RFS Opponents Not Giving Up

In Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol by Cindy

The waiver didn’t work, so now opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are using every other tactics in the book to try and get the standard reformed or repealed. Last week, the American Petroleum Institute held a press conference calling for the elimination of the RFS. “We believe the Renewable Fuels Standard is unworkable and should be repealed,” said …

It’s almost Thanksgiving. So let’s talk turkey.

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Food Prices, Food vs Fuel, General, Guest Blogger by Cathryn

Today’s post originally ran on the Fuels America blog. Fuels America, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding member, is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America. Fuels America is founded on a simple core principle: Renewable fuel is good …

As the National Mood Darkens, Agriculture Must Provide a Strong, Unwavering Light

In Activism, Biofuels, Biotechnology, Ethanol, General, Outlook by Cathryn

This election day, a substantial majority of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only five days ago, Rasmussen Reports found that only 39 percent of voters believe the country is actually on the right track. The negativity that has descended over the country hangs like a nearly palpable dark cloud, shading perceptions and obscuring the …

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 …

News Flash! RFS Based in Benefits of Ethanol, Not Random Regulation

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, Regulations by Cathryn

Drowned out by adamant cries rising from sides that oppose or support a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard, an important question has been, in a large part, ignored. Would waiving the RFS have the desired affect? With a single, simple action, can the EPA actually lower corn prices and improve the profitability of the livestock industry? This weekend, the …

The Devil Is in the (DDGS) Details

In Biofuels, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel by Cathryn

In yet another gross simplification of a complex situation, a media uproar has given new life to the food versus fuel debate of 2008. A throwback to election years past, this perennial panic-producing paradox invades our homes yet again coaxing us to join the fracas. It seems simple. Choose how the nation’s corn crop should be used. Everyone scream an …

Research on Advance Biofuel Production

In Audio, Biofuels, CUTC, Ethanol by Chuck

The subject matter at the Corn Utilization Technology Conference gets pretty technical. Take the session titled, “Biochemical and Biomimetic Approaches to Saccharifying Biomass for Advance Biofuel Production.” Now that’s a mouthful. Our presenter was Nathan S. Mosier, Ph.D., Purdue University, seen in the photo as one of the panelists for a session on Advanced Biofuels. Nathan says the corn refining …