Student Scientists Offered Scholarships for Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is offering scholarships for students interested in attending the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 22 – 25 in Fort Worth, Texas. Applications are now being accepted for no cost registration, travel scholarships, biodiesel poster presentations and even a shot at the podium is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. The …

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Registration Open for 2018 National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 12–14, 2018 in San Antonio. The theme for the conference in 2018 will be “Ethanol Strong: Empowering Dialogue to Grow Markets.” “RFA’s NEC is the preeminent and most widely attended policy conference for the ethanol industry,” said RFA Board Chairman Mick …

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Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Renewables outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is once again projecting continued increased demand for conventional biofuels. The report notes that while sales of electric vehicles are increasing, “the share of EVs remains limited, and biofuels are still expected to represent over 90% of total renewable energy consumption in road transport by 2022. Biofuels production is expected …

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Badger State Ethanol Partners with LE3 for Expansion

Cindy Zimmerman

Badger State Ethanol LLC (BSE) recently increased ethanol production to over 90 million gallons at its Monroe facility – more than doubling its original nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons when the plant began production in 2002. BSE collaborated with Scott Lucas, Director of Engineering with Lucas E3 LLC (LE3), to expand the plant’s ethanol production. “Lucas E3 is looking …

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White Energy Appoints New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

— White Energy of Plano, Texas has appointed Brian Steenhard as Chief Financial Officer, joining Greg Thompson, who became CEO of White Energy in September. “Brian will be a tremendous asset to White Energy. He has a strong track record of successfully increasing revenues and generating value for ethanol and energy companies,” Thompson said. Steenhard has extensive experience in the …

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Ethanol Industry Submits High-Octane Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry stakeholders submitted comments this week to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the Midterm Reivew of 2022-2025 CAFE and GHG standards and how high octane ethanol blends can help clean the air. Comments from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) encouraged the agencies to consider the beneficial impacts of high-octane, low-carbon (HOLC) …

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Senators Call on EPA to Keep RFS Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are leading a bipartisan group of 38 senators in calling for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as the Environmental Protection Agency works toward finalizing biofuels volume requirements for 2018. In a letter to EPA Scott Pruitt this week, the senators urged “the continued implementation of the RFS as intended by Congress …

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Biodiesel Drives Manufacturing

Cindy Zimmerman

The biodiesel industry is celebrating Manufacturing Day℠ today – a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers that occurs on the first Friday in October each year. Biodiesel is a driving force in America’s manufacturing sector, supporting more than 64,000 good paying, clean energy jobs across the country. These jobs are contributing to a vibrant …


Ethanol Industry Leader Calls on EPA to Maintain RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

In an op-ed published this week in The Hill, the chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urges EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stick with President Trump’s vision for an America First energy policy and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) strong. Pointing to EPA actions and rumors of actions in recent weeks to reduce volume obligations and lower demand …

EPA, Ethanol, Opinion, RFA

ACE Partners with EPA Smart Sectors Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is one of the participants in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program launched this week to provide a platform for collaboration with regulated sectors to help the agency develop forward-thinking ways to improve environmental outcomes. “The Smart Sectors program is designed to effectively engage business partners throughout the regulatory process,” said EPA Administrator …

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