Former ACE President Reminisces at #ACE2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Former American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) president Bob Scott likes being able to come to the annual meetings and just catch up with friends, instead of having to “work.” “It’s been seven of these years since I retired so I can come and relax and just enjoy myself,” said Scott during an interview at the 2016 ACE conference. The conference …

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Direct #Ethanol Sales is #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Unsung Hero award winner Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar, Iowa is a pioneer in the direct biorefinery to retail station sales of ethanol. Schwark says selling ethanol direct to retail stations is a way of passing along the best prices possible to the retail station and ultimately the consumer. “Each gallon of …

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Bikers Get up Close and Personal with @EthanolRFA

Chuck Zimmerman

In a sign of true dedication to his job, Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, was on location at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the 8th year. His wife, Denita, has also attended these educational events but not this year since she and Robert just had their first baby two days before he came …

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Grains Council Works for #Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is once again partnering with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to co-sponsor the Export Exchange, an international trade conference held every other year that is very focused on the export of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). “It is the premiere conference worldwide for distillers grains,” said USGC Director of Industry Relations …

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#Ethanol at Sturgis is a Good Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

As a past chairman and current board member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska wants to make sure that the money the organization is well spent to serve the ethanol industry. After seeing the RFA presence promoting ethanol at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Buffalo Chip Campground, Woodside believes that fits the …

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Paul Dana Award Goes to @Sheetz

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week presented Sheetz, Inc. with the 2016 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for leadership in marketing ethanol. The award was instituted in 2006 in memory of Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver and biofuels advocate Paul Dana Sheetz was recognized for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in …

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#Ethanol Report from 2016 Sturgis

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again partnered with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White was joined at this year’s event by association board members Dana Siefkes-Lewis of Redfield Energy in South Dakota and Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in …

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Jennings Offers #ACE16 Highlights, #Ethanol Next Steps

Joanna Schroeder

It came as no surprise that the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference was a huge hit with attendees this week. One comment that was often heard was how great the content was. Attendees were also pumped-up about the efforts of American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) to help get E15 at pumps across the country. After the conference concluded, I was …

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Cattle Producer Talks DDGs at #ACE2016

Lizzy Schultz

The growth of the ethanol industry and the use of dried distillers grains (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, as livestock feed have both harnessed significant controversy and skepticism from livestock producers through the years, and the use of distillers grains as livestock feed was a major topic of discussion at this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held …

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Retailers Share Success Stories at #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

Several retail chains have been leading the way in bringing E15 and E85 to consumers. One of these chains, based in the Northeast, is Sheetz. While some retailers are focusing on E15, others are focusing on E85 such as Pearson Fuels. Representatives from both of these chains took the stage this week during the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference for …

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