15 hours ago

USGC asks USDA to intervene in China's MIR-162 trade requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, PolicyOn July 27, U.S. Grains Council Chairman Julius Schaaf asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to personally intervene with his counterpart in China to halt the "current regulatory sabotage of the DDGS trade with China." READ MORE

19 hours ago

Commodities: China's DDGS rules still evolving

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:Markets, CoproductsChina again has created new rules with regard to shipments that state all shipments must have a government stamped document stating the absence of MIR 162 corn. However, there aren't currently any agencies that can officially test for that. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Report discusses future of European ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe European Union has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that the European Commission aims to reach an agreement on future biofuel policy by October. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Spero Energy receives NSF funding

BY Purdue Research Park Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and the production of fragrance products has received funding from the National Science Foundation. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

East Kansas Agri-Energy announces renewable diesel project

BY East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessEast Kansas Agri-Energy LLC has announced its intent to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas. The fuel will be made from the corn distillers oil already produced at the plant along with other feedstocks. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

Montanans turn barley into high-value feed, ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsMontana Microbial and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are developing an enzymatic treatment for barley that produces a high-value protein concentrate, describing ethanol as the process coproduct. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe agenda for the 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo has been released. The Oct. 13-14 event, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will focus on next-generation biofuels technology integration opportunities for existing biofuel plants. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

USGC China DDGS situation update: Impacts in other markets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, PolicyChina's new inspection and permit regime for U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has created increased interest for DDGS in other markets around the world. Among the first to seize the opportunity was Taiwan. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

NGFA proposal to the STB could benefit shippers of ethanol, DDGS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe National Grain and Feed Association has submitted an extensive proposal to the Surface Transportation Board, urging the STB to establish new rules and procedures that captive grain shippers could use to challenge unreasonable rail freight rates. READ MORE