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August 29, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Dynamic Recycling breaks ground on Tennessee plant

BY Dynamic Recycling LLC Dynamic Recycling LLC has broken ground on its Distilled Spirits Plant in Bristol, Tennessee. The facility will recycle ethanol-based or sugary unusable or expired products into fuel ethanol. The plant is expected to be operational early next year. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Cold winter could mean return to high regional basis prices

BY Ben Straus, U.S. Energy Services Only the October futures contract remains to be settled before the end of summer. With winter looming around the corner, sparing some time to learn a few lessons from the prior year and plan for the upcoming heating season is a prudent course. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Rex American considers purchasing, building new ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleRex American Resources Corp. has released financial results for the second quarter, with the company's CEO and Chairman Stuart Rose reporting the period was Rex American's best quarter in terms of earnings per share. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

BY John Deere Hillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

BY University of Louisville A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

To maximize throughput and yield, start with liquefaction

BY Laurie Duval Novozymes offers tips for trialing and optimizing its new enzyme, Avantec, and shares the story behind the lessons learned while troubleshooting issues in the intial trials. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

New contract lows hit in nearby corn futures

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone August is proving to be a month of making new contract lows in nearby corn futures. Soybeans had the same type of trade but the contract lows were for new crop. Mild temperatures and scattered moisture despite a dry July triggered some sell-off. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

EurOberv'ER releases annual Biofuels Barometer report

BY Erin VoegeleThe EurObserv'ER has released its annual Biofuel Barometer, reporting that last year was the first time the consumption of biofuels in Europe decreased. The report notes the decline is essentially related to Spain and Germany. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

BY CHS Inc. CHS Inc.has announced a new program to better enable some of the 1,400 Cenex branded locations to meet consumer demand for E15. The Cenex Tank Program will cover a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install E15 storage tanks. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

China is still the big story in DDGS market

BY Sean Broderick, CHS With no approval to admit DDGS into China with Syngenta's MIR 162 trait it's still the big story in the coproduct market. Shippers have been working to find resolutions for tons of product on contract but not yet shipped. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Ethanol prices supported by stable corn prices

BY Rick Kment, DTN Despite the focus on potential record corn production this growing season, corn futures are showing an amazing sense of stability at the end of August. This is creating the potential for light to moderate buyer support. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Valero celebrates restart of Mount Vernon plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 26, Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., and the Ports of Indiana hosted an event to commemorate the restart of a 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Mount Vernon, Indiana. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

BY Genera Energy Genera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Geringhoff to participate in Poet-DSM Project Liberty trials

BY Geringhoff Geringhoff will participate in Poet-DSM's Project Liberty trials, starting with an open house and tours at Poet's facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 3. Trials are being performed with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection corn head. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

FRA grants support development of a Short Line Safety Institute

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Railroad Administration has announced two grants totaling $350,000 to support the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. According to the FRA, the institute will help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

STB issues new reporting requirements to improve rail service

BY Sen. John Thune’s office Surface Transportation Board recently announced it will require both Canadian Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to provide new information on their respective weekly grain order reports. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

American Science and Technology scale up uses Baisch Engineering

BY Katie FletcherAmerican Science and Technology Corp. has selected Baisch Engineering to scale up its Wausau, Wisconsin-based pilot plant from its current production capacity of 200 pounds of lignocellulosic biomass per day to 2 tons per day. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe U.S. EPA has finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation rule for the renewable fuels standard and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Friday, Aug. 22. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Despite current issues, China 'hit for the cycle' in 2014

BY USGC Despite challenges surrounding imports, China has accomplished a feat never before seen. According to Chinese and USDA data, China has imported more than 3 million metric tons each of corn, sorghum and DDGS this marketing year, which ends Aug. 31. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Butamax corn oil separation system fully operational at Highwater

BY Holly JessenButamax Advanced Biofuels LLC and Highwater Ethanol held an Aug. 20 ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of phase one of a two-phase retrofit to biobutanol production. The facility is now separating corn oil with Butamax technology. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal land

BY Virginia Tech Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

King of Netherlands to attend Project Liberty event

BY Poet-DSM Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he will attend the Grand Opening of Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Aventine celebrates completion of natural gas boiler project

BY Holly JessenAventine Renewable Energy recently held a ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15 to mark the completion of a project to replace three aging coal boilers with two new natural gas boilers at its Pekin, Illinois, ethanol production complex. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Abengoa reports strong quarter for biofuels, bioenergy

BY Anna Simet Abengoa's biofuels and bioenergy business saw a strong second quarter in the Americas, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega said during the company's first half of 2014 earnings call on Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Cosan reports increased ethanol production in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleBrazil-based Cosan recently released financial results for the second quarter, reporting a 16 percent increase in EBITDA for its Raizen Energia business unit, which comprises its sugar, ethanol and cogeneration operations. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

St1 Biofuels to develop cellulosic ethanol plant in Finland

BY North European Bio Tech Oy North European Bio Tech Oy has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland. The raw material for the plant will be sawdust from local sources. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

JBEI research paves the way for closed loop biorefineries

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon, bionic liquids. READ MORE

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