The E-Squadron

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol-fueled airplanes are on the program for an air show at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport this weekend. The Vanguard Squadron of Sioux Falls is a four-plane formation group that flies in air shows across the country. I had a chance to meet the entire squadron last week in Sioux Falls at the

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol

Michigan Ethanol Promo

Cindy Zimmerman

Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) hosted a promotion of E-85-fueled passenger cars and trucks Monday at the Dixie Motor Speedway. According to a story in the Saginaw News, representatives from DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. attended to demonstrate their new flex-fuel vehicles, while the Michigan Corn Growers Association and Michigan Farm Bureau also participated to share perspectives on …

Ethanol, Government

Cool Blue Fire

Cindy Zimmerman

The logo is very cool and the company is “established to deploy the commercially ready, patented, and proven Arkenol Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic (“Green Waste”) waste materials to ethanol,” according to the Blue Fire website. The Irvine, CA-based corporation announced its management team this week, “led by Arnold R. Klann the founder of Arkenol and its …

Cellulosic, Ethanol

Pacific NW Ethanol Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Pacific Northwest ethanol plant is scheduled to break ground July 20 in Oregon. Cascade Grain is being constructed by JH Kelly Ethanol of Longview, Washington. According to JH Kelly, the plant will be the largest on the West Coast and one of the 10 largest in the United States. Cascade Grain has been working for more than six …

Ethanol, Facilities

Fill Up, Feel Good on the Highway

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest “Fill Up, Feel Good” podcast from the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is about ethanol hitting the highway. Ethanol was the official fuel sponsor of the Interstate Highway System 50th Anniversary convoy across America last month and this report features some of the comments that were made about ethanol during the event. The “Fill up, Feel Good” podcast …

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Farm Bureau Calls for More Tanks

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking Congress to provide incentives for gas station owners to install storage tanks so that alternative fuels will be more available to the public. House and Senate bills H.R. 5346 and S. 2614 would provide those incentives for not only ethanol and biodiesel, but also compressed natural gas or hydrogen. According to a release, …

Biodiesel, Ethanol

Ethanol Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

One question everyone always wants to know is how much does ethanol cost? While some people in the industry can provide lengthy explanations about spot market prices and long term contracts and so forth, the short answer is – it varies from day to day and location to location. Unlike the oil industry, which is largely controlled by OPEC, there …

Ethanol

East Coast Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol might soon become more available on the east coast. Agri-Ethanol Products of Raleigh, NC has announced that it now has financing to build as many as 20 renewable energy facilities from the Gulf states to New York. AEP is already building the first 100 million gallon ethanol plant located on the East Coast near Aurora, NC. According to a …

Ethanol, Facilities

Great Race for Team Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway Danica Patrick equaled her best IndyCar® Series finish of fourth and rookie Jeff Simmons posted his top IndyCar Series finish of seventh as Rahal Letterman Racing posted one of its strongest outings of the 2006 IndyCar Series season. According to a news release from EPIC, Patrick overcame a whirlwind week of media scrutiny with a …

EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing