Former ACE President Reminisces at #ACE2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Former American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) president Bob Scott likes being able to come to the annual meetings and just catch up with friends, instead of having to “work.” “It’s been seven of these years since I retired so I can come and relax and just enjoy myself,” said Scott during an interview at the 2016 ACE conference. The conference …

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Direct #Ethanol Sales is #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Unsung Hero award winner Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar, Iowa is a pioneer in the direct biorefinery to retail station sales of ethanol. Schwarck says selling ethanol direct to retail stations is a way of passing along the best prices possible to the retail station and ultimately the consumer. “Each gallon of …

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EPA OIG Finds Lack of Compliance on #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Inspector General issued a report today that finds the agency “has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” According to the report, the EPA’s Office of Research and Development has not complied with the requirement to provide a report every 3 years to Congress …

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Grains Council Works for #Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is once again partnering with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to co-sponsor the Export Exchange, an international trade conference held every other year that is very focused on the export of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). “It is the premiere conference worldwide for distillers grains,” said USGC Director of Industry Relations …

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Cellerate and Enogen Combo Highlighted at #ACE2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Advances in cellulosic ethanol technology were a key topic at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference, including a collaboration between Syngenta and Iowa-based Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies. In a session discussing how corn kernel fiber is leading the way to the development of cellulosic fuels, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) Head Engineer Travis Brotherson reported a 26 percent …

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#Ethanol at Sturgis is a Good Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

As a past chairman and current board member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska wants to make sure that the money the organization is well spent to serve the ethanol industry. After seeing the RFA presence promoting ethanol at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Buffalo Chip Campground, Woodside believes that fits the …

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Paul Dana Award Goes to @Sheetz

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week presented Sheetz, Inc. with the 2016 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for leadership in marketing ethanol. The award was instituted in 2006 in memory of Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver and biofuels advocate Paul Dana Sheetz was recognized for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in …

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Record #Corn and #Ethanol Production Forecast

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting a bin-busting corn crop this year while ethanol production is also on pace to be record high. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If …

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#Ethanol Report from 2016 Sturgis

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again partnered with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White was joined at this year’s event by association board members Dana Siefkes-Lewis of Redfield Energy in South Dakota and Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in …

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