Tag: Washington

More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

May 25, 2017 |

In Washington, American consumers have helped E15—a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline—reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15—attesting to the fuel’s performance, safety, […]

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RFA unveils summer E85 price reporting contest

RFA unveils summer E85 price reporting contest

May 25, 2017 |

In Washington, reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and consumers to report the price posted for E85 and other ethanol blends. To enter, consumers must […]

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Icahn’s conflict of interest becoming more apparent with $60 million RIN windfall

Icahn’s conflict of interest becoming more apparent with $60 million RIN windfall

May 24, 2017 |

In Washington, Carl Icahn’s role as special advisor to the president appears to have netted his independent oil refiner CVR $60 million in savings over last year’s Q1 RIN spend as he worked to introduce instability into the RIN market that eventually pushed down prices 19% since November’s election. It’s still not clear why the […]

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Ethanol industry looking for a trade fight with China

Ethanol industry looking for a trade fight with China

May 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the head of the Renewable Fuels Association told a Commerce Department hearing last Thursday that it wants action taken against China’s moves to block imports of ethanol and DDGS which the RFA says is significantly injuring American farmers and ethanol producers. With the governor of Iowa nominated to be the ambassador to China, […]

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EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

May 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved Renewable Energy Group’s pathway application for naptha and liquefied natural gas production to generate advanced biofuel D5 RINs from non-food grade corn oil produced at its Geismar, Louisiana facility. The fuel is produced from a hydrotreated process known as the REG Geisman process that uses grid-based electricity, […]

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Poet launches ad campaign in Washington to promote ethanol benefits

Poet launches ad campaign in Washington to promote ethanol benefits

May 16, 2017 |

In Washington, Poet LLC announced a major new advertising campaign aimed at bringing the Sioux Falls-based company’s distinctive message on homegrown innovation and clean energy leadership to the nation’s capital. Poet’s campaign is scheduled to run through the end of this year, with an initial launch on May 14 featuring cable and broadcast spots during […]

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CK Motorsports and Growth Energy survey show boaters not confused about fuels

CK Motorsports and Growth Energy survey show boaters not confused about fuels

May 16, 2017 |

In Washington, CK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found that an overwhelming majority of American boaters are confident when selecting fuels. The poll of 500 U.S. boat owners conducted by Quadrant Strategies showed that 94 percent of boaters find it easy to pick the right fuel and are confident in their […]

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E15 legislation not likely in place before the summer driving season

E15 legislation not likely in place before the summer driving season

May 16, 2017 |

In Washington, though some hoped the proposed bill to allow E15 sales year-round would be marked up and voted upon in time for retailers to sell the fuel this summer, others expect that mark up could take place before the summer recess but would not likely be passed into law before then. Simultaneously, the Environmental […]

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EPA sends biofuel blending proposals to OMB

EPA sends biofuel blending proposals to OMB

May 15, 2017 |

In Washington, although volumes weren’t included in the notice, the Environmental Protection Agency said it had sent its 2017 ethanol blending and 2018 biodiesel blending proposals to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. Doing so now could mean an on-time final ruling by November 30, a move that helped push up RIN prices […]

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US Ag Secretary Perdue unveiles USDA re-organization

US Ag Secretary Perdue unveiles USDA re-organization

May 11, 2017 |

In Washxington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a re-organization, and announced the creation of a USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs as part of a broader reorganization of the department.  As part of a reorganization of USDA, Perdue also announced the standing up of a newly-named Farm Production and Conservation […]

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