Ethanol Industry Pleased With White House Action

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is unanimous in its praise for the actions announced today by the Obama administration with regard to the future development of biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard and the creation of a Biofuels Interagency Working Group. During a press conference immediately following the announcement, Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen said, “The president has sent an incredibly …

ACE, Audio, Cellulosic, Energy, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Sign Petition for 15 Percent Ethanol Blend

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has launched a petition drive calling on EPA to allow blends of up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline. According to ACE organizers, the on-line petition has gathered over 4500 signatures from nearly every state. “ACE wants to gather as many signatures as possible to demonstrate to Congress, the White House, EPA, and …

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ACE Thanks EPA Administrator for Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent a letter this week to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson thanking her for EPA’s consideration of the application for approval to use ethanol blends up to E15. Just a few days before the waiver petition was filed, Administrator Jackson met with a group of 30 ethanol supporters who traveled to Washington DC …

ACE, blends, Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Government

Ethanol Industry Formally Petitions for 15 Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad alliance of ethanol industry groups have joined together to formally petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for motor vehicles, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). In addition to ACE, the alliance includes Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and the National Ethanol …

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Ethanol Conversion Kit Market Grows

Cindy Zimmerman

The business for flex-fuel conversion kits is booming, according to a company selling low-cost units worldwide. Fuel Flex International (FFI) provides technology to allow any fuel-injected vehicle to run on ethanol or gasoline “without pushing a button or flipping a switch,” says FFI president for marketing and distribution Curtis Lacy, who was talking up his product with everyone at the …

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Ethanol Industry Continues to Move Forward

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a rough year for ethanol but the industry continues to move forward. The hundreds of ethanol industry representatives at the 21st Ethanol Conference and Trade Show this week were “cautiously positive” about the future, according to American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings. “They recognize some of the volatility we are facing, they recognize that …

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Nebraska Governor Urges Ethanol Unity

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is calling on the agriculture industry to stick together on the issue of ethanol. As keynote speaker at the 21st Ethanol Conference and Trade Show in Omaha Wednesday, Gov. Heineman noted that Nebraska is a large livestock producing state, as well as the nation’s number two ethanol producing state. “Corn-based ethanol is going to be around …

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Supplying Needs for Animal and Ethanol Plant Health

Cindy Zimmerman

With increased feed costs, the ethanol and livestock industries have seemed to be at odds lately. But one company exhibiting at the 2008 Ethanol Conference and Trade Show supplies the needs of both sectors with key products and services. PhibroChem is a specialty chemicals supplier featuring key products for a variety of industries, including ethanol. One of their main products …

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POET Announces Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 21st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference on Wednesday, POET CEO Jeff Broin announced that the company will complete construction on a $4 million pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol production facility by the end of this year. The pilot plant will be adjacent to POET’s corn ethanol pilot facility and a nine million gallon per year ethanol production facility in …

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