Clariant Joins Advanced Ethanol Council

Cindy Zimmerman

A global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Switzerland with operations in the United States is the newest member of the Advanced Ethanol Council, a coalition of companies formed last year to promote advanced ethanol fuels and technologies. Clariant Corporation recently acquired Süd-Chemie, which has been developing its proprietary sunliquid® process since 2006, including the successful operation of a pilot plant …

advance biofuels, AEC, Ethanol, Ethanol News

DF Cast: Fuels America to Combat RFS Waiver Talk

John Davis

A new coalition forms to fight back against the push against the Renewable Fuels Standard… a fight prompted by the drought and the pressure the drought is causing on the most common feedstock for ethanol, corn. During a recent news conference, former congressman and now CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization… or BIO… Jim Greenwood was one of the leaders …

ACE, AEC, Audio, BIO, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, food and fuel, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA, POET, RFS

Industry Launches “Fuels America” Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

In the face of increasing calls to waive the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard, biofuel industry stakeholders today announced a major new communications campaign to educate consumers and policy makers about the benefits of renewable fuel to America’s economy, energy security and environment. The new coalition – Fuels America – includes renewable fuel, national security, renewable energy and other stakeholders. Among …

ACE, advance biofuels, AEC, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, sorghum

Presidential Candidates Support RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney say they support maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard in answers to an American Farm Bureau Federation questionnaire on agricultural issues. “Our rural communities, farmers, and ranchers can increase our energy independence and boost the transition to a clean energy economy,” Obama responded to a question about energy security and agriculture. “U.S. …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, politics

Vilsack Frustrated by No Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Congress left town last week without even considering a new farm bill in the House, leaving the current bill to expire at the end of this month. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said they would deal with a farm bill after the election because he did not believe there were 218 votes to pass either an extension or new legislation. …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Government, USDA

USDA Report Release Times to Change

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is changing the release time of certain key statistical reports beginning in January 2013. According to a USDA news release the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) will begin issuing several major USDA statistical reports at 12:00 p.m. EDT beginning in January 2013. The current USDA release time of 8:30 a.m. EDT will remain …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, Soybeans, USDA

Ethanol Report on RFS Waiver Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

The comment period on a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requested by several governors is underway and was recently extended by the Environmental Protection Agency. So, between now and October 11 is the time for all interested parties to be getting their comments in to EPA to have their voices heard on the issue. In this edition of …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

“Ethanol’s Lost Promise” Report Disputed

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is disputing the conclusions of a report titled “Ethanol’s Lost Promise” released this week by EPRINC, an oil industry-funded research group. The report suggests a multi-year suspension of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could reduce U.S. ethanol use by more than half. To offset this loss in ethanol supplies, officials with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) note …

BIO, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Promoting Ethanol at Chicagoland Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

The President of the Chicagoland Speedway believes that Illinois Farmers and American Ethanol have been great partners for NASCAR. “NASCAR’s a great platform for them to get their important message out there about the role that farmers play in our overall well being,” said Scott Paddock during an interview at Saturday’s Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. “And also …

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