2018 Legends Ride Took off From Deadwood, SD

Chuck Zimmerman

Driving the Renewable Fuels Association motorcycle in this year’s Legends Ride is RFA’s Robert White. I have a short video clip of the beginning of the parade of bikers who took part in the event. The event is sponsoring the Special Olympics South Dakota – Rapid City Flame and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. RFA is a sponsor …

AgWired Energy, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, Video

2018 #SturgisRally Features the RFA Motorcycle

Chuck Zimmerman

On opening weekend for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, got on stage to welcome other sponsors and talk about the big Monday event in Deadwood, SD – The Legends Ride. I’m here to help with this annual educational promotion and will be sharing interviews and photos as I find them. Pictured is the first RFA …

Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

ZimmCast 593 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program previews two events coming up starting this weekend. Cindy will be attending the Ag Media Summit while I am working at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Buffalo Chip Campground. To start things off, we hear from Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, who talks the annual ethanol educational program for motorcyclists in Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s all …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Ethanol, Events, Media, RFA, University, ZimmCast

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip

Chuck Zimmerman

The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association will be bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. I talked with RFA’s Robert White about this year’s event and what activities we’ll be taking part in. Yes, I’ll be there once again. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is where most …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

Ethanol Report on RFA Leadership Succession

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has announced a change in leadership for the ethanol industry’s leading trade association. Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018, while current President and CEO Bob Dinneen will transition into the role of RFA’s Senior Strategic Advisor. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, Dinneen talks …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Dinneen to Step Down as RFA CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is marking the beginning of a new era. The Reverend of Renewables is climbing into the backseat of the ethanol organization and allowing Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper to drive. Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018, while current President and CEO Bob Dinneen will transition into the role of …

Ethanol, RFA

Registration Open for Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2018, Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are encouraging U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to plan on attending this biennial event which connects them with international grain buyers. The Exhange is expected …

Ag Group, Ethanol, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

EPA Releases 2019 Biofuel Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency released its proposal for 2019 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Tuesday, maintaining the statutory level for corn ethanol while increasing advanced biofuels, but failing to address the small refinery exemptions that have decimated demand and effectively lowered the required amount of biofuels to be blended. Under the proposed rule, conventional renewable fuel volumes …

Audio, EPA, Ethanol, RFA

Paul Jr. Gets Ethanol Education Building RFA Bike

Cindy Zimmerman

The slick, custom-made motorcycle that runs on 85% ethanol was a big hit at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop Tuesday and so was its creator Paul Teutul Jr., who spent two hours at the Renewable Fuels Association trade show booth taking photos with FEW attendees. Teutul is the owner and master-designer of Paul Jr. Designs and one of the stars of …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

American Chopper Unveils Ethanol Bike

Cindy Zimmerman

The highly anticipated debut of the custom Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) ethanol motorcycle created by Paul Jr. Designs on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper revealed a masterpiece with a patriotic theme that runs on E85. “The bike encapsulated everything we were hoping to get,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “Patriotic theme, running on 85 percent ethanol, E85 …

Ethanol, RFA