4 hours ago

Cellulosic ethanol from corn residue worse than gas? Not so fast

BY Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions. A careful reading of the paper, however, doesn't in any way support these conclusions. READ MORE

4 hours ago

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones

BY Proterro Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessProterro CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported that his company reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones. "While sugar production has begun at low levels, it has been controllable," he said. READ MORE

April 21, 2014

Biofuel industry criticizes study on corn stover and soil carbon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe biofuel industry is speaking out against a study completed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers that claims cellulosic biofuels actually generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline due to the impacts of crop residue removal from fields. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

GMO tobacco plants show potential for ethanol production

BY European Commission Found In:FeedstocksResearchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology have conducted a study into genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to produce between 20 and 40 percent more ethanol. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

STB aims to ensure rail fertilizer deliveries for spring planting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessWith the spring planting season underway, the Surface Transportation Board is taking action to ensure U.S. farmers have access to fertilizer. The move comes after a April 10 hearing on railroad service issues. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

Stanford scientists make ethanol without plants

BY Stanford University, Mark Shwartz Found In:FeedstocksStanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. The technique requires no fermentation. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

Opinion: Naturally Driven to Innovate

BY Brian JenningsFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyFarmers have adopted new technologies at an unrivaled speed, prompted by the RFS, writes Brian Jennings. Ethanol production has helped the agricultural sector be more profitable, providing opportunities for adoption of new practices. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Vilsack talks about USDA efforts to further advanced biofuels

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicySecretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified about the farm bill and the rural economy, during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee hearing. As part of that, he talked about the USDA's work to create markets for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Ceres announces fiscal and business updates

BY Chris HansonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessCeres Inc. released its second quarter financial results and an update on its efforts in Brazil during a webcast on April 10. The company said it has increased its planting of sorghum in Brazil, where it is pursuing ethanol and biomass power markets. READ MORE