Fagens Receive First RFA Membership Award

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 National Ethanol Conference Photo Album Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) chairman Chris Standlee introduced a new award at the opening session of the 15th annual National Ethanol Conference to recognize individuals who have dedicated their time, energy, resources and ideas to making the ethanol industry and RFA what it is today. The first recipients of the award were Ron and …

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State of Ethanol Industry is Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

Compared to last year, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen faced a much happier crowd for the opening session of the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference. “A year ago, at this event, we met amidst the worst economic climate since the Depression. Commodity markets were in upheaval, investment dollars had evaporated, gasoline demand was falling, production costs were …

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Live Speech from NEC


We’re broadcasting the opening general session live from National Ethanol Conference. Afterward we’ll be posting a recording of it your you to view at your leisure. *Post update* Below is the recorded video of the opening general session which includes comments from Renewable Fuels Association chairman Chris Standlee, President and CEO Bob Dinneen and part of the first session on …

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Climate Change at Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The mood is definitely a little brighter at this year’s National Ethanol Conference compared to last year. You can tell that the industry is in a better place and the climate has changed with plants reopening and the economy turning back around. The theme of the conference is “Climate of Opportunity” and the program officially opened this evening with the …

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Two New Ethanol Plants on Horizon

Joanna Schroeder

Bionol Clearfield, LLC, a 110 MMgy ethanol plant based in Clearfield, Pa is officially in production according to general manager Roger Schmidt. Performance testing began on February 8th and today, the plant is running at 100 percent. This is the first ethanol plant in the state and will use corn to produce the ethanol. According to Schmidt, the plant’s advantage …

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Ethanol Still Being Penalized By EPA

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council is holding its 7th Annual International Marketing Conference and 50th Annual Membership Meeting in Mexico. One of the main purposes of this meeting is for the organization to create a new working plan for the development of U.S. grain exports and a bright spot for corn growers has been the growth in the export of DDGS. …

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Second Ethanol Blend Pump Offered in Missouri

Michelle Kautz

According to the Missouri Corn Growers Association, the Temp Stop blender pumps are part of a pilot program with Missouri Corn and the Missouri Department of Agriculture Division of Weights and Measures. “We’re proud to be part of this movement to promote a cleaner environment,” says Terry Green, CEO of Temp Stop in Lee’s Summit. “Together with our fuel supplier, …

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Biodiesel, Ethanol Key in “Big Oil” vs. “Big Ag” Fight

John Davis

It’s Big Oil versus Big Ag in the fight for the heart and soul … but mostly the pocketbooks … of transportation fuels users in this country, and biodiesel and ethanol are playing a key role in the battle. This interesting post on the Cleantech Blog says that Exxon, Chevron, and Shell … aka “Big Oil” … are having their …

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POET to Announce Cellulosic Ethanol Plans

Michelle Kautz

Project LIBERTY’s construction is scheduled to begin this year and will use corn cobs as feedstock. POET has operated a pilot cellulosic ethanol plant in Scotland, S.D. since November 2008. The location of this new plant will be alongside the Emmetsburg grain ethanol plant making a more efficient process. A documentary of POET’s pilot cellulosic ethanol plant can be found …

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