Growth’s Manning Talks #E15 Market Access

Joanna Schroeder

The Growth Energy team has been working hard on expanding market access for ethanol across the country. To learn more about their efforts, I sat down with Kelly Manning during the Farm Progress Show and we kicked off the interview with talking about the roll out of E15 and the Prime the Pump program. Manning said the retailers have been …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, Retailers

#Ethanol Still High on NCGA Priority List

Cindy Zimmerman

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association spent time with media, farmers, industry partners and academics during the 2016 Farm Progress Show last week to share the organization’s key priorities and messages. The clear intent of our effort is to communicate the economic challenges farmers are facing and leverage NCGA’s position as a thought leader to raise awareness and drive …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

IA Gov. Branstad Checks Out #FarmProgessShow

Joanna Schroeder

Another successful Farm Progress Show has wrapped up in Boone, Iowa. We ended on a high note with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visiting exhibitors and stopping by the BASF Media Tent to speak with reporters about key ag issues. I spoke with him about three issues: ethanol, water quality and trade. Branstad said that we appreciate the private sector support …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show

GROWMARK FS & Star Energy Power #FarmProgressShow

Joanna Schroeder

Once again, GROWMARK FS and STAR Energy are powering the Farm Progress Show. The companies supply fuels such as propane and propane autogas to help keep the farm equipment and vehicles running smoothly. One hundred percent of the fuel that powers the Farm Progress Show comes from GROWMARK Star Energy. STAR Energy retail fuel manager Jason Stauffer told Cindy Zimmerman during …

Alternative energy, Audio, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Propane

Glacial Lakes In Midst of Premium E30 Challenge

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry knows that one area for the growth of the renewable fuel is through mid-level ethanol blends such as E30. The auto industry is calling for more octane and has indicated that ethanol is one great solution with E30 as the ideal blend. While the two industries seem to be on the same page when it comes to …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, blends, Ethanol, Octane, Promotion

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Golden Grain Energy, and owner and investor of Cresco Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa. I was able to sit down with Sovereign …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

Octane Value Takes Center Stage During #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Higher octane. The automakers want it. Many consumers want it. But how to get it? Ethanol. Many in the ethanol industry have begun to realize that one of the pathways forward for continued growth for ethanol is through higher ethanol blends such as E30, or as the lowest-cost, environmentally friendliest option for more octane. How to achieve this was the …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, Ethanol, Octane

How to Tell #Biofuel’s Sustainability Story

Joanna Schroeder

Sustainability is a key topic in both the biofuels industry as well as among consumers. However, each person seems to have a different definition of what exactly sustainable means. Industry efforts have included ongoing tactics to improve the environmental footprint and the panel discussion, “What Does Sustainability Mean for Biofuel Producers Today? How Will It Affect Your Business Tomorrow?” covered …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, Environment, Ethanol

#ACE2016 Discusses the Future of #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

What is the future of ethanol? This was the topic of discussion during the recent 29th annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference (ACE). The panel included Chad Friese, General Manager, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company; Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors CEO; and East Kansas Agri-Energy President and CEO Jeff Oestmann. One of the key topics was how to keep the …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, E15, EPA, Ethanol