National Ethanol Conference Scholarship Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) congratulates three young people who will be attending next week’s National Ethanol Conference at no cost, courtesy of the Bob Sather Memorial Scholarship. Shun Lu, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural engineering at South Dakota State University, whose research is focused on developing novel nanomaterials for efficient electrolysis, including CO2 reduction; Kendall Carpenter, now in her …

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Cold Winter Challenges Ethanol Plant Logistics

Cindy Zimmerman

At the National Ethanol Conference last week, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen had a discussion with Ed Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads, on Regulatory Crackdown on Rail Transport. They discussed current government proposals focused on rail cars. Hamberger kicked off the discussion by noting that ethanol has been one of the fastest growing commodity …

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NEVC to Become Growth Energy Market Development

In existence since 1996, the NEVC has assembled a broad coalition of like-minded industry and government leaders, environmentalists and consumers, and many other organizations and individuals interested in reducing oil imports, stimulating the economy, and improving the environment. The non-profit group had 1,600 members and their employees now become part of the Growth Energy team. Phil Lampert, who was executive …

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Blend Labels Now Available Through the NEVC

Many fuel retailers have begun offering blends between 10 percent and 85 percent ethanol for flexible fuel vehicles. The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) now has available E20, E30 and E40 labels for retailers to use for their blending pumps. These labels are offered at a member rate and non-member rate. The coalition also offers the mandatory pump labeling for …

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Ethanol Industry Formally Petitions for 15 Percent

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad alliance of ethanol industry groups have joined together to formally petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for motor vehicles, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). In addition to ACE, the alliance includes Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and the National Ethanol …

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NEVC Attends Commodity Classic

As part of the NEVC staff, I was pleased to see such an intense interest from every state on ethanol policy. Our group appreciates the support of the National Corn Growers Association and each of our fourteen corn grower state organizations. The NEVC also sponsored a booth in the Commodity Classic’s exhibition hall. Displayed were two flexible fuel vehicles: a …

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