Tag: E85

French E85 demand sees ethanol consumption breaking records in 2021 and 2022

French E85 demand sees ethanol consumption breaking records in 2021 and 2022

October 21, 2021 |

In France, Reuters reports that as gasoline prices have soared, demand for E85 has grown alongside with ethanol demand expected to break records both this year and next. Although ethanol consumption dropped in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 ethanol demand is expected to jump to 12 billion liters, higher than the previous record […]

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Rep. Randy Feenstra introduces two biofuels bills to E85 and SAF

Rep. Randy Feenstra introduces two biofuels bills to E85 and SAF

October 21, 2021 |

In Washington, in an effort to expand uses for biofuels, Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04) has introduced the Comparison of Sustainable Transportation (COST) Act and the Biojet Fuel Research Act. These new proposals will explore ways the federal government could use biofuels to reduce transportation costs while lowering carbon emissions. The COST Act directs the Comptroller General and […]

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Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri corn boards provide $1.25M to California fuel retailers for E85

Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri corn boards provide $1.25M to California fuel retailers for E85

September 13, 2021 |

In California, Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), along with the corn checkoff programs from Kansas and Missouri, will provide California fuel retailers $1.25 million over the next year to increase availability of E85 (an 85% ethanol blend). Fuel will be supplied by Pearson Fuels, the largest E85 distributor in California with nearly 250 retail stations located […]

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ACE unveils never before demonstrated ethanol hybrid electric flex fuel vehicle project

ACE unveils never before demonstrated ethanol hybrid electric flex fuel vehicle project

August 29, 2021 |

In South Dakota, the American Coalition for Ethanol unveiled a vehicle demonstration project to disrupt the “net-zero” is only achievable via electric vehicles narrative by showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than plug-in electrics, and could reach net-zero long before EVs on the market today. ACE […]

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Total passes 750 E85 stations in France

Total passes 750 E85 stations in France

February 1, 2021 |

In France, in order to meet the growing demand for E85, Total has stepped up the deployment of E85 superethanol within its service stations to become today the largest distribution network of E85 in France. Total had already doubled its distribution capacity at the end of 2019, from 270 service stations to more than 500. […]

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E85 now sold at more than 5,000 gas stations

E85 now sold at more than 5,000 gas stations

March 23, 2020 |

In Washington, the number of fuel stations now offering Flex Fuel E85 has reached an important milestone, as a Casey’s store in Ankeny, Iowa, became the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85. While offering significantly lower emissions than traditional fuel, the E85 flex fuel blend also offers a price advantage to consumers. “Reaching the 5,000-station […]

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Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

February 10, 2020 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is building a future of better transportation fuels for all Minnesotans by launching the Better Fuel Initiative. The initiative will promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals through the use of biofuels. The Better […]

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Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

December 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that Energy Fund Administration Institute plans to stop subsidizing E85 sometime in 2020 after a decade of trying to get motors to use the fuel. The agency is also planning to roll back subsidies on 10% and 20% ethanol blends as well as biodiesel. With the subsidies in […]

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French ethanol sales soar on back of ethanol kit installations

French ethanol sales soar on back of ethanol kit installations

August 7, 2019 |

In France, local news reports that ethanol sales have increased by 50% over the past year on the back of increased availability and installation of E85 fuel kits in vehicles that allows them to use higher ethanol blends. Depending on the kit, it can cost between 500 and 1,600 euros which is later paid back […]

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RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

December 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association updated its annual flex fuel vehicles brochure to help consumers find out if their vehicle can run on up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). The brochure compiles the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2019), as well as previous years going back as far as MY1998. […]

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