Speeding To Iowa Corn Indy 250

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like the flooding in Iowa has not affected things at the Iowa Speedway where I’m headed this afternoon for pre-race activities for this weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250. Iowa’s flooding disaster is not directly affecting scheduled events for the IndyCar Series weekend, June 20-22, at Iowa Speedway. The facility has immediate access to I-80 and is located on …

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EPIC Gets a Mascot

Chuck Zimmerman

At today’s Annual Meeting EPIC unveiled Edgar the E Man. He’s the official mascot of EPIC and available to members for appearances at events. I got Reece Nanfito, EPIC Director of Marketing to take my picture with Edgar. The Kansas and South Dakota Corn Growers submitted the winning names which have been combined to become his official name. EPIC held …

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Meet The New EPIC Executive Director

Chuck Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) has a new executive director. She’s 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 decided to make a career move she was looking …

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Shoot Your Fuel The Change EPIC

Chuck Zimmerman

This is shaping up to be an EPIC contest. Actually it is an EPIC contest. Our friends at the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council just started a video contest as a way to help educate consumers about America’s energy options. It’s called the “Fuel the Change” video contest. If you’re interested then you better start shooting and editing today. Entrants …

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Cellulosic Ethanol is Real and In American LeMans Racing

Chuck Zimmerman

We keep hearing about cellulosic ethanol and how close some companies are to actually producing it. Well for KL Process Design Group that day is here. Today they made a major announcement in Sebring, FL (which we’re helping get out to farm media) in conjunction with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council and the American LeMans Series. Pictured are (l-r) …

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Tom Slunecka Goes Cellulosic

Chuck Zimmerman

As you know, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is a client of ZimmComm’s and sponsors our coverage of various industry related events throughout the year. At the Cellulosic Ethanol Summit I sat down with Executive Director, Tom Slunecka (pictured second from left with the leadership of KL Process Design Group). I’ve been waiting to do this since he announced …

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Shell Pumps Up Ethanol Frenzy Before Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans

Laura McNamara

Consumers enjoyed discounted fuel and free fountain drinks and coffee at the Sam’s Mart in Atlanta, GA this afternoon. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council sponsored an ethanol pump promotion where consumers could fuel up with E10 fuel for 50 cents less than the going rate. The promotion officially kicked off the 2007 Petit Le Mans race weekend for EPIC. …

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EPIC Represents Product of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

In a near unanimous decision, ethanol has been chosen as the 2007 AgriMarketing Product of the Year by AgriMarketing Magazine. According to the magazine, the entry was submitted by long time ZimmComm client, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). In just the past year, ethanol production has increased over 50%, given several segments of the ag economy a much …

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Ethanol Wins IndyCar Season

Chuck Zimmerman

Well, the 2007 IndyCar series is over and as we’ve been saying all season, “ethanol won.” I hope you had a chance to watch some of Laura’s coverage over on Domestic Fuel. She did a great job posting 31 times with most posts containing interviews. She’s also got 179 photos online in her photo album. Thanks to the Ethanol Promotion …

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