#FPS22 Legislative Panel on Outlook for Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant moderated a legislative outlook panel of mostly Midwest lawmakers in the Syngenta tent at Farm Progress Show Wednesday. Joining Wyant were (L-R) Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); GT Thompson (R-PA); Randy Feenstra (R-IA); and Ashley Hinson (R-IA). The discussion included what might happen if Republicans regain the House, farm bill planning, …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics

Sec. Vilsack Talks Biofuels at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the Farm Progress Show in Iowa Tuesday, the first time he has visited the show since 2012. Vilsack used the occasion to talk about some recent accomplishments, including expanding rural broadband, conservation and biofuel provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, new opportunities to improve nutrient management, an organic transition initiative, and $100 million in …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Progress Show, USDA

2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference and Expo will be held November 8-9 at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines. Produced by Carbon Capture Magazine and BBI International, the National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo is a two-day event designed specifically for companies and organizations advancing technologies and policy that support the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from all …

ACE, biofuels, Carbon, carbon capture, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

USDA Opens Applications for Higher Blends Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that applications are now being accepted for the latest round of funding under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The program seeks to market higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by sharing the costs to build and retrofit biofuel-related infrastructure such as pumps, dispensers and storage tanks. Secretary of Agriculture Tom …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, USDA

Bill Includes Farms and Biofuels for Climate Action

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm and biofuel organizations are pleased with provisions included in the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law by President Biden Tuesday, including new funding to encourage agricultural conservation programs and advance biofuels. “Through this legislation, Congress and the administration recognize that farmers’ voluntary climate-smart agricultural practices are an important part of addressing climate change,” said Brooke Appleton, the National Corn …

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Clean Fuels Celebrates Rebrand with Missouri Governor

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed state and local officials to its headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri Tuesday to celebrate rebranding and expanding. Clean Fuels, formerly known as the National Biodiesel Board, expanded its brand this year in recognition of the multiple, rapidly growing clean fuels it represents, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Rep. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance

EPA Ag Advisor Updates ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Rod Snyder, Senior Advisor for Agriculture at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a keynote speaker for the 35th American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference Friday in Omaha to provide an update on the role of biofuels in forthcoming EPA actions. Regarding year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol), Snyder says EPA recognizes the importance of higher level ethanol blends and …

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Clean Fuels Urges NY to Move Forward with Bioheat®

Cindy Zimmerman

The Clean Fuels industry wants New York to know there is ample supply to meet the state’s Bioheat® fuel mandate, which was due to take effect on July 1. Clean Fuels Alliance America, the Empire State Energy Association, and the New York State Energy Coalition recently sent a joint letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Bioheat, Clean Fuels Alliance

ZimmCast on Yield10 Bioscience

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company that is developing improved Camelina varieties for the production of proprietary seed products, and to discover highly valuable genetic traits for the agriculture and food industries. The company is working to establish a high-value seed products business based on developing superior varieties of Camelina for the production of feedstock oils, nutritional oils, and …

Audio, biofuels, feedstocks

Tech Hub LIVE Keynoter Offers Ag Economic Insights

Cindy Zimmerman

Keynote speaker for the second annual Tech Hub LIVE last week was David Widmar, managing partner at Agricultural Economic Insights (AEI), who offered his insights on where we are in the farm economy production agriculture business cycle, some key demographic trends, and some key conversations to have with growers. Widmar says one of the main favorable factors in the current …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, technology