Gen. Wesley Clark to Present Keynote at FEW‏

Michelle Kautz

After opening remarks and a welcome, the conference will be in full swing. A few of the sessions will include the following: The Future of Ethanol Production in America — Part 1: The Next Three Years; The Future of Ethanol Production in America — Part 2: 2012 and Beyond; and Cellulosic Ethanol Project Development. For more information on FEW, go …

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Silver Anniversary for Ethanol Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry has grown tremendously in the last 25 years – and so has the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW). “The first event in 1985 had four tabletop exhibits and 36 people,” according to Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International, which organizes the FEW. Last year, FEW 2008 featured over 4,000 attendees and nearly 1,000 exhibits. It …

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Ethanol Workshop Celebrates 25 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

2009 marks the silver anniversary of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, the industry’s largest and most widely attended expo and educational event. With the economy in mind, the 2009 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has joined with the 2009 International Distillers Grains Conference & Trade Show and the Advanced Biofuels Workshop, to give industry professionals the ability to attend all …

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Improving Ethanol Plant Efficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

Improving the efficiency of ethanol plants is critical for a number of reasons, but especially in light of high corn prices that are cutting into margins for producers. POET has been working on improving the efficiency of their plants for years now according to President and CEO Jeff Broin (pictured here on the left with Nathan Schock, director of public …

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Ethanol Groups Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The three major ethanol producer groups are working together to combat negative publicity and keep ethanol moving forward. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Toni Nuernberg says the three groups – EPIC, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol – complement each other. “All three of us have a roll to play in this industry,” Nuernberg …

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Just Say “Yes” to Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Buttons of many colors can be seen on hundreds of name badges walking around the 2008 Fuel Ethanol Workshop creating a positive mantra for the ethanol industry. The “Yes Ethanol” buttons are the creation of Lanser Public Affairs, an agency in New Berlin, Wisconsin that specializes in helping ethanol plants with site approval and community relations. The husband and wife …

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Team Ethanol at the FEW

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop this week in Nashville had a chance to meet Indy car champion and Team Ethanol car owner Bobby Rahal of Rahal Letterman Racing in an appearance sponsored by ICM, Inc. With a model of the Number 17 Team Ethanol car behind him, Rahal chatted with ethanol industry representatives about the season so far …

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Moving Beyond 10 Percent Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Moving beyond ten percent ethanol offers both opportunities and challenges for the industry. On a panel addressing the issue at the 2008 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Tuesday was Robert White with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). White has spearheaded the nationwide pump branding and E85 program for EPIC and he talked about some of the success stories they have …

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Ethanol High Octane and Excellence Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry honored two of its own Tuesday for excellence in research and promotion during the 24th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Nashville. The annual “High Octane Award” was presented to David Kolsrud, president and CEO of DAK Renewable Energy in Brandon, SD. “He is an advocate for this industry,” said BBI International president Mike Bryan in presenting the …

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Ethanol Industry Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Two ethanol plants were honored by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday with the Energy Star Combined Heat & Power Award. POET Biorefining in Ashton, Iowa, and East Kansas Agri-Energy, LLC in Garnett, Kan., were recognized with the award for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In April 2004, POET began full production at an ethanol plant in Ashton. …

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