EU Agricultural Council adopts ILUC biofuel rules The Agricultural and Fisheries Council of the European Union has officially adopted the new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The directive was accepted by the European Parliament in late April. READ MORE SHARE
DOE seeks nominations for biomass advisory committee The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 14. READ MORE SHARE
Operations Leader Optimizes Aging Plant When Ethanol Producer Magazine asked for nominations of rock star operators, the name of an industry veteran of almost two decades rose to the top. This story appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE SHARE
ACE Dreams Big, Values Grassroots The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all people of the ethanol industry. This article appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE SHARE
New MIT research finds supplements help yeast surviveMIT researchers have found a way to make yeast produce more ethanol from sugars: Spike the mixture they’re growing on with two common chemicals. Adding potassium and an acidity-reducing compound helps the yeast tolerate higher ethanol concentrations.READ MORE SHARE
UNICA joins Global Renewable Fuels AllianceOn July 13, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance welcomed UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, as its newest member. UNICA is the largest organization in Brazil representing sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity producers.
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