DFA, Vanguard Renewables Partner On Renewable Energy

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Vanguard Renewables have announced a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country. Although renewable energy methods, like anaerobic digesters that convert manure to energy, offer solutions to the waste management and sustainability challenges facing the dairy industry, they are not broadly used on American dairy farms. The …

Ag group, biogas, dairy, Waste-to-Energy

#RFANEC Attendees Introduced to EXIM Bank

Lizzy Schultz

One of the sessions held during last week’s National Ethanol Conference gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the official export credit agency of the U.S. government. In her presentation, Sandra Donzella, Deputy Managing Director for the Western Region, explained how EXIM provides help to exporters by filling financing gaps …

Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, International, National Ethanol Conference

The Global Trends Driving #Ethanol Demand

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports continue to serve as a valuable and expanding revenue source for the U.S. ethanol industry. As part of a presentation during last week’s National Ethanol Conference, Scott Richman, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics, provided an in-depth look at current market trends associated with global trade in ethanol and key factors that are driving ethanol demand. “While the domestic …

Ag group, Audio, Ethanol, Exports, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

How #Ethanol and Oil Can Work Together

Lizzy Schultz

One of the highlights of last week’s National Ethanol Conference was the Future of Fuels Policy Panel. One of the panelists was Chet Thompson, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO. AFPM represents the refining and petrochemical sectors of the fuel industry, and Thompson spoke during the panel about ways that the ethanol and oil industries can work …

Ag group, Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, RFS

Terry Brandstad Addresses Ag Outlook Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The distinguished speaker at this year’s USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who was recently nominated as ambassador to China. Branstad took time during his speech to praise incoming Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and share his thoughts on the future of agriculture and economic development in rural America. “Simply put, American agriculture is tied to …

Ag group, Audio, policy, politics, USDA

Cellerate Paving the Way for Cellulosic Ethanol

Lizzy Schultz

One of the new NEC Tech Connect sessions at this year’s National Ethanol Conference focused on new technologies that are working to increase the demand and value for ethanol and have successfully converted the fiber within the corn kernel into extremely valuable cellulosic ethanol. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta, gave the presentation on …

Ag group, Audio, Cellulosic, Enogen, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, Syngenta

#Ethanol Shaping The Future of Exports

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol was a popular topic for discussion during the 2017 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Winter Meeting, held last week in Panama City, Panama, with many USGC representatives believing that improving global ethanol demand will be key in sustaining a successful export market for U.S. corn and corn products. “Our ethanol program that we’ve put a lot of effort in recently …

Ag group, Audio, Ethanol, Exports, USGC

Discussing A-Maizing DDGS at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

Research continues to show the value of dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a high quality animal feed, and the need to increase global demand for DDGS was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Export Exchange. Dr. Jerry Shurston, professor at the University of Minnesota and Consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), gave a presentation during this year’s …

Audio, corn, Distillers Grains, Export Exchange, Exports, University, USGC

Pacific Ethanol to Install 5 MW Solar Energy System

Lizzy Schultz

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. has announced the purchase and installment plans for a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. The solar plant will be located adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol industrial facility, which currently sits on 137 acres in Madera County, California. The 5 …

Ag group, Clean Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Solar

GROWMARK Excited for What’s “Next”

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Jim Spradlin, CEO of GROWMARK, sat down for an interview during the Annual Meeting. He discussed the company’s vision …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, GROWMARK