Legislation Would Increase RFS Without Energy Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Concerns about a languishing energy bill in Congress are motivating Senators to take action that would increase the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) even without it. U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) have introduced legislation called the Renewable Fuels Strategy Act of 2007 that contains several provisions including a larger Renewable Fuels Standard of 36 billion gallons of …

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America Wants Renewable Fuels Now

Cindy Zimmerman

A new coalition that supports increased use of domestically produced renewable fuels says nearly three out of four Americans want renewable fuels. According to a new national poll released today by the Renewable Fuels Now Coalition, 74 percent of Americans believe we should increase our use of domestically produced renewable fuels like ethanol. In addition, 87 percent of Americans maintain …

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POET Booth and Blogger

Chuck Zimmerman

While at the ACE Convention I got to meet fellow biofuels blogger Nathan Schock. Nathan is the public relations director for POET and you’ll find him at Rhapsody in Green. Nathan is in the middle of this group of people who were visiting the POET booth at the ACE trade show. You can see some of Nathan’s pictures from the …

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Brian Jennings – State of Ethanol and ACE

Chuck Zimmerman

The executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol is Brian Jennings. He gave the state of the industry and organization speech. I interviewed Brian this morning to find out what he thinks about how things are going in the ethanol industry and especially from the ACE perspective. He says the industry has reached a “pivotal point” in its …

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EPIC President’s Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendance at the ACE Convention is a record with nearly 2,000 people here over the course of the event. Today is the final day and we’ll have a keynote address from South Dakota Senator John Thune soon. One of the big values to attendees here is the opportunity to network and talk with industry partners. This is the President’s Reception …

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Congressman Peterson Explains Research Funding Decisions in House Farm Bill

Chuck Zimmerman

The Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee is Collin Peterson who represents Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. He took the stage here today at the ACE Convention. During his remarks he mentioned that the House farm bill had less money allocated for renewable fuels research than some wanted, including the USDA. I got to speak with him afterward and asked him …

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ACE Trade Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Breakfast was in the trade show here at the ACE convention. Here’s the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (our sponsor) booth. EPIC’s got Paul Dana replica toy cars available at their booth which you can get by leaving a donation for the Paul Dana Memorial Fund. 2007 ACE Convention Photo Album

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