Highlights from the National Ethanol Conference

Attached is an audio report featuring comments from presenters at the 13th annual National Ethanol Conference last month in Orlando. Audio sound bites are included from Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen, National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman, Informa Economics CEO Bruce Scherr, and Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner. Full Release

EPIC Hires New Executive Director

Omaha, Neb. (March 4, 2008 – AgNewsWire) – The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) has a new executive director. She is Toni Nuernberg, who comes to EPIC from ACA International in Minneapolis where she worked for 29 years, the last 12 as Chief Operating Officer of ACA International Holding Company Inc. and its for-profit subsidiaries. Nuernberg says when she …

Audio Interview With RFA Chairman

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chairman Chris Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa Bioenergy. Standlee discusses developments in cellulosic ethanol, disputes with the recent “Science” article studies and the upcoming 13th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, February 25-27. Full Release

Ethanol Report on Upcoming National Ethanol Conference

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen on the 13th annual National Ethanol Conference coming up February 25-27 in Orlando. Dinneen talks about what the conference is about and why those involved in the renewable fuels industry should attend. Full Release

Cellulosic Ethanol to Premiere at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. (January 29, 2008 – AgNewsWire) – In a technological breakthrough for both renewable fuels and racing, cellulosic ethanol will be used for the first time in motor sports this year, paving the way for eventual consumer use of the biofuel. KL Process Design Group (KL) of Rapid City, SD, will supply the American Le Mans Series with cellulosic …

Ethanol Report Takes a Look Ahead for 2008

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen on the outlook for ethanol in the coming year. Dinneen talks about what the impact of the energy bill will be this year, what legislation might be considered this year that could affect the industry, and what the presidential election could mean for ethanol. Full …

EPIC Responds to Record Oil Prices

Omaha, NE – January 2, 2008 (AgNewsWire) – While ethanol detractors continue to spend millions mounting a smear campaign against alternative fuels, consumers bear the brunt of the economic pain as oil prices trade above the $100.00 a barrel mark. Record oil prices translate into record profits for the petroleum industry. The impact upon the economy is being felt in …

Ethanol Report on Energy Bill

Attached is an audio report with Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen on the signing of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 The report is 7:03 in length and is voiced by reporter Cindy Zimmerman. It is in the format of a complete program called The Ethanol Report. Please feel free to use as you wish, edited or …

Missouri Beef Council Introduces “Speaking of Beef”

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) The Missouri Beef Industry Council has introduced a new industry speaker’s bureau program called “Speaking of Beef.” Executive Director John Kleiboeker says the beef check-off sponsored program features volunteer cattle producers who will be visiting local civic and business organizations to address key issues important to the beef industry and discussing how those issues impact local business …

Audio Report on Informa Study

Attached is an audio report with Bruce Scherr, CEO of Informa Economics which just completed a comprehensive study of the relationship between corn prices and the overall Consumer Price Index for food. The report also contains a comment from Chippewa Valley Ethanol general manager Bill Lee who chairs the Renewable Fuels Foundation, which commissioned the report. The report is 6:05 …

Hartwig Discusses Status of Energy Related Legislation

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association Communications Director Matt Hartwig on the importance of getting a new Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The interview is about 7:00 in length and was conducted by reporter Cindy Zimmerman at the NAFB Trade Talk on Thursday. It is in the format of a complete program called The Ethanol Report. Please feel …

RFA President Discusses Poll Results and New Coalition

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen on the results of a new poll commissioned by RFA and on a new coalition of organizations called Renewable Fuels Now. The interview was conducted by reporter Cindy Zimmerman and is in the format of a complete program called “The Ethanol Report.” Please feel free to use as …

Missouri Beef Producers Fund Research for Consumers

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Finding a faster, more efficient way to detect contamination in food products is the goal of a new research project being funded by the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) through producer beef checkoff dollars. According to MBIC Executive Director John Kleiboeker, the study will focus on new technology capable of detecting both E. coli 0157:H7 and salmonella …

National Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Renewable Fuels Like Ethanol

Washington, DC (AgNewsWire) – Americans of all stripes agree: We want greater use of renewable fuels like ethanol. According to a new national poll released today by the Renewable Fuels Now Coalition, 74 percent of Americans believe we should increase our use of domestically produced renewable fuels like ethanol. In addition, 87 percent of Americans maintain the federal government should …

New Halex GT Offers Glyphosate with Residual Control

Greensboro, N.C., (October 23, 2007 – AgNewsWire) – Syngenta Crop Protection today announced federal registration for Halex™ GT, a new post-emergence corn herbicide for Agrisure® GT and Roundup Ready® corn hybrids. Halex GT offers the convenience of glyphosate with the added benefit of broad-spectrum, residual control of the toughest broadleaf weeds and grasses in corn including ragweeds, waterhemp, lambsquarters, pigweeds …