Feedstocks

May 22, 2018

UNICA reports record production of hydrous ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of Brazil produced a record 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the second half of April. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Bunge files for IPO of Brazilian sugar milling business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessOn May 15, Bunge Ltd. announced it filed a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its sugar milling business in Brazil, which produces both sugar and ethanol. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol up in 2018-‘19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the May edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting the corn crop will reach 14 billion bushels this year, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up in first half of April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region produced significantly more ethanol during the first two weeks of the new harvest season when compared to the same period of the previous season. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

In Depth: Hatching Higher Protein

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up nearly 2 percent in 2017-2018 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2017-2018 harvest, which ended March 31. The data shows ethanol production was up despite lower volumes of sugarcane processing. READ MORE

April 19, 2018

In Depth: Partners in Production

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Chemical companies are developing technologies that would create new market opportunities for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Veolia launches UK online marketplace for organic resources

BY Veolia Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessVeolia is launching an online trading platform in the U.K. that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. The BioTrading website will be a sales and auction marketplace that connects buyers to the rest of the value chain. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The agenda for the world’s largest ethanol conference is, as always, jam-packed with relevant and intriguing panel discussions. Attendees will need to plan which concurrent tracks they’ll attend. Here’s the info. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, PolicyOn April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

USDA: No Q2 actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA Commodity Credit Corp. has announced it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the second quarter of 2018. The next quarterly estimate regarding the FFP is expected to be released by July 1. READ MORE

March 30, 2018

Aemetis discusses plans to upgrade Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released fourth quarter 2017 financial results on March 29, highlighting progress with the development of its proposed 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and discussing plans to upgrade its existing corn ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 28, 2018

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales up in first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that production units in Brazil’s south-central region processed 3.34 million metric tons of sugarcane during the first half of March, producing 182.79 million liters of ethanol. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

In Depth: New Expectations

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: With the release of Innova Drive, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes has entered the yeast market for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Ethanol industry recognizes farmers on National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. celebrated National Agriculture Day March 20. President Donald Trump, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and representatives of the ethanol industry all spoke out to express appreciation for American agriculture and American farmers. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Opinion: Thoughts on Brazil’s Temporary Tariff-Rate Quota for Ethanol

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Leticia Phillips of UNICA offers details on the rationale behind Brazil's limit on ethanol imports. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

In Depth: Cleanliness is Quality

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Ignoring proper bin maintenance, such as cleaning and full material removal, reduces storage capacity and product quality. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic sales of hydrous ethanol remained high in February, up nearly 38 percent when compared to the volume sold during the same period of last year. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExport Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and related products. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

Syngenta corn class action lawsuit settles for $1.51 Billion

BY Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessA $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed. Ethanol plants are among those covered by the settlement. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional, advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel fuels. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

WASDE forecasts increased corn use for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the March edition of its world Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting increased corn exports and increased corn use for ethanol production in 2017-‘18. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up year-over-year in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsUSDA’s latest Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report shows 476 million bushels of corn went to fuel ethanol production in January, down 2 percent from December, but up 1 percent when compared to January 2017. READ MORE