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A new report by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) says Iowans could stand to save up to $50 million a year if 80 percent of fuel consumed there was E15. This in turn poses the question : How much Minnesotans save if all gasoline (E10) consumed was E15?

House Bill To Expand RVP To E15 Introduced

  • Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

Earlier this month, Senators Chuck Grassley and Rand Paul introduced a bill that would extend the reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15. Now, a similar bill has emerged at the House courtesy of Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska.

Corn ethanol is and will play an integral role in the development of the cellulosic ethanol industry, said centrist think tank, Third Way, in a report last week.

What's USA Today's Agenda?

  • Tuesday, 07 April 2015 00:00

Just weeks after running an anti-ethanol editorial riddled with misleading information and shoddy journalism, USA Today ran an another anti-ethanol piece this week, only this time it was in the form of an "analysis" by its financial news content partner, The Motley Fool. And like its aforementioned editorial, the analysis by The Motley Fool played loose with the facts and contained erroneous information.

April 1 is April Fools' Day and both RFA and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) honored the day by issuing this hilarious April Fools' letter to members of Congress. 

Rand Paul Wants E15 Sold All Year Long

  • Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

After a barrage of anti-ethanol bills in Congress comes a proposed bill that would actually expand access to E15, courtesy of an unlikely source - Sen. Rand Paul.

A proposal by a group of U.S. House Representatives to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for blender pumps and promoting ethanol exports has been labeled as a measure to "strenghten the death grip on the U.S. ethanol industry" by ethanol and ag groups.

Making E15 the new regular in eight states would reduce CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions annually by a staggering 3.76 million metric tonnes, according to analyses by the University of Illinois at Chicago.