Feedstocks

August 08, 2017

USDA: June corn use for ethanol production up over last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing fuel ethanol production in June was up when compared to the same month of last year. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

NDSU: Ethanol contributes $623.4 million to ND economy annually

BY Haley Olson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNorth Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

Keller elected USGC chairman, first woman to hold the office

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDeb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization's history. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

UNICA releases ethanol production data for first half of July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region processed 47.83 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of July. READ MORE

August 02, 2017

Evogene collaborates with DuPont for corn bio-stimulant research

BY Haley Olson Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessEvogene will collaborate with DuPont Pioneer for research into the development of corn bio-stimulants. The research aims to create a product that protects and maximizes corn yield, according to Evogene. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Opinion: Closing In On Cellulosic

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTom Bryan, president and editor in chief of Ethanol Producer Magazine, discusses the U.S. EPA's recent RFS rule, the cellulosic biofuels industry, and the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

EPA opens comment period on sugar beet GHG analysis

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has opened a comment period on its analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of sugar beets for use in making biofuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

USDA technology transfer report discusses biofuel research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released its annual technology transfer report, announcing its research generated 244 new inventions and 109 patent applications during fiscal year 2016. Biofuel research projects are among those discussed in the 559-page report. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Praj-Gevo development agreement to enter commercialization phase

BY Gevo Inc. and Praj Ltd. Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessPraj Industries Ltd. and Gevo Inc. have announced that Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology will be available for licensing to processors of sugarcane juice and molasses. The two companies entered development and licensing agreements in 2015. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Study on photoprotection may benefit biofuel feedstock yield

BY Anne Trafton, MIT Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers from MIT and the University of Verona have discovered how the key protein in the photoprotection process allows moss and green algae to protect themselves from too much sun. The findings could benefit biofuel feedstock development. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

UNICA: 7.61 billion liters of ethanol produced so far this season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production in the country’s south-central region reached 1.78 billion liters (470.23 million gallons) during the second half of June. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Indonesia supports fuel ethanol, but can’t fund it

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, PolicyIndonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says it would like to implement fuel ethanol production incentives, but is unable to fund them. Indonesia expects to produce 205 million liters of nonfuel ethanol from molasses in 2017 and 2018. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Thailand decreases 2036 renewables goal by 37 percent

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThailand reduced its renewable and alternative energy target for 2036 by 37 percent as it grapples with uncertainty in molasses and cassava feedstock production. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Australian government announces support for biorefinery project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used as a feedstock. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

USDA increases 2017-‘18 corn production estimates in July WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA has released the July edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting larger corn supplies, greater feed and residual use and higher ending stocks for 2017-’18. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

Rice aids in the study of biofuel feedstocks

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicRice is a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus. To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits, including yield. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol production up in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently published the July edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, showing corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 452 million bushels in May, up 3 percent from April and 6 percent from May 2016. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Stanford scientists discover new path to ethanol production

BY Staff Report Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessScientists from Stanford have discovered a process they say could produce ethanol without corn or crops. The new process uses three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity, delivered through a copper catalyst. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

IndianOil, LanzaTech to build gas-to-ethanol facility in India

BY LanzaTech Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessIndian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IndianOil), India’s flagship national oil company and, LanzaTech, carbon recycling company, have signed a statement of intent to construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

UNICA reports reduced exports of ethanol in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced mills in the south-central region produced 5.81 billion liters (1.53 billion gallons) from the start of the current harvest season through June 16. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

USDA: No actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA Commodity Credit Corp. recently announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the third quarter of this year. The program encourages the production of biofuels from surplus sugar. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Service providers partner to build ethanol plants in India

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CellulosicL&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that the industry needs to work to increase ethanol demand. It’ll be driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard, he said. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

In Depth: Meeting needs, maximizing benefits

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

UNICA: CTC’s genetically modified sugarcane approved

BY UNICA Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIn Brazil, CTNBio - National Biosafety Technical Commission, has approved the commercial use of the first genetically-modified sugarcane developed by the Brazilian sugarcane breeding and technology company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira. READ MORE