Ethanol Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was again was the main topic of discussion at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk in Kansas City. At the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council booth, Greg Krissek of ICM talked with reporters about the newly formed Renewable Fuels Now coalition. EPIC’s acting executive director Robert White discussed the progress of the ethanol “e” branding program …

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Renewable Fuels and National Security

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is sponsoring a lunch and panel discussion Wednesday in Washington DC on the importance of renewable fuels like ethanol in our nation’s comprehensive national security strategy. The event will feature a keynote address by former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey as well as a panel discussion on the consequences of our nation’s increasing …

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Dinneen Discusses New Poll and New Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen is pleased with new poll results that show Americans want renewable fuels and he’s excited about a new coalition that is working to make that happen. Dinneen says the poll affirms what many in the industry have known for a long time “that Americans absolutely believe we need to be maximizing the use of …

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Ethanol Demand Continues to Exceed Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production continued to grow in July, averaging 434,000 barrels per day according to the Energy Information Administration. Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, also increased to 464,000 barrels per day. To date, RFA says the U.S. is averaging 402,000 barrels per day production with average demand exceeding production at nearly 429,000 barrels per day.

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America Wants Renewable Fuels Now

Cindy Zimmerman

A new coalition that supports increased use of domestically produced renewable fuels says nearly three out of four Americans want renewable fuels. According to a new national poll released today by the Renewable Fuels Now Coalition, 74 percent of Americans believe we should increase our use of domestically produced renewable fuels like ethanol. In addition, 87 percent of Americans maintain …

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Poll Cites Several Causes for Higher Food Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

A new poll indicates that Americans are better informed about the various factors affecting food price increases than one might think. The poll, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, found that 46 percent of Americans believe rising oil prices is the number one cause of increasing food costs, followed by 15 percent citing increasing global demand. By contrast, just 7 …

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Bob Dinneen Chairing Cellulosic Ethanol Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The Chairman of this year’s Cellulosic Ethanol Summit is the “Reverend of Renewable Fuels” and RFA’s own Bob Dinneen. Bob got us started and has been sort of emceeing the activities here. I sat down with him for a chat to get his perspective on cellulosic production and energy legislation. Bob says that RFA is sponsoring this event because the …

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Latest Ethanol Figures

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production continued to grow in July, averaging 421,000 barrels per day, according to the Energy Information Administration. Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, also increased to 446,000 barrels per day. RFA reports that, so far this year, the U.S. is averaging 399,000 b/d with average demand exceeding production at nearly 425,000 b/d. Currently, 130 ethanol biorefineries …

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New RFA Chairman and Board Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The board of directors for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has unanimously elected Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President of Abengoa Bioenergy in Chesterfield, Missouri, as chairman. He succeeds Ron Miller, President and CEO of Aventine Renewable Holdings, Inc., in the position. “It is an honor to be elected chairman of the RFA,” said Standlee. “For more than 26 years, the …

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The Future is Now

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry leaders want to tell the story that the future of cellulosic ethanol has arrived. To that end, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is hosting a media event in Washington DC on October 2 featuring representatives from some of the pioneering companies that are making cellulosic ethanol a reality. Among those companies are Abengoa Bioenergy, which is buidling the …

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