Corn Growers Say Concerns Not About Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is concerned about the company the meat industry is keeping in an “unholy” anti-ethanol alliance with some environmental groups that also have an anti-meat agenda. The alliance, which kicked off a major campaign last week opposing the proposed increase in the allowable level of ethanol in gasoline to 15 percent, includes the American Meat …

corn, Ethanol, food and fuel, NCGA

Bipartisan Bill Would Save Jobs and Help Ethanol Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

Bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday will help preserve jobs in the renewable energy industry and accelerate the development of cellulosic ethanol, according to its sponsors. The Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act sponsored by Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled legislation would extend the current Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), the Small Ethanol Producers Tax Credit and tariff on …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

DF Cast: Ethanol & Biodiesel Talk of Commodity Classic

John Davis

Since it was the biggest gathering of the year for corn and soybean growers, it’s only natural that Commodity Classic was also a good place to talk about the state of the ethanol and biodiesel industries, especially when you consider the two grains are still the biggest feedstocks for the biofuels. In this edition, we listen in on the conversation …

Audio, Biodiesel, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, News, Soybeans

Ethanol Issues Top Corn Grower Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol related issues top the list of concerns for members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) preparing for their annual policy meeting ti be held this week in Anaheim as part of the 2010 Commodity Classic. NCGA president Darrin Ihnen, a corn grower from South Dakota, says among those concerns are the use of indirect land use change in …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, NCGA

Ethanol Still Being Penalized By EPA

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council is holding its 7th Annual International Marketing Conference and 50th Annual Membership Meeting in Mexico. One of the main purposes of this meeting is for the organization to create a new working plan for the development of U.S. grain exports and a bright spot for corn growers has been the growth in the export of DDGS. …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, NCGA

EPA Rules Confirm Ethanol’s Environmental Advantages

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol and agriculture industry have a few things to celebrate today, one of which is EPA’s acknowledgment that ethanol, including corn-based ethanol, has greenhouse gas emission advantages over conventional gasoline. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its new released regulations for the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) which in part outlines the country’s move to 36 …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Legislation, NCGA

Sioux Falls Gets Ethanol Blender Pumps

Cindy Zimmerman

Motorists in Sioux Falls, SD now have more fuel choices at the pump with the installation of four new ethanol blender pumps at a Kings Mart gas station in the city. Through a joint effort between the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC), the station now offers a variety of fuel blends including …

ACE, blends, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, NCGA, RFA

Corn Grower Reaction Mixed to EPA Ethanol Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association is both pleased and disappointed by the Environmental Protection Agency announcement this week to delay final action on a waiver that would allow up to 15 percent ethanol blends in regular gasoline. “While we are disappointed the Environmental Protection Agency has chosen to postpone its decision on the higher ethanol blends, we are pleased the …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

Midwest States Support Ethanol and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments recently issued a series of policy resolutions supporting increased use of both ethanol and biodiesel, and specifically support ethanol blender pumps. The group also adopted resolutions calling for use of sound scientific methods when calculating carbon emissions. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased with all the resolutions, particularly …

Biodiesel, blends, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

DF Cast: Mixing Ethanol and (Bio) Diesel

John Davis

You can’t burn ethanol in a diesel engine. Nope. Just not done. Like mixing oil and water. But what if you added more water to the ethanol? And came up with a way to mix the hydrated-ethanol blend with the diesel… or better yet, biodiesel… right at the point of ignition? Ahhh… then you’d have something that National Corn Growers …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, News