March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 24, 2020

US, Brazil classify ethanol industry as essential during pandemic

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe governments of the two largest ethanol producing countries, the U.S. and Brazil, have each classified ethanol plant employees as essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

RFA: New report shows ethanol industry fueled by veterans

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerA study released this week on employment in the U.S. energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger share of military veterans than any other segment of the energy industry. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

RFA: Casey’s becomes 5,000th station to offer E85

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe number of fuel stations now offering Flex Fuel E85 has reached an important milestone. A Casey’s store in Ankeny, Iowa, has become the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

March 19, 2020

Ethanol industry seeks to protect employees during pandemic

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe ethanol industry is struggling with demand destruction resulting from COVID-19, an oil price war, ongoing trade disputes, and SREs. “Folks, this is not going to be good, and our biggest concern by far is our people," said Al-Corn CEO Randy Doyal. READ MORE

March 05, 2020

OPINION: Come on. Just check.

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerThe USDA has announced it will offer $100 milion to support biofuel infrastructure. While the agency is expected to solicit applications for the funds this spring, ACE is encouraging retailers start preparing for the application process now. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Perdue discusses state of rural economy with House Ag Committee

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerU.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue briefed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the state of the rural economy on March 4, and during the discussion spoke briefly about how USDA is supporting the country’s ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 03, 2020

Minnesota bill aims to require E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerLegislation recently introduced in Minnesota aims to increase the minimum biofuel content in gasoline sold within the state to 15 percent. If signed into law, the bill would make Minnesota the first state to require the use of E15. READ MORE

March 03, 2020

OPINION: HBIIP funds can ease transition to higher ethanol blends

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe UDSA recently made two important announcements related to ethanol that will have a positive impact on the future of the industry. The moves will both help drive demand for biofuels and assist retailers in delivering higher ethanol blends. READ MORE