Feedstocks

November 12, 2018

UK publishes updated data on sustainable biofuel supply

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much ethanol met U.K. sustainability requirements. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

USDA WASDE maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessOn Nov. 8, the USDA released the November edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, forecasting corn production for 2018-’19 at 14.626 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from October on a reduced yield forecast. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

USDA ups forecasts for corn use in ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released selected tables prepared for its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled for full release in February. One of the charts illustrates the USDA’s expectations for corn use in ethanol production. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production down slightly in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed during the first half of October was down when compared to the same period of last year. Production and sales of ethanol, however, remained relatively high. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Environmental groups petition EPA over RFS land-use regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA coalition of environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. EPA asking the agency to change how it accounts for land-use changes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Ethanol groups are speaking out against the claims included in the petition. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

High biomass sorghums can compete in water-stressed circumstances

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:FeedstocksBioenergy or high biomass sorghum can be grown in water-stressed situations and still produce good yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study being conducted at Bushland and in Kansas. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

UNICA: Sales of anhydrous ethanol remain high in late September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed by mills in the south-central region of the country was down in late September. Sales of hydrous ethanol, however, remained high. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

WASDE revises corn forecast down, maintains corn use for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksOn Oct. 11, the USDA released the October edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, reducing its 2018-’19 production forecast for corn, but maintaining its forecast for the volume of corn going to ethanol production. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond

BY American Society of Plant Biologists Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers are working to understand how the stem juiciness trait evolved in sorghum. Understanding the underlying gene could could help breeders fine-tune this trait in sorghum and other important crops. READ MORE