ACE Introducing Carbon Intensity Calculator at FEW

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is introducing a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to the industry this week during the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. The CI calculator was developed as a tool to help producers understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations. There is also a simplified version of the tool …

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Navigator to Provide Carbon Services for POET Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

Navigator CO2 Ventures has signed an agreement to provide carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) services to POET biorefineries on Navigator’s Heartland Greenway system. The agreement outlines Navigator’s integrated CCUS services for approximately five (5) million metric tons of POET’s biogenic CO2 annually and establishes a collaborative path for the development of a central carbon offset marketplace and carbon use …

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Gevo Testifies at House Ag Committee Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber presented testimony before the House Agriculture Committee this week on the future of climate smart crops and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with updated carbon accounting and a system that rewards farmers for sustainable practices. “Net zero hydrocarbon drop in fuels are what the marketplace is interested in,” Gruber told the committee, outlining Gevo’s concept of a …

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ACE Wraps up Successful Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) wrapped up its 34th annual conference in Minneapolis on Friday after a great two days of exciting information that had attendees feeling upbeat about the future despite facing some of the same challenges. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says everyone was happy to be together and drew strength from each other, even as news reports …

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ACE Conference Focus on Low Carbon Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The 34th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference coming up later this month in Minneapolis will showcase the low carbon benefits of corn ethanol and the benefits of clean fuel policies at the state and federal levels to increase ethanol demand. The conference covers all things carbon from the status of clean fuel policies, and insight for ethanol producers …

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Ethanol Producers Pledge to Hit Net Zero by 2050

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association members from across the country sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week pledging to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint, on average, by 2050 or sooner. Ethanol is already cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half compared to gasoline, the letter says, but “we can—and must—do more” to decarbonize transportation fuels and combat climate change in the …

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Chief Ethanol Joins Carbon Capture Effort in Nebraska

Cindy Zimmerman

Chief Ethanol is joining the effort to develop carbon capture and permanent sequestration (CCS) in Nebraska. Chief Industries, Inc. is partnering with Catahoula, one of the largest investors in midstream infrastructure in North America, on carbon capture and sequestration projects at ethanol plants in Hastings and Lexington, with the goal to reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of each facility significantly. …

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Report Shows How U.S. Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation finds U.S. farmers have the potential to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become part of the global solution to climate change. U.S. agriculture contributes about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire national economy, but farmers could greatly reduce those emissions if they were provided with the …

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USDA Report Notes Role of Biofuels in Carbon Reduction

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry which includes stakeholder input on how to best use programs, funding and financing capacities to encourage the voluntary adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices. The report also supports the role of agriculture in de-carbonizing the transportation sector. The growth of the U.S. biofuels sector, driven in part by the Renewable Fuels Standard, …

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Ethanol Report 3-4-21

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Ethanol Report explores ethanol’s role as a “net-zero hero” with highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC). The report includes remarks from David MacIntosh, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.; Stefan Unnasch with Life Cycle Associates; and Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, who all spoke at the 2021 NEC. In addition, we …

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