Ethanol and Politics

Cindy Zimmerman

With ethanol continuing to be such a political issue, it was especially important this election year for the ethanol industry to have a clear presence at both recent political conventions. In this Ethanol Report podcast, Matt Hartwig with the Renewable Fuels Association and Randy Doyle with Al-Corn Clean Fuels in Claremont, MN discuss how and why the ethanol industry was …

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Ethanol Fuels RNC

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Republican National Convention this week, delegates have been educated about ethanol in the state of Minnesota in several ways, thanks to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Clean Air Choice Team. Communications Director Bob Moffitt was at the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council’s AgNite event on Tuesday evening in the Twin Cities where ethanol was featured as a …

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Ethanol at AgNite

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was showcased to Republican National Convention goers this week during an event sponsored by the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council. The Renewable Fuels Association and Minnesota’s ethanol producers joined together to be one of the sponsors of AgNite, a non-partisan event to celebrate the food, agriculture and biofuel industries of the state and nation. The event was held in the historic …

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Ethanol to be Featured at RNC AgNite

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is hosting a celebration of America’s food, agriculture and energy industries during the second night of the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities. AgNite is a non-partisan event independent from the RNC being coordinated by the council with the help of numerous sponsors, including the ethanol industry under the auspices of the Renewable Fuels Association. …

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Ethanol Industry Continues to Move Forward

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a rough year for ethanol but the industry continues to move forward. The hundreds of ethanol industry representatives at the 21st Ethanol Conference and Trade Show this week were “cautiously positive” about the future, according to American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings. “They recognize some of the volatility we are facing, they recognize that …

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Ethanol Industry Pleased with EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Reaction from the ethanol industry started coming out just minutes after the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would deny a request to cut the Renewable Fuels Standard. Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen calls the decision “an important victory for all Americans.” “Today’s EPA decision recognizes the importance of biofuels to the American economy,” Dinneen said in a statement. “The …

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Ethanol Reality Versus Fantasy

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen called on representatives of Florida’s growing biofuels industry to join him and the rest of the industry nationwide in setting the record straight on ethanol and other alternative fuels. At the Florida Farm to Fuel Summit on Thursday, Dinneen told the group that opponents of ethanol have created a “fantasy world that rivals anything …

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Florida Focuses on Farm to Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer will help kick off the third annual Florida Farm to Fuel summit this week in Orlando as keynote speaker Wednesday morning, July 30. Other speakers include Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Brian Dean with the Interamerican Ethanol Commission, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association president Gordon Quaiattini, and US Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen. The summit brings …

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Ethanol Report on Food Price Study

Cindy Zimmerman

The Farm Foundation study on food price drivers released this week in Washington DC was the focus of a forum held at the National Press Club. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from the Farm Foundation forum and report on “What’s Driving Food Prices?” Featured are Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin, Purdue University economist Wally Tyner, and University …

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Good News for Ethanol in OECD Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report on biofuels policies out this week claims that that biofuel production “has a limited impact on reducing greenhouse gases and improving energy security, and has a significant impact on world crop prices.” However, an analysis of the findings indicates the opposite. According to a review of the report by the Renewable …

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