Robert Baker Wins Growth/New Holland Sweepstakes

Joanna Schroeder

Robert Baker of Sue City, Missouri has won the 2014 Growth Energy Individual Membership Sweepstakes sponsored by New Holland. His prize included 200 hours of usage of a CR8090 combine with a New Holland Twin Rotor CR8090 combine corn head for the 2014 harvest season. “I am very excited, and I have a son and grandson that are more excited …

Agribusiness, biofuels, corn, Equipment, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News

Iowa U.S. Senate Candidates Support Biofuels

John Davis

Considering the state’s significant role in biofuels and renewable energy, there’s little surprise that primary candidates for the Iowa U.S. Senate seat are expressing their support of the green fuels. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) says its 2014 Iowa U.S. Senate Primary Candidate Renewable Fuels Survey shows there’s strong, bipartisan support for renewable fuels among the state’s top candidates. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, News, politics

Cellulosic’s First Community Advisory Panel to Meet

John Davis

The Nation’s first Community Advisory Panel (CAP) on cellulosic biofuels will meet early next week in Iowa. Officials from DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa will talk with more than 30 Central Iowa residents including business leaders, farmers, conservationists and educators Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Nevada’s SCORE Pavilion from 6:30-8:30 pm. Designed to provide an ongoing dialogue between DuPont …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News

RFA National Ethanol Conference Registration Opens

John Davis

Time to finalize your plans to attend the Renewable Fuels Association’s 19th Annual National Ethanol Conference with the theme of Falling Walls, Rising Tides, Feb. 17-19, 2014. Conference registration is now open, and the RFA needs you at the JW Marriot in Orlando, Fla. Now more than ever our industry should be proud of its success in bringing down barriers …

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New E15 Stations Give Dakota Drivers More Choice

John Davis

Six new E15 stations will give North Dakota drivers more choices at the pump. The Renewable Fuels Association welcomed the move at the six Petro Serve USA locations in Bismarck, Mandan, West Fargo, and Fargo, as North Dakota becomes the ninth state to offer E15 to consumers with vehicles 2001 and newer. “We are committed to offering our customers choice …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News, RFA

DF Cast: Ethanol Battles for Info & Against the Gov’t

John Davis

Understanding what the auto industry wants and needs… and how ethanol can meet that… all while battling Big Oil and even the government… that’s the daunting task the ethanol industry has been facing for some time. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we talk with Dave Vander Griend, the co-founder and president of one of the world’s largest …

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Corn Oil Biodiesel Adds Arrow to Ethanol’s Quiver

John Davis

More ethanol plants are squeezing more profits out of the corn they use by recovering more of the oil in the process and turning it into biodiesel. This article from Ethanol Producer Magazine says by the end of the year, as many as 80 percent of U.S. ethanol plants could be recovering corn oil. WB Services is offering ethanol producers …

Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News

EIA: Wind, Solar & Biofuels Seeing Good Growth

John Davis

The latest government energy report seems to provide plenty of good news for some of our favorite alternative fuel sources. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) August 2013 Short-Term Energy Outlook shows that wind, solar, ethanol and biodiesel productions are all up for the year, according to comments from EIA’s Administrator Adam Sieminski: Renewables: “Wind power generation is expected to …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Government, News, Solar, Wind

Analysis: Biodiesel Could Solve Ethanol Blend Wall

John Davis

A new analysis shows that biodiesel might be the solution for ethanol “blend wall” concern and its impact on the overall number of advanced biofuels being blended. There’s been a lot of talk about the issue of the ethanol “blend wall,” the point at which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates for that renewable fuel are greater than the amount …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, News

Propel Moves Biodiesel, Ethanol Forward

John Davis

Propel Fuels is not just selling biodiesel and ethanol, alternatives to non-renewable petroleum, but it is doing it in an alternative fashion. This article from Convenience Store News says the California-based purveyor of the green fuels is doing something a bit different at most of its locations in California and Washington State. At 36 of the locations, Propel partners with …

Biodiesel, E85, Ethanol, News