Global Clean Fuel Standards

Cindy Zimmerman

In recent years, we have seen several countries beginning to develop clean fuel standards that can offer both opportunities and challenges for U.S. ethanol producers. A panel at the National Ethanol Conference focused on “The Emergence of International Clean Fuel Standards: Innovation Drivers or Industry Protectionism?” with insights on where global standards for clean fuel are headed. Renewable Fuels Association …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Uncategorized

American Ethanol Powerboat Captain Killed in Crash

Cindy Zimmerman

Captain Keith Holmes of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Racing Team was killed in a crash Sunday during the St. Clair River Classic offshore powerboat race in Michigan. The owner of CK Motorsports and throttleman of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Catamaran, Holmes was considered one of the world’s premier offshore powerboat racers. Holmes was a strong supporter …

American Ethanol, Boats, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Uncategorized

Quick-Connect Propane Nozzle Incentive Ends June 30

Cindy Zimmerman

Private fleets and public refueling stations have until June 30 to apply for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program, which provides $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector. “We’ve seen a positive response from owners and operators since we expanded the program to include fleets in March,” said Greg Kerr, director of research …

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Iowa Gets 104th E15 Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Decorah, Iowa has become the 104th E15 retail station in the Hawkeye State. “E15 and E85 are growing in popularity in Iowa and we want our customers to have these high-quality fuel choices,” said Craig Patel, Manager of Decorah Mart, located in northeast Iowa. “We’re providing our customers with more value by selling E15 for 10 cents under E10 and …

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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