3 hours ago

Commodities: Yield projected to be up in most of Corn Belt

BY Jason Sagebiel, INTL FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksHarvest has wrapped up and yield reports have been better than expected. In the USDA’s October supply and demand report, the government increased yields to 168 bushels per acre, up from the first new crop yield report in May. READ MORE

3 hours ago

RFA call features experts on ethanol’s impact on GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOn Nov. 24, the Renewable Fuels Association hosted a press call featuring several experts in the field of biofuel life cycle greenhouse gas analysis and agricultural land use. The speakers addressed the flawed arguments made by ethanol opponents. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

Barley pathway approved for proposed Montana ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDevelopers of a proposed barley-to-ethanol plant for Great Falls, Montana, received notice from the U.S. EPA that its pathway has been approved both as a renewable fuel and as a advanced biofuel, as long as it meets specified energy and yield levels. READ MORE

November 19, 2015

Real cost of producing corn lower today than the late '70s

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe real cash cost of producing a bushel of corn and other crops is lower now than during the late 1970s, according to analysis by Ohio State University economist Carl Zulauf in a recent FarmDoc Daily post. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Pacific Ag announces completion of record wheat straw harvest

BY Pacific Ag Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ag recently completed its largest harvest of wheat straw on record. Working closely with more than 200 growers across seven states, the company harvested more than 100,000 acres of wheat straw for use in end-markets. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

UNH, Yale researchers develop economic, green catalytic process

BY University of New Haven Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers at the University of New Haven and Yale University have discovered a high-quality catalytic process for converting biomass model compounds, which can be used to convert biomass into value-added chemicals, such as biofuels. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Corn crush for ethanol down 4% in September, DDGS down 3%

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, FeedstocksThe corn crush for fuel ethanol, at 427.5 million bushels in September was down 4 percent from August and 5 percent from July, according to a Nov. 2 report. Corn consumed for dry mill fuel production was 89.8 percent and wet mill, 10.2 percent. READ MORE

November 04, 2015

Genera partners with data company to develop aerial analysis tool

BY Genera, PrecisionHawk Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicGenera Energy and PrecisionHawkhave partnered to develop new analysis algorithms. They will be specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. READ MORE

October 29, 2015

Most areas of Corn Belt expected to perform well

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksHarvest has wrapped up and yield reports have been better than expected. Aside from the Eastern Corn Belt, most areas of the Corn Belt are projected to outperform last year’s yield numbers. READ MORE