I have a question slate lined up for Jeff that addresses ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the U.S economy, engine performance and national security. Consumers - and American citizens – need to hear the message. -Bobby Likis
(PRWEB) October 10, 2014
Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic", will share the microphone with Jeff Oestmann, President and CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, this Saturday on the Car Clinic globalcast in a hard-hitting discussion of the local, regional and national issues surrounding ethanol production.
Oestmann, whose career spans 20 years in the bioenergy and grain processing industries, currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Renewable Fuels Association & Kansas Association of Ethanol Producers. Oestmann will discuss the consumer benefits of ethanol production and its impact on local communities and the U.S. economy, Oestmann - a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for 11 years, including service in the USMC’s elite Embassy Guard - will also share how ethanol production impacts and strengthens America’s national security.
Likis says, “I have a question slate lined up for Jeff that addresses ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the U.S economy, engine performance and national security. Consumers - and American citizens – need to hear the message.”
Oestmann gives a glimpse into the facts he will share. Says Oestmann, “We use cutting edge technology at East Kansas Agri-Energy to produce high-quality ethanol that helps consumers save an average of $1.00 per gallon at the gas station and also benefits our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We put a high priority on innovation, and the biofuels we produce – including next generation renewable diesel – help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, which in turn bolsters America’s national security.”
To hear Oestmann’s interview, tune in to WatchBobbyLive.com, Saturday, 10/11/14, at 11:25a ET.
About Bobby Likis Car Clinic and the Car Clinic Network:
Bobby Likis Car Clinic is the largest car-talk program/network on commercial radio, multiple web audiocasts, live video streaming webcast, podcasts (including iTunes), iPhone, chat room, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, American Forces Radio Network & television. Car Clinic can be heard and seen in high-definition video on Saturdays, 10a-12n ET, live at WatchBobbyLive.com, on Facebook.com/BobbyLikis and on YouTube.com/BobbyLikis. Host Bobby Likis is the only car-talk host on commercial multi-media platforms named for five consecutive years to the “Talkers 250,” the prestigious list of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America. Likis also owns and operates a 15000sf automotive service center, whose awards include “Best Automotive Service Shop,” “Best Oil Change,” and most recently, “Best Reputation in Automotive Service.”
About Renewable Fuels Association (RFA):
Since 1981, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been the authoritative voice of the U.S. ethanol industry. Our members are committed to helping our country become cleaner, safer, and more energy independent. In creating a forum for ethanol producers and industry stakeholders, RFA has achieved an unequaled record of results through action, advocacy and analysis. With the most experienced staff in the industry, RFA is able to provide timely, comprehensive industry information to our members, Congress, federal and state government agencies, fuel marketers and retailers, strategic partners, the media and other opinion-leader audiences. RFA has been the industry's most forceful advocate for expanding the market for ethanol. RFA has worked to beat back aggressive challenges to ethanol's progress from special interests seeking to maintain the fossil fuel status quo.
About East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE):
East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC’s primary mission is to protect and enhance shareholder value, to foster a positive work environment and to create economic prosperity for our customers and our community. While East Kansas Agri-Energy’s nameplate capacity calls for 35 million gallons of ethanol, they now convert more than 16 million bushels of corn a year into more than 42 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol. Along the way EKAE produces more than 200,000 tons of distiller grains, in both wet and dry form, for livestock producers every year. EKAE can trace its roots to 2000 when a steering committee formed by farmers and businesspeople interested in building a value-added ethanol production facility in eastern Kansas got together with the support of the Agriculture Sub-Committee of the Anderson County Economic Development (ACED) organization. The steering committee voted on October 10, 2001, to form a limited liability company (LLC), and on October 15, 2001, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC was formed as a legal entity. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency presented EKAE with an Energy Star award for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Their steam turbine system generates approximately one-third of the facilities electrical demands and requires approximately 23 percent less fuel than typical onsite thermal generation and purchased electricity. Based on this comparison, the plant reduces carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 14,500 tons per year, which is equivalent to removing the annual emissions from 2,400 cars and planting 3,000 acres of forest.