Tag: E15

President Trump says year-round E15 just around the corner

President Trump says year-round E15 just around the corner

July 30, 2018 |

In Washington, The Hill reports that President Trump told an agricultural event in Iowa this week that he is very close to approving year-round E15 sales, indicating that the “complex process” is what is hoping up the policy change. Last week the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency indicated that E15 was on its […]

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Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

July 16, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the yearlong sale of E15. Heitkamp invited Wheeler to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the impact of […]

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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half-year report

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half-year report

July 14, 2018 |

In Minnesota, The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2018 Half Year Report which gave an overview of Minnesota’s ethanol industry in the first six months of 2018 and the various initiatives MN Biofuels undertook to increase ethanol consumption in the state. “Our work in the first half of 2018 included reforming regulatory processes for ethanol […]

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Growth Energy says more than 5 billion miles driven on E15

Growth Energy says more than 5 billion miles driven on E15

July 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Growth Energy announced that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. During summer months consumers only have access to E15 in Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) markets or if […]

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American Motorcyclist Association worried about E15 and higher blends

American Motorcyclist Association worried about E15 and higher blends

July 2, 2018 |

In Washington, the American Motorcyclist Association opposes a proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase the amount of ethanol in the country’s fuel supply by nearly 600 million gallons in 2019. “If these mandates are adopted, it could lead to an increase in the number of stations selling E15, which places motorcyclists and […]

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 19, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 12, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

June 2, 2018 |

June 1st has come and gone and the E15 debate is hotter than ever as the weather also starts to heat up in most parts of the U.S. The influx of releases and news about E15 sales, recently allowed by the White House, and uproar that the EPA still has not lifted the outdated regulatory […]

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EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

May 21, 2018 |

In Washington, a proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15% illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. This coincidently comes at a time when auto manufacturers are phasing out FFVs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the […]

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Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

May 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 on May 16. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label “harmful and corrosive” E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would better protect engines in […]

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