Al-Corn Expansion Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The expansion project for Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota is moving along nicely, according to CEO Randy Doyal. “There’s a lot of steel going up now, we’ve poured a lot of concrete,” says Doyal, recent past chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The project that will increase the plant’s capacity from 50 million gallons a year, up to …

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Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) recently recognized Seth Harder for his leadership at Husker Ag and the company’s success with fuel retailers. Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give every …

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Committee Hears Testimony on E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters and retailers made their case before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee for a bill that would fix a frustrating and confusing situation and allow 15 percent ethanol to be sold year round. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to …

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Ethanol Groups Urge Passage of RVP Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holding a hearing today on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, ethanol organizations are urging lawmakers to “expeditiously” pass legislation that would ensure consumers have year-round access to 15% ethanol (E15). Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen “enthusiastically supports” the legislation which would resolve the issue by extending the …

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June RFA Ethanol Safety Events

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is offering several opportunities for ethanol safety training in June. First, RFA and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting this year’s third “Train the Trainer” ethanol safety webinar for ethanol emergency response teams on Wednesday, June 14 from 12–2pm ET/11am–1pm CT. Professional hazmat trainer Joel Hendelman will provide instruction on how to train others in ethanol emergency response …

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Siouxland Ethanol Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

Siouxland Ethanol LLC is hosting an open house on June 13 at its plant near Jackson, Nebraska to celebrate a decade of ethanol production. “We see the bigger picture even more now than when we started,” said Pam Miller, board chair and director of industry and investor relations at Siouxland Ethanol. “Back then, we were mainly concerned with producing the …

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Numbers Tell Story of RFS Success

Cindy Zimmerman

Twelve years since the original Renewable Fuel Standard was passed in 2005 and 10 years after it was expanded in 2007, the numbers tell an objective story of how successful the legislation has been in a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers” compares data from 2005 and 2007 to 2016 and gets some pretty …

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2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Coming Up Fast

Cindy Zimmerman

The 33rd annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is coming right up, June 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event, produced by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine, includes more than 140 speakers and four track sessions. “This year’s agenda covers the latest innovations and efficiencies currently being developed for ethanol production,” said Tim Portz, vice president of content …

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