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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to storky in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    Received my prize. Thanks
     

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Fuelinggood in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    We have randomly drawn our winner for February 2016 from hundreds of submissions: User - "buellfuel"

     

    Congrats!

     

    Robert

    RFA

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Fuelinggood in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    We have randomly drawn our winner for January 2016 from hundreds of submissions: User - "storky"

     

    Congrats!

     

    Robert

    RFA

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Fuelinggood in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    We have randomly drawn our first winner for December 2015 from hundreds of submissions: User - "ethanolkicksgas"
     
    Congrats!
     
    Robert
    RFA
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in New RaceTrac and RaceWay locations   
    I've been doing some more studying of RaceTrac's operations, and I think this topic is long overdue for some dusting off.
     
    RaceTrac has modified the way in which they do business. RaceTrac began adding E85 at any new or remodeled stores at the close of 2013. Looks like their first E85 store was the store on Ferguson in Dallas along with the store in College Park GA, right next to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. However, around this same time, they began adding ethanol-free at some new and remodeled stores as well. So up until just a couple months ago, it was gasoline, diesel, and EITHER E85 OR Ethanol-Free at every pump. And compared to stores up here, RaceTrac stores are HUGE. It is nearly unthinkable to have 18-24 pumps at one station, except for the occasional truck stop that is well outside of densely populated areas. So in the same way that E85 is available at every pump at the stores which carry it, helping to dramatically increase sales, E0 was also available at every pump at stores which carry that. We're not talking at one pump, or at a pump which is either hidden or at the back of the property like what we have up here, but E0 at 24 pumps. From what I've seen, ethanol-free appears to be priced just above premium (93 octane) E10. At this point, I honestly find myself asking, why bother carry E10? Most stores had 87 octane E0 put in, but some RaceTrac/RaceWay stores got 89 or 90 octane E0. 
     
    Ethanol_Addict and I have been talking about this, and he brought up a good point. 89 or 90 octane are not very comparable in terms of cost-effectiveness with 87 octane. Many folks would think "well, I don't need 90 octane for my lawn mower or my boat" (so in a way, this is a double edged sword - it could also increase 87 octane E0 stores). But with a higher octane, folks can point to this increased octane as the reason for the increased cost. Now however, with 87 octane, people may be more likely to realize that the lack of ethanol is the reason for the price premium.
     
    But, in September, EA and I found what appeared to be an anomaly. I found a store that had just opened in Naples Florida, which added BOTH E85 and Ethanol-Free. I first asked the attendant if they carried E85. He replied that they do. So I then clarified and asked, "so you guys don't carry ethanol-free" - at which point he told me they carry both - half E85 on one side, and half E0 on the other. I was stunned. I called again later to verify. Ethanol_Addict did the same. Since then, we have had several more stores open which carry both. Honestly, I would rather a store carry both E85 and E0 than just E0. And when you're talking 12 E0 pumps and 12 E85 pumps, that's still more E85 access than almost any store up here would provide. We now have RaceTrac stores which carry both E0 and E85 in Naples, Daytona Beach, Bradenton, and Largo in Florida. Another store is in the works for the city of Wesley Chapel, expected to open soon. In Georgia, we now have two stores with this setup, and we also have two in Louisiana. 
     
    To top it off, RaceTrac has actually converted some stores to E85. I can honestly say that I have never heard of a store converting E0 over to E85, especially not a chain of this size. But so far, I have counted three of them. Stores in Sarasota Florida, and Norcross Georgia, have both converted their ethanol-free tanks and pumps over to E85. This to me is huge. This to me means that RaceTrac knows how to make E85 profitable and wants to sell the fuel.
     
    RaceTrac, much like Speedway in their expansion, has brought E85 in these setups (at 18-24 pumps in each station) to states which otherwise didn't have very effective E85 coverage, or had hardly any at all. For example, digging through the topics here on the forums, I found a topic where the poster was wondering when E85 would come to the Bayou State. Now, not only do we have several stations, but we have RaceTrac stores which have it at multiple pumps. I have also found a topic where someone was lamenting the lack of E85 in Louisiana's capitol city. 
     
    I am on top of multiple leads, and are checking in on them from time to time.
     
    Here is what I want to know: where the heck were these stores when I went down to Florida for the National Ethanol Conference in 2014?!? (I wouldn't mind going to the one in NOLA in February, but I'm unable to pay for it) RaceTrac has stores in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, and in Ocala. ALL of these stations would have made that trip immensely easier. In fact, I ran out of fuel right around where the Orlando store was built. 
     
    I encourage everyone to check out my RaceTrac spreadsheet, listing every store in the chain, and highlighting stores which have E85 as well as stores which have E0. You can find it by clicking here. In a separate post, I will remunerate the stores which have been added since the last update here. 
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to TD in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    We're all winners....
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    Ethanol_Addict got a reaction from Fuelinggood in Win Free E85 at E85prices.com   
    I am extremely excited to see this. I hope I can win!!!!!
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to BJoe in Vw vs The EPA   
    Has anybody else been following this story? I'm thinking VW could rightfully be in deep doo for this and now may have the IRS come calling on top of it!
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to TD in Vw vs The EPA   
    I think VW is $crewed.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Greengenes in Vw vs The EPA   
    We have a '13 Jetta TDI.   Gets great mpgs.  Decent performance climbing the hills.
     
     I've been trying for awhile now to find out how to get past running B20 .  VWAmerica
     
    claims it's not at all possible because of timing/DI setup.  I wanted to be at least part-way
     
    environmentally friendly.  Now it appears top-level VW management is not just filthy rich,
     
    but just plain filthy.  Won't be buying their products again , EVER.   Danke Sehr.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to BJoe in E85 Tailpipe Carbon Build up   
    I just tell people to check out my 200's tailpipes
     

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in New RaceTrac and RaceWay locations   
    Speaking of RaceTrac adding E85, and that being refreshing, we have two more listings.
     
    They have added a ton of E0 stores in Florida, and I have just found a couple E0 stores in Louisiana. However, in Orlando, a new RaceTrac location has opened with E85.
     
    RaceTrac
    350 Sand Lake Road
    Orlando, FL
    407-856-7897
     
    I also had received a lead on a new RaceWay location in Texas. Someone had listed the wrong number on the GasBuddy listing, and both Ethanol_Addict and I kept getting someone who had no idea what we were talking about. Thankfully however, I got the right phone number, and confirmed that it does indeed carry E85.
     
    RaceWay
    11801 SH-6 South
    Sugar Land, TX
    281-565-0445
     
    As the ol' Dan would say, now listed and ready for prices!
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in New E85 stations I found today   
    Coming back from applying for my first passport in Detroit, I decided to get off the Lodge Freeway to check the price for the Mobil on McNichols. Before I could merge back on, I saw a Marathon that had E85 in their sign, so I stopped in and filled up! $0.54 spread ain't too bad.
     
    Marathon
    18420 James Couzens Freeway
    Detroit, MI
     
    Found a Mapco in Tennessee as well.
     
    Mapco
    7002 City Center Way
    Fairview, TN
     
    As the ol' Dan would say, now listed and ready for prices!
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Fuelinggood in Review of E85 Station Databases   
    All:
     
    RFA recently met with the Department of Energy (DOE), which hosts the other E85 station database under the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). Together, we are currently reviewing both databases and making sure that both databases match. Thus far, more than 2,800 stations have been reviewed and errors have been found on both sides. You will see the station count at E85prices.com and AFDC adjust accordingly as new information is found. We are down to the final ~600 stations and will have final results from this effort in the coming weeks. Our goal is for the two to mirror each other as much as possible. It is their database that EPA is using to determine E85 potential for the RFS, which is very important. RFA called out DOE last summer and noted the large number of missing stations in their database and we are about to get that fixed!
     
    We ask that all of you continue to submit new information on stations as it becomes available. We want consumers to be able to find E85! Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
     
    All the best,
     
    Robert
    RFA
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to GT-Labs in Howdy   
    Well...it's not like I've been making a bunch of noise over here or anything . I've been pretty quiet and carrying a big stick. 100k on e85 proved plenty.
     
    I'm hoping to have a special surprise for the Pentastar E85 crowd shortly.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in Aaron's Watchlist   
    Done, added to the list. Since it's difficult to transfer spreadsheets from my laptop over to my iPad, I'm recreating these databases on my iPad from scratch. Also adds some mobility.
     
    I'm working on the RaceTrac list as we speak.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in Major Gasoline Retailer Sheetz Expands E15 in the Mid-Atlantic   
    Major Gasoline Retailer Sheetz Expands E15 in the Mid-Atlantic
     
    WASHINGTON — Today, Sheetz — a major retail gas station chain in the Mid-Atlantic — announced that 60 of its locations in North Carolina will offer E15 by the spring of 2016. This announcement comes on the heels of E15’s expansion into 15 states. More states are expected to join the list as the higher-level fuel blend continues to grow and offer consumers additional fuel choice.
     
    Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, commended Sheetz on its E15 commitment, noting, “Sheetz’s decision to offer E15 at 60 of their locations is like a warm cup of cocoa on a cold January morning. It’s invigorating to see a major North Carolina retailer like Sheetz actively decide to do what is best for their consumers by giving drivers access to additional fuel options. Sheetz clearly sees the benefits of E15 and it is my hope that all other retailers in North Carolina will follow Sheetz’s exemplary example.”
     
    E15 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in vehicles 2001 and newer as well as all flex-fuel vehicles. It has also been given the green light by approximately 70 percent of automakers for use in their new MY 2015 vehicles and flex-fuel vehicles. Originally debuting on the market in 2012, E15 has been driven more than 100 million miles by consumers with no reported engine damage or misfueling.
     
    -See more at: http://www.ethanolrfa.org/news/entry/major-gasoline-retailer-sheetz-expands-e15-in-the-mid-atlantic/
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in My Charger doesn't seem to be too big of a fan of the cold   
    I sent this one out in a text to a few folks. Here are the details:
     
    Ambient Temp: 30°
    Engine off-time: 90 minutes
     
    I plugged it in when I got back home with the dad. I've decided to leave the engine block heater plugged in any time I'm home. But anyways, check out the temp that the engine was at when I started it this afternoon. While it was $300 after labor, that was a well-spent $300!

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in Check out PUMP, a new film on benefits of fuel alternatives like E85   
    Regardless of whether or not it is anything new to us, it's imperative to accelerate the education effort. Personally, I think that Pump seems to be doing just that. I had already pre-ordered it. Even though I'm not an Apple fan myself, I use a crappy iPhone 5C and a 4G connected iPad Air (with 128 GB of space, so I can store my Modern Family and Big Hero 6 on it!). When I get a chance, I will actually download the movie onto my iPad and watch it with the dad.
     
    I applaud the folks who put the movie together.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in 20 below zero...Jeep starts right up   
    I'm sorry, did somebody say "plugged in"?

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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to TD in 20 below zero...Jeep starts right up   
    Nope, plug-in electric is the way for Aaron to go.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to Greengenes in A sight At The Pump   
    I'm thinking our only chance of getting alt fuels(including corn-based E85)  to take off 
     
      is by engaging the younger generations at the earliest possible chance.
     
       This is the demographic most likely to care enough about the environment to
     
     choose ANY alternative to gasoline and BIG OIL.
     
     
     
        How 'bout a fleet of flex-fueled drivers ed.  vehicles?   Finding and fueling with alt. fuel  
     
       could be part of the curriculum.  e85prices.com could shine like gold! 
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    Ethanol_Addict got a reaction from gasisoutrageous in 20 below zero...Jeep starts right up   
    Dan I think that the cheapest solution for Aaron would be for him to stop putting that ethanol junk fuel in his tank. I mean, my God, that's what is eating up his starter and air intake system!  The cheapest fix would be to use EXCLUSIVELY E0 pure gasoline at this point. Shoot, we all know E0 pure gasoline gets like 414% better fuel economy than that E85 junk.  That E0 pure gasoline will have that 6 banger purring on the first crank like it is meant to in that -90 degree Fahrenheit weather. Besides if he was going to plug up then he needs to buy one of those electric Nissan Leafs and plug it up every night lol!!! Dan I also feel like Aaron needs to be given a member warning on his profile due to the fact he is knowingly and deliberately driving a flex fuel vehicle on E15 instead of E85.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to gasisoutrageous in 20 below zero...Jeep starts right up   
    You know, I wish technology allowed me to reach through the computer screen and slap you upside the head 
     
    I just got the Charger back this morning, and it wouldn't start! The temp made it down to about 7 below this morning. Had to get a jump from H&H Mobil. I went against my morals and put E15 in not long after that.
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    Ethanol_Addict reacted to dan45mcc in 20 below zero...Jeep starts right up   
    You guys are just full of humor today...
     
    Speaking of plugging in...there you go Aaron..that will be your least expensive option
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