Feedstocks

18 hours ago

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerMore than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage the members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

Opinion: Biofuels Education Critical to Ensuring Rural Growth

BY Kelly Manning Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Educating students key to rural development and growth. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production sets new record during 2018-’19 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2018-’19 crop season, which ended March 31. Ethanol production reached a record high during the season, despite a drop in the volume of sugarcane processed. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

USDA lowers forecast for corn use in ethanol in April WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has reduced its 2018-’19 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 50 million bushels, to 5.5 billion bushels, in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 9. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

RFA: New study exposes absurdity of NWF land use change claims

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

UNICA: Corn ethanol production up in early March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data for the first half of March showing continued strong ethanol sales. Sugarcane milling during the period was down, while corn ethanol production was up. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

USDA: No actions expected under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn March 29, the USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

DOE: Journal issue addresses challenges to bioenergy production

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE has announced a compendium of new research that explores how grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing and chemically treating biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today's bioenergy industry. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

USDA: Study shows significant GHG benefits of corn ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA released a new study April 2 that finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. When ethanol is produced at natural gas-powered plants, GHG emissions are even lower, approximately 43 percent below gasoline. READ MORE