Energy Ag News 3-26-20

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) and Renewable Fuels Nebraska (RFN) have rescheduled the Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum 2020 for July 15-16. The Forum will be held at the La Vista Conference Center in Greater Omaha if the threat of COVID-19 has subsided. The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to welcome two new associate members, Barchart and Bion. Based in Chicago, …

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Energy Ag News 2/25

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with the Industrial Steel Drum Institute and TRANSCAER®, will host safety training in Davenport, Iowa March 4. The free seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER grant. Students from Ridgewater College in Wilmar toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson last week to learn about ethanol and dried distiller’s grains with solubles …

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Global Clean Fuel Standards

Cindy Zimmerman

In recent years, we have seen several countries beginning to develop clean fuel standards that can offer both opportunities and challenges for U.S. ethanol producers. A panel at the National Ethanol Conference focused on “The Emergence of International Clean Fuel Standards: Innovation Drivers or Industry Protectionism?” with insights on where global standards for clean fuel are headed. Renewable Fuels Association …

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Energy Ag News 2/18

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to a new study by ABF Economics. In 2019, the industry produced 1.31 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.6 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and 327 million pounds of corn oil. This generated $6.7 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses …

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Coalition Kicks Off Gasoline Public Education Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

The Clean Fuels Development Coalition has launched the nation’s first Gasoline Public Education and Consumer Awareness Campaign, focusing on the health threat of consumer gasoline. The campaign is the outcome of a year-long research project and the recently released publication What’s in Our Gasoline Is Killing Us: Mobile Source Air Toxics and The Threat to Public Health released last month. …

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American Ethanol Powerboat Captain Killed in Crash

Cindy Zimmerman

Captain Keith Holmes of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Racing Team was killed in a crash Sunday during the St. Clair River Classic offshore powerboat race in Michigan. The owner of CK Motorsports and throttleman of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Catamaran, Holmes was considered one of the world’s premier offshore powerboat racers. Holmes was a strong supporter …

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Quick-Connect Propane Nozzle Incentive Ends June 30

Cindy Zimmerman

Private fleets and public refueling stations have until June 30 to apply for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program, which provides $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector. “We’ve seen a positive response from owners and operators since we expanded the program to include fleets in March,” said Greg Kerr, director of research …

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Iowa Gets 104th E15 Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Decorah, Iowa has become the 104th E15 retail station in the Hawkeye State. “E15 and E85 are growing in popularity in Iowa and we want our customers to have these high-quality fuel choices,” said Craig Patel, Manager of Decorah Mart, located in northeast Iowa. “We’re providing our customers with more value by selling E15 for 10 cents under E10 and …

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Christopher Hogan Joins Growth Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Christopher Hogan has joined Growth Energy as their new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, Hogan will oversee all aspects of the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of ethanol’s importance as America’s leading source of clean, affordable, homegrown energy. “I’m excited to join the dynamic team at Growth Energy and help shape a new generation of …

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