Big Oil “Century of Subsidies” Birthday Party in DC

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is teaming up with the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) during their annual Biofuels Beltway March fly-in in Washington, D.C. to hold a celebration for Big Oil. Monte Shaw, executive director of IRFA, said they decided it would be a great time to hold a birthday party to celebrate the oldest, continuous oil subsidy, …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Iowa RFA, Oil, RFS

Advocates Show & Tell Ethanol’s Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

Nearly 50 advocates from around the country are flying into Washington, D.C. this week to tell lawmakers about the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and the importance of consumer choice and E15. Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) who is hosting the event, says there are nearly 100 new freshman members of …

ACE, Audio, Biofuels Beltway, Ethanol

ENOGEN: Profitable for Corn & Ethanol Producers

Joanna Schroeder

Growers looking for a more profitable corn crop should consider planting ENOGEN corn. Ethanol producers looking for more gallons from a bushel of corn should look to farmers growing ENOGEN corn. I learned about the emerging corn trait designed specifically for ethanol production from Jeff Carver who is the ENOGEN Accounts Manager for Syngenta, when we spoke during the Iowa …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Ethanol – The Biggest Rural Success Story

Joanna Schroeder

According to Robert White, the Market Development Director for the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol is the biggest rural success story for American farmers in the past decade. White discussed with Jamie Johansen how ethanol has been a boon for farmers during the 2013 Commodity Classic held last week in Kissimmee, Florida. Most farmers, says White, understand what impact ethanol has …

Audio, biofuels, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

Let’s Talk About Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Ron Lamberty is the Senior Vice President for American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) but he focuses mainly on market development. Lamberty has run gas stations for nearly 30 years and still operates a few. In his role with ACE, he works directly with gas stations to answer any questions they have about ethanol and ethanol blending. ACE, said Lamberty, during …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, Commodity Classic, Ethanol

Growers Asked to Join Grassroots Ethanol Efforts

Joanna Schroeder

Tara Chandra with Growth Energy spends much of her time working in the organization’s public policy sector. She helps with their social media efforts and other educational efforts as well as helps their member’s with their policy and communication efforts. Chandra was at the 2013 Commodity Classic that took place in Kissimmee, Florida talking to growers from across the country …

Audio, Commodity Classic, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol High Priority for Corn Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was high on the priority list for delegates to the National Corn Growers Association Corn Congress policy meeting last week during the 2013 Commodity Classic. NCGA President Pam Johnson said they will continue to fight the attacks on both the Renewable Fuel Standard and the approval of E15 in the marketplace. “We will not let these attacks stand,” said …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

Clean Diesel Technology, 20 Years in the Making

Joanna Schroeder

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board and much of the focus on their 10th annual NBB Conference and Expo held in Las Vegas was spent on reminiscing over the past 20 years and looking forward to the next 20 years. “It’s amazing how far we’ve come in 20 years,” said Steve Howell, NBB’s Technical Director …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB