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Researchers probe ways to increase yields of sorghum, other crops

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service, Dennis O'Brien Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessScientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double the yields of sorghum, an important source of food, animal feed and biofuel. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Welch, Udall introduce bills to gut the RFS, walk back E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyLegislation introduced on Nov. 14 aims to alter the RFS by phasing out the participation of corn ethanol in the program, capping ethanol content in gasoline, and altering mandates and eligible feedstocks for cellulosic and advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet Nov. 19-20

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The event is open to the public. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Purdue researchers win $9 million for plant sensing technology

BY Purdue University Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicPurdue University has announced The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a second phase of its TERRA project that features remote sensing technology and advanced analystics that allows plant breders to bring better cultivars to the market faster. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 01, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production for the current season up 6% so far

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced ethanol production for the current season is up nearly 6 percent when compared to last year. Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol are up more than 15 percent. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Argonne National laboratory releases 2019 GREET model

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Argonne National Laboratory’s 2019 GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) models include changes and updates to carbon calculations for land use change from the production of biofuels. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

NSP, USDA quantify sorghum sustainability for ethanol

BY National Sorghum Producers Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessNational Sorghum Producers has partnered with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas to document sorghum farmer practices to promote positive conservation outcomes and quantify the environmental footprint of the crop. READ MORE