Tag: E85

80% of 2017 US vehicles now have automaker E15 approval: report

80% of 2017 US vehicles now have automaker E15 approval: report

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, a report issued by the Renewable Fuels Association found that more than 80 percent of new 2017 model year vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends. RFA notes that the figure last year was 70 percent. In addition, Hyundai Motor Company has approved the use of E15 […]

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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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Swedish biofuel tax cuts lead to increased trucker demand but motorists unaware

Swedish biofuel tax cuts lead to increased trucker demand but motorists unaware

October 25, 2016 |

In Sweden, motorists haven’t noticed the tax cuts applied to E85 on August 1 and as such haven’t increased their consumption as much as commercial drivers have thanks to tax cuts on 100% biodiesel. Consumption of B100 reached annual highs in August and was 33% higher than July 2015 sales for rapeseed-based biodiesel and 23% […]

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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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Propel Fuels says E85 uptake in California on the rise

Propel Fuels says E85 uptake in California on the rise

September 14, 2016 |

In California, California’s Big Oil disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state now leads the nation in low carbon fuel retail volumes with more than 14 million gallons of E85 Flex Fuel sold in 2015. This increase was led by Propel Fuels, the top retailer of low carbon fuels in the […]

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Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

Indiana promoting E85 as part of bicentennial celebrations

September 12, 2016 |

In Indiana, the state’s corn marketing council is sponsoring the use of E85 in a torch that is being run throughout the state’s 92 counties in a relay over the next 35 days in celebration of the Indiana’s bicentennial. The use of E85 is a way to show the importance of corn to the state’s […]

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Taxing virtue as sin: US tax rate on E85 renewable fuel soars past 100%

Taxing virtue as sin: US tax rate on E85 renewable fuel soars past 100%

July 27, 2016 |

The US passed a dubious and historic milestone this week. The tax rate on E85 renewable fuels now exceeds 100% in some formulations. By comparison, the tax rate on E10 renewable fuel is running at an estimated 41% and the tax rate on straight gasoline is running at an estimated 35%. As Shakespeare observed in […]

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US E85 wholesale price drops to 50% off US wholesale ethanol-free gasoline

US E85 wholesale price drops to 50% off US wholesale ethanol-free gasoline

May 15, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program is showing E85 prices as low as $0.79 per gallon, compared to $1.36 for E10 and $1.59 for ethanol-free gasoline. The IRFA publishes Monday’s wholesale E85 prices every Tuesday. E85 is defined in state law as a blend of between 70 and 85 […]

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Wholesale E85 ethanol prices drops to $0.68 per gallon

Wholesale E85 ethanol prices drops to $0.68 per gallon

March 6, 2016 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is reporting that wholesale E85 pricing has dropped as low as $0.68 per gallon, as the group re-launched its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program is available here.

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E85 vehicles slow to pick up in Finland but new St1 Biofuels plant could help

E85 vehicles slow to pick up in Finland but new St1 Biofuels plant could help

January 13, 2016 |

In Finland, just 3,400 E85 vehicles were sold in 2015 through September compared to 146,000 new cars registered during the whole year. The figure may look small, but its part of a wider movement towards alternative fuel vehicles, which saw a 40% increase in 2015. With St1 Biofuels’ new 10 million liter sawdust-based ethanol plant […]

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