Feedstocks

October 19, 2020

Report predicts growth in Brazilian corn ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessCorn ethanol production in Brazil is expected to reach 2.5 billion liters (660.43 million gallons) during the 2020-’21 marketing year, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network on Oct. 8. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

USDA forecasts corn production at 14.7 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksU.S. corn production is up 8 percent from last year, and forecast at 14.7 billion bushels, according to the Crop Production report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Oct. 9. READ MORE

October 13, 2020

Senators urge EPA to promulgate rule on biogenic carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA group of 14 senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 12 urging the agency to promulgate a rulemaking that recognizes the de minimis character of biogenic carbon emissions from agricultural feedstocks. READ MORE

October 13, 2020

Bushel joins RFA as associate member

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has welcomed Bushel as its newest associate member. Bushel is a mobile technology company that powers apps and websites that facilitate business communications and transactions between grain companies and growers. READ MORE

October 12, 2020

ANL releases 2020 updates to GREET Models

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyArgonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 9 released 2020 updates to its GREET Models. Updates include new pathways for a variety of biobased fuels and a new feedstock carbon intensity calculator. READ MORE

October 09, 2020

WASDE lowers forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA lowered its forecast for 2020-21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on Oct. 10. Forecasts for corn production, feed and residual use, and ending stocks were also lowered. READ MORE

October 08, 2020

Research links soil nitrogen level to corn yield, nitrogen losses

BY University of Illinois Found In:FeedstocksResearch conducted by University of Illinois scientists has definitively established the relationship between soil nitrogen at different growth stages and corn yield. The results provide more precise ways to manage nitrogen for grain yield. READ MORE

October 04, 2020

In Depth: Award of Excellence Recipient Doug Tiffany Knows 'Rural Values'

BY Tom BryanFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe prolific career of Doug Tiffany, recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence, is indelibly linked to his connections to agriculture and farmland. Ethanol and its coproducts have been a frequent point of focus for the U of M production economist. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

USDA launches OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on Oct. 1 it is now accepting applications for its four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative, which was launched earlier this year to make it easier for lenders to access those four loan programs. READ MORE