Tag: E15

Congressman tells IFRA he wants ethanol blends beyond E15

Congressman tells IFRA he wants ethanol blends beyond E15

April 17, 2018 |

In Washington, after meeting with members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, re-affirmed his strong support for biofuels, telling participants that he wants to see ethanol sold in blends that go ‘to, through, and beyond’ the E15 mix. Other items discussed today included Congressman King’s […]

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Trump promises year-round E15

Trump promises year-round E15

April 12, 2018 |

In Washington, President Trump has already backtracked on his promise to let the Renewable Fuel Standard reform discussion quiet down for three months and has instead promised to move ahead with E15 year-round. The announcement came via tweet before going into a meeting with farm state Congressmen but he also indicated he would also be […]

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Iowa Adds 12 New E15 Stations in 2018

Iowa Adds 12 New E15 Stations in 2018

March 8, 2018 |

In Iowa, the state has added a dozen new E15 stations. Drivers can now buy the fuel at 158 fueling stations statewide. Iowa-based Casey’s General Store added the most new stations, including locations in Sioux Center, Akron, Cedar Rapids, and Lone Tree. Kum & Go, Kwik Star, and Key Cooperative each added two new stations […]

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New study shows RIN cap in exchange for year-round E15 is a bad deal

New study shows RIN cap in exchange for year-round E15 is a bad deal

March 7, 2018 |

In Iowa, any action to artificially cap Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices in exchange for an RVP waiver allowing year-round sale of E15 would be a bad deal for rural America and the nation’s consumers, according to a new economic analysis released Tuesday. Such a tradeoff would result in reduced ethanol consumption, a drop in […]

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Senator Grassley tweets about possible year-round E15 solution

Senator Grassley tweets about possible year-round E15 solution

March 5, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that after what seemed to be three failed meetings hosted by the White House last week to break the impasse over the Renewable Fuel Standard between oil and corn states, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley took to President Trump’s favorite medium—Twitter—to announce a potential way forward could be found through year-round approval […]

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EPA could make decision on E15 waiver authority soon

EPA could make decision on E15 waiver authority soon

January 31, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency should decided soon whether or not it has the authority to approve E15 use year-round. Currently E15 can’t be sold during summer months because of air quality regulations but requests have been made for a waiver to the law, including taking the legislative path through Congress, […]

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RFA releases online calculator to help consumers understand savings from E15 and E85

RFA releases online calculator to help consumers understand savings from E15 and E85

November 21, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association released an easy-to-use online calculator to help consumers understand how much money they can save by choosing ethanol blends like E15 and E85. With 51 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving, the new tool comes just in time to help consumers choose the best […]

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Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

November 16, 2017 |

In Canada, the federal government is exploring an increase to its ethanol blending specifications to 15% from the current 10%, a move that is currently under consideration by a technical committee that could see the policy shift implemented in early 2018. Currently the ethanol mandate is for 5% while fuel is almost always blended at […]

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RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

November 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s recent claims that underground storage tanks at fueling stations cannot legally store gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) are “grossly overstated” and the group’s conclusion that Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements should be reduced is “completely unfounded,” the Renewable Fuels Association wrote this week to Senate Environment […]

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Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

October 31, 2017 |

In Washington, Growth Energy recently announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers. More than […]

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