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May 06, 2015

The Andersons report lower Q1 earnings at 14 cents per share

BY Susanne Retka SchillNet income was down substantially, but still in the black for Ohio-based The Andersons Inc. Its ethanol group achieved record first quarter ethanol production volumes and saw E85 sales progress to a first quarter record as well. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Murphy USA reports production, yield increase for Hereford plant

BY Erin VoegeleMurphy USA has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting that while the company's Texas ethanol plant generated an operating loss during the first three months of the year, the plant set records in terms of production and yield. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Renmatix acquires former Mascoma production unit

BY Renmatix Inc. Renmatix has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma Corp.'s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility utilizes proprietary Plantrose process conditions to convert biomass to sugars. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Kum & Go to offer E15 discount at grand opening event in Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Kum & Go recently announced it is offering E15 at its store in Windsor Heights, Iowa. To introduce the new, cleaner-burning fuel, Kum & Go in Windsor Heights will offer E15 for $1.99 per gallon during a May 11 promotion. READ MORE

May 06, 2015

Fulcrum awards Abengoa EPC contract for 10 MMgy biofuel plant

BY Katie FletcherOn May 5, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., announced it awarded Abengoa with a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Sierra Biofuels Plant, the company’s first waste to transportation fuel facility. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

ADM reports strong Q1 earnings, in spite of weak ethanol margins

BY Susanne Retka SchillArcher Daniels Midland Co. reported solid earnings for the first quarter, even though its corn processing segment was down due to tight ethanol margins. Overall, ADM reported adjusted earnings per share of 77 cents for the quarter. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Novozymes releases Q1 results, announces deal with St1 Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes recently issued its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2015 and announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to St1 Biofuels for its proposed cellulosic biofuel plant in Finland. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

BIO analysis illustrates impact of RFS delays on investment

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biotechnologies Industry Organization recently released an analysis that shows delays in renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking by the U.S. EPA over the past two years have chilled investment in advanced and cellulosic fuels. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

FEW expected to attract record number of ethanol producers

BY BBI International BBI International recently reported that this year's International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, taking place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, is set to have the largest number of ethanol producers ever gathered at an industry event. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

USGC: Upbeat corn outlook prompts focus on market access

BY U.S. Grains Council As U.S. corn farmers kick their planters into high gear, signals on the ground, in the sky and in the markets look promising for the 2015 crop. Planting progress is ahead of schedule in Kansas, Minnesota and the Dakotas. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

DOT rule includes new tank car standards, retrofit schedule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Transportation has released a final rule unveiling a new enhanced tank car standard and risk-based retrofitting schedule for older tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

March ethanol corn crush up from February, lags behind January

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe corn crush for ethanol was up from the short month of February, but still down a bit from January's corn crush, according to the Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report released May 1 by the USDA. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Urban Air Initiative partners in Clean Fuels Omaha campaign

BY Urban Air Initiative The Urban Air Initiative joined with a broad cross section of public and private interest groups supporting the call for more aggressive regional pollution control measures in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). READ MORE

May 01, 2015

UNICA reports final 2014-'15 ethanol data, initial 2015-'16 stats

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced final numbers for the 2014-'15 crop along with initial data for the new crop. Ethanol production was up 2.23 percent last season, and the current season is off to a strong start. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Supercomputer identifies materials to improve fuel production

BY Argonne Using supercomputing resources at Argonne, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel production. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Ample corn supplies expected, modestly higher prices forecast

BY Susanne Retka SchillAs corn planting gets in full swing across the Corn Belt, ag economists are looking at projections and implications. Planted corn acres are projected lower and yields are expected to be slightly below the trend-line. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleIn April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Thompsons announces agreement with IGPC Ethanol

BY Thompsons Ltd. Thompsons Ltd. announces an agreement with IGPC Ethanol Inc. to partner for sourcing corn for 50 MMgy facility for IGPC in Aylmer, Ontario, effective Oct. 1. Cargill will continue to serve IGPC for corn purchases and deliveries through Sept. 30. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Solenis to introduce new chemical innovations during 2015 FEW

BY Solenis Solenis will introduce a novel family of antibiotic-free fermentation aids and a new scale inhibitor at the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 1-4 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Freudenberg-NOK develops EPDM rubber from ethanol-based feedstock

BY Freudenberg-NOK With the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

BY FuturaGene Intrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Aloterra announces foodservice ware line made from miscanthus

BY Aloterra Sustainable agribusiness leader, Aloterra, and compostable foodservice ware innovator, World Centric, are jointly developing and marketing a new line of certified compostable foodservice ware made from Miscanthus plant fiber. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Green Plains: 2015 outlook strong in spite of Q1 dip in profits

BY Susanne Retka SchillIn spite of a first quarter net loss overall and its ethanol segment breaking even on an EBITDA basis, Todd Becker, CEO of Green Plains Inc., remains confident the company will see a strong performance overall for 2015. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

EPA's RVO announcement to be discussed at 2015 FEW

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop will bring together the largest gathering of ethanol producers to discuss the industry's renewed certainty for long-term growth supported by the U.S. government. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Valero reports increased ethanol production in Q1 results

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting net income of $964 million, While operating income for the company's ethanol segment was down, average quarterly ethanol production volumes were up. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Commodities: DDGS priced out of domestic market

BY Sean Broderick, CHS With planting season right around the corner, the conversation about grain prices this time of year normally focuses on soil moisture, and temperatures. This year, though, conversations about DDGS are more focused on Chinese export business. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Commodities: Natural gas price outlook positive for consumer

BY Ben Straus, U.S. Energy Services With NYMEX prices for the summer hovering between $2.50 and $2.70 per MMBtu, by how much will supply exceed demand? More to the point, where will inventory levels be by the end of the summer? READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

BY Ron Kotrba The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy. READ MORE

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