April 24, 2015

Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicScientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The findings could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Syngenta addresses Enogen, Cellerate technology in Q1 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessSyngenta has released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, announcing continuous expansion of the Enogen corn planform. According to the company, Enogen acreage is expected to double this year. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

NCGA: On the farm, every day is Earth Day

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn April 22, the world commemorates Earth Day. Around the globe, communities will take part in activities to promote awareness of environmental issues. However, for farmers, promoting the health and stability of nature resources happens every day. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

EPA: 7.8 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Study: Nitrogen use efficiency trait increases sugarcane biomass

BY Arcadia Biosciences Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessArcadia Biosciences Inc. has announced that a study conducted by the South African Sugarcane Research Institute shows improvements in plant growth parameters and biomass in sugarcane lines incorporating Arcadia's nitrogen use efficiency trait. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

DOE to host webinar on biofuel sustainability April 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced plans to host a webinar on biofuel sustainability on April 22, titled "Biofuels for the Environment and Communities." READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE