December 05, 2019

OPINION: E15 marketplace update

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerE15 reached new hights in 2019. New York, the nation's fourth largest fuel market, issued a rule allowing E15 in November, American drivers topped 11 billion miles on E15 in October, and summer E15 sales were up 46 percent. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

OPINION: All I want for Christmas is truth

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAlthough misinformation pushed by oil interests claims retailers have to buy new tanks, lines, dispensers and other components if they want to sell E15, ample evidence proves that most retailers can offer E15 with little or no equipment upgrades. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

OPINION: Pipe dope and higher ethanol blends

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe compatibility of pipe dope associated with underground storage tank systems for ethanol blends above E10 has been a subject of controversy for many years and has been repeatedly misrepresented by those hoping to suppress market adoption of E15. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Report debunks claims regarding RFS impact on endangered species

BY Growth Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new report authored by Ramboll that demonstrates how claims on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s alleged impact on endangered species “relies on unsupported assumptions and speculation.” READ MORE

November 26, 2019

RFA: Review of 2020 vehicle models reveals good news for E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerA new analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). READ MORE

November 20, 2019

New York approves E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a notice of adoption in the New York State Register on Nov. 20 allowing the sales of E15 within the state. The move opens the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to sales of E15. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

EPA seeks comments on E15 information collection request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA is seeking comments on a proposed extension of a recently expired information collection request regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the agency’s waivers to allow certain vehicles to be fueled with E15. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

Biofuel, bioenergy groups applaud release of GREEN Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Growth Energy: E15 summer sales up 46 percent in 2019

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded 88 increase. READ MORE