Feedstocks

October 21, 2014

Bunge analyst: exports outlook 'incredibly strong'

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessA growing world population, urbanization and rising income will continue to drive investment in commodities, and the link between energy and agriculture will stay strong for years to come. But there are still many unknowns about world grain stocks. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

LSU AgCenter releases sweet sorghum production guide

BY Louisiana State University Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessTo help guide commercial production of Sweet sorghum, the Louisiana State University AgCenter has released the Sweet Sorghum Production Guide. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for feedstock research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $14 million to support the development of landscape design approaches for cellulosic feedstocks that enhance environmental and socio-economic sustainability. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Opinion: Food vs Fuel: Enough To Make You Scream

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe RFA recently compiled a report that found that corn price fluctuations don't have a significant affect on consumer food prices, writes Bob Dinneen. The food vs. fuel argument is complete and utter malarkey. READ MORE

October 20, 2014

Abengoa plant has multiple feedstock capabilities

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicOne of the best features of the Abengoa Bioenergy plant is the ability to convert a wide variety of feedstocks into cellulosic ethanol, Chris Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa, told EPM Oct. 17 prior to the plant's grand opening ceremony. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

ISU researchers turn to robotics to study plant growth

BY Iowa State University Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicIowa State University faculty members are developing a new facility that will utilize a specially designed robot to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the growth of plants under different environmental conditions. READ MORE

October 10, 2014

Tolman reminisces on ethanol's impact on corn farming

BY Holly JessenFound In:Markets, FeedstocksRick Toleman will wrap up his 14 years at NCGA on Oct. 17. Tolman told Ethanol Producer Magazine the thing that sticks out most in his mind is the remarkable change in the ag economy, thanks to the growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

MIT: New approach to boosting biofuel production

BY Massachusetts Institute of Technology Found In:Operations, FeedstocksResearchers have identified a new way to boost yeast tolerance to ethanol by simply altering the composition of the medium in which the yeast are grown. The findings could have a significant impact on industrial biofuel production. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Argonne lowers land use change GHG emissions for corn ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksArgonne National Laboratory modeling lowers land use change GHG emissions to 7.6 7.6 gCO2e/MJ, down from 9.0 in last year's modeling and four-times lower than the 28 gCO2e/MJ value used by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE