OPIS Analyst Gives Update to ACE

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Kloza, Global Head of Energy Analysis with Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), was the keynote speaker last week at the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference. Kloza’s keynote explored the current landscape of the liquid fuel market, and what to expect in the months ahead. “You’re going to hear a lot about very, very high crude prices and …

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Ethanol Industry Leads in Military Vet Employment

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a new Department of Energy (DOE) report, the military veteran workforce in the ethanol industry is triple the rate seen in the national workforce average and higher than the petroleum fuels and general energy workforce. According to the DOE report, veterans make up 15% of the corn ethanol fuels workforce, which is higher than the 9% energy workforce …

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Clean Fuels’ Fenwick on ASTM International Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America technical director Scott Fenwick began a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors earlier this month. The 25-member board, which consists of leaders from companies, associations, universities, government bodies and other organizations around the world, integrates consensus standards to positively impact public health and safety. Fenwick previously served as chairman of the ASTM International …

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RFA Joins Ag Bioeconomy Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has joined the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, a group founded earlier this year to advance federal policy initiatives that “foster growth toward an economy based on innovative bio-based products derived from agricultural commodities, including ethanol and other renewable fuels.” “With smart policy and targeted investment, the U.S. agriculture and bio-manufacturing sectors can provide practical solutions to today’s …

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Biodiesel and Food Sustainability Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

As the food industry is under increasing pressure to meet increasingly ambitious sustainability goals demand continues to grow for biodiesel, a renewable alternative that more companies and municipalities are leveraging to lower their carbon footprint.   The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are hosting a free webinar Tuesday Aug. 30 at 1:00 pm central to …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Energy, Sustainability

McKinney: China Needs to Buy More Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

China is lagging behind in its purchases of energy products under the Phase One agreement, but USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney says they could get there with more ethanol and distillers grains (DDGs). During a virtual appearance at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) annual conference this week, McKinney updated attendees on ag trade with …

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Biden Wants Zero Emissions by 2025, or 2050

Cindy Zimmerman

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden expressed support for “complete zero emissions by 2025” by transitioning away from oil during the debate with President Donald Trump Thursday night. “Because the oil industry pollutes significantly,” said Biden. “It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time.” Biden mentioned solar and wind energy, but renewable fuels were not specifically mentioned by either …

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ACE Commends Argonne for GREET Model Updates

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased with recent updates to the Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model made by U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory scientists. The GREET model is widely recognized as the gold-standard tool used to audit the energy and environmental effects of transportation fuels such as ethanol and …

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Discovering New Uses and Markets for Ethanol

Carrie Muehling

The 2020 National Ethanol Conference included a panel discussion on new uses for ethanol, moderated by Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of Badger State Ethanol, LLC. Panelists included Keegan O’Donnell, Gas Power Systems, New Product Engineering, General Electric; Prabhakar Nair, VP Business Development, LanzaTech; and BJ Johnson, CEO, ClearFlame Engines. O’Donnell shared some of the reasons GE is so …

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New Report Outlines Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report details how a good clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed, recommending a “technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health.” The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white paper is the result of nearly two years of analysis and stakeholder discussion by …

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