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 …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

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 …

ACE, Audio, conferences, EPIC, Ethanol, News, RFA

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 …

ACE, Ethanol, Government, News

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 …

ACE, Distillers Grains, EPIC, Ethanol, News

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 …

ACE, Cellulosic, Ethanol, News

Ethanol Industry Meets in Omaha

Cindy Zimmerman

The 21st Ethanol Conference & Trade Show is underway in Omaha with the theme “Fueling Revolution.” The event kicked off officially with the opening of the trade show at the Qwest Center. The conference is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees, with more than 200 companies represented at the trade show. Topics that will be covered during sessions over …

ACE, conferences, Ethanol, News

Ethanol Group Expands Board

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) this week voted to expand its board of directors to add representation from key ethanol companies and grassroots organizations. With the vote, four new members have been added to the board – Ron Fagen of Fagen, Inc; Greg Krissek of ICM; Todd Sneller with the Nebraska Ethanol Board; and Missouri Corn Growers Association CEO …

ACE, Ethanol, News

ACE Announces Lineup for 2008 Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Fueling Revolution” is the theme for the 2008 Ethanol Conference and Trade Show being held August 12-14 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The conference officially gets underway on August 13 with morning breakout sessions on a number of important topics, including Protecting Profitability in Volatile Markets, Mid-Range Ethanol Blends & E85, Current Issues in Distillers Grains, and Cellulosic …

ACE, conferences, corn, Ethanol, News

Organizations Support Ethanol Tariff

Cindy Zimmerman

Seven commodity and ethanol organizations have written a letter to President Bush in support of the secondary tariff on imported ethanol. The groups called attention to the importance of the tariff for the nation’s growing ethanol industry, as well as to the nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Ethanol Producers and Consumers (EPAC), National …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Government, Legislation, News, RFA

Ethanol Groups Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The three major ethanol producer groups are working together to combat negative publicity and keep ethanol moving forward. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Toni Nuernberg says the three groups – EPIC, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol – complement each other. “All three of us have a roll to play in this industry,” Nuernberg …

ACE, EPIC, Ethanol, FEW, News, Promotion, RFA, RFN