October 20, 2016

ORNL researchers unravel the science behind biomass breakdown

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the chemical details behind the process to more easily deconstruct biomass in order to more easily produced biobased fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

In Depth: The Odd Decouple

BY Tim Portz Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicNational laboratories argue for a paradigm shift in the industry’s approach to biomass handling and preparation for cellulosic ethanol biorefineries and other biomass applications. In-depth reporting in the November EPM. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

RFA: Record corn harvest sets tone for Export Exchange

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyWith U.S. farmers anticipating a record corn harvest and U.S. ethanol producers expecting record production of animal feed co-products, the timing could not be better for Export Exchange 2016, scheduled for next week in Detroit. READ MORE

October 18, 2016

In Depth: New Pathways for Stover

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicInnovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use. In-depth reporting in the November EPM. READ MORE

October 17, 2016

NCBiotech awarded grant for sorghum initiative

BY North Carolina Biotechnology Center Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region. READ MORE

October 17, 2016

In Depth: Fiber: Feedstock of the Future

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicRealizing its full potential requires a better understanding of fiber’s fickle characteristics when used as a cellulosic ethanol feedstock. In-depth reporting in the November EPM. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

In Depth: Wet Cake Max-imization

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicNew technology poised to improve ethanol plant’s bottom line, through conversion of corn fiber in distillers to cellulosic ethanol. In-depth reporting in November EPM. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

UNICA releases updated ethanol production data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association recently announced mills in the country’s south-central region produced 18.06 billion liters (4.77 billion gallons) of ethanol from the beginning of the current season through mid-September. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

USDA revises corn outlook in October WASDE report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA Office of Chief Economist has released the October edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, predicting lower production for corn, with increased exports, reduced stocks and higher prices. READ MORE