The word ethanol has been used many times here at the International Poultry & Feed Expos. Often in positive terms but not always. The word was prominently displayed on the backdrop to the AGR International (password protected website?) booth so I stopped in since we do so much work for the ethanol industry. AGR International has traditionally been involved in …
I had heard that Green Week had a whole pavilion devoted to bio energy this year. When I got there I found that it had more booths dedicated to things like wood pellet burning stoves for heat and a number of solar panel energy companies than what we think of such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Biofuels are continuing to be a hot topic in agriculture so I’m glad to have a ZimmCast for you this week on how a company is working to make ethanol plants more efficient and offering a new corn hybrid to growers that will produce a premium product tailored for ethanol production.
This seems to make a lot of sense. Merge a cattle oriented technology company with an ethanol production company. They can go hand in hand in some interesting ways. That’s what eMerge Interactive is doing with PRIME BioSolutions.
Cindy is in St. Louis this week for the big Renewable Energy Conference which is going to feature THE President. I thought I’d share this post from her on Domestic Fuel:
The US Secretaries of Agriculture and Energy are the hosts of the Advancing Renewable Energy Conference in St. Louis this week. Both addressed the crowd, estimated at upwards of 1500 people, showing the huge interest in renewable energy nationwide.
The General Manager of Missouri Ethanol is Robin Venn. He’s currently in the process of getting his house sold in Kansas City so he can move to the Laddonia area.
I interviewed Robin after the grand opening festivities were winding down. He says that all the employees of the ethanol plant are from Missouri which he thinks is unusual but shows that central Missouri has the technical talent for a plant like his and that the plant is keeping those people near home.
I didn’t count heads but I’m guessing there were at least 600 people on hand in Laddonia, MO (population 620). The plant is expected to begin production by tomorrow.
Tomorrow I’ll be attending the grand opening of Missouri Ethanol in Laddonia, MO.
The race is over and it was an exciting one. As usual this season, ethanol wins.
Actually the first car across the finish line belonged to Dan Wheldon. Jeff Simmons in the Team Ethanol car battled up to 6th near the end. When I say battle, I mean it. It was rough out there. He finished 8th.
The race is on. Thank you weather.