Ethanol at the World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels in general and ethanol in particular were part of the discussion at the World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines this year. Despite the food versus fuel controversy that permeated the headlines for 2008, there seemed to be more acceptance of biofuels as being able to co-exist with food production and being part of the overall global agriculture picture. …

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Registration Open for National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Growing Innovation – America’s Energy Future Starts at Home” is the theme for the 14th annual National Ethanol Conference to be held February 23-25, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is now underway for the event which promises to be bigger and better than ever in the big state of Texas with over 2500 attendees expected. All the registration information …

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Ethanol Produces Tons of Livestock Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s ethanol plants produced enough livestock feed last year to provide for all the cattle in the nation’s four largest feedlot states. That is one of the findings in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association on the role of the U.S. ethanol industry in food and feed production. According to their analysis, America’s ethanol producers delivered 23 million …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, RFA

New Ethanol Ad Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has launched two new television commercials this week stressing the benefits of today’s domestic renewable fuels industry. Entitled “Faces” and “Places,” the two 30-second spots feature real Americans from Hereford, Texas who are actively leading America toward a more secure energy future. In “Faces,” local Hereford residents explain why ethanol is critical to America’s energy future. …

Ethanol, Promotion, RFA

USDA Crop Forecast and Ethanol Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest crop production forecast out Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture slightly lowered the production estimate of the 2008 corn crop from 12.288 billion to 12.072 billion bushels, which would still be the second highest on record. “We were expecting to see the numbers decrease a little, but we remain optimistic about this year’s crop,” said National Corn …

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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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