Daryl Hannah Promotes Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

I started out wandering around and getting my bearings here at the Biodiesel Conference and just like last year, one of the first persons I ran into was Daryl Hannah. Daryl has been to every National Biodiesel Conference and can’t believe how much it has grown. She’s pictured here with Jenna Higgins, Communications Director for the National Biodiesel Board during …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Miscellaneous

Secretary of Agriculture Asked About Feed Prices

Chuck Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns gave a speech during this morning’s general session here at the Cattle Industry Convention and afterward he held a press conference. He was asked about ethanol and the effect that increased production has had on livestock feed prices and offers some administration thoughts on the subject which include the promotion and development of cellulosic ethanol. …

Audio, Ethanol, Government

A Cattleman’s Perspective

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I’ve been attending the Cattle Industry Convention and like last week at the International Poultry Expo the buzz word is ethanol. I’ve heard it in the hallways and I’ve heard it in presentations. This morning I interviewed Mike John on the left and John Queen on the right. Mike’s the outgoing president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association …

Audio, Ethanol

Farm Bill Proposals Stress Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A word that few people even knew just five years ago when the last farm bill was written is all over the Bush administration’s 2007 farm bill proposals released Wednesday. That word is “cellulosic.” As announced last week, the proposals include $1.6 billion in new funding for renewable energy research, development and production, targeted for cellulosic ethanol, which will support …

Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Government, Legislation, News

Ethanol Representatives Witness First Indy Open Test

Cindy Zimmerman

The IndyCar® Series held its first Open Test of the season Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway where for the first time all IndyCar Series cars ran on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Tom Slunecka said the IndyCar® drivers he talked to in Daytona are proud to be a part of the change to a …

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing, News

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 …

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol, Fill Up Feel Good, Government

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 …

Audio, Biodiesel, Research

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 …

Audio, Ethanol, News