Feedstocks

September 27, 2022

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 446 million bushels in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for September, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in July was down 1 percent when compared to July 2021, but up slightly when compared to June. READ MORE

September 26, 2022

Canada seeks proposals for biomass supply chain projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Canadian government is seeking proposals for projects that will support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities. READ MORE

September 22, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released updated data showing that ethanol production by mills in the country’s south-central region was down slightly in late August. Ethanol sales for the full month, however, were up. READ MORE

September 22, 2022

Nuseed expands bioenergy platform, signs alliance with GranBio

BY Nuseed Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessNuseed and GranBio have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to accelerate R&D and commercialization into global energy cane markets. Nuseed also acquired GranBio's energy cane breeding and commercial assets, and R&D program. READ MORE

September 20, 2022

China’s fuel ethanol consumption expected to fall in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessA report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network indicates that China’s ethanol blend rate is expected to reach only 1.8 percent this year as support wanes for previously announced biofuel policies. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

CropEnergies may idle UK plant, announces acquisitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyCropEnergies AG is considering reducing production at its ethanol plants in response to rising production costs. The company is also branching out with recent acquisitions of renewable energy and biobased chemical companies. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

USDA funds Gevo’s climate-smart farm-to-flight proposal

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. on Sept. 19 announced that the USDA has selected the company's Climate-Smart Farm to Flight proposal for funding with an award ceiling of up to $30 million. The award was made under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. READ MORE

September 17, 2022

In Depth: Elevating Quality Control

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Operations, FeedstocksWhen lab personnel aren’t ushering in new innovations, testing ethanol fermentations and producing real-time production data for their colleagues, they’re making sure what’s arriving at the gate is fit for today’s production needs. READ MORE

September 15, 2022

Biden announces tentative agreement to avoid rail strike

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on Sept. 15 announced a tentative agreement has been reached between rail companies and labor unions that is expected to avert a rail strike that would have caused massive disruption in the U.S. READ MORE