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14 May 2013
Bioenergy Conference Highlights NZ Opportunities
NEW ZEALAND - A one-day conference in Rotorua this Thursday (16 May), supported by Federated Farmers, will take land owners through the economics of bioenergy, which could become a big part of...
09 May 2013
Study Shows Benefits of Sorghum Juice in Ethanol
US - The Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) has announced a successful bench-scale...
07 May 2013
Mixed Rate of Corn Consumption, but Does it Matter?
US - Most of the discussion in the corn market has centered on US planting progress, the likely magnitude of planted acreage, and the US average yield potential, writes Darrel Good....
06 May 2013
Implications of Brazil Ethanol Imports
US - The current domestic ethanol market is dominated by the ongoing collision between the RFS for renewable biofuels and the E10 blend wall. Given the slow pace of market penetration of E15...
03 May 2013
How to Build an On-farm AD Plant
UK - Farmers can learn about Anaerobic Digestion (AD) opportunities open to them at a series of site tours and seminars....
US Hits Back at EU Commission Ethanol Tax
US & EU - The five-year duty imposed on US ethanol exported to the European Commission needs to be challenged, according to a group of US senators....
25 April 2013
Stalling Ethanol Demand Helps Livestock Producers
US - More efficient land use, a stalled demand for corn ethanol and increased demand for meat in developing countries should help boost the livestock industry in coming years, according to a...
24 April 2013
European Biofuels Industry United Against EU ILUC Proposals
EU - Five industry associations from across the EU have agreed a joint position paper opposed to the European Commission’s proposals on indirect land use change (ILUC). The European Parliament’s...
22 April 2013
Billions in Support, but Biofuel Benefits 'Are Small'
SWITZERLAND - European taxpayers and consumers spent between 9.3 and 10.7 billion euros subsidising biofuels in 2011 with relatively small gains for the environment and the economy, according...
19 April 2013
Breakthrough in Cellulosic Ethanol
US - The US Energy Department is making important progress into cellulosic ethanol, which is produced from organic material in agricultural waste....
18 April 2013
AD Crops 'Efficient, Sustainable Use of Land'
UK - Ongoing projects are looking at the impact of growing more crops for bioenergy, taking into account potential alternative uses of the land - for example, whether it would be used for some...
16 April 2013
Sweden's Largest Anaerobic Digestion Plant at Jordberga
SWEDEN - Sweden's largest anaerobic digestion plant for the production of biogas will be built at Jordberga in southern Skåne. ...
Early Season Corn Production Concerns
US - December 2013 corn futures prices have demonstrated a very erratic pattern since early February, with a trading range of about $0.70. Prices have reflected both old crop and new crop fundamentals,...
15 April 2013
Farmers Encouraged to Pursue Anaerobic Digestion
UK - This year the UK’s biggest dedicated anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas, will focus heavily on the farming sector, recognising the huge heat and power potential...
12 April 2013
Fuel Debate 'Not Just About Food Vs Fuel'
US - Introducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act to help ease concerns created by the ethanol mandate and protect consumers, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) said the RFS debate...
10 April 2013
Brazil Faces Looming Transport Fuel Shortfall
BRAZIL - A new report concludes that Brazil will be unable to meet its domestic light vehicle demand for fuel as soon as 2017 if recent trends continue....
09 April 2013
UCS Tells EPA: No More Food for Fuel
US - The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce competition between food and fuel, claiming it implements the Renewable Fuel Standard...
04 April 2013
Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Fuel Harvesting
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to supply bio-based feedstocks for...
Biogas Plant Acquires Organic Authorisation
DENMARK - The biogas plant at Aarhus University’s Research Centre Foulum is the first in Denmark to be granted authorisation to run periodic organic productions....
02 April 2013
USDA: Applications Sought for Renewable Projects
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for energy efficiency and renewable...
Plant Cell Walls Engineered to Boost Sugar Yields
US - Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth. This abundant resource, however, could also supply the sugars needed to produce advanced biofuels that can supplement...
01 April 2013
REA Recommends Extension of Renewable Targets
EU - The Renewable Energy Association (REA) welcomes two reports published by the European Commission: a Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies and a progress report...
27 March 2013
Variability of Corn DDGS Prompts Need to Measure Nutritional Profiles
GLOBAL - The added nutritional variability caused by the extraction of oil from corn dried distillers grains with solubles has raised the need for tools that will provide accurate estimates of...
22 March 2013
Fuel Mandate Blamed for Growing Global Political Unrest
US - The president of FarmEcon LLC suggests reductions in the affordability of food resulting from increased US ethanol fuel production can be blamed for growing global political unrest....
21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
20 March 2013
Study: Corn Stover Collection Can Have Environmental Impacts
US - Removing corn stover from agricultural fields to produce cellulosic ethanol requires careful management to avoid adding greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion to the environment, say...
19 March 2013
UK Reaches 100 Anaerobic Digestor Milestone
UK - The burgeoning anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK has reached a “significant” milestone, as the number of AD plants outside of the water industry has passed 100 for the very...
NFU Warns of Renewable Export Dangers
EU - The NFU has warned of the potential for damaging impacts on farmers in England and Wales and on global land use patterns if biofuel production is exported from Europe....
18 March 2013
Balancing More Food, Energy with Less Pollution
ANALYSIS - As the global population grows to an expected 9 billion people by 2050, the need to produce more food and energy with less pollution is becoming more and more critical, writes Chris...
Victory for British Agriculture on Oilseed Rape Emission Recalculation
UK - Oilseed rape producers will be free to continue to sell their crop for use in the production of biodiesel following successful lobbying by the NFU and industry partners....
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