Renewing Cheese Water for Renewable Fuels

Laura McNamara

A Wisconsin entrepreneur says producers don´t have to rely on corn, or even cellulosic waste, to create ethanol. Joe Van Groll, Owner of Grand Meadow Energy, LLC, says he can create ethanol from cheese water waste. Joe says this new method for creating ethanol is a great alternative. He points out that the ethanol industry is the target of negative …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, corn, Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, News, Production

Branding E85

Laura McNamara

There are a lot of pluses about operating vehicles with a blend of E85 fuel and the Director of Operations with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council mapped out just as many ways to promote consumer use of the renewable fuel. That’s precisely what today’s educational forum at the Holiday Inn in Overland Park was all about: how to boost …

Agribusiness, Audio, E85, Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Flex Fuel Vehicles, News, Production, Promotion

Mid-Missouri MFA Oil Trucks and Pumps E85 throughout the Midwest

Laura McNamara

E85 “just makes sense” for the Manager of Special Projects at MFA Oil. David Perkins was one of two MFA Oil representatives at today’s educational forum on E85 fuel. The forum was sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. David says MFA Oil is the company responsible for introducing ethanol to the mid-Missouri region when the company invested in …

Agribusiness, Audio, Distribution, E85, EPIC, Ethanol, Facilities, News, Production, Promotion

Growing E85 in Kansas

Laura McNamara

Good news if you’re a fuel retailer in Kansas. The state offers a 40 percent tax credit to retailers who invest in E85 fuel. Couple that with the 30 percent tax credit the federal government offers, and fuel retailers in Kansas can take advantage of a 70 percent return on their E85 investments. That’s one of the key points Sue …

Agribusiness, Audio, corn, Distribution, E85, Energy, EPIC, Ethanol, Facilities, News, Production, Promotion

Ethanol Becomes Bigger Priority for Novozymes Inc.

Laura McNamara

An article from The Sacramento Business Journal has spotlighted a company that’s shifting some gears and making more room for research in ethanol production. Celia Lamb reports that Novozymes Inc., part of Davis biotechnology company – a company that focuses on industrial enzyme research – is investing in additional space and personnel to boost it’s resources for ethanol exploration. Here’s …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, Facilities, News, Research

Technology Key to Food and Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2007 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium held in Des Moines this week focused on “Biofuels and Biofoods: The Global Implications of Emerging Technologies.” At the event, more than 700 leading policymakers, industry executives, and agricultural and food science experts from over 65 countries, gathered to explore the international impact that biorenewable energy will have in the coming decades. One …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, News, Research

Technology Management Develops World’s First Soybean-Powered Fuel Cell

Laura McNamara

Ohio has a lot of it, and now, one company has a breakthrough way of using it. Technology Management Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, says it’s committed to “creating clean technology solutions for the emerging energy shortfalls of the 21st century.” That commitment has paid off as TMI offers a first in fuel cell systems technology worldwide, using Ohio’s largest …

Agribusiness, Energy, News, Production, Research

Announcing WIREC 2008

Cindy Zimmerman

The United States will host the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference March 4-6, 2008. The conference, which has been held previously in Bonn and Beijing, is an opportunity for government, private sector, and non-governmental leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky hosted stakeholders in the renewable …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, conferences, Ethanol, global warming, Government, News, Wind

Monsanto Sets Sights on Ethanol Innovation

Laura McNamara

Monsanto Company, the self-described global leader in technology-based solutions and agricultural products, has announced it will be ramping up its development in the ethanol industry. Monsanto is now collaborating with Perten Instruments to stay within the cutting edge of emerging ethanol technologies. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Perten Instruments today announced a collaboration to develop advanced process analytical tools to …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, News, Research

Product of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

In a near unanimous decision, ethanol has been chosen as the 2007 AgriMarketing Product of the Year by AgriMarketing Magazine. According to the magazine, the entry was submitted by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). In just the past year, ethanol production has increased over 50%, given several segments of the ag economy a much needed boost, and increased …

Agribusiness, EPIC, Ethanol, News