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January 23, 2018

USDA, DOE to fund biomass genomics research

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have opened a funding opportunity that aims to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstock for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Algeria removes value-added tax on US DDGS, corn gluten feed

BY U.S. Grains Council The government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing year. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

FQPT completes 10th successful feeding trial with Still Pro 50

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Recent trials of Fluid Quip Process Technologies's 50 percent purity protein product add to the portfolio of nutritional data the company has collected for the past eight years. The product is made using FQPT's Maximized Stillage Co-Products system. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

EPA: Nearly 230 million cellulosic RINs generated in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 27.08 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

RFA, Transcaer to host 4 ethanol safety webinars in 2018

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and Transcaer are jointly hosting four ethanol safety webinars this year for ethanol emergency response teams. These webinars will be held on Jan. 31, March 28, May 23, and July 25. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

Enerkem, Sinobioway sign agreement to build facilities in China

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem. As part of the agreement, the two companies plan to form a joint venture to develop more than 100 facilities in China. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

NEC scholarship awarded to NCERC technician

BY Renewable Fuels Association Christopher Wense, a former steel mill worker who has returned to school while working full-time in the U.S. ethanol industry, is this year’s student scholarship winner to attend the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada named resource champion

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Study shows producers where, how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops

BY University of Illinois ACES A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, including switchgrass, Miscanthus, sorghum, energycane, and prairie mixtures. The data could improve adoption and increase production across the country. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

Growth Energy: American drivers top 3 billion miles driven on E15

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy has announced that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

JTI Services joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association JTI Services LLC has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. The company provides electrical preventative maintenance and safety services to ethanol plants in southern Minnesota. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

Bolivia announces intent to establish E10 mandate at USGC seminar

BY U.S. Grains Council The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. The mandate is start at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

USGC sees growth potential for US grain exports to Myanmar

BY Tim AlbrechtThe U.S. Grains Council recently assessed the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors, and has shown how that growth could translate to increased feed grain exports, including distillers dried grains with solubles. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

BY Erin VoegeleBio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

RFA adds 4 associate members

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has announced four new associate members have joined in recent weeks. The new members are NALCO Water, Whitefox Technologies, Renewable Fuels Nebraska, and K Coe Isom. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

Kwik Trip recognized with ethanol marketing award in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced Kwik Trip Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott as winners of the 2018 Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. Kwik Trip currently sells E15 at 25 locations within the state. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

Evogene: Positive results in corn bio-stimulant field trials

BY Evogene Ltd. Evogene Ltd. recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA raises estimate for corn production in January WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January, reporting larger corn production, increased food, seed and industrial use, lower estimates for feed and residual use, and reporting greater stocks. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA awards Attis $3 million grant for lignin technology

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. has announced the USDA awarded its subsidiary, Attis Innovations, a $3 million grant to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

CropEnergies reports increased revenues, production volumes

BY Erin VoegeleEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies has announced its revenues for the first three quarters of the 2017-’18 financial year increased by 20 percent. The increase is primarily attributed to higher production volumes. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

IRFA elects officers, executive committee for 2018

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently elected its board of directors, officers, and executive committee for 2018. Eamonn Byrne of Lakeview Plymouth Energy has been selected to serve a second term as president. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

ADM partners with PNNL to produce biobased propylene glycol

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy success story where Archer Daniels Midland partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to become a leading producer of biobased propylene glycol. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased ethanol consumption in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production in 2018 and 2019 will be maintained at the 2017 level. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

Dürr joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Dürr Systems Inc. has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association's latest vendor member. The company provides environmental and energy-solutions, including a single rotary valve regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) system. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

Researchers make grasses more digestible

BY Rothamsted Research An international team of researchers has uncovered a way to make grasses more digestible. The achievement promises improved feed for ruminants and better biomass for biofuel production, with economic and environmental benefits for both. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

Japan opens comment period on proposal to allow US corn ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleJapan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has opened a public comment period on proposed changes to its ethanol policy that would allow for the import of U.S. corn ethanol for use in the production of bio-ETBE. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

Researchers map magnetic fields of bacterial cells, nano-objects

BY Ames Laboratory A research team led by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy. READ MORE

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