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

‘War of the plants’ being studied by AgriLife Research scientists

BY Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:FeedstocksTwo Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. Better understanding those changes could unlock new ways to improve plants by making them more disease-resistant. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Commodities: Ethanol prices surge higher on corn interest

BY Rick Kment, DTN Found In:FeedstocksThrough the third week of April, moderate-to-strong buyer support has continued to step into the ethanol market as traders focused on firming energy markets and the recent surge in corn values, which pushed corn futures near $4 per bushel. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

BY Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Found In:FeedstocksA new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, which represents both a food source and a strategic source of renewable energy. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Comet signs supply agreement with BioAmber, announces investment

BY Comet Biorefining Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessComet Biorefining Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for high-purity dextrose from Comet's planned commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The dextrose will be produced from agricultural residues. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA submits 2017 RFS rule to White House OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks a final step before the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. READ MORE

April 15, 2016

EPA approves Joule’s advanced biofuel pathway

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently approved a renewable fuel pathway filed by Joule Unlimited Technologies Inc., allowing the company to generate D5 advanced biofuels renewable identification numbers for its algae-based ethanol under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

ORNL hosts Southeast bioenergy meeting, study tour

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

ACE members advocate for RFS, urge E15 RVP relief during fly-in

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol and nearly 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C., as part of the group’s 8th annual fly-in April 13-14. ACE members will have more than 125 meetings with lawmakers representing 36 states. READ MORE