The State of the Ethanol Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

The Reverend of Renewable Fuels and the President/CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, Bob Dinneen, gave his annual State of the Ethanol Industry speech this morning here at the National Ethanol Conference. Bob says that “We have met the nattering nabobs of negativity, and we have soared.” In a word, he says the ethanol industry is sound. You can listen …

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RFA Chairman Opens Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening general session is in progress here at the National Ethanol Conference. Welcoming everyone was Ron Miller, Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association. Ron says 2006 was a “year to remember” in the ethanol industry. He remembered the days when the business wasn’t like it is today. He credits much of the success of the industry to the companies …

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Ethanol Enhances Explorer’s Education Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of “Fill Up, Feel Good” we explore an explorer’s efforts to educate people about global climate change and how ethanol is helping. Artic explorer Will Steger is leading a 1200-mile, four-month-long dogsled expedition across the Canadian Arctic’s Baffin Island. Ethanol plant builder Fagen, Inc., and the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council are the primary sponsors of Global …

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Gearing Up For Fleets in Anaheim

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alternative Fuels and Vehicles National Conference & Expo 2007 is coming up fast. It’s not too late to get registered though. To learn more about the event which was previously known as the Clean Cities Congress I interviewed Kimberly Taylor, with the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute that coordinates the event. I saw Kimberly at the recent National Biodiesel Conference. …

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Ethanol Not to Blame for Tortilla Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

Rising tortilla prices in Mexico are not the result of increased U.S. ethanol production or U.S. corn prices, according to the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. Rick Tolman told grain and livestock producers meeting in central Missouri Wednesday that lots of things are being blamed on ethanol that are undeserved and one of them is the price of …

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Ethanol at the Races

Cindy Zimmerman

Yet another racing organization has joined Team Ethanol. The American Le Mans Series will begin running on a street-legal ten percent ethanol blend this season, which begins March 17 with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Meanwhile, all systems are go for the IndyCar Series to start running on 100 percent fuel grade ethanol when the season begins March …

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Talking AllThingsBiodiesel.com

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has launched a one-stop marketplace for biodiesel interests to do business over the Internet. It’s AllThingsBiodiesel.com, and was introduced at the National Biodiesel Conference. AllThingsBiodiesel.com takes its place as the world’s largest biodiesel marketplace, focusing on products, services and industry-related companies. A variety of services assembled within it include online ads and classified ads, the biodiesel …

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Eye on Biodiesel Award – Sprague Energy – Steve Levy

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year the National Biodiesel Board bestows the “Eye on Biodiesel” awards, designed to recognize individuals and groups who have advanced the board’s mission of public education and industry growth. The awards were presented by NBB Chairman Darryl Brinkmann (left) and NBB CEO Joe Jobe (right). Award for: Impact – Sprague Energy – Steve Levy. A progressive Northeastern petroleum distributor …

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Eye on Biodiesel Award – Brie Mathews & Mike Ferry

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year the National Biodiesel Board bestows the “Eye on Biodiesel” awards, designed to recognize individuals and groups who have advanced the board’s mission of public education and industry growth. The awards were presented by NBB Chairman Darryl Brinkmann (left) and NBB CEO Joe Jobe (right). Award for: Inspiration – Brie Mathews and Mike Ferry/San Francisco Fire Department. The San …

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