Tag: E15

Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee vote on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that seeks to allow sales of E15 year-round could be held as soon as Wednesday. The fight over the bill has brought together pro-ethanol states and industries on one side against those who say the law would […]

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Concerns arise over E15 “flex-fuel” labeling

Concerns arise over E15 “flex-fuel” labeling

June 5, 2017 |

In Washington, there are concerns that the new labeling requirements for E15 calling it a flex-fuel will hit demand just as the fuel is starting to get traction nationwide. Consumers may expect they can only use E15 if they have a flex-fuel car rather than all new cars beginning with model year 2001 as approved […]

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“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

June 4, 2017 |

In Washington, numerous pro-ethanol groups marked the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “summer ozone control season,” which essentially prohibits  retail gas stations from selling E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in more than two-thirds of the nation’s gasoline market. According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the de facto prohibition on summertime E15 sales […]

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More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

May 25, 2017 |

In Washington, American consumers have helped E15—a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline—reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15—attesting to the fuel’s performance, safety, […]

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E15 legislation not likely in place before the summer driving season

E15 legislation not likely in place before the summer driving season

May 16, 2017 |

In Washington, though some hoped the proposed bill to allow E15 sales year-round would be marked up and voted upon in time for retailers to sell the fuel this summer, others expect that mark up could take place before the summer recess but would not likely be passed into law before then. Simultaneously, the Environmental […]

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Hi Octane Fans and Ethanol Haters

Hi Octane Fans and Ethanol Haters

May 4, 2017 |

Now it is springtime and the water is high on the Crooked River in north central Oregon, but you’ll find the anglers there all the same. If they are not casting today  on the most beautiful stretch of rainbow trout-heavy river in America, you can find them unlocking the secrets caches of the caddisfly, and […]

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POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

April 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, construction could begin this year on a new fermenter and other improvements for the POET ethanol plant near Groton that should see production increase by up to 3 million gallons per year, though the state air quality permits the company applied for would allow for up to 13 million additional gallons indicating […]

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Louisiana becomes 29th state to adopt E15 ethanol

Louisiana becomes 29th state to adopt E15 ethanol

March 19, 2017 |

The state of Louisiana has become the 29th state to offer consumers what Growth Energy termed “a better choice at the pump – gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol known as E15.” E15 saves consumers an average of 5 to 10 cents per gallon and burns cleaner and cooler than regular gasoline, allowing engines to […]

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Congressmen reintroduce bill to allow year-round E15

Congressmen reintroduce bill to allow year-round E15

March 6, 2017 |

In Washington, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) reintroduced legislation to broaden fuel choices for retailers and consumers by expanding the existing waiver of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to the Reid Vapor Pressure of motor vehicle fuel, which E10 received in 1990, to include E15. “By restricting retailers’ ability to […]

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European biodiesel soars on potential US year-round E15 approval

European biodiesel soars on potential US year-round E15 approval

March 1, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, FAME 0 biodiesel prices soared $22 per metric ton to $431 and RME followed suit rising $23/ton to $459 following a stronger BO-GO price of $261.86, more than $50 higher, on the expectation that a potential deal to allow E15 sales year-round in the US would boost demand for biodiesel. The White […]

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