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 …

advance biofuels, Ethanol, Research

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

Turning CO2 Into #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

Scientists from the University of Toronto (U of T) have discovered a way to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into renewable fuels and chemicals through nanoengineering. Led by Professional Ted Sargent, Min Liu, PhD. and Yuanjie Pang, PhD, along with a team of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in U of T Engineering, have developed a technique powered by renewable energies …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol, methanol, Research, Solar, Wind

New #Ethanol Blends Study Shows #Biofuels Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

A new report, “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study,” released by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Lab finds multiple benefits if using high-octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines. The study found benefits ranging from increased vehicle efficiency to increased acceleration to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Specifically, these mid-level blends, …

biofuels, blends, Ethanol, Growth Energy

.@EthanolRFA Heads to Sturgis

Joanna Schroeder

The 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is right around the corner and once again the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground August 8-14, 2016. The Sturgis, South Dakota event is a good way, says RFA, to promote the benefits of high-octane, low-cost ethanol to the motorcycle community. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Sturgis

Al-Corn Clean Fuel Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota celebrated its 20th anniversary this week with members of the ethanol industry. The farmer-owned cooperative began operations in 1996 and now produces 50 million gallons of ethanol per year with plans to expand to 120 million gallons per year. “It took courage and energy to create the organization that stands today as Al-Corn Clean …

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