January 23, 2015

Commodities: Market fundamentals support low natural gas prices

BY Ben Straus, U.S. Energy Services Found In:MarketsOversupply in the natural gas market is likely to lead to lower prices this summer. While the market doesn't look as oversupplied as it was in 2012, similar dynamics are emerging that support the view that there's still room for prices to fall. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Iowa RFS campaign targets presidential candidates, caucus-goers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a new campaign to promote the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. The multimillion dollar effort will aim to educate both candidates and caucus-goers on the RFS. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Protec Fuel announces opening of E15 station in southern Florida

BY Protec Fuel Found In:Markets, BusinessNorth Miami's Caraf Oil is now offering E15 in Florida. The station held a kickoff event with substantial discounts on 88-octane E15 and E85 ethanol fuels on Jan. 21. Protec Fuel managed the ethanol blends installation. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Algenol launches algae fuels demonstration project in India

BY Algenol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessAlgenol and Reliance Industries Ltd. have successfully deployed India's first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. Construction on the project was complete in November. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Commodities: Chinese DDGS buyers back in the market

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:Markets, CoproductsWith the Chinese announcement that importing MIR 162 is allowed and February right around the corner, all eyes are now on the Chinese, and whether their buying will resume at volumes that were happening early last summer. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Opinion: More Volume, More Places

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe February issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine has an exports theme and includes stories about trade missions overseas to build global markets for U.S. ethanol as well as the biggest export markets for U.S. DDGS and ethanol, writes Tom Bryan. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Sheetz to offer E15 at 60 North Carolina locations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessSheetz Convenience Stores has announced plans to offer E15 to customers in North Carolina. The company will begin to install E15 in early this year. By spring 2016, the company expects installation to be complete at 60 of its North Carolina stores. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Agenda announced for 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 8th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 20-22 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Commodities: USDA report contains some surprises

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Found In:Markets, FeedstocksThe USDA released the final January supply/demand estimates for the 2014/15 corn crop and a surprising fact was that the national corn yield was lowered from 173.4 to 171. This was the largest yield drop from November to final since 1993. READ MORE