Project Liberty Production Ramps Up

Joanna Schroeder

Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. Last year’s startup phase yielded great experience that will benefit subsequent plants and the learning continues each day as POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels works to make cellulosic ethanol in the most efficient …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol

RFA Launches E10 Boating Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

The unofficial first day of summer is fast approaching, Memorial Day, and people around the country will begin to hit the beaches and boats. To educate people about the safety of using E10 in marine craft, the Renewable Fuels Association has launched a boating campaign. The first ad appeared in the latest issue of Mariana Dock Age, which is delivered …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

MN Students Continue to Learn About Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Minnesota high school students throughout the state are continuing to learn about ethanol. Recently, 70 students from Pipestone Area High School visited Highwater Ethanol to learn more about ethanol production, the benefits of the renewable fuel, and ethanol career opportunities. “By hosting students at our facility for tours, it is our goal to have them learn about the agriculture industry, …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol

Report: Clean Energy Techs Cut Road CO2 Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

A new report from Lux Research has found that using low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut road transport CO2 emissions 29 percent by 2030. Biofuels and natural gas combined will account for 45 percent of petroleum displacement. Today, global road transportation accounts for a sixth of all global CO2 emissions. The sharp cut – exceeding the Intended Nationally Determined …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Natural Gas

RFA Releases E15 Retailer New Equipment Guidance

Joanna Schroeder

With E15 offerings on the rise across the U.S., the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a guide to assist retailers with choosing legal equipment with which to dispense the renewable fuel. The E15 retailer new equipment guide provides information on how to properly offer E15 at the retailer level. In addition, RFA is highlighting what they believe are key …

biofuels, E15, Equipment, Ethanol, Retailers, RFA

Iowa Legislature Votes for Blender Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa will see another year of funding for retailers to add blender pumps. The Iowa Legislature voted unanimously to allocate funding for the biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program known as the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently reported that interest in blender pumps is at an all time high and the last round …

Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

Indiana’s Family Express Awarded Blender Grant

Joanna Schroeder

Indiana fuel retailer Family Express has been awarded more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump program. The retailer will be using the monies to install 45 dispensers at 37 stations. Of the stations, 34 already sell E85 and E15 will be added to the fuel choice lineup. Family Express is also building three new stations and these will carry …

biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, RFA

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) plant. Since going online, the ethanol plant has produced more than 3 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol via the Cellerate process. The resulting ethanol is sold as a D3 …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

Ethanol Provides Significant GHG Reductions

Joanna Schroeder

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is reaching its halfway point and a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) find that grain-based ethanol has provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions achieved under the first five years of the program. Seven years ago, on April 23rd, California Air Resources Board (CARB) formally adopted the LCFS, and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Indirect Land Use, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, RFA

NASCAR Green Features Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Last week was NASCAR Green week in celebration of Earth Day. According to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), it was also the perfect time to promote the benefits of American Ethanol. Since 2008, NASCAR drivers have been racing with E15 and to promote the green benefits, NASCAR released a video. According to NASCAR in an ethanol feature piece, this …

American Ethanol, biofuels, Ethanol, Video