“The renewable fuels industry has a strong impact on farmers, rural communities and almost all consumers who fuel up with at least 10% ethanol in their gasoline tanks,” says Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “As farmers across the country are planting corn and soybeans – much of which will be processed into renewable fuels – we thought it was timely and informative to look at how this industry has grown over the last few decades and the challenges it faces in the future, especially with the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles.”
The first episode – “Running on E” – focuses on the history of biofuels and the policy surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It includes interviews with many of the early and current leaders in the industry, including Sen. Byron Dorgan, Rep. Collin Peterson, Tom Buis, Joe Jobe, Bob Dinneen, Jon Doggett and more.
The podcast series is sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and low carbon, corn-based ethanol.