Tag: E15

RFA says more than 80% of new 2017 model cars E15 compatible

RFA says more than 80% of new 2017 model cars E15 compatible

November 30, 2016 |

In Washington, more than 80 percent of new 2017 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to an analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). That is up from last year, when approximately 70 percent of MY2016 […]

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12th E15, E85 outlet opens under Virgina-Maryland program

12th E15, E85 outlet opens under Virgina-Maryland program

October 30, 2016 |

In Virginia, the 12th E15 and E85 Biofuel outlet, under a Virginia Maryland BIP Grant prigra, opened at Sheetz in Manassas. The USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant (USDA BIP Grant), has provided nearly $5 million to install ethanol refueling infrastructure in Virginia and Maryland. The Virginia-Maryland collaboration was the only multi-state proposal selected for award. […]

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Zimbabwe energy regulator stocks up on ethanol to keep E15 through rainy season

Zimbabwe energy regulator stocks up on ethanol to keep E15 through rainy season

October 26, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, the country’s energy regulator has begun stocking up on ethanol supplies in case there are future challenges with the main produce Green Fuel so that the market doesn’t suffer from shocks as it has during the past year when production was limited due to the rainy season. The ethanol blend is back up […]

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RaceTrac latest to join the E15 family

RaceTrac latest to join the E15 family

October 12, 2016 |

In Florida, RaceTrac announced on Tuesday that it has expanded E15 sales to four locations in Florida, giving consumers access to a higher biofuel blend. RaceTrac recently joined a list of major retailers as part of the Prime the Pump initiative, which works in collaboration with Growth Energy to expand consumer choice for higher blends […]

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E85prices.com adds E15 to its options

E85prices.com adds E15 to its options

October 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the website E85prices.com, managed by the Renewable Fuels Association, is including E15 in its services. The website, a crowdsourced service, now allows consumers to toggle between E15 and E85, locating information and reporting prices on either fuel blend. The improvements also allow consumers to review E15 prices reported by others, price spreads for each state, […]

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Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

September 21, 2016 |

In Washington, a September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and east coast has resulted not only in gasoline shortages, but also price spikes at the pump. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences of a 336,000-gallon gasoline spill, Emily Skor, […]

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E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, consumer choice at the pump will get a shot in the arm on Sept. 15 as the U.S. EPA’s arcane restriction on summertime E15 sales finally expires for the year. The end of EPA’s “volatility control season” means many gasoline retailers can again sell E15 to conventional automobiles built in 2001 and later […]

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Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

September 14, 2016 |

In Washington, seven governors sent a bipartisan letter to EPA asking that the Agency “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” ACE helped encourage governors to sign onto the letter.  Governors Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), Jay Nixon (D-Missouri), Pete […]

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Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

September 6, 2016 |

In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol compared to 10% currently. The rule includes separate labeling for E10 and E15 pumps. Because the rule is in line with ASTM and standard applicable […]

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Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

July 27, 2016 |

In New York state, Reuters analysis shows 20% of the US car fleet could safely use E15, much higher than the 14% estimated by the American Automobile Association in June 2015, and that number will continue to rise as drivers buy new vehicles going into the end of the year. Despite growing capability, full fleet […]

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