Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Reid Vapor Pressure, Retailers, RFA

#Propane Celebrates 5 Years of Farm Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

After five years of applied research through the Propane Farm Incentive Program, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has some good data to back up the benefits for farmers switching to propane equipment in higher performance, improved efficiency, and significant cost savings. Over 400 producers from 32 states have participated in PERC’s incentive program over the last five years. …

Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, PERC, Propane

New Holland Reveals Prototype Propane Tractor

Joanna Schroeder

For ten years, New Holland’s brand position has been as a Clean Energy Leader and the company didn’t disappoint at this year’s Farm Progress Show with the launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype that is powered by propane autogas. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor …

Alternative energy, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Propane

EcoEngineers’ Ramm Talks Technology Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

There were many interesting panel discussions during the recent Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). One breakout session entitled, “Technology Innovation: Kernel Fiber Leads the Way to Cellulosic Biofuel,” featured the emergence of cellulosic ethanol being produced from the corn kernel fiber. Two companies leading they way in this are Quad County Corn Processors and Edeniq. …

ACE Ethanol Conference, advance biofuels, Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RINS

New Holland’s Big Baler for Big #Biomass Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the …

advance biofuels, Audio, biomass, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

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