Consumers Can Help Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil

Cindy Zimmerman

During the 2007 State of the Union address, President Bush made it very clear that ethanol has a vital role to play in our nation’s long term energy independence goals and public education will play a key role in the continued adoption of renewable fuels. This edition of “Fill Up, Feel Good” discusses what consumers can do to help the …

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Power from Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Peanut Research Lab is looking at how farmers may be able to make their own peanut-based on-farm fuel. Research agronomist Wilson Faircloth says they have spent the past two years field testing different peanut varieties that can be used to make biodiesel. “We are now at the point where we are beginning to build a biodiesel pilot plant …

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Florida Ethanol Plant President Sees Bright Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of Florida’s only ethanol plant under construction was a featured speaker in Indian River citrus country this week. Bradley Krohn of U.S. EnviroFuels plans to use corn from the Midwest to produce ethanol for a 40 million gallon a year plant at Tampa Bay, but he believes there is good potential for Florida producers to grow alternative crops …

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Ethanol Production Effects on Poultry

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the first people I ran into here at the International Poultry Expo was Dr. Paul Aho who is a poultry economist. His company is called Poultry Perspective. Dr. Aho is being interviewed here by farm podcaster, Ned Arthur, PoultryCast. Dr. Aho says that the increase in the cost of corn has had a significant impact on the meat …

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President Calls For Increasing Alternative Fuel Supply

Cindy Zimmerman

As anticipated, President George W. Bush devoted a significant portion of his 2007 State of the Union address Tuesday evening to energy. “For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil,” said President Bush. “It’s in our vital interest to diversify America’s energy supply. The way forward is through technology.” The audience applauded seven times during the four …

Audio, Biodiesel, Energy, Ethanol, Government, News

Busy Year Ahead for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

2006 was an incredible year of growth of the ethanol industry and 2007 promises to be just as big. As production grows, education and marketing of the farm-based fuel becomes even more important and that is why the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has a busy year already lined up. In this “Fill Up Feel Good” podcast, EPIC Senior Director …

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Ethanol Promotion Goes Global

Cindy Zimmerman

The Interamerican Ethanol Commission has been successfully launched. Florida Governor Jeb Bush joined Roberto Rodrigues, President of the Superior Council of Agrobusiness and Brazil’s Former Minister of Agriculture, and Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, to launch the new commission in Coral Gables on Monday. During the event, Governor Bush also presented the Akerman Senterfitt Annual Ethanol …

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Surveys and Studies on Value of Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Several recent surveys and studies relating to ethanol provide some insight into what consumers think about ethanol, how biotechnology can help fill the demand for both food and fuel, and how domestic sources of energy like ethanol can help revitalize the rural economy. This “Fill Up Feel Good” podcast discusses the results of these studies. The “Fill up, Feel Good” …

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