E15 blends will be good for the summer, says American Coalition for Ethanol

May 25, 2014 |

In South Dakota, E15 blends are continuing to hit the market as the summer driving season begins, according to Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Ron Lamberty. “Along with flex-fuel vehicles and Ford’s earlier switch to E15 according to sales data, about 50 million vehicles on the road today have warranties […]

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NACS urges support of bill that would facilitate E15 uptake

NACS urges support of bill that would facilitate E15 uptake

May 21, 2014 |

In Washington, the NACS—The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing—is campaigning to support H.R. 1214, the Domestic Fuels Protection Act that would seek to “address some of the liability issues” allegedly related to E15.  The legislation was introduced in March 2013 “removes unreasonable legal liabilities and reduces the cost of entry for retailers who choose to sell a […]

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Iowa Senate passes E15 tax credit extenders, IRFA applauds

Iowa Senate passes E15 tax credit extenders, IRFA applauds

April 27, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded the Iowa Legislature’s vote to pass Senate File 2344, a bill which helps preserve Iowa biodiesel jobs while expanding Iowa’s motorists’ access to cleaner-burning, more locally-produced E15. The legislation extends the state’s biodiesel production tax credit, which is set to expire at the end of 2014, […]

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