Matt Thompson

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March 20, 2019

Cutting Caustic

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: In collaboration with Ecolab, Badger State Ethanol has removed caustic soda from its front-end cleaning process. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Come Together

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 14, 2019

RFA: Small refinery exemptions erode ethanol demand

Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said in a media call March 14 that small refinery exemptions eroded demand for ethanol in 2018, and called for those ethanol gallons to be reallocated. READ MORE

March 13, 2019

NTSB to prioritize safe shipment of ethanol

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recently released it’s Most Wanted List for 2019 and 2020, with a focus on the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

EPA releases proposed year-round E15 rule

The U.S. EPA released today its proposed rule to allow the year-round sale of E15. The proposed rule also includes provisions for RIN reform. READ MORE

March 11, 2019

Pennsylvania retail chain adds more E15

Stores like Rutter’s, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, have added the fuel despite the uncertainty surrounding year-round sales. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Infrastructure investments drive growth in preblended E15

Growth Energy recently announced American motorists have driven over 7 billion miles on E15. That continued demand has had an impact on the market, said Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Minnesota sees record E15 sales in 2018

Statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce show that demand for E15 in the state remains strong, despite the current summertime ban of the fuel. Approximately 59 million gallons of E15 were sold in the state last year. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

Retailers discuss experiences with ethanol at NEC

Three fuel retailers who spoke at the Renewable Fuel Association's recent National Ethanol Conference in Florida told attendees that education is the key to growing the market for ethanol-blended fuels. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

Planting The Seeds

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Agricultural organizations in Kansas and Ohio have programs aimed at ethanol education, training teachers and even providing funding to ensure the knowledge is passed on to students. READ MORE