D.C. Fly-in Just Around the Corner

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is gearing up to meet with nearly 100 of our country’s legislators during its annual Biofuels Beltway Fly-in being held in Washington, D.C. March 13-14, 2013. To date, ACE has requested meetings with 100 Senate offices and key House members. As ACE Executive Director Brian Jennings noted to DF early this month, a signification …

ACE, biofuels, Biofuels Beltway, E15, Ethanol, RFS

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid When It Comes to Big Oil’s Lies

John Davis

Trusting Big Oil with its claims about the dangers of ethanol is like trusting certain soft drink makers about claims against drinks that might be good for you. “If Coke and Pepsi put out a study that said sugar-free Kool-Aid is bad for you, I’m sure people would question that,” says Senior Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, News

No Industry Input for Ethanol Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment will hold a hearing tomorrow on mid-level ethanol blends, but without any input from the ethanol industry. Witnesses scheduled to testify include representatives from AAA, motorcyclists and a research council that works for the petroleum industry and auto makers. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

American Ethanol Continues Support of Austin Dillon

Joanna Schroeder

American Ethanol will be continuing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon, who won Rookie of the Year last year, for the 2013 NASCAR season. Dillon will race the No. 33 American Ethanol Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway on June 16 and will drive a RCR-fielded entry in the NASCAR Camping …

American Ethanol, E15, Growth Energy, NASCAR, NCGA

Industry Responds to Wicker-Vitter Anti-E15 Bill

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry is responding to legislation proposed by U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss) and David Vitter (R-La) to block the continued roll-out of E15. The Senators claim the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted irresponsibly with its approval of the ethanol blend and claim that E15 will cause a negative impact on families and businesses should E15 be allowed in …

E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, RFA

EPA Addresses E15 Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a solution to address specific concerns about retail sales of 15% ethanol (E15) ensuring that gasoline with up to 10 percent ethanol is available at each station when also offering the higher octane fuel E15. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Director of Market Development Robert White explains that the solution will eliminate the need for …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

E15 Marketer Gets Ethanol Industry Award

Cindy Zimmerman

During the opening session on the second day of the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 18th annual National Ethanol Conference, Scott Zaremba, President of Zarco 66 Inc. and Zarco 66 American Fuels, received the “Industry Award” in recognition of his vision and commitment to expanding fuel choices for his customers in Kansas. In July of 2012, Scott Zaremba became the first …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Muscatine Students Win Fuel the Future Contest

Joanna Schroeder

LOVE IT! The winners of the 3rd Annual High School Renewable Fuels Video Contest hail from Muscatine, Iowa and wow are they clever. Alli Burns, Ana Arzate and Sariah Garrido of Muscatine took the top price in the “Fuel the Future” video contest for high school students that was sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association …

Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Video