Blogging For Biofuels

Midwest Governors Want RVP Ban On E15 To End

  • Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:59

Seven governors from the Midwest, including Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton, have asked the EPA to end the reid vapor pressure (RVP) ban on E15.

E15 sales in Minnesota this year as of July 31 totaled 2.99 million gallons, nearly the same volume sold the whole of 2015.

A former engineer at General Motors says ethanol blends like E25 to E30 are fuels of the future thanks to ethanol's high octane rating and low carbon emissions.

A new report by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) says the RFS has a minimal impact on land use changes contrary to accusations by some environmental groups. 

Ethanol production in Minnesota continued to grow in 2016, cementing its position as the fourth largest ethanol producer in the country, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

E15 Sales Fall Because Of RVP

  • Wednesday, 10 August 2016 13:36

As expected E15 sales in Minnesota fell in June as a result of the EPA-imposed Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) season, which bars the sale of E15 from June 1 to Sept 15. 

The RFS Turns 11!

  • Monday, 08 August 2016 12:12

The best energy policy over the last 40 years - the Renewable Fuel Standard - turns 11 today!

A recent report by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) concludes that mid-level ethanol blends (E25 - E40) offer significant benefits for the United States.