Export Exchange to Focus on Ethanol Co-Product

Cindy Zimmerman

A partnership between the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council will help bring producers of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) together with interested international buyers to get answers, make connections, and build business. Export Exchange 2010 will bring together more than 150 international buyers of U.S. DDGS and coarse grains with more than 300 …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, RFA

Novozymes to Develop Cellulosic Ethanol in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes has signed an agreement with a world leader in the sugarcane ethanol market to work on cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil. The agreement between Dedini and Novozymes is based on developing the commercial potential of cellulosic ethanol in Brazil due to the large availability of bagasse. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane, crushing more than 600 million …

Brazil, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol and Ag Groups Fight to Keep Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

A proposal by Growth Energy to phase out ethanol tax incentives has brought the fight out in the two older ethanol advocacy organizations, along with several agricultural groups. Saying that it is too late in the congressional session to switch horses, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association have pulled rank on the younger Growth Energy group …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, politics, RFA

Indirect Land Use Uncertainty

Chuck Zimmerman

I conducted a number of interviews with presenters at the recent Corn Utilization and Technology Conference and many of them were about biofuels, especially ethanol. Here’s one I thought you’d be interested in. The Land Use Conundrum . . . Corn, An Advanced Biofuel? That was the title of one of the sessions that was moderated by Jamey Cline, NCGA. …

Audio, CUTC, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, NCGA

CBO Report Fails to Look at the Larger Picture

Joanna Schroeder

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a new report, “Using Biofuels Tax Credits to Achieve Energy and Environmental Policy Goals,” that according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), takes the issue of ethanol tax incentives out of context. The report provides no comparison to other technologies or types of biofuels against the destruction that goes hand in hand with …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Growth Energy Calls for National Ethanol Policy Shift

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol organization Growth Energy is proposing a redirection and eventual phasing out of government support for ethanol in return for increasing infrastructure investment that would level the playing field with fossil fuels and give consumers true freedom to choose their fuel. Specifically, the “Fueling Freedom” plan calls for funds currently going to the oil industry as an incentive for blending …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA, sorghum

E-85 Fuelfinder iPhone App

Chuck Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association just announced a new iPhone app – E-85 Fuelfinder (opens iTunes) to help flex-fuel drivers access the latest, most accurately geo-coded E85 stations throughout the United States. Can you say, E85 fuel? There’s an app for that! Hurry to get yours since it won’t be free for long. This application will also work on the iTouch …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

BP to Acquire Verenium’s Cellulosic Ethanol Business

Cindy Zimmerman

As BP struggles to stop the oil gushing out into the Gulf of Mexico, an announcement comes today that the company is making a major investment in cellulosic ethanol, as BP Biofuels North America is acquiring Verenium’s cellulosic biofuels business – which includes facilities in Jennings, LA and San Diego, CA – for $98.3 million. BP and Verenium have been …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil

Biodiesel Willing to Make Up Cellulosic Biofuels Shortfall

John Davis

While the cellulosic ethanol industry is worried that it won’t be able to meet the U.S. EPA’s proposed advanced biofuels production volumes for the new Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2), the folks who make biodiesel believe they could pick up any slack. This article from Biodiesel Magazine points out that biodiesel plants in the U.S. have the ability to produce 2.2 …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, News

2010 FedFleet Conference Kicks Off in Phoenix

Michelle Kautz

The exhibit hall opened on Monday to over 180 companies who can network with other vendors, Federal, State, local government and private sector fleet menagers. Exhibitors included automobile manufacturers, alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicle promoters and more. The 2011 FedFleet conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 26-28.

Biodiesel, biofuels, E85, Equipment, Ethanol, Fleet, Flex Fuel Vehicles, News