New Holland Initiative Supports Ethanol

John Davis

agconnect-13-new-hollandWe’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of New Holland‘s commitment to ethanol and corn growers through their initiative with Growth Energy. Started in March 2012, the company’s manager of Cash Crop Product Specialists, Jim Moellenberndt, told Chuck at the recent AG CONNECT Expo that the ethanol initiative has been growing in popularity.

“[We’re] getting the news out that New Holland is supporting farmers through Growth Energy,” Jim said. “It’s kind of grassroots, and it’s just been snowballing out there.”

Jim added that New Holland is the only equipment manufacturer supporting Growth Energy, and farmers appreciate it. “There’s been a lot of farmers that have actually come up and thanked us for this. It’s something they’ve been trying to get the word out, and the more [we can dispel] the myths about ethanol, the better off we are.”

You can listen to Chuck’s interview with Jim here: Interview with Jim Moellenberndt

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Comments 2

  1. I love New Holland but,we don’t need to,and with the drought and population growth we shouldn’t use farm land to grow fuel. There are better options,for energy like,

    Safe, new, nuclear- http://www.terrapower.com,that Bill Gates promotes,and could be tied with http://www.airfuelsynthesis.com/ and also produce carbon free energy for electric cars.
    Also, /www.proterro.com/ that makes the sucrose instead of extracting it, lowering the cost of sugar for the economical and scalable production of biofuels.
    We really should support and fast track these options for a cleaner,healthier planet, and for the best future for America and the world.
    But the RFS mandates takes away resources(money,research) and stifles better options by forcing us to use billions of gallons,of corn ethanol and other land source energy.
    I know the National corn growers association will not let the corn ethanol mandate end with out a fight.But we need to make the best and wisest choices

    The highly respected OECD said. “The rush to energy crops threatens to cause food shortages and damage to biodiversity with limited benefits … Government policies supporting and protecting domestic production of biofuels are inefficient [and] not cost effective … The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits … Governments should cease creating new mandates for biofuels and investigate ways to phase them out.” – Richard Doornbosch and Ronald Steenblik, “Biofuels: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?” in Round Table on Sustainable Development (OECD, Sep 11-12, 2007).

  2. I love New Holland but,we don’t need to,and with the drought and population growth we shouldn’t use farm land to grow fuel. There are better options,for energy like,

    Safe, new, nuclear- http://www.terrapower.com,that Bill Gates promotes,and could be tied with http://www.airfuelsynthesis.com/ and also produce carbon free energy for electric cars.
    Also, /www.proterro.com/ that makes the sucrose instead of extracting it, lowering the cost of sugar for the economical and scalable production of biofuels.
    We really should support and fast track these options for a cleaner,healthier planet, and for the best future for America and the world.
    But the RFS mandates takes away resources(money,research) and stifles better options by forcing us to use billions of gallons,of corn ethanol and other land source energy.
    I know the National corn growers association will not let the corn ethanol mandate end with out a fight.But we need to make the best and wisest choices

    The highly respected OECD said. “The rush to energy crops threatens to cause food shortages and damage to biodiversity with limited benefits … Government policies supporting and protecting domestic production of biofuels are inefficient [and] not cost effective … The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits … Governments should cease creating new mandates for biofuels and investigate ways to phase them out.” – Richard Doornbosch and Ronald Steenblik, “Biofuels: Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?” in Round Table on Sustainable Development (OECD, Sep 11-12, 2007).

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