JW Writes

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Jubak of MSN was writing about solutions to our energy problems and solicited suggestions from readers. He got several, including both ethanol and biodiesel. He decided to do further research on the subjects and the first one is ethanol. He’s looking for good information on the subject, so here’s an opportunity for you to jump in the mix. Send …

Biodiesel, Ethanol

MO Corn Billboard Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

The Missouri Corn Growers Association is seeking input on their next billboard design. The association’s billboard campaign to promote support for a statewide ethanol mandate got some major publicity when it was accused of being a “hate message” against Arabs (see previous post). MCGA now has a web site, www.madaboutgas.com, to poll public opinion on the next ethanol billboard campaign. …

Ethanol

Getting Revved Up For Indy

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest “Fill up, Feel Good” podcast features several people who took part in last week’s “Ethanol Day” at the Indianapolis Speedway. Among them are Indy Car drivers Danica Patrick and Jeff Simmons, U.S. Secretary of Energy Sam Bodman, ethanol hot rod racer Mark Thomas, and EPIC president Tom Branham. The “Fill up, Feel Good” podcast is available to download …

Audio, EPIC, Ethanol, Fill Up Feel Good

Green Star Plans BioRefineries

Cindy Zimmerman

Green Star Products, Inc. has announced plans to construct facilities for the production of both biodiesel and biomass ethanol, according to a press release. The first facility is planned for North Carolina, the second location is yet to be announced but the company says it will be somewhere in the northwestern US. Each GSPI-designed Bio-Refinery will have a start-up production …

Biodiesel, Ethanol

Home Stills Selling Like Hot Cakes

Cindy Zimmerman

We got a couple of comments about this company when I did the post about The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) warning not to make ethanol at home (see previous post). Dogwood Energy claims that it is “perfectly legal to own and operate an ethanol still on your property, provided that you are using it ONLY to …

Ethanol

Will NASCAR Climb Aboard the Ethanol Train?

Cindy Zimmerman

If the IRL does it, why not NASCAR? That’s the question some are asking, some even urging NASCAR to make the switch to ethanol, according to this SI.com article. SI seems to think if Jeff Gordon used ethanol it might make even more folks sit up and take notice. General Motors is actively encouraging NASCAR to make the switch.

Ethanol, Racing

Coast to Coast Ethanol Plant News

Cindy Zimmerman

US BioEnergy and Big River Resources of West Burlington, IA are joining forces to build a 100 million gallon per year (mgy) dry grind ethanol facility near Grinnell, Iowa, according to a company release. A proposed Florida ethanol plant is facing opposition, according to an article on Gainesville.com. The proposed $80 million plant, a project of Gate Petroleum in Jacksonville, …

Ethanol, Facilities

News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

I have been letting Chuck do the talking this week covering Clean Cities and Ethanol Day. Now it’s time to catch up on some Domestic Fuel news: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced a new biofuels policy in the Senate, while House Ag Democrats unveiled a comprenesive biodiesel energy package. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest price forecast for corn predicts …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Government