DF Cast: Bundling Biomass for a Cellulosic Future

John Davis

As cellulosic ethanol plants are opening up across the country, those facilities need a way to get the feedstocks, while farmers need a way to get that biomass to those new refineries. That’s where Pacific Ag comes in. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we talk to CEO Bill Levy and Steve Van Mouwerik, Vice President of Operations …

Agribusiness, Audio, biomass, Cellulosic, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, feedstocks

DF Cast: Ethanol Innovators Talk New Tech at ACE Conf.

John Davis

Any manufacturer is looking to get more out of their operations, and it’s certainly no different for biofuel makers. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we hear from four innovators who talked about their operations and how they are on the cutting edge of biofuel producing technologies during the recent at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference. Among …

ACE Ethanol Conference, advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, RINS

DF Cast: Syngenta Helps Ethanol Infrastructure Efforts

John Davis

A company that is getting more ethanol out of corn is trying to get more infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. Recently, Syngenta announced a new fund to help fuel retailers put in infrastructure to handle higher blends of ethanol from E15 to E85. The announcement was made at a NASCAR event, where fans have been able to witness just …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, E15, E85, Enogen, Syngenta

DF Cast: Finding Ways to Increase Ethanol Blends

John Davis

While the ethanol industry awaits the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on the amount of ethanol to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, ethanol producers are looking at other ways to make sure the green fuel increases its blend amounts. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we hear from Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Dean Drake with the …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Domestic Fuel Cast, E15, E85, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Government, Growth Energy, RFS

DF Cast: Senators, Industry Push EPA on Biofuels

John Davis

Time is ticking down for the Environmental Protection Agency to make a decision on how much renewable fuel will be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply, and ethanol and biodiesel groups are pressing for a change to what’s being proposed. On the biodiesel side, nearly 120 companies have just sent the White House a letter trying to reverse the proposed …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

DF Cast: Fuels America Fights Back with “Oil Rigged”

John Davis

Backers of renewable fuels say when it comes to the fight against Big Oil, the fight is rigged… oil rigged. Recently, Fuels America held a pair of news conferences. The first was to announce the launch of its “Oil Rigged” television and digital ad campaign and OilRigged.com, designed to “expose the many ways the oil industry is rigging the system …

Audio, BIO, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, Growth Energy, Oil, RFA, RFS

DF Cast: Lawmakers Listening to Ethanol Advocates

John Davis

Ethanol backers got their voices heard during the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Biofuels Beltway March in Washington, D.C. And at least some lawmakers were listening. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we talk to Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who met with ACE and its supporters and all …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, food and fuel, Government, Legislation

DF Cast: Hearing in the Heartland Talks EPA & RFS

John Davis

Unable to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to come to the heart of where biodiesel and ethanol are produced, leaders in the Midwest decided to hold their own “field hearing” to let the Obama Administration know they are unhappy with what proposed cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The comment period for this proposal has recently ended, but …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, EPA, Ethanol, Government, RFS

DF Cast: EPA Proposal More Than Just Numbers

John Davis

We’ve heard a lot of the national numbers in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of ethanol and biodiesel going into the country’s fuel supply… cellulosic biofuels at 17 million gallons, biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons, advanced biofuels at 2.20 billion gallons and renewable fuels at 15.21 billion. But outside of all these national numbers is …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Domestic Fuel Cast, EPA, Ethanol, RFA, RFS