November 25, 2016

UNICA: Several sugarcane mills wrap up 2016-’17 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released a crop update for the second half of October, reporting ethanol production in the south-central region during the period reached 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons). READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Scientists study how biofuel crop reflectivity impacts climate

BY DOE/ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Comment period opens on EPA rule to update RFS, fuel regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Comments are due Jan. 17. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

USGC: Ethanol exports up in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently reported that USDA export data for September, which is the first month of the 2016-’17 marketing year, showed a dramatic increase in exports of feed grains in all forms. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

European groups oppose any phase-out of conventional biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyePURE was among a group of trade organizations that recently issued a letter to the European Commission strongly opposing any phase-out of European Union support for conventional biofuels produced in Europe from European-grown crops and feedstock. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Food security benefits found in African biofuels production

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyBiofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study conducted by researchers in Ireland that reviews the limited development of biofuel production in Africa. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

RFA: Report knocks the stuffing out of ‘food vs. fuel’ turkeys

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has released an independent analysis on the impact of ethanol on food prices showing the current collision of falling food prices and record ethanol production should end the contrived “food vs. fuel” debate for good. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Sleepy Eye High School students visit Highwater Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessTwenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School toured Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol Nov. 8 to get a closer look at clean renewable energy production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE