Feedstocks

September 18, 2019

ePURE: Ethanol reduces emissions, increases food security

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million metric tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released Sept. 5 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

WASDE: Corn production, corn use in ethanol forecast down

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Sept. 12. The forecast for corn production was also lowered. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Alcohol School moves to the lab, addresses yeast modification

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CellulosicEmily Stonehouse, research and development manager for Mascoma LLC, discussed yeast modification during Lallemand's Alcohol School in Montreal, Quebec. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Report: Argentina ethanol production, consumption flat in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network predicts Argentina’s production and consumption of fuel ethanol will remain stable this year at approximately 1.1 billion liters (290.59 million gallons). READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Alcohol School focuses on feedstock

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessRepresentatives of the Sugarcane Technology Institute and the National Sorghum Producers discussed the the use of sugarcane and sorghum feedstocks in ethanol production at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Rex: South Dakota plant negatively impacted by corn availability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyRex American Resources Corp. has released second quarter financial results, reporting continued challenging conditions for its ethanol operations. Production at the company’s South Dakota plant has been interrupted due to corn availability. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Oregon plant could produce ethanol from wheat

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessGlobal Partners LP recently filed for a renewal of its air quality permit at its Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in Clatskanie, Oregon. The permit could allow the plant to use wheat as its feedstock in addition to the more traditional corn. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

UNICA: 630 million gallons of ethanol produced in early August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production during the first half of August was up more than 20 percent when compared to the same period of last year. The volume of sugarcane milled was also up. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed was up during the second half of July. Sugar production was down, while ethanol production was up slightly from 2018. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

USDA’s August WASDE reduces forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA reduced the volume of corn it expects to go to ethanol production by 25 million bushels to 5.475 billion bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

USDA: Prevented corn acres top 11.21 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksU.S. farmers were unable to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres this year, this includes more than 11.21 million acres that would have been planted with corn, according to a UDSA Farm Service Agency report released Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales continue upward trend in early July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production and sales remained relatively high during the first half of July. Sugar production and the volume of sugarcane processed during the period, however, were down. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Benson Hill Biosystems, Brownseed Genetics offer new corn hybrids

BY Benson Hill Biosystems Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessCrop improvement company Benson Hill Biosystems has entered into a partnership with Brownseed Genetics, a Wisconsin-based seed breeder of new corn hybrids that are higher in both oil content and essential amino acids. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

516 million bushels of corn used for ethanol production in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from May, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was up from the previous month, but down when compared to May 2018. READ MORE

July 19, 2019

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the second half of June. The volume of sugarcane processed during the period was up slightly from last year. Production and sales of ethanol remained relatively high. READ MORE

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 in mid-July 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

June 19, 2019

Report: E10 could save UK drivers £100 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA reported released June 11 by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol found that the immediate introduction of E10 in the U.K. market could save drivers approximately £100 million ($126.44 million) in 2020. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

UNF researcher wins USDA grant to study switchgrass

BY University of North Florida Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicMike Aspinwall, an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida, was awarded nearly half a million dollars from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study switchgrass as a viable plant-based biofuel. READ MORE