October 09, 2015

WASDE: U.S. corn yields rise slightly, production down slightly

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, FeedstocksTotal U.S. corn production will be lower than estimated last month, but the average yield of their crop is expected to be slightly higher, according to the agency’s October World Agricultural Supply and Demand estimate. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

Enogen corn expands to 16 plants, reaches billion gallon capacity

BY Syngenta Found In:FeedstocksSyngenta announced that, to date, it has reached agreements with 16 ethanol plants to use Enogen grain. Together, the plants have a combined production capacity of more than 1 billion gallons. READ MORE

October 02, 2015

UNL to lead research project to improve sorghum as a biofuel

BY University of Nebraska Lincoln Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, CellulosicThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Amendment to eliminate corn-ethanol blending defeated

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe Senate Banking Committee has defeated an amendment that would have eliminate corn-ethanol blending targets under the RFS. The amendment introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., was defeated Oct. 1 by a vote of 7-15. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

CARB re-adopts state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Aemetis harvesting biomass sorghum in California

BY Aemetis Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, CellulosicAemetis Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California. The company has a multi-year strategy to transition from grain to biomass feedstocks. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Commodities: USDA yield projections may be justified

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksThe USDA has been more optimistic with yield potential than most of the trade. With harvest getting started in Midwest areas less affected by the heavy rains yield outlooks look more promising and the USDA may be justified in the projections. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Chinese company, Algenol partner on multiple biofuels projects

BY Algenol Found In:Markets, FeedstocksAlgenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Co. Ltd. to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for China’s three biggest problems. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Opinion: Peeking at ethanol’s future fields

BY Tom Bryan Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicJust as corn ethanol has paved the way for ethanol from corn fiber and corn residue, so too will those feedstocks pave the way for energy crops down the road. The editor's note, written by Tom Bryan, appears in the October issue of EPM. READ MORE