Tag: E15

US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

December 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. ethanol industry applauds the release of the Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that could go in effect as early as 2025. Following this announcement, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued the […]

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New API poll claims voters concerned about year-round E15

New API poll claims voters concerned about year-round E15

October 30, 2018 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute released the results of a new national poll conducted by Harris Poll, showing that the vast majority of voters are concerned about the Trump administration’s proposal to allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol blended E15 gasoline. Key poll results: 79 percent of voters are concerned about expanded E15 sales […]

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Jump in Q1-Q3 RFS lobbying spending seen as critical to winning year-round E15

Jump in Q1-Q3 RFS lobbying spending seen as critical to winning year-round E15

October 30, 2018 |

In Washington, Roll Call reports that ethanol lobbying groups increased spending related to the Renewable Fuels Standard during the first three quarters of the year compared to 2017, a move that has paid off as demonstrated by the recent policy shift to allow year-round E15. Growth Energy topped the list of lobbying groups at $1.37 […]

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Behind the scenes with E15 as we peel back the layers

Behind the scenes with E15 as we peel back the layers

October 28, 2018 |

Sometimes we feel like we are living in an alternate universe. You think everything is great – President Trump announces support for year-round E15 and things are looking up for ethanol. Then you open a newspaper (in your hands or on your web browser…) and the Halloween horror begins and you see an article attacking […]

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RFA study shows 93% of 2019 model year vehicles approved for E15

RFA study shows 93% of 2019 model year vehicles approved for E15

October 25, 2018 |

In Washington, more than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). That is up from last year, when approximately 89 […]

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Forbes reviving old food vs fuel debate in light of E15

Forbes reviving old food vs fuel debate in light of E15

October 25, 2018 |

In Washington, Forbes magazine is reviving the food vs. fuel debate by sourcing a 2015 publication by controversial researcher Timothy Searchinger from the World Resources Institute’s website. The paper is quoted several times identifying the use of corn in ethanol as a misguided notion, such its diversion from food for fuel and alluding towards indirect […]

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Marathon Petroleum looking to roll out E15 in Minnesota gas stations

Marathon Petroleum looking to roll out E15 in Minnesota gas stations

October 22, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Reuters reports that Marathon Petroleum is looking to boost its ethanol blending at gas stations in the state following its acquisition of Andeavor earlier this month. The plan to supply E15 is an effort to compete with other companies already retailing the fuel in the state, competition that could become stronger now that […]

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Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

Indiana corn farmers “harvest” thank you note to Trump for E15

October 22, 2018 |

In Indiana, Western Journal reports that corn farmers carved a thank you message to President Trump in their fields in response to the President’s move to make E15 sales year-round. The agriculture secretary tweeted a photo of the thank you message that was mechanically harvested out of a 60-acre field. The secretary says the message […]

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EPA says it has the right to allow E15 without Congress

EPA says it has the right to allow E15 without Congress

October 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency says it has the right to allow year-round E15 sales without having to go through Congress. He voiced his hope that the oil industry would drop its threats of a lawsuit to stop implementation of the policy that the ethanol industry and […]

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OPEI responds to President Trump’s E15 year-round news

OPEI responds to President Trump’s E15 year-round news

October 21, 2018 |

In Virginia, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute issued a statement in response to President Trump’s recent announcement of expanding the sale of E15 year-round advising consumers and professional users of outdoor power equipment to ‘Look Before You Pump,’ saying it can damage or destroy equipment that isn’t designed, built or warranted to run on E15 […]

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