“Phantom Fuel” is Real

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s ironic that the “Phantom Fuels Reform Act of 2013” was introduced in the Senate on Thursday at the same time a panel discussion on “Dispelling the Myth of the Phantom Fuel” was going on at the National Ethanol Conference where four different cellulosic biofuels companies talked about how they will be making commercial quantities of the fuel this year. …

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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 …

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Vegas is a Winner for National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Renewable Fuels Association are on the road home from Vegas ready to continue driving the industry forward after another uplifting National Ethanol Conference. About 1100 ethanol industry members attended the event, despite the challenging times facing them. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm here and there’s a lot of optimism,” said RFA CEO Bob Dinneen. “They are realistic …

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Perspectives on the Future of the RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from corn growers, the oil industry, advanced ethanol and the investment community addressed the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during the 18th National Ethanol Conference. The panel moderated by Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association included National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman, John Reese with Shell Oil Products, Advanced Ethanol Council executive director Brooke Coleman, …

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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 …

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Secretary Vilsack at Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be speaking live here at the National Ethanol Conference in Las Vegas at 8:00 am Pacific time. We will be live streaming and posting the recorded file shortly afterward – along with photos and audio. Post Update: You can watch Sec. Vilsack’s remarks in the video – audio is posted below the video. Video streaming …

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Importance of Ethanol Messaging

Cindy Zimmerman

A widely respected public opinion research firm had some good news for the ethanol industry at the National Ethanol Conference Wednesday. In a poll commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and conducted by American Viewpoint, 64 percent of adults polled said they supported the RFS, while just 25 percent are opposed. Presenting her findings during a luncheon address at …

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Ethanol Mantra – “Don’t Mess with the RFS”

Cindy Zimmerman

The mantra of the U.S. ethanol industry should be “Don’t Mess with the RFS,” according to Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen. Addressing 1,100 participants in the National Ethanol Conference in Las Vegas today, Dinneen said, “The state of the ethanol industry can be summed up in five words: under siege and fighting back.” “American ethanol is engaged …

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Live Stream of Ethanol State of the Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, will give his annual state of the ethanol industry speech at the 2013 National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for 8:15am pacific time. We’re streaming it live for you. Just click on the play button to watch. There may be a short commercial to sit through to get started. Thank you. Post …

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National Ethanol Scholarship Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

A new face at the National Ethanol Conference this year is Wade Hunt, student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was the winner of this year’s NEC scholarship award, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF), which offers college students the opportunity to attend the conference each year. “I’m definitely using this conference to learn more about the opportunities in …

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