Ethanol Safety Seminars Scheduled for Tennessee

Joanna Schroeder

Two Ethanol Safety Seminars will be taking place in Tennessee this June: June 25, 2014 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and June 27, 2014 at the Nashville Fire Academy. The seminars are designed for individuals who respond to ethanol-related emergencies as well as those who work at fixed-facilities and transport fuel. The free seminars are sponsored by the …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, safety

E85 Found for $1.39 Less Than Gas In Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

For several months, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has been tracking wholesale E85 prices in Iowa and this week found the largest price differential since they began the E85 Price Listing Service: $1.39 per gallon less than gasoline wholesale. On Monday, June 16, the average price of regular 87-octane gasoline without ethanol was $3.18 per gallon at the Des …

biofuels, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

GRFA: UN Sustainable Goals Must Include Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

This week the 12th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals began at the United Nations in New York City. In response to the meeting, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is encouraging participants to include specific targets for biofuels developments as part of UN’s sustainability goals. In addition, GRFA stressed to delegates that the use of …

biofuels, Climate Change, Environment, International, Renewable Energy

Higher Ethanol Blends Campaign Expands

Joanna Schroeder

The 4th annual Alternative Fuel Road Show is kicking off in Georgia to educate consumers about the benefits of higher blends of ethanol. The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign is sponsored in part by Growth Energy, the Kansas and Nebraska Corn and Ethanol Boards along with several others. The roadshow is the largest clean fuel vehicle educational tour and is designed to …

Alternative energy, Alternative Vehicles, biofuels, Growth Energy

$14.5M in Bioenergy, Biomass Funding From USDA

Joanna Schroeder

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has announced up to $14.5 million in funding to two program funding through the 2014 Farm Bill. RD is accepting applications for companies seeking to offset the costs associated with converting fossil fuel systems to renewable biomass fuel systems. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is offering $2.5 …

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New Biofuel Station Coming to Inwood, Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

A new biofuel station will soon be coming to Inwood, Iowa. Oak Street Station, when completed, will offer higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel to motorists. More specifically, the station will offer ethanol blends E10, E15, E30 and E85, as well as biodiesel blends B5 and B99.9 for independent jobbers and special use customers. “We’re excited to have received a …

Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Biofuels Veteran Joins Advisory Firm

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels veteran and former Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture John Campbell has joined Ocean Park Advisors (OPA), a corporate finance advisory firm for biofuels and other agribusiness companies. Campbell will serve as managing director based in Omaha, Nebraska and will serve to broaden the company’s relationships, develop new business and help execute transactions. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol

FEW Panel Looks Back and to Future of Ethanol

John Davis

Attendees of this week’s 30th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) heard a discussion of 30 years of past and the next five years ahead for ethanol. “I think one of the opportunities we missed 30 years ago was developing a national brand for ethanol,” says Lucy Norton with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). “We let the industry that didn’t …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, FEW, Iowa RFA

Patriot Renewable Fuels is an Innovation Leader

Joanna Schroeder

Last week Patriot Renewable Fuels announced the news that the biofuels plant is making plans, and hopes to add, ICM’s Fiber Separation Technology as well as their Generation 1.5 cellulosic technology to their biorefinery facility located Annawan, Illinois. Patriot is one of the first ethanol plants in the country to adopt both technologies together. During 2014 FEW this week Gene …

advance biofuels, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Patriot Renewable Fuels