Matt Thompson

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January 04, 2019

Marathon reportedly considers offering E15

Late last year, it was reported that Marathon Petroleum Corp. was considering selling E15 at some of its retail locations. While the company has failed to confirm that news, those in the ethanol industry say the reports—if true—could be a good sign. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Bosselman Enterprises introduces Boss Fuel brand

Bosselman Enterprises has launched Boss Fuel, its own brand of gasoline, which is available at some of its Pump & Pantry locations in Nebraska. To date, the rebranding effort has been launched at 21 of the company's 45 Pump & Pantry stores. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

Pre-blended E15 an option for many retailers

For retailers looking to add E15 to their product lineup without having to install blender pumps, purchasing pre-blended E15 is a viable option. And more suppliers are willing to offer that option, if demand is there. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

The Most of Every Kernel

FROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants are under construction, stirring hope that the concept is gaining steam. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Ethanol's Impact

FROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Iowa’s status as the largest ethanol-producing state means its ethanol economy affects the entire industry. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Pacific Ethanol idles Aurora East plant

Faced with poor market conditions, Pacific Ethanol has idled its Aurora East plant in Aurora, Nebraska, and laid off 26 workers at the Pacific Aurora campus. The 45 MMgy facility has been in operation since 1995. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

For Casey’s, offering E15 reinforces community values

A strong part of the Casey’s General Store brand is its community focus, according to Nathaniel Doddridge, director of fuels at Casey's General Store, so offering E15 was a natural fit that underpins that focus. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

ACE’s Lamberty discusses the benefits of E15 for retailers

With the U.S. EPA expected to amend rules allowing year-round E15 sales next year, retailers don’t have a lot of time to decide whether to begin offering E15 prior to the 2019 summer driving season. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Interest in E15 picks up among gasoline retailers

Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development for Growth Energy, says that with seasonal restrictions on E15 sales potentially being lifted in time for next summer’s driving season, interest in selling E15 has increased among gasoline retailers. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ACE hopes to help grow Mexico’s ethanol market

Fresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said interest in ethanol among the country’s retailers is piqued. READ MORE