Fly-In Participants Passionate About Ethanol

Carrie Muehling

Retired civil engineer and ethanol investor Tom Blazek of Louisiana has a passion for clean air and clean fuels. “I’m interested in cleaning up our environment and we can do that by cleaning up our motor fuels,” said Blazek, who attended the American Coalition for Ethanol‘s Annual Fly-In to Washington, D.C. for the first time this year. “Motor fuels are …

ACE, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol

New ACE Video Discusses E15 Liability Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a controversial new video this week addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel. The video on the flexfuelforward.com website features current E15 marketers talking openly about customer E15 complaints and includes a collection of consumers who have had damage or had warranties voided by using …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Retailers, Video

Ethanol Report on EPA Small Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Outrage is growing this week over revelations that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been granting Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance exemptions to dozens of oil refineries. Combined with the approval of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions bankruptcy agreement and the agency’s refusal to enforce the 2016 RFS requirements as remanded by the courts, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is saying …

Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

RFA Request Demands Answers on Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy in pursuit of more information regarding Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance exemptions to dozens of oil refineries. “We want to know how many (refineries) and how many gallons are impacted by these small refiner exemptions,” …

Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Growth Energy Demands Moratorium on RFS Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

With the scandal over the Environmental Protection Agency granting numerous small refinery hardship waivers growing, Growth Energy has sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt demanding a moratorium on waivers being issued. “EPA appears to be operating under the cover of night in a secretive process where the agency acts as judge, jury, and executioner to …

Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Minnesota Teen Takes Part in ACE DC Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

Attending the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) DC Fly-in last month was a great experience for a high school junior from Minnesota. Michael Nagler says his dad David Nagler, a board member for Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, invited him to attend this year’s event. “I didn’t really know all that much about ethanol before,” said Michael, who had the opportunity …

ACE, Audio, corn, Ethanol

NCGA President Working Hard for Ethanol in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Kevin Skunes has probably spent more time in Washington DC over the past month or so than on his farm in North Dakota working hard to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the important market of ethanol for corn growers. Last week, Skunes joined the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) in visits to …

ACE, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

Ethanol Report on Custom Ethanol Chopper

Cindy Zimmerman

Several hundred lucky motorcycle lovers got the chance to see a brand new, E85-capable American Chopper designed by Paul Teutul, Jr. when it was unveiled at East Kansas Agri-Energy on Saturday. The rest of the world will have to wait until the sweet ride officially debuts on the new season of the Discovery Channel’s American Chopper this summer. Discovery Channel …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Motorcycle, RFA