Drivingethanol.org Has New Design

Chuck Zimmerman

Ethanol Promotion & Information CouncilThe Ethanol Promotion & Research Council has a news website.

“Drivingethanol.org speaks to consumers in a fun, friendly voice while giving them the story of ethanol. It’s good for your car, better for the environment and made in America, too,” said Tom Slunecka, executive director for Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). EPIC launched a consumer Web site, http://www.drivingethanol.org , where consumers can go to learn more about the renewable and environmental friendly fuel ethanol. “Consumers will be able to visit the site to find the important information that they need about ethanol, including how increasing our use of ethanol will help us create more energy independence, and how ethanol effects your car,” says Slunecka.

The site offers some unique content including:

Ask The Expert — a special section where consumers can ask industry
experts questions about ethanol.
Take Action — here consumers can order a free ethanol car magnet,
e-mail friends about the benefits of ethanol and contact their local
American-Made — facts about ethanol and the American economy.

EPIC, Miscellaneous

New Ethanol Plant Planned For Kansas

Chuck Zimmerman

Panda Development GroupTexas-based Panda Energy is planning to build a 100-million-gallon fuel ethanol plant in southwest Kansas. What’s even better than the production of domestically-produced fuel is the fact that the plant will use up a problem by-product of cattle feeding in the area!

The plant will use a billion pounds of cattle manure each year as a renewable fuel to power the plant’s operations. The $120 million facility will refine US corn and milo into fuel ethanol that will be blended with gasoline to produce a clean, low cost fuel for America’s cars and trucks. The ethanol produced in this plant will replace the need to import 100 million gallons of gasoline each year.

The Haskell project is Panda’s third fuel ethanol project announced this year. In May, Panda announced a 100 million gallon plant in Hereford, Texas and in August the company announced that its second facility would be built in Yuma, Colorado. The combined production of the three announced Panda fuel ethanol plants will replace 300 million gallons of imported gasoline annually.

These projects will use a total of three billion pounds of cattle manure a year as a renewable fuel. The manure is gasified and converted into a clean bio-gas used to power the plant. By utilizing bio-gas produced from manure instead of natural gas, each facility will save the equivalent of 1,000 barrels of oil per day.

The company says the plant will produce enough ethanol to replace 100 millions gallons of gas that would have to be imported each year.

Facilities, Miscellaneous

Welcome To DomesticFuel

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to DomesticFuel, the consumer’s stop for the latest news on ethanol and other alternative fuel sources. Fuel prices are currently soaring and that’s creating a need to find new sources of energy. It’s important to have the facts and make good decisions in light of all the alternatives available. DomesticFuel will strive to bring you the latest news and information in a friendly and conversational way.

DomesticFuel is owned and operated by ZimmComm, a mid-Missouri agricultural communications company. In addition to DomesticFuel, the company currently publishes AgWired, focused on agricultural marketing and World Dairy Diary, focused on the dairy industry and World Dairy Expo. Besides these information sources, ZimmComm provides blogging and other public relations services to agribusinesses.

Looking forward to keeping you informed!

Miscellaneous, Uncategorized