July 02, 2015
The market has been under pressure as the major corn growing region got planted early and has received beneficial moisture. This had slowed producer movement and encouraged managed money to garner a short position in corn.
June 30, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.
June 29, 2015
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced mills in the country's south-central region produced 1.66 billion liters (438.53 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June, including 1.02 billion liters of hydrous ethanol.
June 29, 2015
Station owners who offer ethanol blends above 10 percent are gaining increased sales and higher customer counts, contrary to assumptions made by the U.S. EPA in its recent proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
June 25, 2015
On June 25, the U.S. EPA held a hearing to address its proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuels standard (RFS) in Kansas City, Kansas. More than 250 people were scheduled to testify at the event.
June 24, 2015
On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds a variety of agricultural and food programs, including rural development and farm services programs.
June 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $30 million to six projects under its Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture program, which aims to accelerate energy crop development for biofuels.
June 22, 2015
Researchers use alternative breeding methods to produce switchgrass with a high amount of biomass per acre and low levels of lignin. Switchgrass with the improved traits is specifically designed to improve biofuel production.
June 19, 2015
Syngenta announced today that it will donate approximately $600,000 to the Prime the Pump Fund. Prime the Pump is an ethanol industry initiative created to help retailers cover the cost to install fueling infrastructure.