Attendees of the recent Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Denver, Colorado heard something they most likely already knew: the past year was a rough one for the ethanol industry.
While some folks such as Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International point out that much of the green fuel’s woes were a concerted effort by those outside of the industry to spread misinformation, Bryan and Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association insisted it’s time for ethanol to take back the message and spread the good news… like the fact that the industry has created 500,000 jobs and pumps $66 billion into the American economy.
Others focused on how new, alternative feedstocks, in particular, cellulosic, and advances in corn technology will make it possible to have the food, feed and fuel this country needs in the years to come.
It was a fascinating discussion, and we bring you a bit of the conversations from FEW in this latest edition of the Domestic Fuel cast. Listen to folks like Bryan; Dinneen; Dave Vander Griend, CEO of ICM Incorporated; Jeff Broin, CEO of ethanol producer POET; David Hiller, Executive Director of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory; and Larry Johnson from the North American Business Development division of biomass ethanol producer Inbicon here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/domesticfuel/DFCast-6-28-09.mp3]