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Watch and listen as “Bobby Likis Shares the Mic with…JUDD HULTING”

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015
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Automotive Expert & Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Will Talk with Judd Hulting, Patriot Renewable Fuels, Live this Saturday

[ 0 ] March 13, 2015
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Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic,” will share the microphone with Judd Hulting, Commodities Manager, Patriot Renewable Fuels, on Car Clinic’s live globalcast on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:25a ET.

Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic,” will share the microphone with Judd Hulting, Commodities Manager, Patriot Renewable Fuels, on Car Clinic’s live globalcast on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:25a ET.

Hulting will speak to the operations, products and statistics of Patriot Renewable Fuels, a 10-year old, successful ethanol plant operation, 3 hours outside Chicago. “Demand for American-made ethanol and distillers grain is growing worldwide as countries are coming to understand and value the cost-saving and environmental benefits of high-octane ethanol and farmers continue to demand the high-protein distillers grain. Patriot Renewable Fuels has stepped up to the plate and is exporting product to existing markets while also working with industry groups to grow new markets abroad,” noted Judd Hulting, commodities manager at Patriot Renewable Fuels.

Hulting will also report on Export Green, his recent trade mission to Brazil in collaboration with the U. S. Department of Commerce. Brazil – with the same types of vehicles as driven in the United States – pumps fuel containing a variety of percentages of ethanol, starting at a mandated level of at least 27% ethanol.

Reflects Likis, “The advantages to the production and use of ethanol nationally – and export internationally – are striking. Join us to hear Judd discuss the export of U.S. produced ethanol and his trade mission to Brazil. You may be surprised to learn that E27 (27% ethanol) – up from E25 – is now the baseline for retail gasoline in Brazil.”

To view Hulting’s interview in its entirety, tune it to on Saturday, March 14, at 10:25a 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, on and on 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 Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC:

Established in 2005 and headquartered in Annawan, IL, Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC., produces approximately 130 million gallons of ethanol per year, 350,000 tons of Dried Distillers Grain with Solubles (DDGs) and 20 million pounds of crude corn oil using ICM technologies. Patriot has created a new market for approximately 40 million bushels of corn annually, and provides more than 60 full time jobs. It is creating both fuel and feed that contribute to the US balance of trade, independence from foreign oil, stronger economy, and feeding a growing world population.


Contact Information
Diane Somer
Bobby Likis Car Clinic Network 
+1 850-478-3139


Patriot Is Proud To Offer Scholarship to Henry County High School Seniors

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015
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Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC will offer a $1,500 scholarship to at least one 2015 high school senior.   The requirements to be eligible for this scholarship are listed below:

  1. Applicant must be a 2015 high school senior from a High School within Henry County, Illinois.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (out of 5.0) or 3.0 (out of 4.0).
  3. Applicant must plan to attend full-time any trade or technical school, community college or four-year college or university.
  4. Applicant must complete an application and include one letter of recommendation from someone other than family or friends.  In addition, applicants must include a typed 500-word essay on the future challenges, benefits, and growth opportunities for the renewable fuels industry. In lieu of the essay, applicants may submit a three (3) minute video where they creatively express these same areas of interest.   Applications are available at the high school, at the administrative offices of Patriot Renewable Fuels, or may be downloaded:
    1. PRF Scholarship Application  (Word Document)
    2. PRF Scholarship Application  (.pdf format)
  5. Deadline for applications is April 13, 2015.
  6. Winners will be notified by mail and recognized at the high school awards ceremony.
  7.  Scholarship funds will be payable directly to the school, college or university.



Patriot Welcomes Two New Employees

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015
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Last week Patriot welcomed two new members to our team!

Tom DericTom Derick from Buda, IL joins the production team. In his spare time,  Tom enjoys riding his Honda Valkyrie motorcycle. 





Gregg EngelsGregg Engels, who graduated from Lincoln Tech, will be working in the maintenance department.  Gregg, his wife, Karen and their three children live in Kewanee, IL. Gregg enjoys fishing, camping and bow hunting.

Zach Nordstrom Promoted to Lab Manager

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015
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IMG_0568Zach Nordstrom has been promoted to the Lab Manager position at Patriot.  In his new role, he will lead and direct all aspects of the Quality Control Lab. Zach started at Patriot on January 20th 2014 as a process operator and is knowledgeable in plant operations. He then took over as lab technician ensuring quality control of our products and upkeep of lab equipment. In addition to his Bachelor of Science Degree in Micro Biology and Agriculture Business from Western Illinois,  Zach was the first person to receive specialized training provided by DuPont for ethanol plant lab personnel. He has taken a course on HACCP, Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling.  In the spring, he will be taking a course on FSMA,  the Food Safety Modernization Act. He has recently become a member of the ASTM, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.  He serves on the technical committee. Zach studied agriculture abroad in Australia in 2013.  Zach’s continued dedication and hard work are a welcome addition to the management staff.

Annawan Co-op Student Joins the Patriot Team

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015
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Austiin LucasPatriot welcomes Austin Lucas – our newest Co-op Student. Austin, a senior at Annawan High School, will be working in the yard with fellow co-op student Logan DeMay. Austin played football in the fall and is currently on the high school basketball team.

Cyclone Racing Team Shows Off Formula Race Car at Patriot

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015
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Iowa State Cyclone Racing Team Members: Greg Bott, Derek Peters and Michael Hauptman

Iowa State Cyclone Racing Team Members: Greg Bott, Derek Peters and Michael Hauptman

On Monday, Dec 22, 2014, three members of the Iowa State University Cyclone Racing team stopped by the ethanol plant with the ISU Formula Race Car. Because Patriot was the primary sponsor of this team’s car, the team agreed to design, build, test, and race a formula style race car that would run on E-85, a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gas.  Greg Bott, a team member, was an intern at Patriot this past summer.  Greg recently graduated from Iowa State with a degree in mechanical engineering.  Other Iowa State team members include Derek Peter, a senior, and Michael Hauptman, a junior. Both are majoring in mechanical engineering.

Patriot employees examine the car and wish for a nicer day in order to test it out.

Patriot employees examine the car and wish for a nicer day in order to test it out.

This Iowa State Racing Team competes with approximately 450 teams from around the world at several Formula SAE series events.

Dick Ferkel Joins the Patriot Team

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015
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New Employee Dick Ferkel 1-6-15 (3)Patriot welcomes Dick Ferkel as maintenance shipping and receiving clerk. He joined out team on Monday, January 5th. We are grateful to Dick, a combat vet, for his service in Afghanistan from 2008-2009.

Patriot Exports Featured in BIOFUELS Journal

[ 0 ] December 7, 2014
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