Showing the latest 30 articles

< previous 30 articles next 30 articles >

February 12, 2016

AFPM challenges RFS rule, court consolidates 3 RFS challenges

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 10, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s recent renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Green Plains reports record fourth quarter production volumes

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting a net loss of $3.6 million, or a loss of 9 cents per share, for the three-month period. The company, however, produced a record 261 gallons during the quarter. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Economist: No sunset for RFS, waivers impact future authority

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not expire in 2022, but an analysis of the statute reveals major changes could occur, said University of Illinois economist Jonathan Coppess in a recent FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Deinove confirms its carotenoids commercialization potential

BY Deinove Deinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces major progress in its carotenoids project. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

DuPont files to intervene in court review of RFS

BY Holly JessenDuPont filed court documents Feb. 5, asking leave to intervene in support of an Americans for Clean Energy petition filed in January, saying it has “significant and concrete interest” in the case. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

Ethanol performs well in disappointing year for The Andersons

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe Andersons reported a disappointing overall year for 2015. Positive results in its rail and ethanol segments were offset by losses in the grain, plant nutrient and retail segments. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

Flint Hills Resources licenses Edeniq’s Pathway Technology

BY Edeniq Inc. Edeniq Inc. recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Flint Hills Resources to license Edeniq’s Pathway Technology for all of its ethanol plants. The technology converts corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

ACE: GREET shows improvement in life cycle ethanol emissions

BY Kassidi Andres Research by American Coalition for Ethanol President Ron Alverson indicates life cycle modeling has demonstrated significant improvement in emissions performance of corn-based ethanol, with continued improvements expected in the future. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

Pacific Ethanol to install Whitefox’s technology at Madera plant

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Pacific Ethanol Inc. and Whitefox Technologies Ltd. have entered into a technology license and purchase agreement for an industrial scale membrane system that separates water from ethanol in the plant's distillation system. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

EIA revises 2016, 2017 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average approximately 965,000 barrels per day this year and next year. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

USGC’s aqua feeding trials in Vietnam show promising results

BY U.S. Grains Council Results of two distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) aqua feeding trials conducted by the U.S. Grains Council in Vietnam show that U.S. DDGS is an economical and nutritious way to feed pangasius catfish produced there. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

NREL discovery could lead to cheaper cellulosic fuels

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the BioEnergy Science Center say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Corn use for ethanol offsets lower USDA export forecast

BY Susanne Retka SchillA 25 million bushel increase in projected corn use for ethanol in USDA’s February supply-demand report is partially offsetting a 50 million bushel lower export forecast. Corn imports are projected 10 million bushels higher. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

USGC: International alliance MAIZALL sets priorities for 2016

BY U.S. Grains Council The board of directors for MAIZALL, the international maize alliance, reaffirmed its commitment to strategic cooperation in addressing market access issues related to biotechnology and other agricultural technologies during a recent meeting. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Researchers ‘explode’ sugar beet cells for faster fermentation

BY Wageningen University The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a technology that explodes cell walls to create faster and cheaper fermentation. The process uses Betaprocess technology in which vacuum extrusion is used to explode cell walls. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

RFA: US ethanol exports reached 836 million gallons in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association has released a new summary of ethanol trade statistics, reporting the U.S. ethanol industry exported 836 million gallons of ethanol last year valued at approximately $18 billion. READ MORE

February 08, 2016

Syngenta: 18 ethanol plants now contracted to use Enogen

BY Kassidi Andres On Feb. 3, Syngenta International AG released financial results for 2015, reporting it has signed commercial agreements for Enogen corn with 18 ethanol plants, up from 16 in October. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

EPA rulemaking aims to update GHG reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, including some provisions related to biogas and ethanol. Comments are due Feb. 29. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Economists: Ethanol retains low-cost octane enhancer status

BY Susanne Retka SchillEthanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite of low oil prices. The biggest threat, say University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, would be a shortfall in U.S. corn production. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Indiana bill would extend misfueling immunity to mid-level blends

BY Erin VoegeleIn mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

ACE 2016 DC fly-in to be held April 13-14

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol has announced its 8th annual fly-in will be held on April 13-14, with the Washington Court on Capitol Hill serving as the host hotel for the event. Registration information is available on the ACE website. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Study: Increased switchgrass acreage could improve water quality

BY U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory has released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

ADM reports Q4 earnings of 61 per share, down from $1 a year ago

BY Susanne Retka SchillArcher Daniels Midland Co. reported net earnings for the fourth quarter were $718 million, or $1.19 per share, and segment operating profit was $900 million. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of 61 cents. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Gevo signs licensing, joint development agreements with Porta

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a license agreement and a joint development agreement with Porta Hnos S.A. to construct multiple isobutanol plants in Argentina using corn as a feedstock. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Corn use for ethanol reached 444.5 million bushels in December

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has published the February edition of its Grain Crushing and Coproducts Production report, showing total corn consumed for fuel alcohol was 444.5 million bushels. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

County board approves modified loan for CE&P

BY Kassidi Andres The Imperial County, California, board of supervisors recently approved a modified loan for California Ethanol and Power, a company developing a sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol plant in the region. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Growth Energy launches ad campaign as nation’s eyes turn to Iowa

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy has launched a television and digital ad campaign highlighting ethanol’s contribution to a cleaner, more prosperous, more secure America. The spot features Iowa farmer Chris Soules, star of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

CARB accepts innovative Trestle Energy coproduct pathway

BY Susanne Retka SchillTrestle Energy LLC has received a favorable carbon intensity rating from the California Air Resources Board for a pathway approach that creates a new coproduct credit from using corn stover for electric generation. READ MORE

< previous 30 articles next 30 articles >