A costly addiction, an available alternative

- Why does America continue to rely so heavily on the finite resource oil? As a nation we have left ourselves extremely vulnerable with so much to lose. It’s difficult to judge just what kind of damage fluctuating fuel prices have on our economy because everything depends on it. The ups, downs and constant uncertainties hurt […]

Scooping up the Facts on Ethanol

- Deceit and make-believe are what you get when reading the most recent editorial from the Inforum’s, Ross Nelson. His latest piece titled, “Ethanol? I’ll supply the shovels,” not only shows his true lack of understanding about the home-grown biofuel, but his lack of effort and professionalism in finding facts. Nelson tears down America’s only readily […]

E15 for sale in Huron

- If you’re headed to the South Dakota State Fair this weekend in Huron don’t rub your eyes, that gas station marquee on Dakota Ave really does say E15. Chekker’s Fresh Start gas station is proudly fueling consumer’s cars and light trucks 2001 or newer up with the ethanol blend E15 (15% ethanol and 85% gasoline). […]

U.S. House continues to fight E15

- The United States House of Representatives is on a mission to take apart the Environmental Protection Agency. Whether they are right or wrong isn’t the issue, it’s the fact that they continue to put politics ahead of the countries clean energy future. Last January, the EPA approved the blend E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) as […]

Approved E15 label creates concerns, cheers

- The Environmental Protection Agency approved a fuel pump label today for the blend E15 (15% ethanol and 85% gasoline), that the agency had declared safe for vehicles 2001 or newer back in January of this year. The work on approving the E15 blend for non-flex fuel vehicles has been an ongoing ordeal for quite some […]

Consumers deserve a choice

- Right now in America, fuel consumers are facing near $4/gallon gas prices and yet are still mandated to use 90% gasoline in their tanks. Americans are essentially being held hostage to OPEC’s rising oil prices. Sure those with flex-fuel vehicles can use up to an 85% ethanol blend but an overwhelming majority of the vehicles […]

Congress votes no on Ethanol

- In an attempt to reduce the federal budget, the United States House of Representatives voted to block the implementation funding of E15 to the marketplace through House Resolution 156. While attempting to save money, Congress is actually squandering tax payer dollars as House Resolution 156 will waste the money that has been spent by the […]

E15 announcement expected soon, oil opposition growing

- The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly on track to announce whether or not they will approve E15 (a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline) for vehicles between the years of 2001-2006. The Department of Energy has given their test results to the EPA who is expected to release the results within the next couple […]

Food Coalition Sues EPA over E15

- A coalition of food groups, including the National Pork Producers have issued a lawsuit going after the Environmental Protection Agency for allowing E15 to be used in vehicles 2007 and newer, claiming that it is against the law to bifurcate fuels to different model years. The question now needs to be asked, at what point […]

NASCAR filling up with E15

- NASCAR, the most popular racing sport in the United States, burns a lot of fuel and starting in 2011 15% of that fuel will be ethanol. The move to the E15 blend is a part of NASCAR’s commitment to being an environmental leader. The American made ethanol will be produced from American grown corn, supporting […]