E15 Bill Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

The quickest way to immediately grow ethanol demand in this country is a simple two word fix to a section of the Clean Air Act, but nothing in Washington can ever be that easy. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings talked about the “Industry’s Best Opportunities to Grow Ethanol Demand Here at Home” during a session at …

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Iowa Biodiesel on Capitol Hill for Tax Incentive Reform

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel advocates from Iowa were on Capitol Hill this week to talk with members of Congress about the need for a reformed biodiesel tax incentive. Bills have been introduced in Congress to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit, and reform it from a blenders credit to a producers credit and fix a loophole where foreign biodiesel producers can take advantage of …

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Trump’s Comments Please Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry was thrilled with President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this week where he put agriculture and biofuels in the spotlight. “We’re here today to talk about how we’re going to empower America’s farmers and protect our nation’s proud farming legacy, and that includes ethanol, which I’ve done,” said Trump. The president met with industry leaders prior to …

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Enogen and Cellerate Making Ethanol Better

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis this week, Syngenta was spreading the word about the winning combination of Cellerate™ process technology and Enogen corn for ethanol plants. Ron Wulfkuhle, head of Enogen at Syngenta, explains that Cellerate converts corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol to get more ethanol from the same kernel of corn. “For the ethanol producer, it …

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RFA CEO Revs Up Ethanol Producers at #FEW17

Cindy Zimmerman

The Fuel Ethanol Workshop has been one of Renewable Fuel Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen’s favorite meetings to attend for the past three decades. “Because the people in this room have passion for what you do,” said Dinneen during his keynote address at #FEW17 on Tuesday. “You make the juice – and that is something extraordinarily special.” In his …

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RFA’s Cooper Gets High Octane Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper was recognized with the ethanol industry’s “High Octane Award” during the 2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis Tuesday. The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years” and “whose passion and unstoppable pursuits have significantly benefited the ethanol …

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Al-Corn Expansion Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The expansion project for Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota is moving along nicely, according to CEO Randy Doyal. “There’s a lot of steel going up now, we’ve poured a lot of concrete,” says Doyal, recent past chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The project that will increase the plant’s capacity from 50 million gallons a year, up to …

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Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) recently recognized Seth Harder for his leadership at Husker Ag and the company’s success with fuel retailers. Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give every …

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Committee Hears Testimony on E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters and retailers made their case before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee for a bill that would fix a frustrating and confusing situation and allow 15 percent ethanol to be sold year round. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to …

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30th Annual ACE Conference – Tested, Proven, Driven

Cindy Zimmerman

The 30th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is coming up Aug. 15-17 in Omaha with the theme of Tested Proven Driven and a big focus on marketing E15 and higher blends. “This year’s conference again showcases people who are doing the actual work of developing new markets for ethanol,” said Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of ACE. The …

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