Indiana Corn Goes Mobile with Ethanol Education

Laura McNamara

The 2008 Indy Pace Car corvette wasn’t the only shiny new toy to check out at the giveaway this morning. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council debuted its new interactive mobile marketing unit complete with videos detailing the production of ethanol and a database of local fuel retailers that offer E10 and E85 fuel blends. Visitors can even print off a …

Audio, Cellulosic, corn, E85, Environment, Ethanol, Farming, Food prices, Government, Indy Racing, News, Production, Promotion, Racing

Scaling Back Ethanol Use Not a Solution to World Hunger for Indiana Corn

Laura McNamara

There’s no question for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council‘s Mark Walters that the three May pump promotions have all been a huge success. Mark (pictured fourth from left) is the Director of the Biofuels Program for Indiana Corn. He says pump promotions help consumers learn about both sides of the ethanol debate. Some of the ethanol positives he points out …

Audio, Cellulosic, corn, Energy, Environment, EPIC, Ethanol, Government, News

Biodiesel Gets Even More Bio Friendly

Laura McNamara

As if biodiesel isn’t green enough. But, Maverick BioFuels has found yet another way to make bio-diesel even more sustainable and XcelPlus Global Holdings is jumping at the opportunity to put this new technology to use. XcelPlus will equip itself with the necessary tools from Maverick to covert glycerin, a byproduct from biodiesel production, to a fuel suitable for use …

Biodiesel, Energy, Environment, Production

Gen. Colin Powell to Speak at Biotechnology Summer Conference

Laura McNamara

The state of sustainable agriculture in developing countries will be one of the main issues addressed at the BIO International Convention this summer. The Biotechnology Industry Organization is hosting the convention in San Diego from Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20. Biotechnology leaders from around the globe will be descending upon San Diego, one of the leading biotech hubs …

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Corn Growers Chairman Responds to Attacks on Ethanol

Laura McNamara

The recent criticism of ethanol doesn’t sit too well with the chairman of the National Corn Growers Association. Ken McCauley says the figures used in the article published today in the Kansas City Star, for example, were too vague. He says they didn’t properly represent real data and were spun in such a way to make ethanol a culprit… a …

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Beatn’ the Heat on Ethanol

Laura McNamara

There’s no question that there’s been a media barrage giving ethanol a bad rap. Just today, the Kansas City Star’s cover story focused on criticism of the alternative fuel. That story came just in time for today’s Roadrunner Turbo Indy 300. The entire IndyCar Series runs on nearly 100 percent ethanol fuel. And, leading representatives of the ethanol industry say …

Agribusiness, Audio, E85, Energy, Environment, EPIC, Ethanol, Food prices, Indy Racing, News, Promotion, Racing

NorthStar Fleet Goes Biodiesel

Laura McNamara

NorthStar Moving says its trucks might be red on the outside, but they’re now green on the inside. The moving and storage company is operating its truck fleet on biodiesel fuel. NorthStar Moving Corporation has announced that they have converted all of their trucks to biodiesel fuel. NorthStar Moving continues to find new ways to lighten its carbon footprint, now …

Biodiesel, Distribution, Environment, transportation

Ethanol for Earth Day

Cindy Zimmerman

If every car in America would use a ten percent blend of ethanol for one week, the amount of greenhouse gases produced in the U.S. would be reduced by nearly 1.3 billion pounds. That is according to calculations done by life sciences researcher Nathan Danielson, president of BioCognito. “What we did was take some fairly complex modeling that was done …

Cellulosic, Environment, EPIC, Ethanol, News

Ethanol Getting Greener

Cindy Zimmerman

A new analysis of America’s ethanol industry shows dramatic efficiency gains in ethanol production have been made in the last five years. According to an analysis conducted by the Argonne National Laboratory, American ethanol facilities are using less energy and water than just five years ago while producing more ethanol. Water consumption is down 26.6 percent, grid electricity use down …

Environment, Ethanol, Facilities, News, RFA