Ford Driving To Increase E85

Cindy Zimmerman

Ford Motor Co. announced on Friday a tie-up with VeraSun Energy Corp., a renewable energy company, aimed at expanding support for vehicles capable of running on up to 85 percent ethanol, known as E85.

The partnership will concentrate on growing the ethanol infrastructure in 2006 and converting existing fuel pumps to VeraSun’s branded E85 in existing retail outlets. A consumer awareness campaign will also be launched.

Ethanol, Promotion

Bio Town, USA

Cindy Zimmerman

A small “one stoplight” town in Indiana is trying to make a new name for itself – Bio Town, USA. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels recently announced his ambitious plan to make Reynolds, IN the first community in the country that gets all of its energy from biorenewable sources. “BioTown , USA is an aggressive plan that I believe will become …


Ethanol “Changing the way grain is being marketed”

Cindy Zimmerman

Chuck ConnerUSDA’s number two official says ethanol production is growing so fast now it is changing the dynamics of grain marketing in this country. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner says at this point, “we are going to have to go back and re-evaluate our own methods of calculating posted county prices and the determination of local prices because ethanol plants have changed that dynamic substantially.”

Ethanol, Government