3rd Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $17,000

Cindy Zimmerman

Drivers choosing E15 across Iowa, North Dakota, and Missouri raised $17,000 in October for breast cancer support services and research as part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The North Dakota Ethanol Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association also joined the campaign this year. …

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RFA Welcomes New Members

Cindy Zimmerman

Six new member companies have joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for the new year, including a new ethanol plant under construction in Kansas, a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota, and four associate members who provide goods and services to the industry. The new RFA members are: ELEMENT LLC, a partnership between ICM, Inc. and …

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ACE Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) participated in the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s famous Trade Talk this year for the first time. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they were thrilled with the experience of being able to meet and talk with dozens of farm broadcasters around the country all in one place. The main topic of discussion was …

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Nebraska Ethanol Fuels Cancer Center Donation

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska drivers raised more than $6,100 in October for cancer research by choosing American Ethanol blends at retail stations participating in Fuel the Cure. Fuel the Cure is a Nebraska awareness promotion designed to bring attention to the benefits of cleaner-burning American Ethanol blends available throughout the state. For every gallon of ethanol-blended fuel – E15 to flex fuel E85 …

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German Company Buys DuPont Cellulosic Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

VERBIO North America Corporation (VNA), the U.S. subsidiary of leading German bioenergy producer VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO), has agreed to acquire the DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa that was shut down and put up for sale last year. VNA also purchased a portion of the plant’s corn stover inventory and intends to install facilities to produce renewable …

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RFA’s Davis Reappointed to Export Advisory Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC), which advises the agency on U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. “I am honored to be reappointed to this committee,” said Davis, who is one of 39 members appointed …

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U.S. Drivers Hit Six Billion Miles on E15

Cindy Zimmerman

As the administration begins to move toward making E15 available year round, Growth Energy says American drivers have already driven a total of six billion so far on the 15% ethanol blend with no complaints. “American drivers know a good value when they see it, which is precisely why once they try E15 they come back again and again,” said …

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RFA Displays Custom Ethanol Motorcycle at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was once again proud to be a sponsor of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention, this year having on display the new custom motorcycle built by Paul Teutul Jr. for the American Chopper TV series. In one of many interviews with farm broadcasters at the annual Trade Talk, RFA Vice President of Industry …

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GROWMARK Energy Offering Pre-Blended E15

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased that farmer-owned cooperative GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says the move will help expand the market for the higher ethanol blend. “GROWMARK Energy’s announcement provides new opportunities for retailers and a greater choice for consumers,” …

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Corn Growers Dispute Land Use Petition Claims

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental groups filed a petition with EPA this week claiming that “millions of acres of wildlife habitat” have been converted to corn and soybean crops to produce biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard, based on a June report to Congress, which offered no specific conclusions about land use change related to biofuels production. The petition claims that previously uncultivated land …

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