How Reid Vapor Pressure Impacts #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Reid vapor pressure (RVP) is one of those scientific terms reminiscent of high school chemistry but it has a significant impact on fuel at the pump, especially in the summer months. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) senior vice president Ron Lamberty gave a brief lesson on RVP to attendees at the organization’s annual legislative fly-in this week as they prepared …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ACE Shows Faces of #Ethanol in Roll Call

Cindy Zimmerman

In conjunction with the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual legislative fly-in this week, the grassroots ethanol organization is running ads in Roll Call, a popular Capitol Hill publication. Today’s ad highlights the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and bipartisan legislation to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 and higher ethanol blends. Charlie Good, an ASE-certified …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Push Poll Push Back

Joanna Schroeder

The American Petroleum Institute has unveiled yet another anti-biofuel poll. The latest released during a media call today was conducted by Harris Poll. According to the poll, 77 percent of registered voters are concerned that breaching the so-called  ethanol blend wall would drive up the cost of gasoline for consumers and reduce the nation’s fuel supply (85 percent Republicans, 75 …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

ACE Ready for Annual Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

The 8th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) legislative fly-in is coming up next week, April 13-14, and some 70 members of the organization from about 15 states are planning to attend this year. “It’s really important that we show the human face of ethanol and renewable fuels,” said ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings. “We spend a lot of …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Ethanol Report on Trade Mission to Peru

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was part of a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. The March 13-15 trip went to Lima and the Piura region, where cane-based ethanol is produced, and featured meetings with ministry of energy …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Exports, International, RFA

#Propane Power on a Roll

Joanna Schroeder

Propane power is on a roll these days, going far beyond it’s traditional uses of home heating and grain drying, moving into areas such as fleet vehicles and school buses. To learn more about propane’s market expansion, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager. GROWMARK is one of the country’s largest retailers of propane. …

Alternative Vehicles, Audio, GROWMARK, Propane

#FlexMyChoice Fighting for FFV Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) launched a new campaign at the 2016 National Ethanol Conference (NEC) designed to help the industry voice support for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). The “Flex My Choice” effort is aimed directly at automakers, auto dealerships, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the fact that automakers have begun to limit FFV models as the government …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Flex Fuel Vehicles, RFA

PERC Promotes Farm Incentive Program

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago, the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) launched the Propane FEED Program for farmers. Today the program has evolved as is now called the Propane Farm Incentive Program and it’s taking off. To learn more about the program and how farmers can get involved, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with PERC’s Director of Agriculture Business Development Cinch Munson during …

Agribusiness, Alternative energy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Propane