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USDA scientist helps Texas sorghum growers reduce water use

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Found In:FeedstocksSusan O'Shaughnessy, an agricultural engineer with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Bushland, Texas, is providing guidance to sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains who are trying to save water by using less-than-optimal amounts of it. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

Syngenta releases half year financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessSyngenta recently released its half-year results, reporting sales of $7.6 billion, up 3 percent at constant exchange rates. Second quarter sales increased 7 percent. EBITDA was $2 billion, up 21 percent at constant exchange rates. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales set new record in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced ethanol production and sales by mills in the country's south-central region hit record levels in June. Sales of hydrous ethanol were up 51.76 percent when compared to June 2014. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

New Holland, SUNY partner on biomass research

BY New Holland Agriculture Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessNew Holland Agriculture is supplying equipment to the State University of New York that will aid in U.S. Department of Energy-funded research focused on finding ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

In Depth: New Corn Traits Yield Homegrown Enzymes

BY Tim Tierney Found In:FeedstocksPlymouth Energy collaborates with corn growers to increase plant efficiency and make ethanol more sustainable. This story appears in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

DOE seeks nominations for biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 14. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Chief to offer equipment rebates to growers of Enogen corn

BY Syngenta Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessSyngenta has announced an agreement with Chief Agri/Industrial Division to provide Enogen corn growers rebates on grain bins and other equipment. Stiffened bins from Chief Agri/Industrial Division are available in sizes ideal for use on farms. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Event to focus on biobased product, chemical, fuel coproduction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technology’s Office (BETO) has announced plans to hold a workshop focused on the challenges associated with the coproduction of biomass-derived chemicals, products and biofuels. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement processes

BY Virginia Tech Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes. The $4 million project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and industrial partners. READ MORE