#Ethanol Exports Steady as She Goes

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry exported 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new summary of ethanol trade statistics released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The final tally for 2015 was identical to the 2014 export total. The RFA publication, which draws data from several U.S. government entities, offers a succinct overview of U.S. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, National Ethanol Conference

Enogen Use Up as Syngenta Announces Sale

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta made headlines this week with news that ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned company, has offered to acquire the company with the cash purchase of all Syngenta shares. The $43 billion deal must still be approved by two-thirds of Syngenta shareholders and receive regulatory approval. During a call with reporters, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer Davor Piskof said the offer will allow …

Agribusiness, corn, Enogen, Syngenta

ACE #Ethanol Ready to Soar into DC

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) are getting ready to soar into Washington, DC this year for their annual legislative fly-in. The 8th annual ACE fly-in will be held on April 13-14, with the Washington Court on Capitol Hill serving as the host hotel for the event. “The most persuasive and effective spokespeople for our industry are real …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Report Analyzes Iowa Caucuses

Cindy Zimmerman

Since the ethanol industry made a strong effort to support candidates who favored the Renewable Fuel Standard going into the Iowa caucuses, the oil industry is making much about the fact that one of the only two candidates opposed to the RFS won the Republican vote in the state. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

Cruz Takes Iowa Despite #RFS Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas finished a strong first in the Iowa caucuses, despite heavy campaigning against him by the ethanol industry and even Governor Terry Branstad saying it would be a “big mistake for Iowa to support him.” Still, America’s Renewable Future, headed by Branstad’s son Eric, took a positive tone on the caucus results, noting that 100% of …

ARF, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics, RFS

#ClimateChange in Focus at #NBB16

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Republic Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina brought his message of conservative climate realism to the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference opening general session last week in Tampa. “Free enterprise can solve the problem of climate change,” said Inglis, who talked about the Energy and Enterprise Initiative he founded in 2012. RepublicEn, as it is called, is a nationwide public …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Climate Change, National Biodiesel Conference

Policy Panel at #NBB16

Cindy Zimmerman

Back by popular demand, the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference once again featured a panel of former Congressional representatives to talk about renewable fuels policy and in this election year, presidential politics as well. The panel featured former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina, who spoke at the first general session this week; former Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, politics, RFS

GOP Debate Spotlights Cruz Views on #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Iowa caucuses coming up on Monday, agriculture and renewable fuels finally got some attention in the Republican debate last night, as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was asked about his position on the Renewable Fuel Standard. “We should be developing oil and gas and coal and nuclear and wind and solar and ethanol and biofuels but I don’t …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics, RFS

Team is Theme for Biodiesel Chair at #NBB16

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Board chairman Ron Marr with Minnesota Soybean Processors addressed the second general session of the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference with the message of teamwork to accomplish industry goals. “As a team we have a shared drive and commitment to go out and win,” said Marr. “And as an industry, we have fought hard and had many successes but …

Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybeans