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 …

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Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are once again joining together to host the 2022 Export Exchange. U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade are encouraged to register now for the event scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. In this edition of the Ethanol …

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ACE Explores Ethanol’s Expanding Role in Carbon Market

Cindy Zimmerman

As Congress was passing sweeping legislation last week with provisions targeted on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the American Coalition for Ethanol was holding its annual conference focused on ethanol’s role in turning down carbon intensity. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says the Inflation Reduction Act “recognizes the role farmers and biofuel producers can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and validates …

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USDA Forecasts Lower for Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has lower forecasts this month for corn production, supplies, exports, and ending stocks. The August Crop Production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates corn production down 5% from last year, forecast at 14.4 billion bushels while soybean growers are expected to increase their production by two percent from 2021 to 4.53 billion bushels. In this month’s …

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FEW Heading to Omaha for 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

BBI International has announced that the 39th Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) will take place June 10-12, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. “We are thrilled to be bringing the FEW back to Omaha for the first time since 2018,” says John Nelson, vice president, sales & marketing for Ethanol Producer Magazine. “Our 2018 FEW was …

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ACE Conference Brings the Intensity

Cindy Zimmerman

The 35th ACE annual conference was a success on many levels, rolling with the unexpected just like the industry. As the conference got underway on Thursday and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was five minutes into his remarks, the fire alarm went off in the hotel requiring everyone to evacuate out the side door and down the steps. It turned into …

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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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Doyal Honored with ACE Highest Honor

Cindy Zimmerman

Randall Doyal, industry leader and retired CEO of Al Corn Clean Fuels, was honored by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) this week with its highest award, the Merle Anderson Award. ACE president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, presented the award to Doyal during the ACE Annual Conference this week in Omaha. Doyal got his start in the ethanol business …

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ACE Focused on Increasing Demand for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Intensity is the theme for the 35th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference and CEO Brian Jennings says the organization remains intensely focused on the on the ethanol-demand side of the equation. “That means our most urgent priority is capitalizing on ethanol’s ability to reduce pump prices and emissions to secure uninterrupted market access for E15 on a year-round …

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Nebraska Governor at ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts once again welcomed the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference to Omaha, as the organization held the event here last in 2019. After a brief interruption for a fire drill, the governor stressed his strong support for the ethanol industry and talked about some of the actions Nebraska has taken to keep it strong. (26:22) …

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