Discovery Channel Documentary Spotlights Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The biodiesel industry is spotlighted in a new Discovery Impact documentary “HOT GREASE” which makes its on-air debut this week, November 16 at 9:00 Eastern. “Set in Houston, Texas in the shadow of the nation’s oil industry, HOT GREASE tells the surprising story of how the biodiesel industry is turning an ostensibly worthless raw material—spent kitchen grease—into a renewable energy …

Biodiesel, NBB

ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

Cindy Zimmerman

Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB

E15 Retailer Video Series Debuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has debuted the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website as part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. All episodes are hosted by ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty with the first video introducing the series and some of the …

ACE, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

LBDS Announces 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook.

Cindy Zimmerman

LBDS (Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits) is pleased to announce the 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook, produced by the Ethanol Technology Institute, LBDS’s educational arm. The textbook is an outgrowth of the Alcohol School and has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. First published after the School’s introduction in 1981, it has grown from 100 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Processing, Production

Growth Energy Podcast from NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The Growth Energy Driving Ethanol podcast this week comes from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting 74th annual convention in Kansas City last week. It was the first time that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor had the opportunity to experience the one and only NAFB Trade Talk, a six-hour interview marathon between reporters and agribusiness company and organization representatives about …

Driving Ethanol podcast, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Podcasting

CoBank: Cautious Optimism for Ethanol Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division is cautiously optimistic about opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol over the next three years. “In the absence of major weather disruptions, global grain surpluses are expected to persist over the next three years. Acreage expansions and improvements to yields in competing export hubs will be headwinds for U.S. …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Industry Asks USTR to Suspend Brazil GSP Status

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry is asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) due to “protectionist and market distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) that affects imports of U.S. ethanol.” A letter was sent to Lighthizer this week, signed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth …

Audio, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Growth Energy, USGC

Biodiesel Producers Testify at ITC Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Trade Commission held a public hearing in Washington yesterday to hear from biodiesel producers hurt by subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. “We’ve got a group of members and unfortunately some biodiesel producers who had to close plants this year,” said Kaleb Little with the National Biodiesel Board during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB, Trade

RFA Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association once again attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to do interviews and support the media that helps spread the good news about agriculture and renewable fuels. Some very good news right now is that ethanol is helping consumers save more money at the pump than ever before. “It’s probably the …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, RFA

RFA Compiles FFV Models Brochure

Cindy Zimmerman

There are more than 22 million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today, but many motorists may be unaware that they can use up to 85 percent ethanol blended fuel (E85). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed a new brochure that compiles all of the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2018), as well as previous …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, RFA