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USDA improves forest health by harvesting biomass for energy

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.This summer, 19 energy facilities in 10 states participated in BCAP. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

USDA provides greater protection for specialty crop growers

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance, including energy crops. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Genera announces investment from WindSail Capital Group

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessLeading biomass supply company, Genera Energy Inc., has received a strategic financing commitment from WindSail Capital Group, a Boston-based investment firm that provides growth financing to companies advancing energy innovation and sustainability. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Few adjustments to corn supply, demand made in December report

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicySupply and demand numbers for U.S. feed grains were mostly unchanged in the Dec. 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, with a small increase in projected corn food, seed and industrial use reducing ending stocks slightly. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

In Depth: Message to the Masses

BY Holly JessenFound In:FeedstocksThe biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

In Depth: Going Advanced

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessIowa is home to two ethanol plants currently producing cellulosic ethanol and one that is nearing construction completion. Another notable project is algae production colocated with a corn-ethanol plant. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

In Depth: Spotlight on Iowa

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicEthanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how the industry got started. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Economists evaluate impact of gas prices on ethanol, corn demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyUniversity of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good recently addressed the potential impact of falling gas prices on ethanol and corn demand in a Dec. 4 FarmDocDaily post, theorizing that the risk of adverse impacts has been over-stated. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE