#ACE2016 Hears about Booming Minnesota #Ethanol Industry

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry packed the room for the opening night reception of the 20th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Executive Director Timothy Rudnicki talked about the booming ethanol industry in his state. “Within the last year and a half, we’ve seen more E15 stations become available, and that means more fuel …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

California Reps Urge Congress to Fulfill #RFS Intent

Joanna Schroeder

On the day the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) celebrated its 11th anniversary – August 8, 2005 – California Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) along with five of his California colleagues, submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to fulfill Congress’ intent when it passed the energy policy. Each year, the amount of renewable fuels blended into …

biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

#ACE2016 Board of Directors Elected

Joanna Schroeder

The 29th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference kicked off in Minneapolis, Minnesota today and one of the first items on the agenda was the election of its board of directors. Four board members were re-elected and three new representatives were appointed to the board. Board members re-elected to serve three year term include: Owen Jones, representing Full Circle …

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Bikers Fueling up With E10 in Sturgis

Chuck Zimmerman

Bikers love ethanol blended fuel at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground. They also love free fuel! Thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association, Free Fuel Happy Hours are back at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This is not just a promotional effort, it’s an educational effort to help bikers and the general public learn and understand the facts about this renewable fuel …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Sturgis

Research Finds Sweet Potato Potential as Food, Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are looking at sweet potato vines as a source of biofuel feedstock and livestock feed. The vines are typically thrown out during harvest while the roots could serve as a source for biofuels. Post-doctoral researcher Wendy Mussoline said this could be a key finding for Florida’s ag industry …

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Happy 11th Birthday #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Happy Birthday #RFS. Today is the 11th anniversary of the day the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law. Ethanol advocates are celebrating the energy policy stressing that the legislation provides Americans with increasing energy security, cleaner air and more affordable fuel options at the pump. Biofuel advocates are noting that in nearly a decade, the RFS continues to …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, Novozymes, RFA, RFS

Rayeman Elements Develops Cubed DDGs

Joanna Schroeder

They said it couldn’t be done. But done it has been. What is that you ask? It’s cubed distillers grains (DDGs). According to Rayeman Elements Inc. (REI), the company who has developed the patented product, cubed DDGs attain optimum cube integrity and nutritional value. More than five years in the making and $20 million in R&D, the company has also …

biofuels, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, technology

.@EthanolRFA Offers Online #Ethanol Emergency Course

Joanna Schroeder

For first responders unable to attend in-person training courses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is now offering an online version of its Ethanol Emergency Response course. Offered in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and TRANSCAER, the two-hour training course covers content from the recently updated “Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.” Although targeted to emergency responders, the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety