RFA Sends Former VP Ethanol Facts

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association wants former Vice President Al Gore to know that he was right the first time about ethanol and other biofuels. RFA CEO Bob Dinneen has written a letter to Gore challenging the chapter about ethanol in his new book “Our Choice.” “Given your attention to science and the facts, I am disappointed by the treatment of …

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RFA Talks Ethanol With Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were in Kansas City last week for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk event, which meant they did dozens of interviews about the importance of ethanol to agriculture and the rural economy. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen about some …

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Wet Ethanol Process May Have Benefits

Cindy Zimmerman

Soaking corn kernels instead of drying them could increase ethanol yields and create more co-products. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that a wet ethanol production process results in more gallons of ethanol and more usable co-products. “The conventional ethanol production method has fewer steps, but other than distillers dried grains with soluble, it doesn’t have any other …

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Corn Crop Still Strong and Good for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Even though USDA lowered its forecast for 2009 corn production in the latest report out today due to lower yields, farmers are still expected to see record yields and production is still expected to be the second highest on record. Corn production is forecast at 12.9 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last month but 7 percent higher than 2008. …

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#FuelChat Session Tuesday

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association will be hosting an online Twitter chat session on Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 pm Eastern time. FuelChat will feature RFA president Bob Dinneen talking about ethanol from a global perspective and what he learned during his trip to F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol 2009 12th annual conference in Paris last week. Follow along and participate by …

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Verenium Optimistic Despite Decline in Revenue

Cindy Zimmerman

Verenium Corporation reports lower revenues so far this year, but lots of accomplishments. According to the cellulosic ethanol company, total revenues for the nine months ended September 30 were $49.3 million compared to $49.9 million last year, with product revenues representing more than 55 percent of total revenues in all periods. Product revenues for the this year are $32.1 million, …

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EPA Offers Mandatory GHG Reporting Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency will provide an overview of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for ethanol producers who might be affected by the new regulation. The webinar was set up at the request of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy on behalf of their membership. It will consist of a short overview of the final rule with …

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World Biofuels Group Urges Action at Climate Change Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

A global biofuels organization is urging world leaders to recognize the environmental benefits of renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel. The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling on delegates to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 7-18 “to seize the historic opportunity to recognize the environmental importance of biofuels and begin to develop …

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