Category Archives: Ethanol

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: RVP WAIVER

This Christmas list item gets complicated, so bear with me. A RVP waiver – Reid Vapor Pressure waiver – is what Americans really need to use more renewable fuels and capitalize on the domestic, clean burning fuel we have right … Continue reading

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NEW REPORT KNOCKS THE STUFFING OUT OF ‘FOOD VS. FUEL’ TURKEYS

Some interesting data on the correlation between increasing amounts of corn used for ethanol and food prices.  You may remember that corn was blamed for the increase in food prices several years ago and the ag industry responded that food … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN POWER

Here’s a picture from our archives. Captain Cornelius has been powering our community for years!

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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CORN IN ILLINOIS

1. Illinois corn farmers are growing field corn, not sweet corn. I know this is confusing – but 99% of the corn grown in Illinois is not the corn you eat on your dinner table.  That corn is sweet corn, … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES A RESEARCH DIRECTOR DO?

Sabrina Trupia is the Research Director for the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) in Madison County and has been conducting research and learning more about ethanol at NCERC since 2009. NCERC is located at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and … Continue reading

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AGRICULTURE: HOW DO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SHAPE UP?

Less than 83 days remain until the United States determines who will lead the country for the next four years. A new administration means the roll-out of new programs and legislative agendas. Therefore, it’s important to know for what these … Continue reading

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WHY YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH ETHANOL (IF YOU GIVE IT A SECOND CHANCE)

When you are about to purchase a product at the grocery store, what things do you normally think about before you buy it? Is it a good price, is it locally grown, and is it environmentally friendly? These are questions … Continue reading

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