ethanol http://kbia.org en Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant http://kbia.org/post/missouri-governor-tours-iowa-ethanol-plant <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Associated Press 56553 at http://kbia.org Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant Missouri ethanol rule on track to take effect http://kbia.org/post/missouri-ethanol-rule-track-take-effect <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of&nbsp;<font color="red">ethanol</font>&nbsp;gasoline by this summer.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:16:46 +0000 Associated Press 48981 at http://kbia.org Missouri ethanol rule on track to take effect Mo. Senate panel endorses rules oversight change http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-endorses-rules-oversight-change <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate committee has endorsed a constitutional&nbsp;<font color="red">amendment</font>&nbsp;that would protect legislative oversight of proposed rules and regulations.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:27:36 +0000 Associated Press 48042 at http://kbia.org Why cutting the ethanol mandate may not ruin the rural economy http://kbia.org/post/why-cutting-ethanol-mandate-may-not-ruin-rural-economy <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">The EPA wants to roll back the amount of ethanol mixed into the fuel supply for 2014, worrying farmers across the Corn Belt. Ethanol supporters warn that if the EPA follows through, the rural economy will take the fall. But many economists predict a soft landing.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:39:48 +0000 Grant Gerlock 47787 at http://kbia.org Why cutting the ethanol mandate may not ruin the rural economy Field Notes: What does the future of ethanol hold? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-what-does-future-ethanol-hold <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Field Notes</a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font- Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46980 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: What does the future of ethanol hold? Up against blend wall, ethanol at a crossroads http://kbia.org/post/against-blend-wall-ethanol-crossroads <p>A steady stream of semi-trailers rolls across the scales at the E Energy ethanol plant near the town of Adams in southeast Nebraska. The smokestack behind the scale house sends up a tall plume of white steam. The sweet smell of fermenting corn is in the air.</p><p>E Energy buys 65 million bushels of corn each day from area farmers and turns it into 65 million gallons of ethanol each year.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 46981 at http://kbia.org Up against blend wall, ethanol at a crossroads Mo. lawmakers consider blocking sale of E15 gasoline http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-consider-blocking-sale-e15-gasoline <p>Missouri lawmakers are considering whether to permanently block a proposal that could allow more ethanol to be blended into gasoline.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate rules committee held a hearing Thursday on a resolution that would prevent stations from selling fuel containing 15 percent ethanol.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:47:13 +0000 Associated Press 47071 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers consider blocking sale of E15 gasoline Sale of E-15 gas rejected -- for now http://kbia.org/post/sale-e-15-gas-rejected-now <p>Missouri gas stations will not be selling E-15 anytime soon.</p><p>A joint House-Senate committee voted Wednesday to reject a rule change sought by the State Agriculture Department that would have allowed sales of fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. Republican Senator Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County chairs the committee and said its vote had nothing to do with its opinion on increasing ethanol use in Missouri.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:18:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41870 at http://kbia.org Sale of E-15 gas rejected -- for now Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge http://kbia.org/post/proposed-mo-rule-allowing-more-ethanol-gas-faces-challenge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers are weighing a challenge to a proposed rule that could allow greater amounts of&nbsp;<font color="red">ethanol</font>&nbsp;in gasoline.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 41686 at http://kbia.org Proposed Mo. rule allowing more ethanol in gas faces challenge POET Biorefinery re-opens after 3 month closure http://kbia.org/post/poet-biorefinery-re-opens-after-3-month-closure <p>The POET Biorefinery ethanol plant in Macon reopened April 15 after being shut down for nearly three months. Fri, 03 May 2013 19:51:11 +0000 Turner Twyman 33140 at http://kbia.org POET Biorefinery re-opens after 3 month closure Idle ethanol plants wait for new fuel standards http://kbia.org/post/idle-ethanol-plants-wait-new-fuel-standards <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ethanol is an up and down industry, and right now it’s down. Ethanol plants in at least 13 states have stopped running over recent months because of higher corn prices and lower demand for the biofuel. The industry is trying to change the equation by putting more of the ethanol in gasoline. But as Grant </span>Gerlock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Harvest Public Media reports, ethanol critics are pushing back.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:25:18 +0000 Grant Gerlock 30668 at http://kbia.org Idle ethanol plants wait for new fuel standards On revised fuel standards and the benefits of pet ownership http://kbia.org/post/revised-fuel-standards-and-benefits-pet-ownership <p></p><p>This week, we'll hear about efforts to increase the amount of ethanol added to gasoline, and learn about out the potential benefits of owning a dog.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:10:35 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30751 at http://kbia.org On revised fuel standards and the benefits of pet ownership What the temporary POET plant closure means for Macon http://kbia.org/post/what-temporary-poet-plant-closure-means-macon <p>One of the largest economic engines in Macon, Mo. has temporarily halted production. High corn prices forced the Macon POET Biorefining’s ethanol plant to temporarily close. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:56:23 +0000 Jenn Cooper 28342 at http://kbia.org What the temporary POET plant closure means for Macon Missouri ethanol plant to be idled due to high corn prices http://kbia.org/post/missouri-ethanol-plant-be-idled-due-high-corn-prices <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">Seventeen ethanol plants nationwide have been idled since last June because of a scarcity of affordable corn due to the drought and a weak market for the corn-based fuel. On Friday, a plant in Macon, Mo., took the hit — and brought the number to 18.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:56:54 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 28161 at http://kbia.org Missouri ethanol plant to be idled due to high corn prices On fuel and fellowships http://kbia.org/post/fuel-and-fellowships <p></p><div><p>On this week's show, we’ll hear about changes in the ethanol industry and talk to the recipient of a prestigious science fellowship.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:35:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25910 at http://kbia.org On fuel and fellowships Cellulosic ethanol is coming, future uncertain http://kbia.org/post/cellulosic-ethanol-coming-future-uncertain <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">About a decade ago, concerns about energy independence, greenhouse gas emissions and the need to boost rural economies led Congress to launch policies in support of biofuels&nbsp; – corn ethanol, most notably. But the idea was that eventually more U.S.-produced fuel would be cellulosic – derived from corn residue, wheat straw or other biomass.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:44:56 +0000 Amy Mayer 25906 at http://kbia.org Cellulosic ethanol is coming, future uncertain Higher percentage: ethanol in gas, hogs sent to market http://kbia.org/post/higher-percentage-ethanol-gas-hogs-sent-market <p>There’s a new kind of gas on the market, with more ethanol in it than the gas we usually put in our cars. That’s beneficial for corn farmers who grow the corn that ethanol is made from and want more of it in your gas. But while the ethanol industry fought for years to bring this fuel to the market, now that they’ve won… good luck finding it. Even in Corn Country, pickings are slim.<br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:44:55 +0000 Kristofor Husted 21453 at http://kbia.org Higher percentage: ethanol in gas, hogs sent to market Gas with more ethanol available at some pumps http://kbia.org/post/gas-more-ethanol-available-some-pumps <p>Head to your local filling station and you might see a new blend of gas at the pump. After a three-year regulatory process, the Environmental Protection Agency approved E15 – gas made with 15 percent ethanol – this summer.</p><p>Most gas we pump is already blended with ethanol, sometimes it contains as much as 10 percent, but the ethanol industry fought hard to bring E15 to the market. For ethanol backers and the farmers who feed the ethanol industry, getting drivers to pump gas with 50 percent more ethanol is a big win.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:02:30 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 21446 at http://kbia.org Gas with more ethanol available at some pumps Livestock producers want less corn in your gas http://kbia.org/post/livestock-producers-want-less-corn-your-gas <p>Livestock producers are watching their feed costs rise with corn prices and taking their concerns to Washington D.C. The Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure from livestock groups and some rural lawmakers to curb corn prices and ease livestock producer worries by suspending the federal ethanol mandate. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:14:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20339 at http://kbia.org Livestock producers want less corn in your gas You've heard of ethanol, but what about enzymes? http://kbia.org/post/youve-heard-ethanol-what-about-enzymes <p>This week on the show: an enzyme factory aims to be a big part of the ethanol industry, and a business incubator in Columbia lands a state tax credit. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:23:32 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 16633 at http://kbia.org You've heard of ethanol, but what about enzymes? Enzyme factory mixes into ethanol's future http://kbia.org/post/enzyme-factory-mixes-ethanols-future <p>Inside a new facility in Blair, Neb., north of Omaha, a gleaming maze of steel tubes connect a line of giant fermentation tanks that will cultivate some of the most advanced biotechnology in the ethanol industry. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:12:41 +0000 Grant Gerlock 16632 at http://kbia.org Enzyme factory mixes into ethanol's future