Tag: E15

RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

May 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has published new equipment guidance for E15 retailers to prevent the possibility of retailers ordering equipment that cannot legally dispense E15. The guidance includes consideration to the following items: What are the equipment options to legally offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles? What are the various dispenser […]

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US drivers pass 150 million miles on E15 without negative effects

US drivers pass 150 million miles on E15 without negative effects

April 7, 2016 |

In Washington, major gasoline retailers working with Growth Energy have reported that over the past 12 months, using the U.S. average gas mileage of 20 miles-per-gallon, consumers have surpassed 150 million miles using E15 without any negative effects. Retailers including Sheetz, Kum & Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA and Protec have responded to consumer demand for […]

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Thorntons to add E15 at 43 Chicago-area outlets

Thorntons to add E15 at 43 Chicago-area outlets

March 20, 2016 |

In Illinois, fuel retailer Thorntons will offer its branded E15 option, Unleaded15, at all 43 Chicago-area locations beginning this month. In response, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement: “We are pleased to see E15’s footprint growing throughout the country. Chicago consumers can now benefit from using a lower carbon, […]

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RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

January 12, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says that last year automakers sold a record 17.47 million vehicles in the United States, with an overwhelming majority explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 (a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline), according to statistics from Autodata and an analysis by the Renewable […]

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Convenience stores seen more interested in E15

Convenience stores seen more interested in E15

December 28, 2015 |

In Illinois, a survey of 942 fuel decision makers at convenience stores aged 18-64 in eight Midwest cities undertaken by Carbonview found an increased interest in E15, with 55% wanting to know more about the fuel, 44% of whom found it appealing, 35% who want to use it in their cars and nearly as many […]

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RFA analysis shows auto manufacturers approve E15 in more than 70% of new cars

RFA analysis shows auto manufacturers approve E15 in more than 70% of new cars

December 23, 2015 |

In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year (MY) warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline) use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles. This is up from 2015, when just over 60 percent of MY 2015 automobiles were […]

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E15 acceptance hits 70% mark for 2016 model year vehicles in US: report

E15 acceptance hits 70% mark for 2016 model year vehicles in US: report

December 22, 2015 |

In Washington, an analysis of 2016 model year  warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 (15 percent ethanol 85 percent gasoline) use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles. This is up from 2015, when just over 60 percent of MY 2015 automobiles were clearly […]

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Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans want to benefit from E15 ethanol savings

Poll: 7 in 10 Iowans want to benefit from E15 ethanol savings

September 19, 2015 |

In Iowa, consumers showed their enthusiasm toward E15 in a recent poll conducted by the Tarrance Group, where respondents overwhelmingly supported the use of E15. When participants were asked if they would consider using E15 if they owned a 2001 and newer vehicle and it was cheaper than E10, an overwhelming 70 percent said yes. […]

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USDA invests $100M in renewable fuel pumps: the deep dive into who got what, and how the landscape shifts

USDA invests $100M in renewable fuel pumps: the deep dive into who got what, and how the landscape shifts

September 13, 2015 |

USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The Digest investigates. In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers. Since announcing the program in May […]

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RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

August 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association said that the American Motorcyclist Association is engaging in misinformation in calling on motorcycle riders to support legislation that would amend the Renewable Fuel Standard by prohibiting gas stations from selling fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol, and requiring those that are already selling higher ethanol blends […]

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