What Are Crop Conditions Like In Your Area

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day! Here are the poll results: Hot dogs – 22% Hamburgers – 22% Steak – 17% Chicken – 17% Other – 17% …

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Our Poll on RFS Changes Gets Mixed Results

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will EPA change RFS volume proposal?” The EPA recently released a new proposal for biofuels volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – one that has made no one happy but particularly corn farmers and ethanol producers who note that the agency is not implementing the law as intended. EPA held a public hearing …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, ZimmPoll

Abe Hughes Joins POET

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations to our good friend Abe Hughes for his new career opportunity with POET. I just spoke with Abe by phone to find out more about what he’s doing now as POET Senior Vice President of Business Development. From the release: In this role, Hughes will help guide POET’s strategies for continued growth, whether through independent initiatives or partnerships, both …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, POET

Winner of American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of the 2015 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen is Erik Jones. This is his fifth victory in 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and first in 2015. The photo is Erik’s team along with the folks from Syngenta/Enogen. The winner’s circle is THE place to be! In my photo album I’ve got over 300 photos from …

Agribusiness, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta

Enogen Press Conference at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

Today Syngenta announced a major donation to the Prime the Pump fund, an industry initiative to help early retail adopters of high-level ethanol blends through grants to reduce their initial investment in infrastructure. On the pane (l-r) are Chris Tingle, Syngenta; Ray Defenbaugh, Prime the Pump; Kelly Manning, Growth Energy; Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors and Chris Soule, Iowa …

Ag group, American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, E15, Enogen, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, Syngenta

American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s NASCAR race time with the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen. I’m on location at Iowa Speedway and the race is tonight. Right now we’re in a lull between practice sessions. I’m here courtesy of Syngenta Enogen and will be covering their events. One of this things is the effort Syngenta is doing with Iowa FFA members again this …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Austin Dillon Proud of American Ethanol Affiliation

Chuck Zimmerman

American Ethanol NASCAR driver Austin Dillon is proud of his affiliation with homegrown ethanol and pleased with the performance of E15 on the track. “I really support what we’re doing with American Ethanol,” said Dillon in an interview this weekend. “It’s funny that you wouldn’t think NASCAR would be a “green” sport” but what we’ve done with American Ethanol has …

American Ethanol, Audio, NASCAR, New Holland

NFL Hall of Fame Member Supports Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Joining in the golf tournament prior to the start of the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference last week was NFL Hall of Fame member Kenny Houston. Houston finished his career with the Washington Redskins in 1980 and played in 12 Pro Bowls and the more than 30 teams at NEC 2015 golf tournament really enjoyed hanging out with him. …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

State of the Ethanol Industry – RFA CEO Bob Dinneen

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning at 8am central we will live stream the session from the National Ethanol Conference featuring Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen. Bob will deliver this annual state of the industry address a few minutes after 8am and we’ll be recording it so that you can watch and listen later if you miss the broadcast or want to review …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

EPA Response on RFS and CARBIO Plan

Chuck Zimmerman

I just received the following response information from the EPA attributed to Byron Bunker, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The EPA representative I spoke with says the agency knows of the biodiesel industry concerns and wanted to provide a response to those concerns. The response is in the form of eight bullet points: 1. EPA is …

biofuels, EPA, Government, International, RFS