Harris Poll Finds Support for Renewable Energy Subsidies

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Financial Times/Harris poll in the U.S. and the five largest European countries finds strong public support for increasing some renewable energy sources, particularly wind farms, provided that they are not asked to pay much more for it. The new poll found big majorities of the public in all six countries favor the building of more wind farms in …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Wind

Cattle and Ethanol Producer Hosts International Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of farmers from around the world gathered in Des Moines this week for the fifth annual Global Farmer-to-Farmer Roundtable organized by Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) and held in conjunction with the World Food Prize. As part of the event, the 16 farmers had the opportunity to visit Couser Cattle Company, owned by Bill Couser, who is …

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RFA Reacts to EPA Decision on Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the Environmental Protection Agency is missing an opportunity to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and create new economic opportunity by limiting its decision on E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) to only model year (MY) 2007 and newer vehicles. “EPA’s scientifically unjustified bifurcation of the U.S. car market will do little to …

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EPA Announces Decision on Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a partial waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for 2007 model year vehicles or newer. A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional DOE testing, which is expected to be completed in November. …

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Fragmented Approval for Ethanol Boost Expected

Cindy Zimmerman

All eyes in the ethanol industry are on the Environmental Protection Agency this morning, awaiting a ruling on the waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline that was requested in March of 2009. Industry sources are expecting to see a fragmented approval of E15, allowing it in cars 2007 and newer, but waiting for more testing …

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Ethanol Report on Export Exchange Turnout

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from participants in last week’s Export Exchange held in Chicago to promote exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). About 500 buyers and sellers of DDGs from the United States and over 30 countries took part in the two day event. We hear from event sponsors Renewable Fuels …

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New E85 Pump in Michigan

Cindy Zimmerman

PS Food Mart recently installed a new E85 pump in Jackson, Michigan, thanks to assistance from Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program, offering funds to retailers for the alternative fuel infrastructure. The new pump opened on September 20th and has been dispensing about 100 gallons a day. “We wanted to be able to provide a fuel that is …

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Corn Crop Lower But Ethanol Stays Steady

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn production for this year was cut by four percent in the latest forecast out this morning from USDA, a bigger drop than expected by the industry. Corn production is now forecast at 12.7 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s record production of 13.1 billion bushels. Yields are now expected to average 155.8 bushels per acre, down 6.7 …

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Ag Secretary to Make “Major” Biofuels Speech

Cindy Zimmerman

Later this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will give a “major speech on domestic biofuel production.” According to USDA, Vilsack will discuss the progress USDA and other federal agencies are making toward achieving the 36 billion gallon biofuel production goal mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard and new efforts by the Obama administration to bolster the industry and reduce U.S. …

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