July 17, 2019

NGCA approves resolution urging Trump to uphold RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe National Corn Growers Association has approved a resolution urging President Trump to uphold his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The NCGA also launched an RFS ad campaign and elected four new members to its Corn Board. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

RFA: Reports set the record straight on ethanol’s GHG benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyTwo new academic studies released this week provide further evidence that grain-based ethanol is significantly reducing GHG emissions and call into question the reliability of recent “land use change” analyses based on flawed methodologies. READ MORE

July 11, 2019

USDA: July WASDE maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA has maintained its forecast that 5.5 billion bushels of corn will go to ethanol production during the 2019-’20 crop year in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released July 11. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Anellotech successfully demos biomass pretreatment technology

BY Anellotech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAnellotech’s MinFree technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process, has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton per day scale. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol production up in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe production of anhydrous ethanol was up at mills in the south-central region of Brazil during the first half of June. The production of hydrous ethanol, however, was down, according to UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

USDA: No actions expected under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced June 28 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

LLNL: Turning the switch on biofuels

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicLLNL scientists and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote IIL tolerance, and therefore overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

USDA: Corn planting nearly complete, 56% of crop good/excellent

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA released an update of its weekly Crop Progress report June 24, reporting that farmers in the nation’s top 18 corn-producing states have planted 96 percent of planned corn acreage as of June 23. READ MORE