Ethanol Groups Blast EPA for Chevron Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

A report out yesterday that EPA granted Chevron a 2017 hardship waiver earlier this year is causing some pre-Thanksgiving heartburn for ethanol producers. “While Chevron and other refiners enjoy their record profits and “economic hardship” waivers from EPA on Thanksgiving, many farmers and ethanol producers in rural America are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet,” says American …

ACE, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

VERBIO Closes on DuPont Cellulosic Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

VERBIO North America Corporation (VNA), the U.S. subsidiary of German bioenergy producer VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, has completed the purchase of DuPont’s Nevada, Iowa-based cellulosic ethanol plant and a portion of its corn stover inventory. VNA president Greg Northrup says the company will now finalize its plans to install facilities to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) made from corn stover …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Natural Gas

Ethanol Report from 2018 NAFB Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) met with farm broadcasters from around the country recently at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. While Geoff Cooper has been with RFA since 2008, it was the first time he had the opportunity to talk with the ag media as CEO. Among the topics he …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

3rd Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $17,000

Cindy Zimmerman

Drivers choosing E15 across Iowa, North Dakota, and Missouri raised $17,000 in October for breast cancer support services and research as part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board. The North Dakota Ethanol Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association also joined the campaign this year. …

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Driving Ethanol Series on 10 Years of Growth Energy

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy was created in November 2008 and so is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol this month. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the first in a series of three focusing on a decade of accomplishments for the organization. This podcast includes historical comments from the early years with industry leaders, including Greg Krissek, who was …

Audio, Driving Ethanol podcast, Ethanol, Growth Energy

RFA Welcomes New Members

Cindy Zimmerman

Six new member companies have joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for the new year, including a new ethanol plant under construction in Kansas, a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota, and four associate members who provide goods and services to the industry. The new RFA members are: ELEMENT LLC, a partnership between ICM, Inc. and …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

ACE Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) participated in the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s famous Trade Talk this year for the first time. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they were thrilled with the experience of being able to meet and talk with dozens of farm broadcasters around the country all in one place. The main topic of discussion was …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB

Nebraska Ethanol Fuels Cancer Center Donation

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska drivers raised more than $6,100 in October for cancer research by choosing American Ethanol blends at retail stations participating in Fuel the Cure. Fuel the Cure is a Nebraska awareness promotion designed to bring attention to the benefits of cleaner-burning American Ethanol blends available throughout the state. For every gallon of ethanol-blended fuel – E15 to flex fuel E85 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News

Growth Energy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

cindy zimmerman

Growth Energy was first announced this month in 2008 so they are now officially 10 years old. At the NAFB Convention Trade Talk last week, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor shared some of the many accomplishments the organization has made over the last decade, from promoting the performance value of ethanol through NASCAR, to growing international and domestic markets and …

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German Company Buys DuPont Cellulosic Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

VERBIO North America Corporation (VNA), the U.S. subsidiary of leading German bioenergy producer VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO), has agreed to acquire the DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa that was shut down and put up for sale last year. VNA also purchased a portion of the plant’s corn stover inventory and intends to install facilities to produce renewable …

Cellulosic, Dupont, Ethanol, Ethanol News