Business

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna Simet Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessJohn Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Sen. Johanns urges FDA to reconsider proposed animal feed rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., has written Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, urging the FDA to exempt distillers grain, raw agricultural commodities, and other products from a proposed rule impacting feed producers. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

STB aims to ensure rail fertilizer deliveries for spring planting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessWith the spring planting season underway, the Surface Transportation Board is taking action to ensure U.S. farmers have access to fertilizer. The move comes after a April 10 hearing on railroad service issues. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Zeeland purchases site of partially completed ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:BusinessZeeland Farm Services Inc. has purchased 435 acres and the partially built ethanol facility at Ithaca, Mich., through its affiliate, ZFS Ithaca LLC. The developer of the project halted construction on the planned 110 MMgy project in mid-2008. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

CFDC calls for ethanol to stand up as alternative fuel

BY Clean Fuels Development Coalition Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyClean Fuels Development Coalition Executive Director Douglas Durante has called on ethanol supporters to not only defend the federal renewable fuel standard, but to move beyond it by capitalizing on the benefits of mid- and high-level ethanol blends. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Moniz testifies on DOE FY 2015 budget request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyEnergy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently addressed U.S. DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request at hearings held by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

NTSB plans rail safety forum on transport of crude oil, ethanol

BY National Transportation Safety Board Found In:Business, PolicyOn April 22-23, the National Transportation Safety Board will convene a forum titled, "Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol." The forum is free and open to the public. No registration is required. READ MORE