Retailer

October 07, 2021

Ethanol Infrastructure Efforts Keep Expanding

BY Robert White, RFA Found In:Business, RetailerWith an array of new funding for E85 and E15 being considered at both the state and national level, the Renewable Fuels Association is ready and able to help retailers navigate existing and future incentives for higher ethanol blend infrastructure. READ MORE

October 06, 2021

Fuel retailers, consumers fuel up for cancer research

BY Fueled By Nebraska Found In:RetailerThis month, drivers can help Fuel the Cure for breast cancer by filling up with higher blends of ethanol, E15 to E85, at participating locations. Drivers will be able to identify retailers supporting the cause by looking for pink signage at the pump. READ MORE

October 06, 2021

Growth Energy shares E15 advantage at 2021 NACS Show

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, RetailerAt the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show this week in Chicago, Growth Energy provided attendees with information on how E15 is easy for retailers to install, and how it can boost their bottom line and grow their customer base. READ MORE

October 05, 2021

U.S. DDGS exports hit 6-year high, ethanol shipments increase

BY Ann Lewis, Senior Analyst, RFA Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAccording to the RFA, distillers grains exports spiked to 1.24 million metric tons in August, the highest volume since 2015, with much of the growth occurring outside of what are traditionally the largest markets. Ethanol exports also picked up. READ MORE

September 30, 2021

Study: Ethanol keeps gaining ground in the race to reduce carbon

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerReplacing toxic carcinogens in gasoline provides a huge boost to an already impressive carbon reduction number for ethanol, according to a new study published by Transport Energy Strategies, a leading energy consultancy. READ MORE

September 23, 2021

Opinion: America’s EV Future Might Be Delayed by Reality

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerPreviewing the feature articles in the October issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine, Editor Tom Bryan questions the federal government's aggressive push for electric vehicles, a big topic at the American Coalition for Ethanol's recent conference. READ MORE

September 22, 2021

In Depth: Matching For More

BY Melissa AndersonFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerThe Defour Group's Dean Drake, a former GM public policy analyst, says liquid fuels have a shared future with electric vehicles if ethanol blending methods, engine technology and policy can align. His plan involves match blending mid-level blends. READ MORE

September 21, 2021

Opinion: As Nations Seek Carbon Neutrality, Demonstrating Ethanol’s Role Is Vital

BY Brian HealyFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Grains Council is keeping close tabs on the promising, untapped ethanol markets of Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, and trying to proactively define the role ethanol can have in supporting the nations' long-term net zero carbon ambitions. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

House Ag Committee advances $1B for biofuel infrastructure

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 13 advanced its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which currently includes $1 billion in USDA funding to expand biofuel infrastructure to increase availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Court denies request to rehear case vacating EPA’s E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Sept. 9 denied a petition for rehearing filed by Growth Energy, RFA, and NCGA challenging a ruling handed down in July that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the EPA allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

RFA thanks lawmakers for biofuel inclusion in reconciliation bill

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association today thanked members of Congress in both chambers for incorporating infrastructure funding for higher ethanol blends into the pending budget reconciliation package. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

State corn checkoffs commit $1.25 to grow E85 in California

BY Nebraska Corn Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Nebraska Corn Board, 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. Fuel will be supplied by Pearson Fuels. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Missouri launches Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program

BY Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Sept. 2, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its 2021 and 2022 forecasts for ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8. The forecast for 2021 ethanol blending was reduced slightly. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Axne secures $1 billion for biofuel infrastructure in draft bill

BY Office of Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on Sept. 8 announced that she has secured $1 billion for biofuels infrastructure in the House’s initial draft of the Build Back Better Act to support expanded availability and use of renewable fuels. READ MORE

September 07, 2021

Lawmakers urge support for biofuels in reconciliation package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA group of nine democratic lawmakers on Sept. 2 sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to include support for biofuels in the upcoming reconciliation package. READ MORE

September 02, 2021

USGC: Higher ethanol blends can benefit Latin America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USGC's Latin America office in August hosted hosted Evolution Toward E15, a program to help inform policy makers and industry representatives across Latin America of the benefits of transitioning to higher blend levels. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

OPINION: The reports of E15’s death…

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerDespite recent legal setbacks, ACE is confident E15 will continue to be sold. It's been 10 years since the U.S. EPA first approved a waiver allowing the fuel blend, and the oil industry has been fighting against the availability of E15 ever since. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

E10 now available in the UK

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.K. officially adopted an E10 blend as the standard grade of gasoline on Sept. 1, a change that the U.K. Department for Transport said could cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 750,000 metric tons per year. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

OPINION: Mid-year E15 update

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerLabor Day weekend is here, signaling the close of another summer season for E15. This year, of course, hasn’t been without its setbacks, but despite this – E15 remains on track for growth, according to Growth Energy. READ MORE

August 31, 2021

OPINION: EPA should help retailers provide US energy security

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNatural disasters and other factors often remind us how fragile our fuel supply is. For that reason, RFA is encouraging the U.S. EPA to allow more flexibility when it comes to fuel options and the myriad regulations fuel retailers face. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

RFA: EPA can help reduce Hurricane Ida’s fuel price shock

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith Hurricane Ida impacting the nation’s liquid fuel supply and distribution, the Renewable Fuels Association is uring the U.S. EPA to take two quick and simple steps that can extend fuel supplies and reduce price spikes expected at the fuel pump. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

ACE unveils hybrid electric flex fuel vehicle project

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerACE unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference in August showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle GHG emissions than plug-in electrics. READ MORE

August 26, 2021

Bustos introduces bill to create high-octane fuel standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on Aug. 24 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021, a bill that, in part, aims to establish a high-octane, low-carbon fuel standard. Bustos introduced similar legislation in September 2020. READ MORE

August 19, 2021

USDA announces $26 million in third round of HBIIP awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on Aug. 19 announced $26 million in investments under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funds will expand the availability of higher-blend renewable fuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states. READ MORE

August 17, 2021

Biofuel groups challenge court’s ruling on E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association are challenging a recent court decision that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the U.S. EPA allowing for year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

August 11, 2021

ACE to Biden: RFS implementation, year-round E15 can reduce GHGs

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerACE on Aug. 11 called on President Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the RFS in the 2021 and 2022 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. READ MORE

August 09, 2021

RFA: Ethanol roars again into Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association is once again partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 6 through Aug. 15 in Sturgis, South Dakota. READ MORE

August 05, 2021

OPINION: ‘Ethanol Days’ of Summer contest spotlights retailers

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association's “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest is a great way to promote higher blends of ethanol while at the same time connecting consumers to nearby fuel retailers offering higher blends of low-carbon ethanol. READ MORE

August 04, 2021

OPINION: Make the switch: replace E10/87 with E15/87

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerWhen it comes to what type of fuel to offer on the forecourt, there’s growing momentum for switching E10/87 with E15/87. In fact, there’s no better time than now—and there are many reasons why, according to Growth Energy. READ MORE