MN Vikings Work with ALAMN to Promote E85

Michelle Kautz

Volunteers from the ALAMN will be at the two Gold Lot entrances to identify FFVs and distribute the free passes. The ALAMN supports the use of cleaner-burning E85, and has partnered with the Minnesota Vikings to raise awareness and use of the ethanol-based fuel, sold at more than 350 stations in Minnesota. The first 25 FFV drvers in the Gold …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, News

USDA Official Will Tour Iowa Biofuels Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Kathleen Merrigan will get some first hand knowledge of Iowa’s ethanol industry during a tour scheduled for October 20. During her visit, Dr. Merrigan will learn about ethanol production, utilization of co-products and biodiesel research. Merrigan will first visit Lincolnway Energy, a 50-million gallon per year ethanol plant with a corn oil extraction process. Next, she …

Biodiesel, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, USDA

Photos Win Ethanol Sturgis Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the winners of its E85 Flex-Fuel Challenge Sturgis Photo Contest. Tim Gillespie of Cameron Park, California was the Grand Prize winner of a $1,000 gift card to the motorcycle dealership of his choice after submitting his winning photo, “Sturgis Bikes 2009” pictured left. The photo contest was judged based on creativity as well as …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Coskata Unveils Semi- Commerical Cellulosic Plant

Joanna Schroeder

Coskata Inc., has finally unveiled it’s “semi-commercial flex ethanol facility” to the world today with the New York Times taking the lead. In the article author Matthew Wald writes, “The facility, built by a company called Coskata, is not quite proof that a new era is at hand for American transportation fuels. But with the company claiming it will be …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

DF Cast: Mixing Ethanol and (Bio) Diesel

John Davis

You can’t burn ethanol in a diesel engine. Nope. Just not done. Like mixing oil and water. But what if you added more water to the ethanol? And came up with a way to mix the hydrated-ethanol blend with the diesel… or better yet, biodiesel… right at the point of ignition? Ahhh… then you’d have something that National Corn Growers …

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Study: Cars Running Corn-Based E85 Outperform Telsa

Joanna Schroeder

The Biofuels Digest has reported that a new study found that cars running on corn-based E85 have 30 percent lower CO2 emissions over the car’s lifetime than the Tesla Roadster, an all electric vehicle running on coal-based electricity. These results are based on the new CAFE standards that were passed this summer. But maybe more interesting, the study found that …

Cellulosic, corn, E85, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Clemson Univ. Partners with Arborgen to Research Biomass

Michelle Kautz

“This kind of research has global implications for climate change, energy security and the long-term stability of our local and national economy, particularly as it can help develop the rural infrastructure and jobs we need,” said Barbara Wells, president and CEO of ArborGen. Joint areas of research include exploration of possible sources of biofuel, such as sweetgum, loblolly pine and …

biomass, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News

Ethanol Report on Petroleum Impacts

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association on his remarks to the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists on the issue of international indirect land use change and new reports about the environmental impacts of petroleum. You can subscribe to this twice monthly podcast by following this link. Listen …

Audio, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, RFA