Growth Energy CEO Optimistic About Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The 25th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop was the first for Growth Energy, the ethanol industry organization formed late last year, and CEO Tom Buis was impressed with the turnout at the conference despite current economic conditions. “I think everyone is really interested in moving forward,” Buis said. “Obviously we are going through some rough spots, economically, but I think people …

Ethanol, FEW, Growth Energy

General Wesley Clark Keynotes Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Chuck Zimmerman

Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth Energy, provided the keynote speech this morning at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. He gave a very “rouse the troops” speech which shows his ability to motivate our military troops when he was in active duty. I would characterize the theme of his remarks as targeting the importance of ethanol for our national security. He also hammers …

Audio, FEW, Growth Energy

NEVC to Become Growth Energy Market Development

Michelle Kautz

In existence since 1996, the NEVC has assembled a broad coalition of like-minded industry and government leaders, environmentalists and consumers, and many other organizations and individuals interested in reducing oil imports, stimulating the economy, and improving the environment. The non-profit group had 1,600 members and their employees now become part of the Growth Energy team. Phil Lampert, who was executive …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition

Ethanol Industry Testifies on Carbon Fuel Standards

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from ethanol organizations and companies testified before the House Agriculture Committee this morning on proposed low carbon fuel standards. The heads of three ethanol trade associations all presented basically the same message when it comes to using indirect land use changes (ILUC) to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of renewable fuels – it is unproven theory that should not …

ACE, Cellulosic, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Corn Ethanol Done Right

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers and ethanol producers have joined forces for a new ad campaign stressing how corn-based ethanol gets biofuels right. The campaign includes a full-page ad running in Politico, a Capitol Hill newspaper. The print ad stresses important facts about corn and ethanol, such as the increase in yields over the last 20 years, the decrease in the amount of …

ACE, BIO, corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA

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 …

Ethanol, FEW, Growth Energy, News

DF Cast: Climbing Over Ethanol’s Blend Wall

John Davis

Ethanol seems to have hit a bit of wall. While it has been great for mixing with regular unleaded gasoline at a 10 percent blend, the industry wants to up that amount to 15 percent, overcoming what is being called a “blending wall” that is keeping the green fuel from growing beyond its current levels. While some might worry what …

Audio, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, RFA

Corn Ethanol Positives in RFS Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn ethanol seems to have made out better than expected in the proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) announced this week by the Obama administration, mainly because it allows the industry to provide more input regarding indirect land use impacts. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased with …

corn, Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Ethanol Industry Pleased With White House Action

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is unanimous in its praise for the actions announced today by the Obama administration with regard to the future development of biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard and the creation of a Biofuels Interagency Working Group. During a press conference immediately following the announcement, Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen said, “The president has sent an incredibly …

ACE, Audio, Cellulosic, Energy, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFA