National Biofuels Action Plan Expected

Cindy Zimmerman

Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer and Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman are planning to release the National Biofuels Action Plan tomorrow in Washington DC. The action plan is an interagency plan detailing the collaborative efforts to accelerate the development of a sustainable biofuels industry. The Cabinet Secretaries will announce additional news related to the biofuels industry, new …

blends, Ethanol, Government

US to Become Biodiesel Leader by 2012

John Davis

A research service for the chemical industry say that the U.S. is poised to be the world leader in biodiesel consumption by 2012. According to a press release posted on, SRI Consulting has published its Global 2008 Biodiesel Report, which says Americans will consume nearly one-fifth of all the world’s biodiesel by 2012… a dramatic turnaround from being a …

blends, corn, Indy Racing, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition

Corn Growers Promote Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers are supporting the promotion of mid-level ethanol blends to provide consumers who drive flex-fuel vehicles with more options. “True fuel flexibility means that drivers should have more of a say,” said Steve Ruh, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s ethanol committee. “Mid-level blends allow consumers to customize the fuel they use so they can save money, boost …

blends, EPIC, Ethanol, News

Iowa Blender Pumps More than 1,335 Gallons for Promotion

Michelle Kautz

“We are delighted to be the first company in Iowa to offer E30 and E85 to FFV drivers”, said Gary Brosamle, energy department manager at Galva Holstein Ag. “Galva Holstein Ag is an avid supporter of renewable fuels, and we encourage all Iowan’s to use ethanol-blended fuels, which are made right here in our backyards.”. The state-of-the-art blender pump is …

blends, E85, Ethanol, Facilities, News

Kansas Ethanol Initiative to be Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

A new program and pump promotion will help raise awareness for higher blends of ethanol in Kansas. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), ICM and the Kansas Corn Commission are holding the event, which will include discount prices on ethanol blends for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) at TJ’s Convenience Store in Colwich from 6:30 to 8:30 am on Monday. FFV …

blends, corn, E85, EPIC, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, News