EcoEngineers’ Ramm Talks Technology Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

There were many interesting panel discussions during the recent Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). One breakout session entitled, “Technology Innovation: Kernel Fiber Leads the Way to Cellulosic Biofuel,” featured the emergence of cellulosic ethanol being produced from the corn kernel fiber. Two companies leading they way in this are Quad County Corn Processors and Edeniq. …

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Glacial Lakes In Midst of Premium E30 Challenge

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry knows that one area for the growth of the renewable fuel is through mid-level ethanol blends such as E30. The auto industry is calling for more octane and has indicated that ethanol is one great solution with E30 as the ideal blend. While the two industries seem to be on the same page when it comes to …

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#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Golden Grain Energy, and owner and investor of Cresco Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa. I was able to sit down with Sovereign …

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Octane Value Takes Center Stage During #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Higher octane. The automakers want it. Many consumers want it. But how to get it? Ethanol. Many in the ethanol industry have begun to realize that one of the pathways forward for continued growth for ethanol is through higher ethanol blends such as E30, or as the lowest-cost, environmentally friendliest option for more octane. How to achieve this was the …

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How to Tell #Biofuel’s Sustainability Story

Joanna Schroeder

Sustainability is a key topic in both the biofuels industry as well as among consumers. However, each person seems to have a different definition of what exactly sustainable means. Industry efforts have included ongoing tactics to improve the environmental footprint and the panel discussion, “What Does Sustainability Mean for Biofuel Producers Today? How Will It Affect Your Business Tomorrow?” covered …

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#ACE2016 Discusses the Future of #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

What is the future of ethanol? This was the topic of discussion during the recent 29th annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference (ACE). The panel included Chad Friese, General Manager, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company; Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors CEO; and East Kansas Agri-Energy President and CEO Jeff Oestmann. One of the key topics was how to keep the …

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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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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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