Chrysler Helps “Tell the Story” of Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Chrysler sees great value in ethanol. James Frusti, Chrysler Group manager of Fuels, Energy and Regulatory Affairs, presented the company’s ethanol strategy as part of the auto industry’s greater efforts of collaboration during the 25th Annual Ethanol Conference. Fursti said that center stage of bringing any technology to market is the customer and the technology must provide value to the customer. “Whether it …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Car Makers, conferences, Ethanol

Ethanol Biorefining Innovations

Joanna Schroeder

There are many biorefining innovations taking place in the ethanol industry. During the 25th Annual Ethanol Conference, three company representatives discussed the research and technologies they were implementing or studying to increase the value of the ethanol production process. Steve McNinch with Western Plains Energy said his company is looking at how to move into the advanced biofuels category of …

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Do The Math

Joanna Schroeder

Recently the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) celebrated its 25th Annual Ethanol Conference. One of the things ACE knew 25 years ago was that they needed to work with the people who distributed fuel. Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President and guru of market development, was one of those retailers with whom ACE worked. Twelve years later, Lamberty’s “gig” became full …

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RFA: Reports Show Waiver Won’t Lower Corn Prices

John Davis

The folks from the Renewable Fuels Association are pointing to two university studies as proof any waiving of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would not significantly lower corn prices. The issue came to the forefront in the last few weeks as the drought pushed corn prices to record levels, and livestock groups look to the RFS waiver as relief from …

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RFS Waiver Would Not Immediately Impact Corn Prices

John Davis

While a new report shows that a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard could drop corn prices, the impact would not be felt this year and could vary. The Purdue University report, entiled Potential Impacts of a Partial Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules, was authored by the school’s Wally Tyner, Farzad Taheripour and Christopher Hurt and presented today in …

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RFA: RFS Waiver Brings No Lower Prices for Anyone

John Davis

Officials with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) say if the EPA grants a waiver to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), it would not bring the hoped-for reduction in feed prices for livestock producers and lower prices for consumers at the grocery stores. The calls for the waiver grew louder after last Friday’s USDA crop report showed a 13 percent reduction …

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Senate Candidate Urges Ethanol Industry to Fight

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Nebraska governor and senator and candidate for the Senate once again, Bob Kerrey, urged the crowd at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference Friday to fight for the industry. “The only way you beat these guys is by fighting,” Kerrey said about the opponents of ethanol. “With the RFS, you cannot win this thing by being kind and gentle.” …

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Most Positive ACE Conference Ever

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite a drought that is lowering the corn crop and causing ethanol plant shutdowns, American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings thinks the organization’s 25th annual conference last week was the most positive ever. “We’re really encouraged and enthused about how the conference went,” said Jennings. “We know things are tough out there but we ended this conference …

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Corn Growers Remain Optimistic

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers remain optimistic about the future, despite this year’s drought-devastated crop. “It could all change tomorrow,” was the theme of National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Rick Tolman’s talk at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Omaha on Friday, just hours after the USDA released a new crop forecast showing a 13% drop in corn production this year …

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ACE Gives Sen. Nelson Highest Honor

Cindy Zimmerman

During its 25th annual conference in Omaha Friday, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) with the Merle Anderson Award for his leadership in supporting the renewable fuels industry while serving as Governor and Senator of Nebraska. Nelson established the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition in 1991, helped create the first energy title in a farm bill, …

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