E85 Adapter

Cindy Zimmerman

If you want to use 85 percent ethanol in your car but don’t want to buy a new flex-fuel vehicle, XCel Plus International can help. This Virginia-based company has just announced the nationwide product launch of the E-85 Ethanol FlexTek Adaptor Kit. According to a company release, once installed on a vehicle, this kit will allow the engine to operate …

Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Ethanol Dazzles

Cindy Zimmerman

Here’s a nice weekend write-up about the ethanol business that went nationwide. The story is by AP Food and Farm Writer Libby Quaid. And here is another nice article from Paddock Talk on how and why Ford is focused on ethanol.

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Wet Day for Team Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Rookie Jeff Simmons in the #17 Team Ethanol car for Rahal Letterman Racing started the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix 13th – his best Indy pole position yet, ahead of teammate Danica Patrick who was 15th. But, even though Jeff was in the lead on lap 9, Team Ethanol was one of at least seven cars that spun out on …

EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Indy 500 Photo Album

Chuck Zimmerman

Ethanol Car Indy 500 2006I just uploaded most of the pictures I took during the Indy 500. Actually starting on the Thursday before the race. There’s 267 pictures in this Flickr album and I just don’t have time to label them all individually. If you really want to know who someone is let me know and I’ll try to identify them for you. I hope you like them. There’s another race today and we’ll be rooting the #17 car on.

EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Racing

Another Ethanol IPO

Cindy Zimmerman

Reuters reports that number two U.S. ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp. is planning to go public later this month. The IPO is the start of an ambitious campaign by the company to double its ethanol output to 560 million gallons a year by the first quarter of 2008, according a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Ethanol Night at the Races

Cindy Zimmerman

Indy’s not the only race celebrating ethanol. Brown County Speedway opens for the season with Ethanol Night tonight. The racing season in Aberdeen, SD will run through Sept. 30. Aberdeen is the latest site chosen for an ethanol plant to be built by Glacial Lakes Energy.

Ethanol, Racing

We Want More

Cindy Zimmerman

According to the Renewable Fuels Association, new data from the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies shows that 78 percent of Americans support increasing the use of ethanol and two-thirds of Americans support the increased use of biofuels in general. Additional results show that 91 percent of Americans feel the country is facing an energy crisis and 53 percent believe we …

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Florida Legalizes E85

Cindy Zimmerman

E85 is now legal in Florida. According to the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, the notice of the rule change making it legal to sell E85 in the Sunshine State was published in April. NEVC is gearing up to work with vendors to make the fuel available to Florida motorists. Florida Ag Commissioner Charles Bronson has been a big promoter of …

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Broin Plant News

Cindy Zimmerman

The Broin Companies today announced plans for development and construction of Premier Ethanol, LLC near Portland, Indiana, as well as plans to build a second Pro-Corn Ethanol production facility in Minnesota. The Indiana plant is a 120 million gallon per year (MGPY) project and the Minnesota facility will produce 60 million gallons of ethanol annually.

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