Christopher Hogan Joins Growth Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Christopher Hogan has joined Growth Energy as their new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, Hogan will oversee all aspects of the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of ethanol’s importance as America’s leading source of clean, affordable, homegrown energy. “I’m excited to join the dynamic team at Growth Energy and help shape a new generation of …

Company Announcement, Growth Energy, Uncategorized

Ensyn Corp Receives CARB Approval

Joanna Schroeder

Ensyn Corporation has receive regulatory approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the use of Renewable Fuel Oil (RFO) as a feedstock for refineries in California for the production of renewable gasoline and renewable diesel. The approvals come as part of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). RFO is a collaboration between Ensyn, Tesoro Corporation and Chevron. …

biofuels, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, renewable diesel, Uncategorized

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

According to AgWeek magazine, Algeria-based Cevital plans to build a corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil’s leading grains producer Mato Grosso state. Cevital’s representatives met with Mato Grosso Governor Pedro Taques to detail their plans and negotiate terms of the investment, including environmental licensing and tax incentives. The proposed plant would be installed in the municipality of Vera, close to the …

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IFC Invests in Renewable Energy

Joanna Schroeder

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced the company is investing $25 million power company Alcazar Energy to develop and multiple solar and wind projects in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The hope is that the projects will aid the country’s economic growth while meeting growing power needs. “MENA’s solar potential alone is massive,” says Maroun …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Solar, Uncategorized, Wind

100% Pop Up Event for Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

A 100% pop up event for clean energy kicked off a nationwide campaign calling for making renewable energy accessible and affordable for everyone – 100%. The campaign is the brainchild of actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio. “100% is for 100%,” said Mark Ruffalo, co-founder of the campaign. “Our first priority is to make clean energy more accessible and affordable …

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NASCAR Fans Support Ethanol, Reach Out to EPA

John Davis

NASCAR fans are serving as an important source for support of ethanol and letting the Obama Administration know their displeasure over the government’s proposal on how much of the green fuel is to be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says racing fans have seen for themselves just how well E15 performs and hundreds …

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BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Winning in the category of “website activism,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) received a prestigious 2015 Gold Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) as part of its 21st annual worldwide awards competition. The award goes to sites that “encourage or promote change and public involvement”. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has announced that it will …

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General Motors Executive Calls for More Ethanol Pumps

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 National Ethanol Conference Photo Album The vice chairman of Global Product Operations for General Motors told attendees of the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference that his company will keep putting more flexible fuel vehicles on the road, but more ethanol pumps are needed to fuel them. Tom Stephens said GM is committed to making more than half of their …

Audio, Car Makers, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Uncategorized, Video

State of Ethanol Industry is Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

Compared to last year, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen faced a much happier crowd for the opening session of the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference. “A year ago, at this event, we met amidst the worst economic climate since the Depression. Commodity markets were in upheaval, investment dollars had evaporated, gasoline demand was falling, production costs were …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Uncategorized