Feedstocks

March 28, 2018

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales up in first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that production units in Brazil’s south-central region processed 3.34 million metric tons of sugarcane during the first half of March, producing 182.79 million liters of ethanol. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

In Depth: New Expectations

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: With the release of Innova Drive, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes has entered the yeast market for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Ethanol industry recognizes farmers on National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. celebrated National Agriculture Day March 20. President Donald Trump, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and representatives of the ethanol industry all spoke out to express appreciation for American agriculture and American farmers. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Opinion: Thoughts on Brazil’s Temporary Tariff-Rate Quota for Ethanol

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Leticia Phillips of UNICA offers details on the rationale behind Brazil's limit on ethanol imports. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

In Depth: Cleanliness is Quality

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Ignoring proper bin maintenance, such as cleaning and full material removal, reduces storage capacity and product quality. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic sales of hydrous ethanol remained high in February, up nearly 38 percent when compared to the volume sold during the same period of last year. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExport Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and related products. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

Syngenta corn class action lawsuit settles for $1.51 Billion

BY Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessA $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed. Ethanol plants are among those covered by the settlement. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional, advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel fuels. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

WASDE forecasts increased corn use for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the March edition of its world Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting increased corn exports and increased corn use for ethanol production in 2017-‘18. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up year-over-year in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsUSDA’s latest Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report shows 476 million bushels of corn went to fuel ethanol production in January, down 2 percent from December, but up 1 percent when compared to January 2017. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales up in first half of February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of Brazil sold 614.3 million liters (162.28 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the first half of February. READ MORE

March 02, 2018

Researchers triple the number of grains in sorghum

BY Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessScientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have figured out how a simple genetic modification can boost the sorghum's yield. By lowering the level of a key hormone, the change allows the crop to generate more flowers and more seeds. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

Syngenta: Enogen premiums to growers top $100 million in 2018

BY Syngenta Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessSince its introduction, Enogen corn has provided corn growers the opportunity to earn a per-bushel premium. Syngenta has announced that premiums-to-date paid to Enogen corn growers are expected to surpass $100 million during 2018. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessA consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

USDA releases 10-year forecasts for ethanol, biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA Economic Research Service has released updated 10-year agricultural projections through 2027. The report predicts ethanol production will increase for several years, before declining to 2016 levels toward the end of the projection period. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

The Andersons reports increased E85 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting net income of $68.4 million, or $2.42 per diluted share, for the three-month period, up from $10.1 million, or 36 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2016. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

In Depth: Next-Level Nanoscience

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: The accidental discovery that a carbon, nitrogen and copper-based catalyst can convert carbon dioxide to ethanol shows potential. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Expected drop in farm income highlights need for biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA’s February 2018 Farm Income Forecast predicts net farm income will decline by 6.7 percent this year. According to Growth Energy, the expected drop underscores the need for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

UNICA: January sales of hydrous ethanol set record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record in January, reaching a total of 1.36 billion liters (359.27 million gallons), up 51.77 percent when compared to January 2017. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

RFA CEO: Outlook for domestic ethanol industry is strong

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyWith record production, blending and exports for the U.S. ethanol industry last year, the outlook for the domestic ethanol industry isn’t just strong—it’s Ethanol Strong, said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, at the 23rd annual NEC. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Biofuels feedstock study supports billion-ton estimate

BY South Dakota State University Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicResearchers are trying to determine if farmers can produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock, according to North Central Regional Sun Grant Center Director Vance Owens. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsCorn use for fuel alcohol production reached 487 million bushels in December, up 2 percent from November and up 3 percent when compared to December 2016, according to the USDA's February Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

UNICA reports increased hydrous ethanol sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced increased sales of hydrous ethanol during the first half of January. Total ethanol production for the current season is up slightly when compared to the previous season. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

IBBR to investigate how to protect poplar from disease

BY University of Maryland IBBR Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicThe Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance the biofuel crop. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Newly discovered cellulose could have applications for ethanol

BY Stanford University Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessStanford scientists have found a new type of cellulose in bacteria with properties that could make it an improvement over traditional cellulose for fuels and other materials, or for better understanding and treating bacterial infections. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

Researchers explore economic potential for sweet sorghum ethanol

BY University of Nebraska–Lincoln Found In:FeedstocksA team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska. Sweet sorghum is a cultivar of sorghum primarily developed for the harvest of juice. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

Comment period on distillers sorghum oil NPRM closes Jan. 26

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to qualify distillers sorghum oil as an advanced biofuel feedstock is set to close Jan. 26. The EPA first published the proposed rule in late December. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

USDA, DOE to fund biomass genomics research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have opened a funding opportunity that aims to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstock for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. READ MORE