Ethanol Groups Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The three major ethanol producer groups are working together to combat negative publicity and keep ethanol moving forward. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Toni Nuernberg says the three groups – EPIC, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol – complement each other. “All three of us have a roll to play in this industry,” Nuernberg …

ACE, EPIC, Ethanol, FEW, News, Promotion, RFA, RFN

Ethanol Industry Urged to Submit EPA Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Several thousand ethanol industry representatives were urged Tuesday to fight back against the attacks on ethanol in two ways. “One, would be to take pen to paper and write your own op-ed to your local paper and let them know what ethanol means to your company and your local community and begin to fight back,” said Renewable Fuels Association president …

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Ethanol Industry Stands up for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is mad and they’re not going to take it anymore. That’s how BBI International president Mike Bryan summed up his feelings about the attacks on ethanol during the opening general session of the 2008 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop on Tuesday in Nashville. “What bothers me most is the abuse that agriculture is taking,” Bryan said. “We cannot …

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FEW Welcome

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2008 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop is getting started in Nashville and is expected to attract some 4,000 visitors from around the globe. This is the 24th year for the event that started out with just a few dozen dreamers. The FEW this year will offer 23 technical workshops on topics such as cellulosic ethanol, non-food feedstocks, water utilization and …

Cellulosic, conferences, EPIC, Ethanol, FEW, News, RFA

FAO Agrees to Biofuels Study

Cindy Zimmerman

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization High Level Conference on Food Security focused on solutions to fight global hunger and increase agricultural development this week, rather than place restrictions on biofuels production. The final declaration adopted by 180 countries calls for further study on the issue, an approach which world biofuels producers called “thoughtful.” In a statement, leaders from …

Ethanol, Food prices, Government, International, News, RFA

Ethanol Industy Urges Balance at UN Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

As talks are beginning in Rome about the factors behind and solutions to world food price inflation, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen called on world leaders attending the summit to consider the issue in its entirety. “Addressing issues of food security is a matter of great importance that cannot be taken lightly. As world leaders meet in Rome this …

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Ribbon Cut For Nebraska Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman helped officials with VeraSun Energy and others in a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Thursday for its 110 million-gallon-per year biorefinery in Albion, Nebraska. The plant is one of 11 VeraSun ethanol production facilities currently in operation. The company has an annual production capacity of more than one billion gallons, making VeraSun one of …

Ethanol, Facilities, News, RFA

Good Fuels Offers Good News About Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A new website has been launched to focus on the positive impacts of biofuels on the economy, the environment and America in general. is “for” clean energy, domestic energy production, fair reporting and balanced research. What they are against is unbalanced reporting, misleading research, relying on imported fuel and vilifying the American farmer. seeks to provide a thoughtful …

Ethanol, News, RFA

“E-logo” a Hit with Kids

Laura McNamara

The green ethanol flags were a hit with the crowd at the 2008 IPL Festival Parade, especially with the kids. Spectators could spot “e” flags waving at Monument Circle and along the parade route. Some kids were using the flags as drumsticks, beating in time to the college and high school bands that marched past. Well, keeping time in their …

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