Robert White

Robert White

Robert White

As Vice President of Industry Relations, Robert White leads RFA’s various consumer education and marketing efforts. In addition to strengthening RFA’s visibility and managing its active market development team, Robert works with petroleum marketers and retailers, state and federal agencies, commercial fleets, and individual consumers to increase awareness about the benefits of ethanol and encourage greater development and use of renewable fuels.

Blog Posts by Robert White

On the Road Again

July 30, 2015

Organizers of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are anticipating a record crowd for its 75th anniversary. RFA will host a Free Fuel Happy Hour at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground for riders to fill their tanks with free 93-octane E10.

Posted in Education, Engines, Ethanol, Gasoline

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Should Premium Fuel Still Warrant a Tank?

March 23, 2015

Many retail stations offer premium fuel, but should they? The fact that there are four times as many vehicles fully warranted for the use of E15 than those requiring premium gas today should be a compelling consideration for retailers thinking about switching to E15 and E85.

Posted in E15, E85, Ethanol, Gasoline

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Price Still #1 for Consumers – Opportunity for Ethanol

March 10, 2015

More than two-thirds of consumers put cost as their top priority when filling up at the pump, which provides low-cost ethanol an excellent opportunity. If retailers would consider adopting higher blends, their opportunities for more customers immediately climb.

Posted in E15, E85, Ethanol, Gas Prices

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Getting the Facts Straight on E15

January 20, 2015

Smarter Fuel Future continues to confuse and mislead consumers about E15. The fact is, nearly 70% of new MY2015 vehicles are clearly approved by the manufacturer for the use of the fuel. Consumers who wish to fill up on E15 should examine their owner’s manual and ignore the lies and blatant misdirection coming from Smarter Fuel Future.

Posted in E15, Ethanol

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Read the Label!

January 06, 2015

When it comes to getting the most out of your fuel, consumers are advised to do their research and follow suggestions from their vehicle's manufacturer rather than the oil companies that spend millions to denounce ethanol.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol

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“Pump”: An In-Depth Look at the Effects of Big Oil’s Monopoly—and How America Can Break It

October 10, 2014

The new documentary explores the history of U.S. fueling infrastructure and shows what we can do to diversify our options at the pump.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel, Gas Prices, Oil, Renewable Fuels

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RFA Reports from Sturgis

August 14, 2014

RFA returned to South Dakota as a sponsor of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in order to educate riders and promote the use of ethanol through its Free Fuel Happy Hours.

Posted in Education, Engines, Ethanol, Fuel

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Ethanol-Powered Boats Make Splash in Kansas

July 18, 2014

RFA was on hand in Garnett, Kansas, to dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol, Fuel, Water

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Ethanol on Two Wheels

June 18, 2013

RFA's Robert White has been riding motorcycles on ethanol-blended fuel for 23 years now without an issue. E10 has become the standard fuel for most Americans. The debate used to be that E10 was not acceptable for motorcycles, but that changed in the past couple of years with the idea of E15. No motorcycles are approved to use E15, yet AMA has made it a top priority to stop. Their pitch to Congress is to stop E15 until testing can be done. White says how about we just follow the label and not use it.

Posted in E15, Engines, EPA, Ethanol

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Who Are You Going to Believe: Big Oil — Or 10,000 Miles of Truth?

January 29, 2013

API’s study claims to prove that 15 percent ethanol blends (E15) will damage your automobile’s engine. The only thing one can glean about E15 from the API study is if you test E15 in a vehicle that has been recalled then you just might have some problems.

Posted in E15

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Nebraska Takes Important Step to Increasing Ethanol Use

March 23, 2011

The Nebraska Senate has taken an important step toward increasing the state's use of domestically produced ethanol by approving a bill to repeal labeling requirements for 10 percent ethanol blends. This is a good first step, but oil interests in the state will not swallow this bill without a fight.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel, Jobs, Oil, Renewable Fuels

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RFA Proposes Alternative E15 Label to EPA

January 04, 2011

Yesterday, the Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding E15 misfueling and labeling. The current label proposed by the EPA for E15 “will do little, if anything, to promote the successful introduction of a new fuel to the marketplace” the Renewable Fuels Association wrote in comments submitted to EPA yesterday.

Posted in E15, Ethanol

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EPA E15 Label Cries Wolf

November 16, 2010

On November 16, the EPA will hold a public hearing about its proposed label for E15. While many of the people in the room may choose to use the venue to express their frustration about the decision as a whole, it shouldn’t take away from the fact that EPA’s proposed label will do little more than scare consumers. It needs to change.

Posted in E15, EPA, Ethanol, Fuel

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Veteran’s Day - Honoring Those Who Have Served

November 11, 2010

Today is a day for the country to reflect on the past, the present and the future. A day when we show our support for those men and women who have defended our country and our way of life, along with those that still do today. Freedom is not easy, nor will it ever be, but there are simple choices that we, as a nation, can make to eliminate some of these fights. Choices to use more domestic products and in particular, domestic fuels.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel, Jobs, Production

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Rev Up Your Engines, Ethanol Promotion at Sturgis Was A Success

August 19, 2010

RFA staff attended the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD, partnering with the Legendary Buffalo Chip to promote ethanol. With over 800,000 attendees, this was a great opportunity for the RFA to chat with motorcycle enthusiasts and talk about the benefits of using ethanol in their motorcycles, and every other vehicle they might have at home. Attendees were able to leave with an abundant amount of ethanol information that was handed out, along with 2010 RFA Sturgis t-shirts and koozies.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel, Media

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