Drivers are choosing E15, marketed to consumers as Unleaded88, at the pump now more than ever. Over the past several years, E15 has seen rapid growth nationwide. It took about four years for retailers to sell enough E15 to fuel ONE billion miles (from about 2013 to 2017). However, since then, use has increased so quickly that the number of miles driven has surpassed 15 billion. Today, top unleaded 88 retailers include big names such as Casey’s, Kwik Trip, Sheetz, Bosselmans, Cumberland Farms, Family Express, Kum & Go, Minnoco, Murphy USA, Nuvu Fuel, Protec Fuel, QuikTrip, Racetrac, Royal Farms, Thorntons, and United Dairy Farmers.
The consumer miles driven have also led to an increase in the number of fueling stations offering Unleaded 88. To date, there are more than 2,192 sites selling Unleaded 88, compared to 100 locations in 2014—and the numbers continue to grow.
What we’re seeing is an acceleration effect,” says Mike O’Brien, Vice President Of Market Development for Growth Energy. “A consumer comes to the site, they see the fuel, they try the fuel, and they come back and buy it again and again. So, we have more of a loyal customer base.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted written comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) proposed regulations under section 45Q, a performance-based tax credit for carbon capture projects. In her letter, Skor called on the agency to offer credit for carbon dioxide captured for food and beverage purposes, which would promote investment […]
This week in our “Conversations with Biofuels Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor visited with one of our top champs in the House of Representatives: U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois. Born in Springfield, Illinois, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos comes from a long line of farmers and teachers and a deep appreciation for being […]
CEO @GrowthEnergy tells IRS how #ethanol plants can lead the way on #carbon capture https://t.co/xiHAipVJpI
As @RepCheri Bustos says here, the biofuels industry has a cascading effect on agriculture — it promotes strong supply chains and multiplies rural economic output. Abuse of the Renewable Fuel Standard through refinery exemptions only serves to harm the ag economy. https://t.co/pvW7P4yZ4F
The future of fuel — increased engine performance, lowering our carbon footprint, and eliminating toxic fuel additives — is already here. At @EESI's Clean Energy Expo, Growth Energy SVP of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley laid out the benefits that expanding ethanol can bring. https://t.co/aW5v9A4prB
In a letter to the IRS, GE CEO @EmilySkor proposes applying the 45Q performance based carbon tax credit to carbon capture projects at ethanol plants as a way to incentivize and expand their further use. Biofuel producers are ready to do more! See the letter here: https://t.co/MtEDPF0jKy