DF Cast: Farm Foundation’s Global Conversation

John Davis

The latest edition of Domestic Fuel Cast listens in on some of the conversation at this week’s Farm Foundation “Transition to a Bioeconomy: Global Trade and Policy Issues” conference. This is the fourth in a series of conferences looking at the transition to a bioeconomy the Farm Foundation has sponsored. This week’s event brought people from around the world to …

Audio, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Domestic Fuel Cast, E85, EPIC, Ethanol, Farm Foundation, Indy Racing, News

UF Student Wins Ethanol Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Florida Gators are National Champions again this year and now a UF student has won free ethanol-enriched fuel for a year. University of Florida student Joshua Nicdao won the Ethanol Challenge grand prize, valued at $1300, as part of the 2008 Fox Tailgate Tour. The contest was sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) to …

EPIC, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, Promotion

Food and Fuel Kit Wins PR Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Nebraska chapter for its work in fighting the misperceptions that ethanol was the primary culprit to the rising cost of food. EPIC’s media kit “Food AND Fuel” received the Award of Excellence from the organization. In addition, EPIC also received an Award of …

EPIC, Ethanol, food and fuel, Growth Energy

Indy Ethanol Fallout

Cindy Zimmerman

Several different groups are pressuring the Indy Racing League to rethink its decision to partner with Brazil for ethanol to fuel the Indy Car Series. Among them is a conservative, free market group called American Future Fund (AFF) which launched a radio ad which urging Hoosiers and others to call the IRL and tell them to continue using American ethanol …

corn, EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Racing

Indy Defends Ethanol Choice

Cindy Zimmerman

The Brazilian ethanol industry will remain the fuel sponsor of the Indy Racing League in 2009, but the ethanol will come from the United States – at least for the first year. That is a compromise of sorts announced by IRL after meeting with corn ethanol industry representatives. The multi-year partnership between the IndyCar Series and APEX-Brasil — a trade …

EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Ethanol Groups Join Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is joining with the newly-formed Growth Energy group. EPIC Executive Director Toni Nuernberg made the official announcement today that the organization’s board of directors is recommending a transition plan to the membership for the two groups to combine. “The mission of EPIC’s formation— growing ethanol awareness through public relations, marketing and promotions — will …

EPIC, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News

New Ethanol Group Wants to Be Aggressive

Cindy Zimmerman

The newly formed ethanol advocacy group, Growth Energy, has aggressive plans for attacking some of the major issues impacting the growth of biofuels. During an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting, Growth Energy board member Greg Krissek of ICM said they want to “especially focus on the federal work being done on mid-level and higher level …

Audio, blends, EPIC, Ethanol, food and fuel, Growth Energy

Consumers Support Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels top the list as the most acceptable avenue to long term energy security in the nation, according to a national consumer survey commissioned by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). EPIC Executive Director Toni Nuernberg said they interviewed over 1,000 consumers nationwide for the survey. “About 73 percent of them responded that they want to see domestically produced …

EPIC, Ethanol, News