July 31, 2020

UNICA: Fuel ethanol sales down, ethanol sales for sanitizer up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production and sales were down a respective 2 percent and 14 percent during the first half of July despite a 14 percent increase in the volume of sugarcane processed. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 300 million bushels in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for July, reporting that corn use for ethanol production was at 300 million bushels in May, up from the previous month, but down from May 2019. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

DOE to provide $68 million for bioenergy crop research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe DOE on July 28 announced $68 million in funding over five years for basic research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. Feedstocks addressed by the research include sorghum, poplar and pennycress. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

NCGA holds virtual fly-in

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe National Corn Growers Association remains hard at work to help improve the economic situation for corn growers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization hosted a virtual fly-in to Capitol Hill July 22-23. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches digital ad campaign

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released new video and digital ad campaign asking why the U.S. EPA is the only environmental agency in the world to treat carbon emissions from common agricultural crops the exact same as those from fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Report discusses impact of COVID-19 on EU biofuel consumption

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAn annual biofuels report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have on biofuel use and production in the European Union. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Converting emissions into valuable fuel

BY Canadian Light Source Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers used the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan to improve their technique to convert CO2 into ethanol, a valuable chemical that can be used in industrial applications and as a transportation fuel. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

10,000 constituents push back on EPA roadblock to rural economies

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyMembers of Congress in key Midwestern states have received over 10,000 individual letters from constituents urging them to press the EPA to address a regulatory barrier preventing growth in the bioeconomy, according to the Biogenic CO2 Coalition. READ MORE