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In Depth: Stover Pellets Pack in the Pounds

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, FeedstocksDensification reduces transportation cost, improves storability and could open new markets. Are pellets the future for corn stover? READ MORE

September 16, 2014

In Depth: Ahead of His Time

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe idea of wet biomass storage has yet to catch on in the cellulosic industry, despite long-term use in the pulp and paper industry. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Froman asked to intervene in MIR 162 issue, Cargill sues Syngenta

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicySeveral senators have asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman asking to work with China to restore the flow of agricultural-related trade following the MIR 162 trade issues. Meanwhile, Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Syngenta. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Legislation, hearing aim to alleviate rail delays

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs the 2014 harvest season kicks off, members of the U.S. Senate are taking action to ensure the Surface Transportation Board has the authority necessary to help mitigate the rail backlog currently plaguing the Midwest. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of feedstock

BY PLOS ONE Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicComparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published Sept. 10 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by researchers from University of California, Berkeley. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Genera Energy's BIN-SPEC reduces biomass feedstock variability

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicGenera Energy Inc. recently introduced its newest feedstock management system module, BIN-SPEC. A proprietary preprocessing system, BIN-SPEC delivers a consistent biomass product to a customer's specifications with the least amount of variability. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Viaspace Giant King Grass shows high yield at California site

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicViaspace Inc. has announced that the first harvest of Giant King Grass in the Imperial Valley of California, was completed on Sept. 2. Two planting methods were compared at the University of California site in Holtville, California. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Corn to yield 171.7 bu/acre for record 14.4 billion bushel crop

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA boosted its corn yield forecast by 4.3 bushels per acre to a record 171.7 bushels, projecting corn production at a record 14.395 billion bushels, 368 million bushels higher than last month's supply/demand report. READ MORE

September 05, 2014

STB hearing features testimony from S.D. ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 4, the Surface Transportation Board held a hearing to discuss rail service issues and delays. Among those offering testimony were two Midwest ethanol producers. READ MORE