Ethanol Report on USDA Crop Forecast

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association on today’s increased corn crop forecast from USDA, how it disputes the indirect land use change theory and food versus fuel debate. Cooper also comments on the importance of ethanol to our national security as we remember the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks …

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More Corn for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased the forecast for the nation’s corn crop by two percent in the September crop production report out Friday morning. The forecast is now an even 13 billion bushels, just 100 million bushels short of the 2007 record crop. The soybean crop, already expected to be the biggest ever, was boosted another one percent in …

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Minnesota Ethanol Plant Grand Opening

Cindy Zimmerman

After more than three years of planning and construction, Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton, Minnesota is ready to open the doors and celebrate. The plant was officially announced on June 7, 2006 and began grinding corn last month. The new 55 million gallon a year facility will hold its grand opening on September 11, the eighth anniversary of terrorist attacks on …

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BRAIN-y Idea Helps Wisconsin Biodiesel & Ethanol

John Davis

Wisconsin will be getting $1 million to help put in E85 ethanol and biodiesel stations and infrastructure across the state. This article from the Milwaukee Business Journal says that the new Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) will fund the installation of 27 E85 and biodiesel retail locations around the state, as well as support the installation of biodiesel blending …

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E85 and Biodiesel Promo in Sioux Rapids, IA

Michelle Kautz

The First Coop Association is one of many stations to take advantage of the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Soybean Association. Through the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program, Iowa Corn and IRFA partners with retailers for grand openings for E85 and ethanol blender dispensers. …

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Competition Underway to Build Biofuel Snowmobile

John Davis

The race is on… but this time it’s to build a cleaner burning snowmobile. This post on the Good Green Cars blog says the Society of Automobile Engineers… aka SAE International… has challenged college engineering students to build a snowmobile that runs on biodiesel, ethanol or electricity: The snowmobiles will be rated in categories like emissions, noise, and acceleration.The idea …

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Dakar Rally Race to Debut Ethanol Category in 2010

Cindy Zimmerman

The world’s largest rally competition will include an ethanol category for the first time next year. The new category was introduced by the Dakar Rally organizers at the request of Brazilian rally veteran and former rally winner Klever Kolberg, who will drive the first-ever flex-fuel vehicle to take part in the prestigious race next year – a Brazilian-made 2010 Mitsubishi …

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Ethanol Report on RFA CEO at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen during a visit to the 2009 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois on September 2. Dinneen discusses the need to increase the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline above the current 10 percent, the Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking on the expanded Renewable …

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Ethanol Supporters Urged to Comment on RFS2

Cindy Zimmerman

The clock is ticking down on the comment period for the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard, better known as RFS2. The Environmental Protection Agency will be taking comments until September 25th – just 18 days from now. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is urging ethanol supporters to make their voices heard now on this important …

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