BYO Ethanol Blending Solutions Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

Petroleum marketers and fuel station owners are invited to attend an ethanol blending solutions webinar for the new year. The Blend Your Own Ethanol Campaign is kicking off 2011 by helping retailers learn how blender pumps can be the answer to dealing with all the variables surrounding ethanol in the year ahead, including new infrastructure programs, new regulations, and the …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFA

Ethanol Industry Recieves Incentives for the Holidays

Joanna Schroeder

The only action remaining before the ethanol industry has the best holiday present of the season is President Obama’s signature. In what could literally be defined as the 25th hour, Congress passed the tax bill on Thursday that included a one-year tax extension for several key ethanol tax incentives. In the most heated subsidy debate in history, ethanol was the …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

Update On Biofuels Tax Credit Extensions

Joanna Schroeder

The biofuels industry has been watching closely as the various biofuels tax incentives make their way through the Senate. Today the U.S. Senate voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to major tax legislation containing one-year tax extensions of key biofuels tax incentives including VEETC, the Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit, Secondary Tariff, the Alternative Vehicle Refueling Property …

ACE, Ethanol, RFA

A New Look At Ethanol’s Net Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview Merle Anderson for my Between the Lines blog (Three Pieces of Advice From the Father of Ethanol). For those who truly know, love and respect Merle, he is none other than the “Father of Ethanol”. It has been more than a year since I last caught up with him at the …

ACE, Ethanol, Opinion

ACE Expands to Michigan

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is expanding to Grand Rapids, Michigan. ACE announced today that the new advocacy office will be spearheaded by Lacey Dixon, the organization’s Director of Member & Industry Relations. “When Lacey indicated her family would be relocating to Michigan, we saw it as an opportunity to more effectively serve our members in the eastern Corn …

ACE, blends, Company Announcement, Ethanol

USDA Speaks, Ethanol Industry Reacts

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry praised USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack today and expressed gratitude for his department’s commitment to fulfill the administration’s goal of transitioning to renewable energy. This morning at the Press Club in DC, Vilsack announced a series of measures aimed at supporting the rural economy and reducing dependence on foreign oil that include support for corn-based ethanol. “The …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, biomass, corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA, UNICA

North Dakota A Leading State for Ethanol Blends

Joanna Schroeder

While many retailers across the country will look at offering consumers mid-level blends of ethanol now that the EPA has approved the use of E15 for cars and light duty trucks manufactured after 2007, North Dakota already has a competitive edge. Since May of this year, 60 blender pumps have been installed in the state with the help of the …

ACE, blends, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

ACE, NCGA, UNICA React to EPA’s E15 Decision

Joanna Schroeder

In an EPA press conference this morning, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy announced that an E15 Waiver, originally requested by POET and championed by Growth Energy along with other industry allies, was now approved for model year 2007 and newer vehicles and light duty trucks. E15 is not, however, approved for use by other types of vehicles …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

Anti-Ethanol Camp Exit Tents Prepared to Attack

Joanna Schroeder

The anti-ethanol camp has exited their tents today to hold a press conference against the suggested changes to VEETC and the ethanol tariff that the ethanol industry proposed last week. In response, the four organizations that are leading the charge to create a new road map for ethanol have jointly responded to the attack. In a statement released today from …

ACE, biofuels, blends, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, food and fuel, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Commerical Ethanol Technology & Research Worshop On the Horizon

Joanna Schroeder

The third annual Ethanol Technology & Research Workshop is on the horizon. Sponsored by Biofuels Journal and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), The workshop is being held in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 27-28th and includes a tour of the of the LifeLine Foods corn fractionation ethanol production plant. The focus of this year’s session are commercial technologies that …

ACE, biogas, biomass, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol