Tag: E15

NASCAR, American Ethanol highlight benefits of E15 ethanol at 5-year partnership mark

NASCAR, American Ethanol highlight benefits of E15 ethanol at 5-year partnership mark

April 26, 2015 |

In Virginia, for five years and more than seven million miles, American Ethanol and NASCAR have worked together to increase horsepower and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the sport by 20 percent with Sunoco Green E15, a renewable fuel blended with American Ethanol. “In 2011, we made the seamless transition to Sunoco Green E15 and […]

Read More

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduces bill to extend RVP volatility waiver to E15

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduces bill to extend RVP volatility waiver to E15

April 20, 2015 |

In Washington, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) has introduced legislation to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, allowing retailers to offer E15 without restriction and provide greater consumer choice for motorists. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued a statement of support for the legislation, stating that “this has been a major […]

Read More

Zimbabwe cuts E15 blend to E5 on ethanol shortage

Zimbabwe cuts E15 blend to E5 on ethanol shortage

April 9, 2015 |

In Zimbabwe, fuel prices at the pump have risen in recent weeks as ethanol supply shortages have cut the E15 blends down to E5. Policy was meant to support E20 blends from March but incessant rains have kept equipment from harvesting cane to produce ethanol, so the blend was reduced. National policy allows for the […]

Read More

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

March 30, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing S.889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, that would extend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, just as the Agency has done for E10, allowing E15 to […]

Read More

Growth Energy applauds Senate’s efforts to extend the RVP volatility waiver to E15

Growth Energy applauds Senate’s efforts to extend the RVP volatility waiver to E15

March 30, 2015 |

In Washington, following the introduction of S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, legislation by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), which contains a provision to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement: “We certainly support efforts by Senator […]

Read More

Economist shows how E15 could provide significant CO2 savings

Economist shows how E15 could provide significant CO2 savings

March 26, 2015 |

In Illinois, a new analysis produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s principal research economist Dr. Stefen Mueller found that giving consumers more access to cleaner fuel options like E15 would provide significant environmental benefits. In Kansas, giving consumers the choice to use E15 would reduce carbon pollution by 184,226 metric tons per year. […]

Read More

E15 as the new standard would save Minnesota 358,000 tons of CO2 annually

E15 as the new standard would save Minnesota 358,000 tons of CO2 annually

February 18, 2015 |

In Minnesota, having E15 as the new regular unleaded fuel in Minnesota would eliminate 358,000 tons of CO2 annually, according to a technical analysis by the University of Illinois at Chicago. In response to a query by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, Dr Steffen Mueller, principal research economist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said […]

Read More

Wisconsin congressman puts forward bill requiring additional testing for E15

Wisconsin congressman puts forward bill requiring additional testing for E15

January 12, 2015 |

In Washington, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) once again introduced legislation – H.R. 21 – that would hinder the growth and expansion of E15. The legislation would revoke current approval of E15 and require additional testing of the higher-level fuel blend. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, released the following statement: “The […]

Read More

Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

December 11, 2014 |

In Illinois, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has deferred the vote on the proposed E15 availability mandate for the city, saying the proposal still needs tweaking so as not to negatively impact small businesses. The bill’s proponent, however, says it has already been weakened so smaller stations don’t have to comply, leaving just a quarter of […]

Read More

Up to $11 million available to help Chicago gas stations switch to E15

Up to $11 million available to help Chicago gas stations switch to E15

December 9, 2014 |

In Illinois, the ethanol industry and the Chicago Lung Association are offering $11 million to gas stations to help them transition their pumps to E15 if the full city council approves a measure to mandate the blend city-wide. The policy has been watered down from its original version, giving stations 360 days to comply with […]

Read More