Blog Posts by Robert White
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 18, 2014
RFA was on hand in Garnett, Kansas, to dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.