Tag: E15

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Missouri set to implement E15 from June despite opposition play

In Missouri, E15 is set to come online this summer after a major push by the state’s governor to overturn the anti-biofuel lobby. Back in October, the rule was temporarily blocked by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules but the Senate didn’t manage to vote it out of committee so won’t come into […]

March 4, 2014 More

Big Oil to ethanol: Build your own dang distribution, if you think E85 has blend-wall busting potential

Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at the National Ethanol Conference. The RFA’s Geoff Cooper and ISU’s Bruce Babcock respond. In his keynote at the National Ethanol Conference this week in Orlando, David Whikehart, Product Supply & Optimization […]

February 19, 2014 More

Missouri’s E15 future under attack in Senate

In Missouri, the Senate rules committee held a hearing on Thursday looking at legislation that would block the implementation of E15 in the state. The agriculture department already approved E15 for sale in retail fuel stations last year but a legislative committee cited a 2006 law allowing only up to E10. To keep the agriculture […]

January 27, 2014 More

MAPCO Express to offer E15 at more than 100 facilities across Southeast

In Tennessee, convenience store operator MAPCO Express, Inc., one of the largest company-operated retail chains in the United States, announced it will begin offering E15 to customers in new build and select mega store locations starting in 2014, with 100 locations envisioned across the Southeast.

January 15, 2014 More

Heavy rains force Zimbabwe to rein in E15 plans

In Zimbabwe, rains have reduced ethanol production below estimates, which has in turn forced the government to keep the blending mandate at 10% rather than raising it to 15% as previously planned. The policy move is only a temporary move, however, until sufficient ethanol can be produced and stored to ensure supplies for the E15 […]

January 15, 2014 More

Most car makers making good progress towards E15 compliance

In North Dakota, Ethanol Producer Magazine reports that Volvo, Nissan, Mazda and Chrysler are still lagging behind in updating their vehicles for safe use of E15. The good news, however, is that Ford and GM have approved E15 for all of their new vehicles, the latter going back to 2012 models. Most Honda, Jaguar, Land […]

December 31, 2013 More

Zimbabwe heads for higher blends with E15 and sights on E20 for 2014

In Zimbabwe, all gasoline must contain a minimum of 15% ethanol as of Nov. 30, with a 10-day grace period for retailers to increase the ethanol volumes at the pump. The country has been successively boosting the amount of ethanol in gasoline since the summer, first with a 5% mandate and then a 10% mandate. […]

December 3, 2013 More

NASCAR passes 3 million miles with E15

In Nevada, at the annual National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas last week, Growth Energy announced that NASCAR has run more than three million miles on Sunoco Green E15. In order to increase awareness of ethanol and dispel myths about the renewable domestic fuel, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association […]

November 20, 2013 More

Are you a fuel smartie? Which money-saving fuel did you buy, and when?

If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars per mile. So many blends, so many fuels, and a commodity price roller-coaster to navigate. Who’s the biggest fuel smartie? We look at the price data to map the trends. Times are hard and nobody ought to be spending any dollars […]

November 20, 2013 More

Minnesota’s E15 debut retails at the pump 15 cents cheaper than E10

In Minnesota, Penn Mobil is the first gasoline station is offer E15 in the state, and is offering it 15 cents per gallon cheaper than regular unleaded—which is E10 anyway. At least four independent gas stations owners are going on their own under a new brand they’re creating called Minnoco. The state has 21 ethanol […]

October 29, 2013 More