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  1. Looking good Robert.. .big improvement was making the site responsive depending on device..looks great on Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
  2. $100 Million In Grants ..! 5,000 pumps offering higher blends of ethanol nationwide. Fact Sheet: USDA Invests in Clean Energy Economy, Supporting U.S. Producers and Seeking to Double Number of Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Pumps Available to ConsumersTo create new markets for U.S. farmers and ranchers, help Americans save money on their energy bills, support America's clean energy economy, cut carbon pollution, and reduce dependence on foreign oil and costly fossil fuels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to aggressively pursue investments in American-grown renewable energy. As part of that commitment, USDA is investing $100 million in clean energy infrastructure that will make more options available to American consumers. USDA recently announced that 21 states will receive the funds, through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, to install nearly 5,000 pumps offering higher blends of ethanol nationwide. This will be made possible by matching the $100 million federal investment with private and state resources at a more than one-to-one ratio. Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, USDA will test innovative ways to distribute higher blends of renewable fuel. A typical gas pump can deliver fuel that contains a maximum 10 percent ethanol, which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump, despite the fact that our farmers now produce record amounts of renewable biofuels. This new investment seeks to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85. This will also expand markets for farmers and help them diversify their rural energy portfolios, support rural economic growth and the jobs that come with it, and ultimately give consumers more affordable options at the pump. The United States exported more than $2 billion dollars of ethanol last year, making the United States the world's largest exporter of ethanol. Other countries are investing in clean energy technologies because they realize the tremendous economic potential of these energy sources, and we must do the same to remain competitive. Still, a combination of factors is creating uncertain times for America's corn and soybean producers. Lower commodity prices and reduced demand for feed as the poultry industry recovers from the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are putting pressure on producers and sectors of the U.S. economy. These competitive grants will create additional markets for feedstock commodities and will be funded through USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which was created to stabilize, support, and protect farm income and prices. Increased domestic production and use of renewable energy, paired with growing renewable energy exports, has the potential to support hundreds of thousands of jobs in rural communities. This announcement builds on USDA's ongoing efforts to work with farmers and ranchers to support a robust clean energy economy in rural America, including: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/energy-programs/. http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/energy-programs/ http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/12612/usda-announces-grants-to-expand-e15-e85-infrastructure
  3. Kwik Trip is adding 2 Stations in St Cloud MN..probably not until late Fall at the soonest .. I know one of them will be a Truck Stop style version I expect that one for certain to carry E85
  4. Seriously come on Guys I posted prices a few days ago that are not been approved yet either..it's really not that difficult to log in a few times during the day and approve prices.. it is VERY important that this is done every few hours ..ESPECIALLY considering it is a high travel weekend ..Labor Day
  5. Prices, Price Spreads and Charts are way off because someone didn't add a decimal... E86 $215 and Gas $265..just go in the database add the decimal and it will sort out
  6. Too Funny..if it wasn't so disturbing.. HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oilman Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources Inc., told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that scientists studying links between oil drilling and earthquakes should be dismissed, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. Bloomberg, citing emails obtained through a public records request, said Hamm indicated he wanted to see some scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is based at the university, let go. Scientists have said the reinjection of drilling and fracking wastewater into disposal walls could be tied to earthquakes. Bloomberg said a university spokeswoman denied any interference from Hamm, who has been a donor to the university. Bloomberg said no changes were made to the university's team of scientists. http://news.yahoo.com/oil-ceo-hamm-sought-ouster-scientists-looking-quakes-030855352--finance.html
  7. The Injectors I went with are nearly roughly 27% larger.. I wouldn't run E10 in it..would be way too rich.. although the ECU "may" be able to adjust to that extreme? I'll test pne of these days and let you know.
  8. Nothing Yet Rick.. He is looking though. Dan, Let me take a look. Might have a set to compare and find flow rates for you, as well as something 20% larger. Martin
  9. Morning Rick, I sent a message to the ebay seller that I purchased my fuel injectors from to see if he can find out which injectors will work for you. ..I told him you wanted 20% larger.. that should allow you to run some gasoline as well if ever needed . Best conversion I ever did was with the larger fuel injectors.. for the Jeep it works perfect . Zero issues AND keep in mind larger fuel injectors does not mean you will automatically lose more mpg.. ecu will only send as much fuel as you need AND if it makes the correct adjustment and gets you near lamda to we're combustion is near perfect you may actually see better mpg.
  10. Here's the consideration I used.. If they wont pay $1.99 then they have no real interest in E85 AND if it is free that means anyone and everyone will download the APP and start posting bogus prices.."just because they can" .
  11. Exactly Greengenes.. really gets my blood boiling too And to top if off the Sales staff no virtual ZERO about E85
  12. Look how the yellow is filling in since the beginning of the Months ..
  13. Thanks for the link Robert..that does lend clarity to the issue
  14. Just had a Bus driver at work get a new Jeep Loredo. He did not know it ran on E85 until he was going through the manual. Since he see's me pull into work with E85 plastered all over my Jeep ..he started asking questions and says he will start running E85 as well Same thing though about MPG.. that was really his main concern... We need 2 things before Obama leaves office.. a FFV mandate (Which he and Biden both supported) ..so that E85 becomes more mainstream .. and with that mainstream usage the call for better MPG could be enough for the Auto INdustry to getting working on a hardware and software solution..like they do with some vehicles with economy mode , sport mode etc.. E85 mode Gasoline mode selection
  15. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a record-setting 11,962,764 million gallons in all of 2014, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. The nearly 12 million gallons of E85 sold in 2014 is more than a 1 million gallon increase over the previous record in 2013. The nearly 3 million gallons sold in the fourth quarter of 2014 is also a fourth quarter record. “Another year, and another E85 sales record in Iowa,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “The most impressive aspect of this record is that retail gasoline prices dropped significantly in the second half of the fourth quarter of 2014, yet Iowa motorists remained committed to the homegrown, cleaner-burning fuel by setting a new fourth quarter record for E85 purchases. This fourth quarter data proves that not only is E85 being purchased at a record rate where available in Iowa, but consumers are realizing the benefits of this more locally-produced, environmentally-friendly fuel, beyond simply its cost advantages.” In Iowa, E85 is a fuel blend containing between 70 and 85 percent ethanol. E85 is currently sold at about 200 fueling sites in Iowa, and can be used in all flex-fuel vehicles (FFV). To determine if your vehicle can use E85, please check your owner’s manual or the vehicle’s fuel cap. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, including 22 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity and one cellulosic ethanol facility currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development. http://kiow.com/2015/03/18/iowa-sets-new-e85-sales-record-in-2014/
  16. Another Small Town.. Hopefully this spring we start to see E85 installs pick up
  17. Could be a very significant development.. When your coalition starts to split .. It's extremely important that next generation ethanol keeps moving forward.. at the same time extremely important that we keep the foundational corn ethanol strong as well WASHINGTON — The makers of advanced biofuels created with algae, animal fat and non-edible plant materials on Wednesday broke with traditional corn-based ethanol producers to call for sweeping changes to the nation’s biofuels mandates. The appeal, delivered by Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams in a speech Wednesday, marks a major shift in the strategy for the diverse industry supporters of the 10-year-old renewable fuel standard, who have long stuck together in lobbying Congress to maintain the mandates. Together, they have successfully beaten back stiff opposition from the oil industry and its leading trade group, the American Petroleum Institute, which have argued that the renewable fuels requirement is fundamentally broken and should be scrapped altogether. But with his remarks Wednesday, McAdams signaled that the advanced biofuel sector believes its best hope for preserving a federal mandate for its innovative new renewable fuels comes by distancing itself from the first-generation ethanol that currently fulfills most of the mandate. While the RFS “may be working for some” it “is not equally helpful to all sectors of the biofuels industry,” McAdams said. “The current RFS simply doesn’t work as well for companies trying to move cutting-edge technology from a demonstration plant to commercial scale.” Although the American Petroleum Institute previously has maintained a repeal-only approach to the RFS, some refiners have quietly signaled they could back more modest reforms to the mandates that would preserve a path for cellulosic and other advanced biofuels, while scaling back or completely undoing the requirement for traditional renewable fuels, typically made from corn. The renewable fuel standard obligates refiners to add steadily increasing amounts of ethanol and other alternatives into the nation’s transportation fuel supply — up to 36 billion gallons in 2022, with the amount of traditional corn-based renewable fuel essentially capped at 15 billion gallons. Although Congress set out the basic framework in 2005 and then updated it again two years later, it is up to the Environmental Protection Agency to establish annual quotas for the biofuels mandated under the law, including traditional renewable fuel, advanced biofuels that aren’t derived from corn starch, biodiesel and cellulosic biofuel. The law does not require cellulosic and advanced biofuel targets for years after 2022, instead directing the EPA to set any quotas based on a review of the program and its environmental and economic benefits. Renewable fuel backers across the spectrum want to see a longer lifespan for the program. McAdams said the uncertainty about the very existence of a renewable fuel mandate after 2022 discourages investment in advanced biofuels. “Capital markets now question whether the support provided by the RFS will exist after 2022,” he said. “Today’s RFS uncertainty would have lenders requiring advanced and cellulosic companies to look at paying it off in seven years.” The Advanced Biofuels Association wants changes to the RFS that would prod the oil industry to buy and use actual cellulosic fuel — instead of buying a waiver credit to get around the mandate. “Perversely, with EPA’s current implementation, it is usually a much better deal for obligated parties to purchase a refundable waiver credit from the EPA than it is to buy your actual gallons with the cellulosic credit,” McAdams said. As a result, he said, some 33 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel compliance credits “were left sitting on the sidelines in 2014 because it was cheaper for oil companies to buy EPA cellulosic waiver credits.” Under the Advanced Biofuels Association’s proposal: The RFS compliance credits for cellulosic fuels would have a minimum value sufficient to provide “certainty and stability” for advanced biofuel producers “to build facilities and commercialize their innovative products.” Those cellulosic complicance credits also should be indexed to the price of oil, insulating the sector from drops in crude prices. Congress would extend the program for advanced and cellulosic fuels beyond 2022. Refiners would be discouraged from using waiver credits to satisfy cellulosic and advanced biofuel requirements. RFS critics on Wednesday hailed the development, saying it illustrated that the policy was failing its prime intended beneficiary. Scott Faber, vice president of governmental affairs for the Environmental Working Group, called it “a huge political game changer.” “Now we know that RFS has failed the industry it was designed to help build,” Faber said. “This represents a real departure for ABA, and it’s a public recognition that the RFS is so badly broken that the industry the legislation was designed to develop has now thrown in the towel and asked Congress for help,” Faber said. “Today’s announcement is sort of the ultimate recognition that RFS has failed and that Congress needs to revisit RFS if we hope to have a fuels mandate that delivers what Congress intended and what consumers expected.” When Congress expanded the renewable fuel standard in 2007, some lawmakers expected it to help propel next-generation biofuels, with traditional ethanol serving as a stepping stone. Bob Greco, the downstream director for the American Petroleum Institute, told reporters the Advanced Biofuels Association’s endorsement of RFS changes “further narrows the coalition of people who support this RFS.” “It’s basically the corn growers and the corn ethanol manufacturers at this point,” Greco said. Lobbyists for traditional renewable fuels objected to McAdams’ stance Wednesday, with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis warning that any move by Congress to legislate changes to the RFS opens a can of worms and “will create further uncertainty for the industry.” “This is a shortsighted proposal that would set the entire renewable fuels industry on the path to a rollback of the RFS,” Buis said. “By opening up the Clean Air Act, the end results could be far more disastrous for renewable fuel companies given the oil companies’ resistance to complying with the RFS.” Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen insisted that the Advanced Biofuels Association was only “throwing more uncertainty into this process by calling for legislative action when legislation is not needed to secure improvements to the program.” “The RFS already provides the EPA the authority to continue the program beyond 2022 as well as to address the very real concern of oil companies choosing to rely on a waiver credit in lieu of purchasing a gallon of cellulosic ethanol,” Dinneen said. On Capitol Hill, several bills have been proposed to make changes to the renewable fuel standard. Some would repeal it altogether, but others would only undo the traditional renewable fuel mandate, keeping quotas alive for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. Read more: Broad coalition takes aim at renewable fuel requirements That approach has been endorsed by some environmental groups who question the lifetime greenhouse gas emissions associated with ethanol made from corn. It also could be a boost for refiners in California, who still must comply with that state’s low-carbon fuel standard, even if the federal RFS were scrapped. But some conservative groups, including the Heartland Institute and Americans for Tax Reform, have insisted that legislation tackling only the corn-based portion of the mandate is a “half-answer.” http://fuelfix.com/blog/2015/03/11/advanced-biofuel-group-breaks-with-traditional-allies-on-federal-mandates/
  18. I'm really disappointed in Jay.. He has supported ethanol and E85 in the past ..He HAS valid concerns with ethanol and vehicles with cork gaskets and such but (which is why you replace those in older vehicles) and ethanol will clean out the sludge .. that's a GOOD thing if you know what to watch for but then he goes too far off to to the right simply echoing anti ethanol propaganda. It read more like something that was given to him ..
  19. Robert what is the average cost including installation these days ? 1. Standard Blender storage tank 1 Standard 87 Octane , E15, E50 & E85 Versus 1 stand alone E85 pump ?
  20. Nice to see the decent price spreads extending into March ....The only problem so far are Stations that keep a set price spread 30,40,50 cents ..because as Gasoline prices are starting to rise those spreads are getting narrower Anyway..overall looking good
  21. Cool! I'll use the one in Lakeview then on my way down to Iowa
  22. Aaron seems like we removed those last year you might want to call and double check if they still sell E85
  23. Morning Rick.. Yes all the press was that the Volt would be E85 Capable and then came to market without it... Engine is we know that ..so I'd sure like to see the Fuel Map optionsa.. any chance their is a check box..enable flex fuel 60/70% and you throw the CEL..as you already know that doesn't (necessarily) mean you are running lean, hook up your gauge and I'll bet you see Short fuel trims right in line..
  24. Thanks everyone ! Going to be nice to have a little extra free time.. some of us will be working a little more though..umm Aaron I know your busy but can you take care of these new E85 Stations please http://e85vehicles.com/e85/index.php?/topic/6845-a-host-of-new-thorntons-locations/&do=findComment&comment=44987 Really happy to see Aaron officially on board.. you'll do a great job promoting E85 and keeping the Station database up to date I think its going to be good for everyone.. I was falling behind on a lot of things for the websites..just not enough hours in the day and I was running myself down trying to make more time . so with the RFAs resources they can split/ hire out the work load..get caught on the things we are behind on ..like updating the E85 vehicles pages ...getting the APPs updated etc..
  25. RFA Acquires E85Prices.com Posted on February 25, 2015 by Cindy Zimmerman e85prices-comThe Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has acquired E85prices.com, which is a crowdsourced website that offers updated prices for E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels – including E15 – from thousands of stations across the country. In addition to E85prices.com, RFA acquired 11 new websites and a new mobile app to strengthen its online presence and its ability to provide up-to-the-minute information on the availability and pricing of E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels. E85prices.com and E85vehicles.com are the most visited of the 12 new sites now owned by RFA, with E85prices.com receiving approximately 4 million hits last year. E85prices.com has been a go-to source for consumers seeking E85 pricing information to help make informed fuel purchase decisions. The website also maintains a station locator, a database of all existing E85 stations and blender pump locations, and an online forum. Meanwhile, E85vehicles.com helps consumers locate or identify a flex-fuel vehicle (FFV). “As the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continues to be discussed in Congress, and the 2014-2016 RFS requirements remain under consideration at Environmental Protection Agency, we believe it is more important than ever to provide concrete information to decision-makers about E85, E15, and other flex-fuels,” said RFA vice president of Industry Relations Robert White. “At the same time, consumers are looking for more information on renewable fuels, and these websites have provided that service to millions of unique visitors each year.” In July of 2014, RFA cited E85prices.com when it called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to update their Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) database which was missing nearly 1,000 stations. RFA will continue its efforts to ensure all station databases reflect the real world, and will work with DOE to fix the current discrepancies in their database. The information on E85prices.com is crowdsourced, but White says RFA will confirm all station locations and ensure they are offering higher-level fuel blends. I caught up with White as he arrive in Phoenix for the start of the 2015 Commodity Classic and he explained how important this acquisition is for the industry and consumers. http://domesticfuel.com/2015/02/25/rfa-acquires-e85prices-com/
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