Growth Launches “You’re No Dummy” Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

In response to the major ad campaign funded by Big Oil in an effort to block higher blends of ethanol into the marketplace (such as E15), ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy has launched an advertising campaign called “You’re no Dummy“. The goal of the campaign is to help Americans better understand that the oil industry is trying to stop the …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Video

DF Cast: Agencies Work Together on Biofuels Targets

John Davis

On August 6, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule for the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) based on analysis provided by, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which revised downward its cellulosic biofuel forecast for 2013 to 4 million gallons (or 6 million ethanol-equivalent gallons) target for cellulosic biofuels use in 2013, less than half what was …

Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, Domestic Fuel Cast, Government

Quad County Seeing Success with Enogen

Joanna Schroeder

Quad County Corn Processors, a biorefinery based in Galva, Iowa is definitely an innovative ethanol facility and its paying off. During a visit with Delayne Johnson, whose plant recently broke ground on its bolt-on cellulosic technology coined “ACE,”I got a quick update on how the Enogen corn was faring in their ethanol process. Quad County was the first ethanol plant …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

I’ll Take Some Free Fuel Please

Joanna Schroeder

From Washington to Texas to New Jersey to Florida, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country stopped by the Buffalo Chip Campgrounds during Sturgis to get some free 93 octane ethanol blended fuel. Riders familiar with the fuel were “stoked” to get a few gallons of free, premium ethanol fuel while those less knowledgeable were excited to try out the ethanol …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis

Free Fuel Happy Hour at Sturgis

Joanna Schroeder

During this year’s Sturgis event in Sturgis, South Dakota, bikers from across the country who were staying at the Buffalo Chip Campgrounds were treated to free ethanol-blended fuel compliments of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The “Free Fuel Happy Hours” promotion enabled motorcyclists to fill their tank, free of charge, with 93 octane E10 (10 percent ethanol). This high octane …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis, Video

In Center Ring: Biofuels Versus Big Oil

Joanna Schroeder

The National Conference of State Legislators kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday and today the group has invited Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) along with Patrick Kelly of the American Petroleum Institute (API) to debate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to Cooper, the invitation was extended because state legislators want to learn more about the program …

Audio, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

Patriot Renewable Fuels: A 5 Year Retrospective

Joanna Schroeder

Patriot Renewable Fuels based in Annawan, Illinois came online on August 31, 2008, during the first financial crisis of the industry and the beginning of the financial crisis in America. But this didn’t keep the biorefinery from success, and later this month the plant is celebrating its fifth anniversary. I spoke to Gene Griffith today to get a retrospective on …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol

Why Sugarcane Ethanol is Essential to RFS

Joanna Schroeder

There is a significant amount of attention being paid to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) but one area that hasn’t been talked about much is the role of sugarcane ethanol in the RFS. To learn more, I spoke with Leticia Phillips the representative for North America with UNICA – the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. She said that under the RFS, …

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Legends Ride Features Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in full swing and one of the highlights of the event is the 2013 Legends Ride. It began yesterday in Deadwood, South Dakota and ended at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground where the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is a sponsor. This is the site where RFA will also be pumping free 93 octane E10 today …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis, Video

Buffalo Chip Founder Loves Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The founder and President of The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground is Rod Woodruff. Here’s Rod after being presented with a special surprise during a dinner here at the Chip during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Apparently his staff and friends had his motorcycle completely re-designed with a very cool look. I visited with him just before the presentation and found …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis