Ethanol powered cars at Madison Speedway Corn growers showcased power of local, renewable fuel
Wisconsin corn growers celebrated the success of ethanol as a high performance fuel with a special night of racing at Madison International Speedway featuring 17-year-old Michael Raskovic driving the #14 American Ethanol Truck, powered by 98% ethanol fuel, in the American Ethanol SuperTruck series sponsored by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA).
The Wisconsin Corn Growers E-15 Bandit Challenge race for young guns, also ran on ethanol that night, showcasing 15 percent ethanol fuel, the same grade of fuel used by NASCAR. The speedway is a paved oval a short distance from Wisconsin Highway 138, near Oregon, Wis., billed as the fastest half-mile track in the state. Former champions at the track include Matt Kenseth, Rich Bickle, Travis Kvapil and Dick Trickle.
NCGA's Know Before You Grow website gives growers updated info on new seed varieties currently unapproved in some export markets and is an important resource for all corn growers as they head into planting season. Read what Wisconsin Corn Grower Jim Zimmerman has to say about this resource at http://wicornpro.org/ and listen to his interview by clicking HERE.
Syngenta has a new educational videoentitled, “Ethanol: Fueling Rural America’s Future – One Community at a Time,” along with a series of other topical videos that help to tell ethanol’s story. The videos’ primary purpose is to inform and educate the general public about the positive impact ethanol is having on cleaning our air, improving our economy and fulfilling our nation’s quest to become energy independent.View the videos by clicking here.
No Meaningful Difference between E10 and E15 ethanol blends, says a report from the National Renewable Energy Lab, which also found no evidence to support oil industry claims of mechanical problems with E15 ethanol blends. Read more online here: NREL Report
Ethanol Promotes Consumer Choice explains an opinion column by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, in the Oct. 10 Wall Street Journal. It is the ethanol industry, which makes a cheaper, cleaner, higher octane product, that is ready, willing and able to face free market competition from petroleum. Read the column online by clicking this link:Ethanol Ready Consumers Consider Ethanol Green Energy. A survey released during BIO World Congress shows US consumers name ethanol 39% of the time when asked to name a product they consider green. The study also found that four in 10 American consumers have heard the term 'biobased' to describe various products including fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel as well as cleaning products and personal care products. Read about the survey here at Domesticfuel.com