National Ethanol Conference to Feature Bill Kristol

Cindy Zimmerman

Political analyst and commentator Bill Kristol will provide his unique and entertaining brand of political insight and prognostication during a special luncheon at the 2020 National Ethanol Conference (NEC). Kristol, founder and director of Defending Democracy Together and a regular guest on popular television news programs, will offer a look ahead at the 2020 elections and the emerging political landscape. …

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Registration Open for 25th National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 10-12, 2020, in Houston. RFA Board Chairman Neil Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, says the theme “Focus Forward” will look ahead to what the next quarter-century will bring for the U.S. ethanol industry. “For the past 25 years, …

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Wisconsin’s Ace Ethanol Installs Whitefox ICE System

Cindy Zimmerman

Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin has become the fifth plant to install a Whitefox ICE system at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. One-third of all Wisconsin ethanol plants now have a Whitefox ICE system installed, according to Whitefox Technologies Limited. Wisconsin is home to nine ethanol plants and is the ninth largest ethanol producing state in the country. Neal …

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Ethanol Analyst: Long Term Market Outlook is Strong

Carrie Muehling

Although record ethanol production and political trade wars have presented challenges for the U.S. ethanol industry in recent months, an ethanol analyst speaking to participants at the National Ethanol Conference said the long term future for the industry looks strong. “The good news – and this really transcends politics – is that all over the world, there is more and …

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Bioleap, Inc. Supports Ethanol Industry

Carrie Muehling

The 2019 National Ethanol Conference had a new golf tournament sponsor in Bioleap, Inc. CEO Wayne Mitchell said the full-service engineering company is currently focused on reducing the carbon footprint and energy use of ethanol plants, making them more efficient and helping them to be lower cost producers. Mitchell sees a strong future for the ethanol industry. “The ethanol industry …

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NEC Retailers Panel Talks Marketing Higher Blends

Carrie Muehling

Retail representatives on a panel at the National Ethanol Conference discussed how market drivers, federal policies and state program are driving the increased availability of E15 and flexible fuels. They also shared some personal experiences when it comes to offering higher blends of ethanol at their locations. Education was the biggest factor for Bryan Goforth with Home Service Oil Company. …

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Ethanol’s Role in Securing a Low Carbon Future

Carrie Muehling

A panel discussion at the National Ethanol Conference tackled the topic of Ethanol’s Role in Securing a Low Carbon Future. California Air Resources Board Executive Officer Richard W. Corey weighed in, sharing that there is no single solution to reducing emissions, but that he believes ethanol has been and will continue to be part of the answer. “From an air …

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RFA Releases Three New Ethanol Education Videos

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has released three new educational videos to help the public fuel their knowledge about renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos, debuted at RFA’s 24th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, focus on the ethanol production process, facts about the industry and the benefits of renewable fuels, and testimonials about ethanol-blended fuels from avid motorcycle riders. The …

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#RFANEC Features Ethanol Powered American Chopper

Cindy Zimmerman

The custom E85 motorcycle commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) last year and featured on the Discovery Channel’s American Chopper series was a big hit at the National Ethanol Conference last week, and so was the bike’s designer Paul Teutul, Jr. The patriotic-themed motorcycle has been all over the country since it was first unveiled last June, but it …

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Ethanol Meets the Need for High Octane

Cindy Zimmerman

Dan Nicholson has been with General Motors since 1982 and was appointed vice president, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronic Hardware in January 2019. He is responsible for all electrified propulsion products including batteries and electric drive units. He is also responsible for all electronic control systems and strategies, software and associated electronic hardware for all General Motors products globally. …

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