Awards Kick off the #FEW16

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening general session of the 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop produced by BBI International kicked off with two key awards. First up was the High Octane Award presented to Tom Buis, Growth Energy, by Mike and Tom Bryan. The High Octane Award acknowledges a person who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years. This award, established …

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E15 250 Winner and Enogen Hospitality Visitor

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Infity Race presented by Enogen is Sam Hornish, Jr. He’s pictured in the winner’s circle with his team and the Syngenta Enogen team. So congratulations to him and all the drivers who once again raced on an E15 blend of fuel. Prior to the race Syngenta Enogen hosted a large number …

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RFA on First Panel at EPA Hearing

Chuck Zimmerman

Over 100 biofuels supporters are in Kansas City this morning for another public hearing on the EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Up on the first panel was Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen who woke everyone up with a strongly worded message to EPA. “We encourage EPA to truly put the RFS …

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State of the Ethanol Industry at #RFANEC

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning at the National Ethanol Conference, Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association, gave his annual State of the Ethanol Industry Speech in front of over 1,000 attendees. He said that the domestic ethanol industry remains strong and touted its ability to successfully navigate the vagaries of the markets and overcome the perils of policy uncertainty. “The strength of the U.S. …

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Preview of National Ethanol Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The Reverend of Renewable Energy, Mr. Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association, in traditional fashion, provides us with a preview of the 21st National Ethanol Conference. The Conference kicked off this morning at English Turn Golf & Country Club with the annual NEC tournament. The weather threatened but held off for a beautiful day. Bob says the agenda includes some great …

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Winning Potential for Bioheat in Northeast

Chuck Zimmerman

Minnesota State Representative Clark Johnson was one of many people participating in this week’s Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum held in Mankato, MN. He serves on the Agriculture Committee and is very interested in biodiesel. He likes the idea of using biodiesel for Bioheat because “there are lots of winners,” like farmers, producers and the environment. And he likes winning. He …

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Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is conducting a first ever event today in Mankato, MN. The event, “Biodiesel 2015 & Beyond: A Biodiesel/Bioheat Forum,” brings together biodiesel industry market developers, researchers and a number of representatives of east coast oil heat and fuel companies. The open forum is providing an educational look at what’s going on in the …

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Time to Learn More about Biodiesel & Bioheat

Chuck Zimmerman

Next week I’ll be attending the Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Want to join me? Get registered now. Home heating oil and biodiesel leaders will discuss a biodiesel blend with significant environmental and economic benefits and the role Minnesota soybean farmers can play in meeting the demand of this market. “The Midwest …

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