#RFANEC Attendees Introduced to EXIM Bank

Lizzy Schultz

One of the sessions held during last week’s National Ethanol Conference gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the official export credit agency of the U.S. government. In her presentation, Sandra Donzella, Deputy Managing Director for the Western Region, explained how EXIM provides help to exporters by filling financing gaps …

Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, International, National Ethanol Conference

The Global Trends Driving #Ethanol Demand

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports continue to serve as a valuable and expanding revenue source for the U.S. ethanol industry. As part of a presentation during last week’s National Ethanol Conference, Scott Richman, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics, provided an in-depth look at current market trends associated with global trade in ethanol and key factors that are driving ethanol demand. “While the domestic …

Ag group, Audio, Ethanol, Exports, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

How #Ethanol and Oil Can Work Together

Lizzy Schultz

One of the highlights of last week’s National Ethanol Conference was the Future of Fuels Policy Panel. One of the panelists was Chet Thompson, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO. AFPM represents the refining and petrochemical sectors of the fuel industry, and Thompson spoke during the panel about ways that the ethanol and oil industries can work …

Ag group, Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, RFS

Media Viewpoints at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

A year ago at the National Ethanol Conference, Rachel Gantz wore a media ribbon on her nametag. This year, the “hack turned flack” (as she describes herself on Twitter) is communications director for the Renewable Fuels Association and she sat down with a few of her media colleagues to talk about how the ethanol industry can do a better job …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Media, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Novozymes Helps #Ethanol Producers Listen to Data

Cindy Zimmerman

Listening to your ethanol plant can save you money, according to Novozymes technical service manager Laurie Duval, who presented a NEC Tech Connect session at the National Ethanol Conference last week. “Basically ethanol plants are huge machines that are producing tons of data every day,” said Duval. “The opportunity in the ethanol industry is around making better use of that …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Novozymes

Ethanol Export Opportunities in Sight at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration to host an International Buyer Program (IBP) at the National Ethanol Conference. The program, designed to introduce U.S. ethanol sellers to foreign buyers in an effort to expand U.S. exports, included 18 international companies from seven top ethanol …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, International, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Ethanol Report on National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Building Partnerships, Growing Markets was the theme for the 22nd annual National Ethanol Conference held this week in San Diego and it was a great two days of reaching across the aisle to those who have sometimes been adversaries of the ethanol industry to find common ground. In this Ethanol Report interview with Chuck Zimmerman, Renewable Fuels Association president and …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Cellerate Paving the Way for Cellulosic Ethanol

Lizzy Schultz

One of the new NEC Tech Connect sessions at this year’s National Ethanol Conference focused on new technologies that are working to increase the demand and value for ethanol and have successfully converted the fiber within the corn kernel into extremely valuable cellulosic ethanol. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta, gave the presentation on …

Ag group, Audio, Cellulosic, Enogen, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, Syngenta

Point of Obligation Discussion at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The extended comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed denial to change the Point of Obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ended this week as panelists at the National Ethanol Conference were discussing the issue. Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler refereed the cage fight discussion between Richard Walsh, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Valero Renewable Fuels Company and …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, RFS

Agriculture and Ethanol Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman

At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

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