Feedstocks

August 24, 2017

Opinion: Channels of Change

BY Tom BryanFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the October issue of the magazine, including feature articles about DCS replacement, dryer technology, policy and coproducts. READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Vertimass completes intermediate technology validation with DOE

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessVertimass LLC recently announced completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technology Office. The company believes BETO verification paves the way for it to move to the demonstration scale. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Report discusses future growth of Australian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts Australian biofuel production will reach 290 million liters (79.61 million gallons) this year, including 250 million liters of ethanol. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Researchers convert potato waste into ethanol

BY Penn State Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessWith more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have developed a novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

CoBank: Increased ethanol production to outpace near-term demand

BY CoBank Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division predicts growth in U.S. ethanol output will exceed domestic and export demand as producers reinvest strong 2016 profits into facilities and additional production capacity. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

In Depth: Variety in Value

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Value-added components can be separated from the ethanol-production process at multiple stages. Technology developers continue to improve on their systems to expand markets and increase their customers’ revenues. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

USGC: Exports of US feed grains in all forms setting records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

Greenbelt installs food waste bioethanol system in Indonesia

BY Staff Report Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessGreenbelt Resources Corp. recently launched the first installation of its ECOsystem technology in Indonesia. The system recycles food waste and converts it into bioproducts including bioethanol, protein, fertilizer or drinking water. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

USDA reduces corn production forecast in August WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA has released the August edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting corn production will reach 14.2 billion bushels, down 102 million bushels from the July projection. READ MORE

August 09, 2017

USGC recognizes Floss for 20 years of service

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has recognized Craig Floss for 20 years of service. He currently helps build demand for U.S. ethanol exports around the world. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

USDA: June corn use for ethanol production up over last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing fuel ethanol production in June was up when compared to the same month of last year. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

NDSU: Ethanol contributes $623.4 million to ND economy annually

BY Haley Olson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNorth Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

Keller elected USGC chairman, first woman to hold the office

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDeb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization's history. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

UNICA releases ethanol production data for first half of July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region processed 47.83 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of July. READ MORE

August 02, 2017

Evogene collaborates with DuPont for corn bio-stimulant research

BY Haley Olson Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessEvogene will collaborate with DuPont Pioneer for research into the development of corn bio-stimulants. The research aims to create a product that protects and maximizes corn yield, according to Evogene. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Opinion: Closing In On Cellulosic

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTom Bryan, president and editor in chief of Ethanol Producer Magazine, discusses the U.S. EPA's recent RFS rule, the cellulosic biofuels industry, and the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

EPA opens comment period on sugar beet GHG analysis

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has opened a comment period on its analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of sugar beets for use in making biofuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

USDA technology transfer report discusses biofuel research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released its annual technology transfer report, announcing its research generated 244 new inventions and 109 patent applications during fiscal year 2016. Biofuel research projects are among those discussed in the 559-page report. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Praj-Gevo development agreement to enter commercialization phase

BY Gevo Inc. and Praj Ltd. Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessPraj Industries Ltd. and Gevo Inc. have announced that Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology will be available for licensing to processors of sugarcane juice and molasses. The two companies entered development and licensing agreements in 2015. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Study on photoprotection may benefit biofuel feedstock yield

BY Anne Trafton, MIT Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessResearchers from MIT and the University of Verona have discovered how the key protein in the photoprotection process allows moss and green algae to protect themselves from too much sun. The findings could benefit biofuel feedstock development. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

UNICA: 7.61 billion liters of ethanol produced so far this season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production in the country’s south-central region reached 1.78 billion liters (470.23 million gallons) during the second half of June. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Indonesia supports fuel ethanol, but can’t fund it

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, PolicyIndonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says it would like to implement fuel ethanol production incentives, but is unable to fund them. Indonesia expects to produce 205 million liters of nonfuel ethanol from molasses in 2017 and 2018. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Thailand decreases 2036 renewables goal by 37 percent

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThailand reduced its renewable and alternative energy target for 2036 by 37 percent as it grapples with uncertainty in molasses and cassava feedstock production. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Australian government announces support for biorefinery project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used as a feedstock. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

USDA increases 2017-‘18 corn production estimates in July WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA has released the July edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting larger corn supplies, greater feed and residual use and higher ending stocks for 2017-’18. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

Rice aids in the study of biofuel feedstocks

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicRice is a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus. To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits, including yield. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol production up in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently published the July edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, showing corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 452 million bushels in May, up 3 percent from April and 6 percent from May 2016. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Stanford scientists discover new path to ethanol production

BY Staff Report Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessScientists from Stanford have discovered a process they say could produce ethanol without corn or crops. The new process uses three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity, delivered through a copper catalyst. READ MORE