Business

8 hours ago

Green Plains reports first quarter loss, expects improvement

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessGreen Plains reported losses of $24 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of $3.3 million the same quarter a year ago. Moving forward, the company expects exports to remain strong and domestic demand to improve. READ MORE

8 hours ago

ADM reports strong Q1 results for sweeteners, bioproducts down

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessIn a tough environment for agribusiness, Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported first quarter earnings per share of 42 cents, down from 78 cents in the same period a year ago. Adjusted segment operating profit was $573 million. READ MORE

8 hours ago

Novozymes reports slight decrease in bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessIn April, Novozymes released first quarter 2016 financial results, reporting that bioenergy sales decreased by 6 percent organically during the quarter. For the full year, the company expects to see a small contraction in bioenergy sales. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

USDA: Corn use for fuel alcohol at 431 million bushels in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service has released the May edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, which shows corn consumed for fuel alcohol production was down slightly in March when compared to March 2015. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

Ceres sugarcane traits approved for field testing in Brazil

BY Ceres Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessCeres Inc. has received approval to field test its biotech sugarcane in Brazil. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar yield and stress tolerance traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil's major production areas. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol plant

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:BusinessClose to 70 high school students from Minnesota-based Pipestone Area High School recently visited Highwater Ethanol to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

RFA publishes analysis of California LCFS data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas reductions achieved through 2015. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Iowa legislature approves funding for state blender pump program

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Iowa legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE