Tag: E85

Minnesota ethanol sales reach all-time high in 2018

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Andrea Vaubel addressed the crowd at an event celebrating the state surpassing 300 88 Octane and 400 E85 locations)

The Minnesota Department of Commerce released its year-end station report detailing a record-breaking year for 88 Octane fuel sales, also known as E15, and building momentum for E85 in 2018.

More than 59 million gallons of 88 Octane fuel were sold to Minnesota consumers last year,

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Minnesota Corn celebrates ethanol infrastructure milestone

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) joined federal and state officials, as well as the American Lung Association and others from the renewable fuel industry to celebrate the success of the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) on Thursday. Since its implementation in 2015, the program has helped Minnesota become a national leader in ethanol infrastructure, recently surpassing 400 E85 stations and 300 stations selling 88 Octane fuel, also known as E15.

The celebration took place at a Plymouth Holiday gas station that received funding from the BIP program.

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Fuel promotion events continue promoting ethanol in the metro and beyond

Fuel events across the Twin Cities metro area wrapped up last week with hundreds of consumers stopping by their local station to learn more about the benefits of ethanol-blended fuels. In all, four events were held across the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, with more than an estimated 200 area residents learning about 88 Octane (also known as E15) and E85 while enjoying discounts on each.

The American Lung Association was on-hand at all four events to promote the clean air benefits of ethanol-blended fuels.

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Global upside for ethanol and DDGS evident at Export Exchange 2018

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

New developments in the United States, including possible year-round sales of E15, and plans to reduce carbon emissions around the world could add upwards of 20 billion gallons of ethanol demand in the next decade.

One place where this future was being actively brought to fruition was the biennial conference called the Export Exchange, a global marketing conference for grains and bioenergy organized by the U.S.

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MCGA stressed importance of ethanol-blended fuels to reach federal gas emission goals

Earlier this year, under the direction of the White House, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to amend existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards, covering model years 2021 through 2026.

The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles proposed rule provided an opportunity to stress the importance of ethanol as a high-octane fuel source that can increase vehicle efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in optimized engines.

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Promotion events across Twin Cities offer drivers savings on ethanol-blended fuels

Over the next two weeks, drivers across the Twin Cities metro will have an opportunity to save extra at the pump by attending one of many fuel promotions events and topping off their tank with ethanol-blended fuels.

At each of the below events, discounts will be available on 88 Octane, which is approved for all vehicles 2001 and newer. Now offered at more than 300 locations in Minnesota, 88 Octane offers consumers a lower-priced,

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MNFuels.com is the one-stop resource for ethanol-blended fuels

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association revamped MNFuels.com to serve as a resource for the thousands of Minnesotans topping off their tank with ethanol-blended fuels. The new website features a station locator, flex fuel vehicle identifier, information on ethanol blends and a blog regularly updated with ethanol-related news.

Popularity of ethanol-blended fuels in Minnesota has reached an all-time high in recent years. In 2017, more than 19 million gallons of 88 Octane,

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A major change on the southern Minnesota ethanol landscape

The following is from Minnesota Corn Growers Association Allied Partner, Al-Corn Clean Fuel.

As an Allied Partner, Al-Corn Clean Fuel supports the work being done to identify and promote opportunities for corn farmers while improving quality of life. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association thanks Al-Corn Clean Fuel for its support.

If you have driven on U.S. Highway 14 between Owatonna and Rochester over the past year,

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NCGA President Skunes reflects on year of highs and lows

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council welcomed National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Kevin Skunes to its joint board meeting last week. For Skunes, it was an opportunity to recap what was a tumultuous year for NCGA as it worked to overcome federal issues impacting the nation’s corn farmers.

Skunes, who farms in Arthur, N.D., said when his one-year term started last October he envisioned the farm bill would occupy the majority of his efforts.

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Former MCGA grower leader recognized as ethanol pioneer

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented its Grassroots Award this year to Dale Tolifson, a long-time Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) grower leader and founding member of Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative (CVEC). The award was presented at this year’s ACE annual meeting in Minneapolis.

ACE uses its Grassroots Award to recognize those who work “behind the scenes” to advance the cause of ethanol. Tolifson, who farms in Benson,

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