RFA, TRANSCAER Hosting Second Ethanol Safety Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting this year’s second ethanol safety webinar for ethanol emergency response teams on Tuesday, April 11. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/ TRANSCAER® grant and are designed to provide entire communities with the knowledge to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. The program is based …

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Quad County Corn Processors to Evaluate XyloFerm®

Cindy Zimmerman

Quad County Corn Processors of Galva, Iowa will soon be helping to evaluate the XyloFerm® yeast strain in the Cellerate™ process on an industrial scale. XyloFerm® is a Gen 2 yeast platform from Taurus Energy AB of Sweden distributed in United States by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits. Now that XyloFerm has obtained GRAS status for distillers grains produced using …

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ACE Takes RVP Message to Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol 9th annual DC fly-in last week brought the “Power by People” message to Capitol Hill, focused on allowing the sale of 15 percent ethanol blends all year long in every part of the country. Over 70 participants in the fly-in had more than 120 meetings on the Hill encouraging co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation recently introduced …

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Busy Ag Week on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

National Ag Week was a busy one for agriculture on Capitol Hill. National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) First Vice President Kevin Skunes of North Dakota spent last week visiting Congressional offices on behalf of both the corn growers and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). “Ethanol is our number one priority,” said Skunes. “We need to have this outlet for …

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RFA Hits FSMA Training Program Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

As of this month, 200 ethanol plant employees have been trained under the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food program. The latest course was held in St. Louis earlier this month. The training program is based on a curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and is facilitated by …

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Biodiesel Industry Files Antidumping Petition

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) this week filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition against Argentine and Indonesian companies that are allegedly violating trade laws with dumped and subsidized biodiesel in the U.S. market. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, …

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Successful ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says this week’s turnout for Congressional visits on the Hill was outstanding. “We got a really nice mix of different interests that came to support ACE and go to the Hill and talk about the benefits to not only the fuel and corn industry, but also to the fuel marketing industry …

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Ethanol Supporters on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol had over 70 participants for this year’s Washington D.C. fly-in, the second largest attendance in the nine years the event has been held, so many that it was difficult to get them all in a group photo. Click on the photo for a larger version. The group included farmers, ethanol plant owners, retailers, corn grower …

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Branstad Affirms Trump Support for #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Eric Branstad, presidential advisor and son of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, believes that the ethanol industry has the support of President Donald Trump. “We’ve earned his support by first of all educating him as to how important the industry is, to Iowa, to rural America, to farmers,” said Branstad, who spoke to members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) …

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ACE #Ethanol Supporters in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 70 ethanol supporters from the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) are in Washington, D.C. this week as part of the organization’s 9th annual fly-in. “This unique event brings together a group of advocates from all walks of life, putting a human face on the ethanol industry to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive Branch decision …

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