Fuels America Campaign Reminds Drivers of Savings

John Davis

Just as a good-sized portion of the country is hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, Fuels America launches an ad campaign to remind drivers just how much they are saving at the pump, thanks to ethanol and biodiesel. The coalition of groups committed to protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and promoting alternative fuels is airing the campaign on …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, Media

Ethanol Conference Themed Power by People

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 27th annual Ethanol Conference scheduled for August 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of the event is “Power by People” and the agenda includes sessions on new innovations in the ethanol industry, the octane and high performance potential of ethanol, overseas opportunities for ethanol producers, rail regulations and possible …

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American Ethanol Brings NASCAR Back to St. Louis

John Davis

The roar of NASCAR comes back to the Gateway Arch as our friends at American Ethanol are announced as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “Drivin’ for Linemen 200” official presenting sponsor. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), which partnered with Growth Energy to form American Ethanol, says it’s NASCAR’s first visit to the St. Louis area since the 2010 …

American Ethanol, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NASCAR, NCGA

Iowa Gov Signs Biodiesel, Ethanol Measures into Law

John Davis

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed into law measures seen as good for ethanol and biodiesel in his state, a move much welcomed in an area that is a major player in the renewable fuel market. Branstad was joined by other state dignitaries, as well as officials from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and ethanol producer POET, which hosted …

Biodiesel, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Iowa RFA, Legislation, POET

Forecast for Greater GHG Reduction from Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report forecasts global ethanol consumption will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions this year by over 106 million tons. The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., released their Global Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Forecast for 2014 as the International Transport Forum Summit begins today in Germany. The annual report shows the reduction …

Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, transportation

Transportation Biofuels to Hit Nearly $338 Bil by 2022

John Davis

Biodiesel and ethanol for vehicles is expected to hit nearly $338 billion in sales by 2022. A new report from Navigant Research expects that over the next 8 years, biofuels for road transportation will more than double, growing from $166.5 billion annually in 2014 to $337.8 billion worldwide, making up 7.5 percent of liquid fuels consumed in the sector by …

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Missouri to Allow E15 at the Gas Pumps

John Davis

Missouri is the latest state to allow retailers to sell a 15 percent blend of ethanol, E15. This article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says a dozen other states allow, but don’t require, the higher blends. Biofuel trade groups and state corn growing associations say E15 is just another blend of fuel that gas stations can offer price-conscious motorists. Despite …

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Renewable Energy Takes Hit in Farm Bill Funding

John Davis

Funding for some rural renewable energy programs is taking a hit. Ethanol Producer Magazine reports the House Appropriations Committee cut the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) down to just $15 million, down from last year’s levels of $25 million, and Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for fiscal year 2015 is proposed to be funded at just $30 million, down …

Biodiesel, biomass, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Government, Legislation

Ethanol Groups Participate in China Trade Mission

Leah Guffey

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse led a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports in northeast China May 5-13. The mission is part of President Obama’s “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative, designed to help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and access new customers …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Government, Growth Energy, International, RFA, USDA

Group Looks to Expand Ethanol By-Product’s Market

John Davis

A group representing grain producers’ interests is looking to expand the market for a popular ethanol by-product. The U.S. Grains Council says it is looking to the south, Middle East and Southeast Asia to expand on American distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), already chalking up 9.7 million metric tons – valued at $2.9 billion – exported in 2013 to …

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