Ethanol Report on Land Use

Cindy Zimmerman

In this “Ethanol Report” podcast, Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association talks about a new land use report just released. The report systematically refutes claims that ethanol production will divert land from agricultural use, stressing that agricultural land can expand without “jeopardizing forest or other sensitive lands.” The report also gives historical context to global agricultural land use as …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Report Indicates Little Land Use Impact for Ethanol Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The amount of agricultural land required to produce 15 billion gallons of grain ethanol in the United States by 2015, as required by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), is likely to be less than 1 percent of total world cropland, according to a new report released today by the Renewable Fuels Association. According to the report, “Understanding …

Ethanol, News, RFA

RFA Welcomes New Ethanol Group

Cindy Zimmerman

The nation’s oldest ethanol advocacy organization is welcoming the formation of Growth Energy, a new group announced Tuesday in Washington DC. In a statement, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said it “welcomes Growth Energy’s support in tackling challenges and seizing upon the opportunities before America’s ethanol producers. On behalf of ethanol producers across America and in conjunction with our international …

Ethanol, POET, RFA

Ethanol Pleased with Election Results

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association wasted no time today in congratulating Barack Obama on his victory. “Throughout this campaign, President-elect Obama has reiterated that American farmers and ethanol producers are a critical component of our national strategy to help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” RFA said in a news release. “We look forward to working with an Obama Administration and …

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Ethanol Demand Continues to Outpace Production

Cindy Zimmerman

According to the latest Energy Information Administration figures, ethanol facilities were producing 647,000 barrels per day in August, up from 614,000 in July. The Renewable Fuels Association reports that demand continued to outpace production, with demand in August calculated at 661,000 barrels per day, which exceeds 10 billion gallons a year. “This demand is approaching the legal limit of ethanol …

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Ethanol Industry Urged to Vote

Cindy Zimmerman

In this “Ethanol Report” podcast, Matt Hartwig of the Renewable Fuels Association talks about why it is important for the industry to be involved in the political process and why every needs to get out and vote. No endorsements from the RFA on who to vote for, by the way, just vote because elections on both the state and national …

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Candidates on Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Over the past two weeks, key energy advisors to the McCain and Obama presidential campaigns have shared their views on ethanol with Agritalk Radio host Mike Adams. Heather Zichal, the policy director for energy, environment and agriculture for the Obama campaign spoke on behalf of Senator Obama, while Jim Moseley, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture and …

Ethanol, politics, RFA

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 …

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