Feedstocks

10 hours ago

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Opinion: Pursuit of Higher Yield, Efficiency Drives FEW Participation Up

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn early May, I was informed that registrations for the 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo were on pace to match our seven-year high mark. This column is published in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

UNICA releases forecast for 2015-’16 sugarcane season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently published a sugarcane harvest forecast for the 2016-’17 season, predicting the south-central region of the country will crush approximately 605 to 630 million tons of sugarcane. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

White House OMB reviewing EPA rule to amend RFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to amend the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on May 10. The rule is titled “Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule.” READ MORE

May 11, 2016

In Depth: Corn Ethanol Catches Up Quickly in Argentina

BY Jorge Antonio Hilbert Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers study sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions. This article is published in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

USDA projects record corn production, highest supplies since ‘80s

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA is projecting a record corn crop and supplies for the 2016-’17 marketing year that is now being planted. Its projections in the May 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report call for supplies to reach 16.3 billion bushels. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

USDA, DOE invest $10 million in biofuel, feedstock research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy have announced a joint investment of $10 million towards research that aims to drive more efficient biofuels production and agricultural feedstock improvements. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity for biofuels, bioproducts, biopower

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyRecognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. READ MORE