March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Commodities: Volatile global currency environment affects corn

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksCurrently, the corn market has been responding to an ever-volatile global currency environment. The U.S. dollar has been a culprit affecting commodity values within the U.S. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

California demo produces first low-carbon, whole-beet ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksMendota Bioenergy makes first whole-beet ethanol in California demonstration facility. Technology promises carbon intensity rating of 22 to meet state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Patriot Renewables featured in Car Clinic radio show

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyBobby Likis featured Judd Hulting, commodities manager at Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC, in Annawan, Illinois, during his two-hour Saturday morning radio show, Bobby Likis Car Clinic, on March 14. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Minnesota bill aims to create cellulosic biomass incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLegislation pending in Minnesota aims to establish state production incentives for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomass thermal. The measure was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate in February. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Ceres, Raizen to scale-up sweet sorghum for ethanol

BY Ceres Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessCeres Inc. and Raizen S.A., have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol mills. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

In Depth: Attract a Megaproject to a Community Near You

BY Mark Yancey Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicAdvanced biofuel projects present significant economic development opportunities. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

JBEI researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicJoint BioEnergy Institute researchers have used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass, a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising fuel crop candidates. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Fuels America responds to anti-RFS claims from API, others

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFuels America recently hosted a media event featuring leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry responding to a call from the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Working Group and ActionAid to dismantle the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE