Led Zep 2 Rocks the Ethanol Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

I never got to see Led Zeppelin live but last night I found out what it would have been like when Led Zeppelin 2 performed for the National Ethanol Conference. This band is fantastic. You can see what I mean in the video below (Dazed and Confused). Playing Jimmy Page on stage is Paul Kamp, founding partner of Leifmark and …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Live Speech on State of Ethanol Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, FL. This morning we’ll live stream Bob Dinneen’s, Renewable Fuels Association, annual state of the industry address. Introductions will start at 8am, est., with Bob scheduled at 8:15am. We’re also recording it to post afterward. When you click on the player below it will start with a short commercial before the live …

Ag Group, Audio, Energy, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Talking Ethanol in Orlando with RFA

Chuck Zimmerman

Talk about getting a break from winter. The attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fl are loving it! It’s a beautiful sunny day to start things off with some fun activities like the annual golf tournament or an Everglades airboat ride. I took golf pictures while Cindy is checking out the Florida wildlife. To kick off our coverage …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, RFA

RFS Hearing Goes 12 Hours, Draws Hundreds

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 140 stakeholders testified at a hearing Thursday on the Environmental Protection Agency proposal to lower the biofuels targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2014, and those opposed to the plan outnumbered those in favor by a ratio of more than two to one. “More than 100 of the 144 speakers support #ethanol, #biodiesel & advanced biofuels,” tweeted …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCBA, RFA

Lowering Biofuels Targets Could Hurt Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from state government, the agriculture community, and the ethanol industry all say the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuels requirements would have a negative impact on agriculture and rural economies. During a telephone press discussion today about the proposal Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said he was proud of his state’s leadership in biofuels production and …

AFBF, Audio, Ethanol, Government, RFA

EPA Unveils 2014 RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

Joanna Schroeder

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposal for the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel. The EPA has proposed to set the cellulosic biofuel category at 17 million gallons, biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons, advanced biofuel at …

Audio, Biodiesel, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Renewable Energy, RFA

Cattle and Ethanol Debating RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts is live right now on AgriTalk in a debate with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Great RFS Debate is being co-hosted by Agri-Pulse. Pictured here, left to right, as the debate begins – Bob Dinneen, AgriTalk host Mike …

Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Livestock, NCBA, RFA

RFA and NCBA to Debate Renewable Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C. AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate via broadcast and the web on September 12 starting at 11:00 am Eastern time live from the Longworth Building, Room 1300. …

Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Media, NCBA, RFA

Ethanol Fueling Legends Ride at Sturgis Rally

Joanna Schroeder

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in full swing and one of the highlights of the event is the 2013 Legends Ride. The event started in Deadwood, South Dakota and ended at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground where the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is a sponsor. This is the site where RFA is also pumping free 93 octane E10 for riders. …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Ethanol Fuel

Chuck Zimmerman

On my way to Sturgis, SD this weekend for my second trip to the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground and the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I’ll be working with our good friends at the Renewable Fuels Association. They are partnered with the event and venue to promote the use of ethanol fuel to motorcycle enthusiasts. And having been there once, …

Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA