Industry Reacts to Proposed Biofuels Levels

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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

The Growing Enogen Footprint

Jamie Johansen

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 …

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

Mexico’s Adoption of E10 Applauded

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

AgWired Energy, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, International

Novozymes Expanding Nebraska Facility

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biofuels, Ethanol

New Biodiesel Board Chairman from ADM

Cindy Zimmerman

Kent Engelbrecht of ADM was elected chairman of the National Biodiesel Board in November, marking the first time that company has moved into the leadership position for the organization. “We’ve been involved in biodiesel since 2006,” said Engelbrecht. “We’ve got four plants in North America producing a lot of biodiesel, and that uses a lot of soybean oil, and that …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

12 Years of Blogging for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWired is on location this week in San Diego for the 14th National Biodiesel Conference, which marks our 12th year blogging for the biodiesel industry. The Biodiesel Conference Blog is a perfect example of what we do best as a company – gathering photos and audio from an event and making it available online quickly for anyone who might want …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

2016 was a “Terrific Year” for #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

With the presidential campaign getting all the attention this year, it may have gone relatively unnoticed that 2016 was a very good year for the ethanol industry. Actually, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says it was a “terrific” year – with record production, record demand and record exports of distillers feed. Dinneen says the highlight of the …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

People Power Highlighted During #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

People Power has become a force in telling the story of ethanol and agriculture. The success of American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Power by People campaign was just one of the topics highlighted by Brian Jennings, ACE’s Executive Vice President during the 29th annual Ethanol Conference that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. Another topic: how one’s passion for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol