American Coalition for Ethanol Elects New Officers

John Davis

The American Coalition for Ethanol has elected its board officers for 2015: * President – Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol, LLC * Vice President – Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc. * Secretary – Dave Sovereign, representing Golden Grain Energy, LLC * Treasurer – Owen Jones, representing Full Circle Ag Cooperative Alverson is a corn and soybean farmer and …

ACE, Ag group, Agribusiness, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Illinois Soybean Growers Launch 20% Biodiesel Club

John Davis

Soybean growers in Illinois are recognizing fleets in the state that run on a 20 percent blend of biodiesel, B20. This news release from the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) says the group has partnered with the American Lung Association in Illinois to launch the B20 Club. “B20 offers economic and environmental benefits to the fleets that use it, so we …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Soybeans

Corn and Ethanol Groups Blast Report

John Davis

A report critical of corn-based ethanol is being blasted by groups representing the corn and ethanol industries as being the same old arguments that have been roundly rejected and criticized by the scientific community and disproven by the empirical data, as well as smacking of Big Oil’s efforts to discredit an American success story. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), …

Ag group, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Inspiring Words from Inspiring Biodiesel Advocate

John Davis

There are many in the biodiesel industry who serve as inspirations, but maybe none as much as Greg Anderson with the Nebraska Soybean Board. The soybean farmer has been a long-time biodiesel advocate and has shown his full-time devotion to his fellow soybean farmers and the biodiesel industry in so many ways. Even after suffering a near-fatal accident involving a …

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John Deere Green Goes Well with Green Biodiesel

John Davis

A Nebraska farmer who proudly admits he bleeds John Deere green also admits a pretty high affection for the green fuel, biodiesel. Greg Greving, who farms in Central Nebraska and is a board member of the Nebraska Soybean Board, told attendees of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo that biodiesel is what powers his equipment. “This fall, my two boys, …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, John Deere, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Grain Demand for Biofuels Expected to Stagnate

John Davis

A bumper crop has helped lower feedstock prices for grain-based biofuels, but the industry is still expected to stagnate. Patrick Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show that this year’s bumper crop and low prices is good news for those buying the …

Ag group, Agribusiness, biofuels, Farm Bureau

Corn Growers: Not the Time to Cut RFS

John Davis

Two record corn crops and low prices for the grain – that’s not the time the U.S. should be cutting the amount of ethanol to be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply. That’s the message coming from the National Corn Growers Association, as the group laments the fact that altering the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) couldn’t come at a worse …

Ag group, Agribusiness, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, NCGA, RFS

Matt Blunt Delivers Message to NBB Attendees

Chuck Zimmerman

It was good to see former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt on stage today at the National Biodiesel Conference. Matt accomplished great things for the industry during his time in office. He is now the President of the American Automotive Policy Council and lives in Virginia. By the way, he also has a small herd of beef cattle. Matt took the …

Ag group, Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

NBB Chairman’s Report

Chuck Zimmerman

Steven Levy, Chair for the National Biodiesel Board took the stage this morning to provide an inspiring message to members who have been facing some serious odds in the last couple years. But he told everyone about how important it is to keep trying in order to obtain success using a quote from Thomas Edison. Across the biodiesel industry, we’re …

Ag group, Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, RFS

Legislative Discussion from NBB

Chuck Zimmerman

Since we’ve had politics dominating the discussion since last night why not have a little bit more? National Biodiesel Conference attendees got a very good legislative update this morning from Anne Steckel, NBB, Vice President of Federal Affairs. Her session included a question and answer session with Byron Dorgan, a senior policy advisor, author, professor, and former Senator from North …

Ag group, Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, RFS