Tri-State Governors Conference Highlights Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

There was a big focus on biofuels at the 15th annual Tri-State Governors’ Conference in Sioux City, Iowa this week. The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota get together for this biannual event to discuss the issues impacting their respective states and the Siouxland region, and since the three states together produce almost half of the nation’s ethanol, that …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Siouxland Ethanol Receives Grassroots Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented this year’s Grassroots Award to Siouxland Ethanol LLC of Jackson, Nebraska. The award is given annually “to a devoted individual or organization that often perform “behind the scenes” to advance the cause of ethanol.” Siouxland Ethanol LLC was presented with this year’s award by Liz Bunkers, ACE director of member and industry relations, …

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Growth Energy Holds 7th Leadership Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry organization Growth Energy is holding its seventh annual Executive Leadership Conference in Orlando this week. After a weekend at the Daytona 500 to highlight American Ethanol, the meeting kicked off Monday morning with the Chairman’s Report from Jeff Broin, co-chair of Growth Energy’s Board of Directors. Broin noted that the industry had a record year producing a product …

American Ethanol, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Getting Farm News You Can Use

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “I prefer to get my farm news from:” I am sure many of the younger generation feel real magazines and radio are a little out dated, but it is clear that they still serve a purpose when it comes to getting news that is relevant to our industry. Computers seem to easily take the …


19th National Ethanol Conference is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The 19th annual National Ethanol Conference was one of the best ever, with strong attendance and a program that rocked. Personally, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen thought the Led Zeppelin 2 concert for the networking reception was the highlight of the conference, but there were lots of other great acts. “It was a substantive agenda and …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

National Ethanol Conference Golf Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

Because of today’s beautiful weather in Orlando, FL, everyone is a winner at the annual golf tournament of the National Ethanol Conference. We had about 130 golfers playing today. Here is the winning team receiving their cash prize from Alex Obuchowski, RFA CFO. I’ll get the names and add them later. Attn Golfers: You can find your team photo in …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

Growing Use of Technology for Growers

Jamie Johansen

Commodity groups across the country also took interest in the happenings at the recent National Biodiesel Conference. Frank Legner, Legner Farms is a member of the Illinois Soybean Association and attended the conference to relay the update on biodiesel to growers in Illinois. He talks about how he uses precision agriculture on his farm where they grow 50/50 soybeans and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, corn, Farming, NBB, Soybeans, technology

RFA National Ethanol Conference Registration Opens

John Davis

Time to finalize your plans to attend the Renewable Fuels Association’s 19th Annual National Ethanol Conference with the theme of Falling Walls, Rising Tides, Feb. 17-19, 2014. Conference registration is now open, and the RFA needs you at the JW Marriot in Orlando, Fla. Now more than ever our industry should be proud of its success in bringing down barriers …

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Advanced Biofuels Conference Around Corner

Joanna Schroeder

The National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo is just around the corner and down south in Houston, Texas on November 27-29, 2012. A premier event for the industry, opening day will kick off with remarks from Tom Bryan, president of BBI International, the conference host. He will be followed by a keynote presentation from Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced …

advanced biofuels, Alternative energy, conferences, Renewable Energy