Feedstocks

July 02, 2015

Commodities: Too much rain could still impact corn market

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksThe market has been under pressure as the major corn growing region got planted early and has received beneficial moisture. This had slowed producer movement and encouraged managed money to garner a short position in corn. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

DOE announces intent to fund innovative bioenergy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced mills in the country's south-central region produced 1.66 billion liters (438.53 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June, including 1.02 billion liters of hydrous ethanol. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

ACE: Fuel retailers counter EPA's blend wall assumptions

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyStation owners who offer ethanol blends above 10 percent are gaining increased sales and higher customer counts, contrary to assumptions made by the U.S. EPA in its recent proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

June 25, 2015

RFS supporters testify at EPA hearing, participate in rally

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 25, the U.S. EPA held a hearing to address its proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuels standard (RFS) in Kansas City, Kansas. More than 250 people were scheduled to testify at the event. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

AgEC: Ag appropriations bill aims to cut Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 17, the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds a variety of agricultural and food programs, including rural development and farm services programs. READ MORE

June 23, 2015

DOE's ARPA-E funds 6 projects to improve sorghum development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $30 million to six projects under its Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture program, which aims to accelerate energy crop development for biofuels. READ MORE

June 22, 2015

Researchers look at multiple traits to improve switchgrass

BY American Society of Agronomy Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers use alternative breeding methods to produce switchgrass with a high amount of biomass per acre and low levels of lignin. Switchgrass with the improved traits is specifically designed to improve biofuel production. READ MORE

June 19, 2015

Syngenta extends donation commitment to Prime the Pump Fund

BY Holly JessenFound In:Markets, FeedstocksSyngenta announced today that it will donate approximately $600,000 to the Prime the Pump Fund. Prime the Pump is an ethanol industry initiative created to help retailers cover the cost to install fueling infrastructure. READ MORE