Feedstocks

Abengoa plant has multiple feedstock capabilities

BY Holly JessenFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicOne of the best features of the Abengoa Bioenergy plant is the ability to convert a wide variety of feedstocks into cellulosic ethanol, Chris Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa, told EPM Oct. 17 prior to the plant's grand opening ceremony. READ MORE

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Opinion: Food vs Fuel: Enough To Make You Scream

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe RFA recently compiled a report that found that corn price fluctuations don't have a significant affect on consumer food prices, writes Bob Dinneen. The food vs. fuel argument is complete and utter malarkey. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

ISU researchers turn to robotics to study plant growth

BY Iowa State University Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicIowa State University faculty members are developing a new facility that will utilize a specially designed robot to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the growth of plants under different environmental conditions. READ MORE

October 10, 2014

Tolman reminisces on ethanol's impact on corn farming

BY Holly JessenFound In:Markets, FeedstocksRick Toleman will wrap up his 14 years at NCGA on Oct. 17. Tolman told Ethanol Producer Magazine the thing that sticks out most in his mind is the remarkable change in the ag economy, thanks to the growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

MIT: New approach to boosting biofuel production

BY Massachusetts Institute of Technology Found In:Operations, FeedstocksResearchers have identified a new way to boost yeast tolerance to ethanol by simply altering the composition of the medium in which the yeast are grown. The findings could have a significant impact on industrial biofuel production. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Argonne lowers land use change GHG emissions for corn ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:FeedstocksArgonne National Laboratory modeling lowers land use change GHG emissions to 7.6 7.6 gCO2e/MJ, down from 9.0 in last year's modeling and four-times lower than the 28 gCO2e/MJ value used by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

EPA unveils improved RFS pathway petition process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website announcing it has taken action to improve and streamline the pathway petition process under the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

October 06, 2014

Record corn use for ethanol reported for 2013-'14 marketing year

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessEthanol production for the corn-marketing year just ended (September through August) reached a record 14.15 billion gallons, using a record 5.125 billion bushels of corn, according to a data analysis by University of Illinois economist Darrel Good. READ MORE

October 06, 2014

ARPA-E opens funding opportunity for feedstock development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has opened a $30 million funding opportunity that aims to increase energy crop yield through automated, predictive and systems-level approaches to biofuel crop breeding. READ MORE