RFA Loves NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of ethanol issues to discuss at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk event in Kansas City last week. The topics included the lame duck session of Congress, importance of renewing biofuels tax incentives, doing more to invest in cellulosic ethanol, labeling for E15 at the pump, just to name a few. Renewable Fuels Association …

Audio, Ethanol, NAFB, RFA

Limited E15 Waiver Approval Fosters Mixed Emotions

Joanna Schroeder

The agriculture and ethanol industries responded favorably to the EPA’s decision to approve the voluntary use of E15 in cars manufactured in 2007 or later. The increase in ethanol blended into gasoline fuels could help the ethanol industry have a home for another 4-5 billion gallons per year. Last year, Growth Energy filed the E15 Waiver and after several delays, …

AFBF, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCBA, NCGA, RFA

Connecting International Buyers With U.S. Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

After leaving the NAMA Trends in Agriculture conference I headed on down the agriblogging highway to another conference of importance to U.S. grain producers. This is the Export Exchange 2010 which got off to an official and social start this evening with welcoming remarks from U.S. Grains Council President/CEO Tom Dorr (left) and Renewable Fuels Association President/CEO Bob Dinneen. The …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Register for Export Exchange 2010 Before It’s Too Late

Joanna Schroeder

Export Exchange 2010 is 10 days away but it’s not too late to register. You have two days to take advantage of pre-registration for the event which will connect DDGs (dried distillers grains) and course grain buyers with domestic sellers. Export Exchange is being held in Chicago and will be the place to get answers, make contacts and build your …

Corn, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Interact With International Grains Buyers

Chuck Zimmerman

One of my upcoming stops on the agriblogging highway will be the U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Assocation, Export Exchange. The event is taking place October 6-8 in Chicago, IL. If you’re in the grains business, especially dealing with DDGS then this is the place to meet with international buyers. I spoke with USGC CEO Tom Dorr about the …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, Grains, International, RFA, USGC

Distillers Grains Export Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

Distillers grains exports are climbing to new heights. Exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) hit a new record in July of 886,300 metric tons – which is more than was exported in the entire year in 2004. Total exports this year so far are 4.95 million metric tons, getting close to the total last year …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Ethanol is Right Here, Right Now

Chuck Zimmerman

There are so many reasons to support American energy independence it sometimes amazes me how many special interest groups or ill informed people oppose it. Sure, we work with groups like the Renewable Fuels Association but we’d support the industry and ethanol anyway. It’s good to see that RFA will make sure lawmakers keep ethanol in mind when they get …

Advertising, Energy, Ethanol, RFA, Video

Register for Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the Export Exchange 2010, an international trade conference focused around the export of U.S. coarse grains and the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The event is co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council and will bring together more than 150 international buyers of U.S. DDGS and coarse grains …

Ethanol, Grains, RFA, USGC

E-85 Fuelfinder App From Renewable Fuels Association

Chuck Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association just announced a new iPhone app – E-85 Fuelfinder (opens iTunes) to help flex-fuel drivers access the latest, most accurately geo-coded E85 stations throughout the United States. Can you say, E85 fuel? There’s an app for that! Hurry to get yours since it won’t be free for long. This application will also work on the iTouch …

Ag Group, Ethanol, RFA, Technology

Ethanol Tweeter Recognized for Use of Social Media

Cindy Zimmerman

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding use of social media in the alternative fuels industry as part of their 16th annual conference held this week in Las Vegas. Robert White, Director of Market Development for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), who tweets under the name @fuelinggood, was awarded the 24/7 Blend Award for “his leadership in industry-wide education …

New Media, RFA, Social Networking