BioFuel PR Launches to Tell Ethanol’s Story

John Davis

The ethanol industry knows that if it is going to be successful in the current political climate, they need to tell their personal ethanol stories. But this is easier said then done with the role of ethanol employees to produce fuel, feed and fiber – not be savvy communicators. With several requests for help last fall from ethanol plants to …

biofuels, communications, Company Announcement, Ethanol

Retailers Tell Ethanol Story at ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

Fuel retailers in ethanol producing states had compelling stories to tell at the American Coalition for Ethanol Biofuels Beltway March last week in Washington DC. Several of them sat down with reporters during the event to talk about their success selling higher ethanol blends, as well as the hurdles they had to overcome to do so. Glenn Bedanhop is a …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

IRFA: Strong Plantings Report Calls for Strong RFS

John Davis

Expected big plantings of corn and soybeans underscore the need for a strong Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). New estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show a possible record amount of soybeans expected to be planted this year and the fifth largest corn acreage to be planted as well. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) says these factors show …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, feedstocks, Government, Iowa RFA, RFS, Soybeans, USDA

EPA’s Feeling About RFS? Depends Who’s Asking

John Davis

How does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) feel about its proposal to cut the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply? Well, that depends on who the folks at the agency are talking to. Speaking before the House Appropriations Committee last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy seemed to backtrack on last January’s statements before …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFS

Sen. Thune Meets with Ethanol Supporters

Cindy Zimmerman

A team of four biofuels supporters had the chance to meet with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) last week while in Washington DC for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Biofuels Beltway March. In an interview following that meeting, Thune talked about some of the issues facing the biofuels industry, in particular the EPA proposal to lower volume requirements under the …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFS

Shaw has Ethanol Support for Congress

John Davis

A candidate for Congress believes his background in ethanol will help him in the upcoming primary and general election. And for Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw, who has served in that role for nearly 10 years and now is running for the 3rd Congressional District seat, that background runs pretty deep. “This is Iowa. If agriculture …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

BIO Report Says Lowering RFS Will Increase GHG

Cindy Zimmerman

A new white paper from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) finds that lowering the volume requirements for biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as proposed by the administration will lead to an increase in emissions of greenhouse gases next year. According to Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section and lead author of the special …

BIO, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

API Runs Additional Biofuel Attack Ads

Joanna Schroeder

The American Petroleum Institute (API) will be running additional advertisements criticizing biofuels and the ethanol industry is once again fighting back. “Once again, API has decided to perpetuate misinformation to protect their bottom line. They will do anything to protect their record profits and market share, even at the expense of consumer savings and a cleaner environment,” said Tom Buis, …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Oil

Ag Secretary Takes Time on Ag Day for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

There are lots of activities for National Agriculture Day going on today in Washington DC, including a big celebration unveiling a statue of Dr. Norman Borlaug in the Capitol, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack still took time to meet with members of the American Coalition for Ethanol in town this week to visit Congressional offices “The country needs a robust …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, USDA

Biofuel Organizations Call for Tax Credits Extensions

John Davis

Leaders from several biofuel trade organizations are calling for the extension of some federal advanced biofuel tax credits. The Advanced Ethanol Council, Advanced Biofuels Association, Algae Biomass Organization, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and Renewable Fuels Association have sent a letter to the Senate calling for the restoration of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the …

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