February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

Corn use for ethanol reached 444.5 million bushels in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsUSDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has published the February edition of its Grain Crushing and Coproducts Production report, showing total corn consumed for fuel alcohol was 444.5 million bushels. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

CARB accepts innovative Trestle Energy coproduct pathway

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTrestle Energy LLC has received a favorable carbon intensity rating from the California Air Resources Board for a pathway approach that creates a new coproduct credit from using corn stover for electric generation. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 26, 2016

New research addresses biomass supply variation risk

BY Anna Simet Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessNew research shows variations in the biomass supply chain could reduce potential for cellulosic biofuel production, but that feedstock diversification and portfolio strategies can effectively mitigate risk. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

In Depth: Ethanol margins return to seasonal swings

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessOff to a slow start, 2015 margins improved, thanks to exports and strong driving demand. What will 2016 bring? This article appears in the February issue of EPM. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Commodities: Corn production numbers, demand, slip

BY Jason Sagebiel, INTL FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksThe anticipated USDA report released in January was friendly for the soy complex and that supported corn. However, overall world economics, growing global grain stocks and a decline in energy prices have limited upside movement in grains/oilseeds. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

In Depth: 2015 Crop results: Good quality, plentiful corn

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksThe 2015 survey provides snapshot of new crop quality for ethanol production. This story appears in the February issue of EPM. READ MORE