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

January 22, 2018

In Depth: A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyConfidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Study shows producers where, how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops

BY University of Illinois ACES Found In:Feedstocks, CellulosicA new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, including switchgrass, Miscanthus, sorghum, energycane, and prairie mixtures. The data could improve adoption and increase production across the country. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMembers of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessBio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

Evogene: Positive results in corn bio-stimulant field trials

BY Evogene Ltd. Found In:FeedstocksEvogene Ltd. recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA raises estimate for corn production in January WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January, reporting larger corn production, increased food, seed and industrial use, lower estimates for feed and residual use, and reporting greater stocks. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing approximately 476 million bushels of corn was consumed for fuel alcohol production in November, up 1 percent from October. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

CHS to use Enogen corn at Illinois ethanol plant

BY Syngenta Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessSyngenta has announced an agreement with CHS Inc. to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation that enhances ethanol production. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients

BY North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

UNICA: Increased domestic sales of hydrous ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of December, reporting mills in the south-central region continued to produce and sell large quantities of ethanol during the two-week period. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE