RFA Compiles FFV Models Brochure

Cindy Zimmerman

There are more than 22 million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today, but many motorists may be unaware that they can use up to 85 percent ethanol blended fuel (E85). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed a new brochure that compiles all of the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2018), as well as previous …

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

New TV Ad Recognizes President’s Support for Rural Communities

chuck zimmerman

President Trump’s support for biofuels is getting some recognition. The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad responds directly to oil industry attacks on the president for his long-standing commitment to growth under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). …

AgWired Energy, biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Video

DowDuPont Selling Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

The “World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant” is for sale. Two years ago DuPont celebrated the opening of its 30 million gallons capacity plant in Nevada, Iowa that produced ethanol from corn stover. This week, the company -now merged with Dow- announced it is getting out of the biorefinery business. As part of DowDuPont’s intent to create a leading Specialty Products …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Registration Open

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in January to explore the opportunities biofuels create to brighten America’s future. “Countries all over the world are turning to renewable fuels as a solution for problems like air pollution and low commodity prices,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “That’s why our theme this year …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Grains Council Adds Staff to Grow Ethanol Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia to help increase near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol among global customers. Tim Tierney has joined the Council as director of strategic marketing/ethanol in North Asia, filling a new role that seeks to capitalize on both …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, USGC

Perdue Praises Pruitt’s RFS Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Omaha yesterday to swear-in new Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach in his home state. “Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the knowledge he’s gained in the dozen years he has served as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture,” said Secretary Perdue. …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, USDA

Ethanol Report on the Road with E85

Cindy Zimmerman

With more than 4,000 E85 stations across the nation and more being added every day, drivers of flex fuel vehicles could possibly drive across the country on only 85 percent ethanol with a little planning and a lot of E85prices.com. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White took his work on vacation this summer, taking the …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Clariant to Build sunliquid® Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania

Cindy Zimmerman

Swiss company Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has chosen Romania as the site for a new full-scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant using its sunliquid® technology. The flagship facility will use wheat straw and other cereal straw sourced from local farmers. “After five years of operating our pre-commercial sunliquid® plant in Straubing, Germany, and thorough process demonstration we are …

Cellulosic, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, technology

Growth Energy Celebrates Two Billion Miles on E15

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers are hitting the road on more 15% ethanol than ever before. According to Growth Energy, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 in just five months this year, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across the …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

More than 4,000 U.S. Stations Offering E85

Cindy Zimmerman

Coast to coast, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) now can find more than 4,000 stations to fill up with 85% ethanol blended fuel (E85). According to E85prices.com, operated by the Renewable Fuels Association, Minnesota offers the most E85 stations, but states outside the Corn Belt have shown the greatest growth in recent years, including California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina …

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