April 20, 2015
For this week's Scoop Blog, I communicated with a leader of a German ethanol industry association, who revealed some differences between ethanol production in that country and the U.S.
April 13, 2015
Businesses relying only on money to motivate their employees are missing the boat, says the author of a book called "Drive." The carrot and the stick and the reward and punishment model actually can destroy creativity.
April 06, 2015
The job of a journalist includes constant learning. If I ever get to the point where I feel like I have learned all I need to know about the ethanol industry, it will be time to hang up my hat and do something else.
March 30, 2015
A North Carolina consumer wonders why he can't buy E85 in his state.
March 23, 2015
The RFA needs your help to promote and update two newly acquired E85 websites.
March 09, 2015
Algenol’s technology takes a problem and turns it into a marketable ingredient for algae-to-ethanol production. I don’t know about you, but that’s something I can get excited about.
March 02, 2015
Attending conferences has so many benefits. When I’m running dry on story ideas, my well fills back up. When I’m feeling the daily grind of doing my job, it re-energizes me.
February 23, 2015
In December, a reader email put me on the path of investigating E85 prices and ethanol producers selling directly to retailers. I’m still on that path and wondering where it will take me next.
February 15, 2015
I really enjoy learning more about the history of the ethanol industry and, from what I can tell, the readers of our magazine do too.
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February 09, 2015
Ethanol can be part of a winning strategy to improve air quality in the Omaha area, says the Nebraska Ethanol Board. The association recently started a conversation about ways to lower the levels of toxic compounds mixed in gas.