ACE Appoints Director of Member and Industry Relations

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has appointed Nick Fosheim, former executive director of South Dakota’s Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations, to serve as Director of Member and Industry Relations. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says Fosheim’s experience coordinating business attraction and retention efforts and connecting community organizations and staff to development resources makes him a natural fit to …

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USDA Under Secretary Bullish on Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

As China announced a suspension of its ethanol mandate last week, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney said he remains bullish on expanding exports for the fuel, despite the trade challenges. “Ethanol is one of the most needed products around the world, but for some doggoned reasons, continues to be held out,” said McKinney, …

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SD Farmer Provides Input for Clean Fuels Policy Paper

Cindy Zimmerman

South Dakota farmer Ron Alverson believes in the future of corn ethanol as a low carbon fuel and that accurate carbon accounting is key to a successful and fair Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest. Alverson, who is past president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the SD Corn Growers, was a chief contributor to an ACE white …

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Ethanol Delivers Relief at the Pump with Higher Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

The situation between the United States and Iran is having an impact on oil prices and gas at the pump, but ethanol is helping to moderate that, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “The current crisis in the Middle East again highlights the critical need for greater domestic energy security and diversity,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. …

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New Report Outlines Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report details how a good clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed, recommending a “technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health.” The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white paper is the result of nearly two years of analysis and stakeholder discussion by …

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Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

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Badger State Ethanol Hits Billion Gallon Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

Badger State Ethanol (BSE) in Monroe, Wisconsin is starting 2020 by passing the 1 billion gallon milestone at its 85 million-gallon-per-year facility. BSE began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year. To put 1 billion gallons in perspective, Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of BSE, said, “In a vehicle that gets 23 miles …

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Iowa Pink at the Pump® Campaign Raises $20K

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa fuel retailers and drivers raised over $20,000 for breast cancer research and support services during the 4th annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPM). Seventy-four retail stations donated three cents of every gallon of Unleaded 88 (15% ethanol) sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2019 …

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SIRE Repurchases Bunge’s Stake in Iowa Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) has repurchased the stake Bunge North America had in its Council Bluffs, Iowa ethanol plant. The purchase of Bunge’s Series B membership units effective December 31, 2019 ends the company’s 13-year ownership interest in SIRE. As part of the transaction, the two Series B directors appointed by Bunge, Andrés Martín and Brett Caplice, resigned from …

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