Oil Survey Shows Ethanol Is Clearly A Target

In Activism, American Ethanol, Biofuels, Current News, Environmental, Ethanol, Politics by Mark

What was the second biggest policy story of the year in eyes of the petroleum industry? According to a recent membership survey by the American Petroleum Institute reconsidering biofuel (ethanol) blending. What was the second biggest transportation, storage and refining story of the year? The battle over biofuels blending. And what was listed 2nd on oil’s list of things they …

In World of Polluters Oil Has No Rivals

In Administration, American Ethanol, Biofuels, Conservation, Ethanol, Events, government, Policy, Politics, Sustainability by Mark

They call it black gold and Texas Tea but I prefer to call it environmental anathema; that rare combination of disgrace and abomination.  Better that than using the words that I would like to use that got my mouth washed out with soap as a child. Ok, Thanksgiving is almost upon us so I want to purge a little bile …

More to Gasoline Than Meets the Eye

In American Ethanol, Biofuels, Blogroll, Environmental, Ethanol, General, Water by Mark

Ethanol isn’t poison and gasoline is. There….I have said it. It boggles my mind how much of the public buys into the oil industry propaganda related to ethanol, most notably some of the environmental community. Why someone who considers themselves an environmentalist would listen to big oil on energy topics and what is best for consumers leaves me perplexed. Even …

Newspaper’s Credibility At Issue

In American Ethanol, Biofuels, Blogroll, Corny News, Ethanol, Farm Bill, Farming, feed, Food, Food Prices, Media, Policy, Politics by Mark

In 36 years of being directly involved in agriculture and the issues that make it so…interesting, frustrating, rewarding, and painful…I have only seen one positive story written about the issues effecting the profession, especially ethanol, in the Chicago Tribune. I remain convinced to this day that it was a mistake that slipped by editors and that the cub reporter responsible …

Around the World at NASCAR Speeds

In American Ethanol, Environmental, Ethanol by Cathryn

The incredible reliability and performance of ethanol has been proven once again. As part of its NASCAR Green ™ campaign, NASCAR™ announced that its drivers have now logged so many miles using Sunoco GreenE15™ that it would be the equivalent of driving around the world 160 times. While NASCAR adopted the 15 percent ethanol blend as the official fuel of …

NASCAR Go Green Features Ethanol

In American Ethanol, Environmental, Ethanol by Cindy

In honor of Earth Day, NASCAR rolled out a new TV spot Sunday designed to show how they are being eco-friendly – and ethanol is front and center. The NASCAR RACE TO GREEN™ spot features Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle, currently ranked third in the Nascar Sprint Cup standings. “So, wanna be eco-friendly?” the announcer asks Biffle, who answers “Of …

American Ethanol and NASCAR Make a Splash in USA Today

In American Ethanol, Conservation, Ethanol, Media, NASCAR by Cathryn

In an era of compartmentalized media, USA Today holds a unique position. A truly national newspaper with circulation only surpassed by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today reaches Americans across the country every day with bright graphics and its bold layout. This Friday, American Ethanol and NASCAR celebrated hitting the three million mile mark in a very public way running …

American Auto Innovators Embrace American Ethanol

In American Ethanol, Biofuels, Ethanol by Cathryn

In the ongoing slander campaign aimed at ethanol, the biofuel’s belligerent detractors have one less credible claim as U.S. auto manufacturers Ford and General Motors, Inc. will accept use of E15 in newer vehicles. Negating the claim that higher ethanol blends would void manufacturer warranties, this important decision shows that American car makers believe in the American made fuel. The …

American Ethanol Finishes Third in Chicago

In American Ethanol, Audio, Ethanol by Cindy

Rookie Austin Dillon driving the Number 3 Chevrolet emblazoned with American Ethanol finished third in the NASCAR Nationwide series Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland on Saturday. Before the race, Dillon came around to the Illinois Family Farmers exhibit in Champions Park outside the track and climbed up on the bed of a flex fuel Chevy Avalanche pick up to make …

American Ethanol Chicago NASCAR Weekend

In American Ethanol, Audio, Ethanol, NASCAR by Chuck

American Ethanol was featured on the national stage again for NASCAR racing action at Chicagoland Speedway. Illinois corn farmer Donna Jeschke got to wave the green flag for the American Ethanol 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Donna is near the end of her term on the board of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. She found the experience to …