Iowa Corn Fed Game Day Pump Rallies

Joanna Schroeder

If you live in Iowa, then you understand the frenzy that surrounds the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game. The Iowa Corn Growers Association surely does and realized that this game is a great way to educate Iowans about how many products are made with corn – more than 4,000. Some of the everyday products made with corn include toothpaste, …

Audio, Biofuels, Corn

AllzymeSSF Making Dried Distillers Grains More Valuable

Chuck Zimmerman

At last week’s Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium I learned about what the company is doing in the area of making DDGS, a by-product of ethanol production, more nutritious from Brian Hoskins, SSF Development Coordinator. Allzyme® SSF is a natural complex that improves profitability through maximizing nutrient release. In feed, the complex works synergistically to break down the …

Alltech, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol

Till, Baby, Till

Cindy Zimmerman

It may not be very conservation-minded, but it’s still a clever slogan that makes a great t-shirt. The credit for “Till, Baby, Till” goes to SynGest, Inc, the company behind the t-shirt and the website where you can buy it. SynGest CEO Jack Oswald a “Till Baby Till” chant as he delivered the keynote address at the 2010 International Biomass …

Biofuels, Corn, Farming

Growth Energy Launches National Ethanol TV Ad Campaign

Chuck Zimmerman

This is interesting. Growth Energy (a ZimmComm client) has just announced via live web stream that they’re also launching a national ethanol tv ad campaign. “For too long, we have allowed our opponents to define who we are. That ends today,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. America’s ethanol supporters launched the industry’s first national TV ad campaign today …

Ag Group, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Video

Navy Jet To Fly On Biofuel

Chuck Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen was on location at the site of President Obama’s speech this morning on energy initiatives for the United States and we were following him on Twitter. The event was held in a hanger at Andrews Air Force Base with the backdrop of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet that will fly on …

Biofuels, Ethanol, Government

Farmers New Cash Crop is Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers and small business have found a crop to make them more money – clean energy. This according to a recent report from the Environmental Lay & Policy Center (ELPC) which just released “Farm Energy Success Stories” that demonstrate how a farm or small rural business adopted clean energy technologies and cut energy costs. Much of the monies that made …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, Energy, Farm Policy

Time For A Fuel Change

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’ve ever attended a National Biodiesel Conference then you know Emily Richards and Jason Brock. These music stars are passionate about their belief in renewable fuels and have been regular performers at the conference. This morning they took the stage during the closing general session and played some songs from a new album they’ve put together to promote biodiesel. …

Biofuels, Video

MN Soybean Grower Addresses Biodiesel Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Today’s National Biodiesel Conference general session featured National Biodiesel Board Chairman Ed Hegland. He’s completing his final term as Chairman. He started his comments by reminding everyone that today is the anniversary of daylight savings time which was created to conserve on our energy supply during World War I. It was an innovative idea then and when it comes to …

BASF, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

‘Bout Time For Biodiesel Blogging

Chuck Zimmerman

After my presentations tomorrow at the Chicago Farmers Farmland Investment Fair I’ll be off to Dallas for the National Biodiesel Conference and I’ll be the Biodiesel Blogger for the 5th year! I’d like to thank New Holland for their sponsorship of the National Biodiesel Conference Blog this year and their support for the biodiesel industry. You can subscribe to the …

Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Blogging