Combat high oil prices, choose ethanol

-   Anybody else tired of volatile oil prices and the effect they have on prices at the gas pump, grocery store and other transported goods? The price of a barrel of crude oil was back over $100 this week which means the cost of gas, food and many other goods will continue to climb as […]

McCain’s Amendment was Un-American

- What is more American than ethanol? It’s grown, manufactured and consumed in this great nation creating jobs, tax revenues, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lessening our dependence on foreign oil. Its co-product feeds our cattle, hogs, poultry and aquaculture. But some people just don’t get it and one of those people include Sen. John McCain. […]

Bipartisan Biofuel Compromise Reached

- An ethanol deal has been reached between a bipartisan group of United States Senators in which they have agreed to end the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit as of July 31, 2011. The compromise will shift the funds saved from ending the tax credit towards federal deficit reduction, blender pump infrastructure and advanced biofuel tax […]

Gov. Daugaard aims to expand ethanol use and infrastructure

- In his State of State Address on Tuesday, January 11, newly elected South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard, discussed his future plans for the states’ ethanol industry moving forward in regards to helping lessen the state’s budget deficit. The plan featured $3.5 million dollars that will be used in the expansion of the state’s blender pump […]

California Turns Down a Cleaner Environment, Jobs and a Step Towards Energy Independence

- Late last week, Council Members of the Southern California Association of Governments turned down $11 million worth of stimulus money that would have built 55 fueling stations in Southern California providing higher blends of ethanol. Eileen Tutt, executive director of the California Electric Transportation Coalition, on Friday called the panel’s action “unfortunate.” The money was […]

New Ethanol Engine Shines at Auto Show

- Ricardo Inc. made the ethanol community proud yesterday when it released its new Ethanol Direct Boost Injection engine at the Washington Auto Show. The engine is the first of its kind, using technology designed for diesel engines but taking advantage of the ethanol fuel properties.  Ricardo put their engine in a one ton GMC pick-up […]

Blend Your Own Ethanol Pumps Available In Sioux Falls

- Sioux Falls first “Blend Your Own” ethanol pumps have arrived! Ethanol blends E 10 (10% ethanol+ 90% gasoline), E 30 (30% ethanol + 70% gasoline) and E 85 (85% ethanol + 15% gasoline) are now available at Kings Mart, located on the corner of Cliff Avenue and Benson Road. Multiple efforts were made in order […]