Ethanol Industry Testifies on Carbon Fuel Standards

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from ethanol organizations and companies testified before the House Agriculture Committee this morning on proposed low carbon fuel standards. The heads of three ethanol trade associations all presented basically the same message when it comes to using indirect land use changes (ILUC) to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of renewable fuels – it is unproven theory that should not …

ACE, Cellulosic, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Corn Ethanol Done Right

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers and ethanol producers have joined forces for a new ad campaign stressing how corn-based ethanol gets biofuels right. The campaign includes a full-page ad running in Politico, a Capitol Hill newspaper. The print ad stresses important facts about corn and ethanol, such as the increase in yields over the last 20 years, the decrease in the amount of …

ACE, BIO, corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA

Ethanol Industry Pleased With White House Action

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is unanimous in its praise for the actions announced today by the Obama administration with regard to the future development of biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard and the creation of a Biofuels Interagency Working Group. During a press conference immediately following the announcement, Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen said, “The president has sent an incredibly …

ACE, Cellulosic, Energy, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

Sign Petition for 15 Percent Ethanol Blend

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has launched a petition drive calling on EPA to allow blends of up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline. According to ACE organizers, the on-line petition has gathered over 4500 signatures from nearly every state. “ACE wants to gather as many signatures as possible to demonstrate to Congress, the White House, EPA, and …

ACE, Ethanol

ACE Thanks EPA Administrator for Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent a letter this week to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson thanking her for EPA’s consideration of the application for approval to use ethanol blends up to E15. Just a few days before the waiver petition was filed, Administrator Jackson met with a group of 30 ethanol supporters who traveled to Washington DC …

ACE, blends, Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Government

Ethanol Industry Formally Petitions for 15 Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad alliance of ethanol industry groups have joined together to formally petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for motor vehicles, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). In addition to ACE, the alliance includes Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and the National Ethanol …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, RFA

Ethanol Conversion Kit Market Grows

Cindy Zimmerman

The business for flex-fuel conversion kits is booming, according to a company selling low-cost units worldwide. Fuel Flex International (FFI) provides technology to allow any fuel-injected vehicle to run on ethanol or gasoline “without pushing a button or flipping a switch,” says FFI president for marketing and distribution Curtis Lacy, who was talking up his product with everyone at the …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Ethanol Industry Continues to Move Forward

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a rough year for ethanol but the industry continues to move forward. The hundreds of ethanol industry representatives at the 21st Ethanol Conference and Trade Show this week were “cautiously positive” about the future, according to American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings. “They recognize some of the volatility we are facing, they recognize that …

ACE, Audio, conferences, EPIC, Ethanol, News, RFA