RFA Talks Ethanol With Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were in Kansas City last week for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk event, which meant they did dozens of interviews about the importance of ethanol to agriculture and the rural economy. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen about some …

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Highlights from World Ethanol 2009

Cindy Zimmerman

World ethanol supplies may hit a surplus next year, Brazil’s ethanol production and exports will be off due to wet weather, and biobutanol may be in the pipeline by 2013. That’s just a few of the highlights from F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol 2009 12th annual conference held this week in Paris, France. F.O. Licht managing director Christoph Berg told attendees …

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Ethanol Report From NACS

Cindy Zimmerman

The largest gathering of retailers who sell fuel to the public has been going on this week in Las Vegas. The NACS show, which is the annual meeting of the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, draws some 10,000 visitors from all over the country and even internationally. It was the first opportunity for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and …

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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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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 Report on Corn Grower Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) “Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-based Ethanol Conference” held August 25-26 in St. Louis. Comments come from National Corn Growers Association Director of Biofuels & Business Development Jamey Cline, NCGA CEO Rick Tolman, North Dakota grower Bart Schott, and Geoff Cooper with the Renewable …

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Ethanol Report on Blender Pump Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers and the ethanol industry are teaming up to bring more choices to the consumer at the fuel pump. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report” we hear from representatives of the National Corn Growers Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association about the “Blend Your Own Ethanol” campaign announced this week at the 22nd …

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New Ethanol Awareness Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is targeting motorcyclists and increasing its on-line presence with new marketing efforts. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview with Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Robert White about some new tactics they are using to promote ethanol and answer questions about its use. White talks in particular about one upcoming event that …

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Ethanol Report on Safety

Cindy Zimmerman

Recent accidents involving transportation fuel, including ethanol, have highlighted the importance of safety when it comes to moving flammable and hazardous materials. It turns out that the tanker truck explosion in California on June 13 was actually carrying petroleum, not ethanol as the media reported, but the Canadian National Railway train that derailed in Illinois over the weekend was carrying …

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Answering Media Questions About Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Ethanol Report features some questions and answers from the Renewable Fuels Association telephone conference call on June 8 regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuels Standard. RFA president Bob Dinneen and vice president for research Geoff Cooper answer questions from Martin Ross of Illinois Farm Week, Chuck Abbott of Reuters, Steven Cook …

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