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Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOttawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

U.K. opens competition to fund demonstration-scale biofuel plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport has announced plans to award GBP 25 million ($39.37 million) to support the development of up to three advanced biofuel demonstration plants through a two-phase competition. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

Turkey's biosafety laws restrict U.S. DDGS shipments

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTurkey is effectively no longer accepting imports of U.S. corn coproducts following the stepped-up enforcement of existing biosafety laws that restrict which genetically modified (GM) corn varieties may enter the country's grain supply. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

Economists project impact of lower gas prices on ethanol profits

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, BusinessWith oil prices dropping dramatically, the possible impact on ethanol profitability was examined by University of Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good in a recent FarmDocDaily post. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Prime the Pump seeks to expand E15 infrastructure

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe fate of an ordinance that would require gas stations in Chicago to carry E15 is still unknown. Passed by the city council's finance committee on Monday, a vote by the full council was deferred Dec. 10 for at least a month. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Few adjustments to corn supply, demand made in December report

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicySupply and demand numbers for U.S. feed grains were mostly unchanged in the Dec. 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, with a small increase in projected corn food, seed and industrial use reducing ending stocks slightly. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

EIA: New ethanol production records set, 2015 forecast increased

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting new records for average weekly and monthly ethanol production. The EIA also increased its 2015 production forecast. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

UPM advocates for EU advanced biofuel policy

BY UPM Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of Sustainable Biofuels, an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on Dec. 4 at the European Parliament. LSB, chaired by UPM's Marko Janhunen, is advocating for a strong EU-wide subtarget for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Chicago finance committee passes E15 ordinance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 8, the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance passed an ordinance that would require filling stations within the city to supply E15. The measure now moves to the full city council for a hearing on Dec. 10. READ MORE