Feedstocks

February 18, 2019

Kansas Ethanol signs agreement to use Enogen corn from Syngenta

BY Syngenta Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessOn Feb. 13, Syngenta announced a three-year marketing agreement with Kansas Ethanol LLC to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 80 MMgy ethanol plant in Lyons, Kansas. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in November, sorghum use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Product Production report with data for November, indicating corn use for fuel ethanol was down during the month. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

DOE announces $66 million for research on plants, microbes

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. DOE has announced a plan to provide $66 million for new genomics-based research on plants and microbes. The $30 million plant initiative aims to expanding knowledge of gene function in plants to be grown for bioenergy and bioproducts. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

WASDE reduces 2018/19 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA has reduced its 2018/2019 projection for corn use in ethanol production by 25 million bushels when compared to its December forecast in the latest edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Feb. 8. READ MORE

January 31, 2019

AAEA: US corn ethanol has negligible effect on indirect land use

BY Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA new article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds no evidence to support earlier concerns about large indirect land use change effect of corn ethanol causing expansion in cropland and reduction in grasslands and forests. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

ARPA-E projects to develop sensors for bioenergy, agriculture

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded nearly $6 million to four projects under its OPEN+ program for the Sensors for Bioenergy and Agriculture cohort team. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

UNICA: Sales of ethanol up during first half of January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region sold 1.26 billion liters (332.86 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of January, up 21 percent from the same period of 2018. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

Researchers unravel 58-year-old corn gene mystery

BY Penn State Found In:FeedstocksIn discovering a mutant gene that "turns on" another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

In Depth: Burgeoning Biomethane

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Verbio has plans to further strengthen the already-expanding renewable natural gas market in the U.S., having purchased DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant. READ MORE