Ethanol Report with Comments from Study Co-author Steffen Mueller and RFA CEO Bob Dinneen
A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint.
The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less energy is required for production.
In this edition of “The Ethanol Report”, study co-author Steffen Mueller, PhD with the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center, talks about the findings and Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on the significance.
Ethanol Report on Efficiency Study 3:39
The future of renewable energy sources was the topic of conversation at the recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, featuring speakers from the biofuels industry, trade associations, government and finance, among others speaking at the three-day event just outside of Washington, DC.
From the major announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that they were extending the “Farm to Fly” program, which encourages the development of biofuel production for the aviation industry to private financiers explaining what investors are looking for in the ethanol and biodiesel markets, the event brought a wealth of knowledge and diversity to the conversation.
Secs. Vilsack and LaHood at ABLC
Brooke Coleman, AEC
Fred Cannon, CEO, KiOR
Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables
Chris Groobey, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
John Reese, Shell
Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech
Mark Emalfarb, CEO of Dyadic
2013 Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference photo album
Fuels America held a press conference on April 17, 2013 to highlight sustainability improvements from farm to fiber to fuel. During the press call farmers and ethanol industry experts gave a briefing on the increased sustainability measures taken in renewable fuel production from farm to fuel tank.
Participants of the call included Fred Yoder, farmer and past president of the National Corn Growers Association, Jan Koninkx, business director for biofuels with DuPont and Adam Monroe, president of Novozymes North America.
Audio of the full press conference can be downloaded from the link below.
Get Your Green on with Biofuels
The comment period on a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requested by several governors is underway and was recently extended by the Environmental Protection Agency. So, between now and October 11 is the time for all interested parties to be getting their comments in to EPA to have their voices heard on the issue.
The final hurdle to allow sales of 15% ethanol for 2001 and newer model year vehicles was cleared on June 15, but so far only two stations in Kansas have been able to commercially sell the fuel. That should change as summer comes to a close, according to Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Robert White who explains in this edition of “The Ethanol Report” that September 15 marks the end of EPA’s summer volatility restriction that has hindered retail sales of E15.
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) expects the waiver requested this week by livestock and poultry groups of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will be denied by the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the impact one of the worst droughts in history is having on the nation’s corn crop.
BOSTON, MASS., June 19, 2012 – With unmatched passion and commitment to helping people understand the path from farm gate to the consumer plate, keynote speaker Michele Payn-Knoper will inspire the audience to build connected communities in the industry at the debut of the Women in Agribusiness Summit (www.WomeninAg.com) in New Orleans, Sept. 16-17.
The first guess of corn production for the new crop year in USDA’s May 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report is even higher than many in the industry expected at 14.8 billion bushels.
In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association Vice President for Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper looks at the numbers and gives the ethanol industry’s perspective.
The 17th annual National Ethanol Conference of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was one of the best ever, with a good crowd and headline speakers. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from keynote speakers Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, futurist Dr. James Canton, political commentators Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, and RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen.
This edition of the “Ethanol Report” with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO BobDinneen features a preview of this week’s 17th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando.
At the end of 2011, the Renewable Fuels Association identified the top five stories of the year for the ethanol industry. With the new year now underway, the RFA has predicted the top stories to watch in 2012. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on the year in preview and some of the top ethanol stories he expects to see in 2012.
Ethanol industry developments in 2011 have set the stage for a new era in American ethanol history. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO BobDinneen comments on the year and review and some of the top ethanol stories of 2011.
Chuck Woodside, general manager of KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska, was just re-elected for a second term as chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Woodside comments on the state of the industry, how this year has been, progress on implementing EPA’s E15 waiver, challenges to the RFS2, the importance of exports and distillers grains, and more.
The ethanol industry is facing a double pronged attack in the U.S. Senate with amendments to an economic development bill. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen explains the proposals by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ ) and why they are “anti-farmer, anti-consumer and really leads us down the path toward continued reliance on imported energy and higher prices at the pump.”