NE Gov Highlights Value-Added Ag and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman ACE, AgWired Energy, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Video 0 Comments

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Nebraska value-added agriculture efforts during a press conference at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference held in Omaha. “The ethanol industry is a prime example of how we can add value to the agriculture commodities that we grow right here in Nebraska,” said Governor Ricketts. “Through the process of turning corn into ethanol, …

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ZimmCast with Owner of Legendary Buffalo Chip

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The Legendary Buffalo Chip near Sturgis, SD is packed again for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Chip now has a permanent self serve fuel dispenser which pumps a 93 octane E10 blend which Rod “Woody” Woodruff, owner of The Chip, describes as jet fuel for motorcycles. During the event the dispenser is the site of Free Fuel Happy Hours, …

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Free Fuel Happy Hours at The Buffalo Chip

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The Buffalo Chip Campground now has its own gas dispenser. It’s a high octane blend of E10 which as all bikers need to know is warrantied safe by all manufacturers. In fact, this 93 octane, is highly sought after by the attendees of this year’s Sturgis Rally who are out at The Chip and is usually hard to find. But …

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Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers all over Western North Carolina. The Asheville, N.C.-based company collects over 700,000 gallons of used cooking oil annually from nearly 1,500 restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia to produce renewable …

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Industry Reacts to Proposed Biofuels Levels

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, RFA

The ethanol industry and corn farmers are pleased, but biodiesel producers and soybean growers are not so much with new proposed levels for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) released by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2018 RFS level for conventional biofuels, including corn ethanol, was maintained at 15 billion gallons, the maximum under current law, which Renewable Fuels …

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The Growing Enogen Footprint

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

Enogen hosted about 1,200 farmer-customers at the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen. As Enogen continues to grow, the NASCAR race held at Iowa Speedway was the perfect place to spotlight the farmers who supply the Enogen corn which will produce about 2 billion gallons of ethanol this year. “We see this race as a great opportunity to support …

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E15 at the Pump with Kum & Go

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, NASCAR

Kum & Go stores launched E15 about two years ago because of the growing demand for higher octane and a lower cost fuel option for customers. We met up with Jim Pirolli, Vice President of Fuels at Kum and Go, during the recent NASCAR American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to learn more about those blue pumps. “We found …

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Mexico’s Adoption of E10 Applauded

Chuck Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, International

It looks like Mexico is jumping deeper into ethanol as a renewable fuel. The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. The announcement modifies the Mexican …

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Novozymes Expanding Nebraska Facility

Cindy Zimmerman Biofuels, Ethanol

Novozymes announced a new $36 million investment this week at its Blair, Nebraska manufacturing facility, which produces enzymes for renewable fuels. “Nebraska’s biofuels industry has been a focus for my administration on trade missions because of the international investment we’ve seen here in Nebraska,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. In 2015, Governor Ricketts visited Novozymes’ headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark to …

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Ethanol Powering CrappieMaster Boats

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

This week I have had the opportunity to work with a team of Crappie Masters competitors to learn about their use and thoughts on putting E10 fuel in their boat. In fact, I’ll be talking with several teams at this evening’s tournament registration and meeting. When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important …

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