Feedstocks

July 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches digital ad campaign

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released new video and digital ad campaign asking why the U.S. EPA is the only environmental agency in the world to treat carbon emissions from common agricultural crops the exact same as those from fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Report discusses impact of COVID-19 on EU biofuel consumption

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAn annual biofuels report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have on biofuel use and production in the European Union. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Converting emissions into valuable fuel

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers used the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan to improve their technique to convert CO2 into ethanol, a valuable chemical that can be used in industrial applications and as a transportation fuel. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

10,000 constituents push back on EPA roadblock to rural economies

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyMembers of Congress in key Midwestern states have received over 10,000 individual letters from constituents urging them to press the EPA to address a regulatory barrier preventing growth in the bioeconomy, according to the Biogenic CO2 Coalition. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

2020 FEW will be 3-day virtual event

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The event will now take place Sept. 15-17. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

MasTec to build campus for California biorefinery

BY California Ethanol & Power LLC Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessCalifornia Ethanol + Power’s Imperial Valley project takes a significant step forward as the company announces it has reached a target price agreement with leading national infrastructure developer MasTec Power Corp. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

In Depth: Quality Unconcern

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, FeedstocksEthanol producers have sustained adequate production yields in 2020, despite low-quality corn from last year’s harvest. While experts aren't sure why problems haven't arisen, improved enzymes and yeasts have probably helped plants stay 'dialed in.' READ MORE

July 13, 2020

In Depth: Sukup: Steel, Bolts and Relentless Innovation

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFor the largest family-owned and operated grain bin manufacturer in the world, success is measured through customer and dealer satisfaction. That responsiveness, coupled with ingenuity, has earned the company a reputation for innovation and safety. READ MORE

July 10, 2020

July WASDE maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA reduced its estimate for corn use in ethanol during the 2019-’20 marketing year by 50 million bushels in its latest WASDE report, released July 10. The forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2020-’21 crop year, however, was maintained. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol sales down during first half of June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were down during the first half of June. Corn ethanol production, however, continued to grow. READ MORE

July 06, 2020

USDA expects no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on June 29 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program from crop year 2019, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020. READ MORE

June 26, 2020

Corn use for ethanol falls to 245 million bushels in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 245 million bushels in April, down significantly from both the previous month and April 2019. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in second half of May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was down significantly during the final half of May, while ethanol sales were down nearly 30 percent when compared to the same period of 2019. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

WASDE maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA reduced its forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2019-’20 crop year in its latest WASDE report, released June 11. The forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2020-’21 crop year, however, was maintained. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

EPA urged to address treatment of biogenic emissions from crops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 9 urging the agency to seek public comments on the regulatory treatment of biogenic CO2 from annual agriculture crops. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

BNDES launches credit program to aid Brazil’s ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) on June 4 announced the launch of a credit program designed to help support the country’s ethanol industry, which is being negatively impacted by falling fuel demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

June 05, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol sales down more than 20%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales fell by more than 20 percent during the first half of May. Corn ethanol production, however, is up significantly when compared to 2019. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Bill would help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 4. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

Iowa provide $100 million in COVID-19 relief to farmers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on May 29 that the state will provide $100 million in COVID-19 relief for Iowa farmers. She also discussed the impact the pandemic is having on the state’s ethanol producers. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol falls to 434 million bushels in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 412 million bushels in March, down from both the previous month and March 2019. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition asks EPA to reconsider delay in rulemaking

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition released a video on May 27 highlighting the need for a rulemaking to clarify the de minimis character of biogenic carbon emissions from the processing of annual agricultural crops. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Senate committee approves bioeconomy R&D bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on May 20 passed the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020. The bill, S. 3734, aims to strengthen and broaden engineering biology. READ MORE

May 21, 2020

UNICA: April ethanol sales down nearly 30 percent

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data showing ethanol sales by mills in the country’s south-central region were down 29 percent in April. Sales in both domestic and export markets were down. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 12, 2020

WASDE predicts rebound in corn use for ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA is predicting 5.2 billion bushels of corn will go to ethanol production during the 2020-’21 crop year, up 250 million bushels when compared to the estimated volume of corn that went to ethanol production during the 2019-’20 crop year. READ MORE

May 12, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol revenues down nearly 50% in early April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that ethanol revenue for mills in the south-central region of the country was down almost 50 percent during the first half of April due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 11, 2020

Ag groups ask Congress to address GHG emissions from annual crops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition is asking lawmakers to direct the U.S. EPA to promptly publish a rule that states neither agricultural biomass nor woody biomass contribute to excess greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. READ MORE

April 28, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 434 million bushels in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for April, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in February was down when compared to the previous month, but up from February 2019. READ MORE