Ethanol Conversations

Cindy Zimmerman

The executive director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) recently unveiled her new blog, Ethanol Conversations. Toni Nuernberg’s site focuses on spurring conversations and debates on the continued growth of ethanol in the United States and around the world. EPIC is also utilizing new media in other ways, including a page on Facebook, and a YouTube channel featuring …

EPIC, Ethanol, News

Ethanol Pleased with Election Results

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association wasted no time today in congratulating Barack Obama on his victory. “Throughout this campaign, President-elect Obama has reiterated that American farmers and ethanol producers are a critical component of our national strategy to help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” RFA said in a news release. “We look forward to working with an Obama Administration and …

EPIC, Ethanol, News, politics, RFA

Ethanol Supports Oil for Music Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

Bartering musical talent will result in more than just entertainment for more than 3.2 million Americans; it will turn into free fuel. On Saturday, October 11 at 11 am eastern time, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), along with 2020 Vision, 3 Kingdoms Entertainment, Exxon, Lehigh Gas, International Reciprocal Trade Association, Pennsylvania Gasoline Retailers and Allied Trades, will stand …

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Extreme Makeover: Ethanol Edition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dirk Devries family of Albert Lea, Minnesota are not only the recipients of a new home, courtesy of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They are also the proud owners of a new F150 crew cab flexible-fuel vehicle, courtesy of the ethanol industry. Five Minnesota-based POET Biorefining facilities, in conjunction with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) and Dave …

EPIC, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Promotion

Corvette Powered by Cellulosic Ethanol Wins Green Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

The Corvette Racing team of Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows went down in history as the inaugural winners of the Green Racing Challenge. The 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans win also cinched the American Le Man Series GT1 championship for O’Connell and Magnussen. The No. 3 Corvette C6.R also had the best score in the Green Challenge, securing the …

Cellulosic, EPIC, Ethanol, News

Missouri to Offer New Ethanol Blends at the Pump

According to a press release from the Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri will soon be offering additional blends of ethanol at fueling pumps. A pilot program was announced allowing the sale of 10 – 85 percent ethanol fuel. “This is an important step towards providing Missouri consumers with new energy options that can offer both economic savings and improved fuel …

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Tailgate Tour Takes Ethanol Message to College

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is taking a fun and educational message about ethanol to college campuses this fall as part of the 2008 FOX Tailgate Tour presented by Ford and Sirius Satellite Radio. The 14-week road trip to this season’s biggest college football games offers unique promotional opportunities for EPIC, according to marketing specialist Jennifer Powell. “College students …

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Petit LeMans Features Green Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans, the American Le Mans Series signature endurance racing classic, will feature a race within a race next week as car manufacturers compete to excel in fuel efficiency and environmental impact in addition to performance. In conjunction with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Society …

Cellulosic, Energy, EPIC, Ethanol, News, Racing

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 …

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Ethanol Tailgate Party

Cindy Zimmerman

Edgar the E-Man will be partying with Albert and Sebastian this weekend in Gainesville, Florida when the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council kicks off its sponsorship with the Fox Tailgate Tour at the Florida vs. Miami football game. Visitors at the tailgate tour will have the chance to compete in the Ultimate Ethanol Challenge, where competitors face off to test …

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