Business

April 24, 2015

37 senators issue letter in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 37 senators have send a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and maintain a strong renewable fuel standard (RFS) to drive innovation and growth in America's economy. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

China Steel approves investment in LanzaTech commercial project

BY LanzaTech Found In:Operations, BusinessTaiwan's largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corp. has announced formal board approval of a $46 million capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility. This follows the successful White Biotech demonstration plant project. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

House bill aims to extend RVP waiver to ethanol blends beyond E10

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBill Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, recently introduced legislation in the house that includes a provision to extend the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure (RVP) to ethanol blends with more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

DuPont highlights cellulosic ethanol in first quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessDuPont briefly addressed ethanol during its first quarter investor call, reporting the company is developing new categories of biobased products, including cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Aventine sends first unit train shipment of ethanol

BY Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessAventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. On April 19 Aventine's first unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

ZeaChem to provide services to third parties at Boardman plant

BY ZeaChem Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessZeaChem has announce the launch of the ZeaChem Technology Institute & Processing Services in Boardman, Oregon. The institute will enable third parties to scale their efforts in a cost-effective manner on a accelerated timetable. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Syngenta addresses Enogen, Cellerate technology in Q1 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessSyngenta has released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, announcing continuous expansion of the Enogen corn planform. According to the company, Enogen acreage is expected to double this year. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

NCGA: On the farm, every day is Earth Day

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn April 22, the world commemorates Earth Day. Around the globe, communities will take part in activities to promote awareness of environmental issues. However, for farmers, promoting the health and stability of nature resources happens every day. READ MORE