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14 March 2013
Research Collaboration To Improve Fuel Efficiency
US - A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, biopower and animal...
11 March 2013
Jatropha Plantations to Increase in West Africa
AFRICA - Jatropha developer Joil has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop plantations in West Africa with Agritech Faso....
£5.3 Million Bioscience Boost Awarded
UK - Cutting-edge synthetic biology companies received a £5.3 million boost. The investment from the Technology Strategy Board and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council...
Exploding Ethanol RINs Prices: What's the Story?
US - Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, agricultural economists at the University of Illinois, discuss the underlying cause of the recent very sharp increase in the price of ethanol (D6) RIN credits...
08 March 2013
DOE Eyes Used Cooking Oil as Alternative Fuel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Energy (DOE) will be implementing a feasibility study on the use of secondhand vegetable oil to power vehicles in the country. ...
05 March 2013
Farmers Urged to Take Advantage of Crop Scheme
UK - Natural England is urging farmers and other land managers to apply to the Energy Crops Scheme by Saturday 31st August 2013 for new agreements starting this year....
04 March 2013
Why is UK Lagging Behind on On-farm Anaerobic Digestion?
ANALYSIS - The use of on-farm renewable energy and anaerobic digestion is commonplace in Continental Europe, particularly in countries such as Germany and Denmark, but some countries such as...
27 February 2013
Philippines to set up Combined Sugar, Ethanol Factory
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is working on a project to set up a factory around the Murcia and Bago area which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power....
26 February 2013
USDA’s Chief Economist Expects Exports, Yields Up; Feed Prices Down
ANALYSIS - Despite the historic drought, USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber said at the 2013 USDA Outlook Conference that US agricultural exports will have another record-breaking year and the...
22 February 2013
Understanding EPA's 2012 RIN Rollover Estimates
US - One of the supporting points for the EPA's recent decision to deny waiver requests for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program was the availability of excess renewable identification numbers...
19 February 2013
Renewables Offer Profitable Diversification
ANALYSIS - Diversification into renewables can bring good investment returns for farmers providing a steady and predictable income, writes Chris Harris....
Challenging Conditions for Biofuels, Heat, Power Market Remains Steady
UK - New statistics reveal that around 109,000 hectares (ha) or 1.8 per cent of UK arable land planted in 2010 was grown for the production of bioenergy and biofuels during 2011....
17 February 2013
GeoGrain: Ethanol Plants Lead Corn Basis Higher
US - Weakness in the futures market helped improve ethanol crush margins last week and aided corn basis levels around the country. ...
14 February 2013
Harper Government Gives Growers New Options for Sugar Beet
CANADA - Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat), on behalf of Agriculture...
Gene Research Could Boost Biofuels Crop Future
ISRAEL - Evogene, a developer of improved plant traits for the industries including biofuels, has launched a model plant validation system for evaluation of candidate genes for monocot crops....
Increased Corn Oil Productivity Pursued
US - Bioethanol producer Abengoa Bioenergy has decided to add an oil separation system to two of its plants in the US....
12 February 2013
New E15 Fuel Configuration Gets Approval in US
US - Responding to concerns raised by various stakeholders, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sought and has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for additional...
Evaluating Corn and Soybean Consumption Projections
US - On 8 February, the USDA released new projections for marketing year consumption of US corn and soybeans. Prices will now be at least partially influenced by how closely the rate of consumption...
11 February 2013
Canadian Government Invest in Agri-Food, Biofuel Industries
CANADA - POS Pilot Plant will be the first commercial organisation in Canada to offer short-path distillation (SPD) services, on a contract basis to its clients with the support of the Government...
08 February 2013
Brazil Ethanol Sector Awaits Good News
BRAZIL - Brazil’s energy minister Edison Lobao has said the government could cut taxes on sugarcane derived ethanol to alleviate pressures on the sector....
06 February 2013
Congress Urged to Begin Extensive Reform of RFS
US - "The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is broken, but Congress can fix the rule by acting now and opening an inclusive, robust debate that leads to extensive reform," said Dr Thomas Elam, president...
05 February 2013
Technology to Increase Algae as Fish Food
US - OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, has announced that its Solids Out of Solution™ (SOS) technology could help...
04 February 2013
Corn Cobs Eyed for Bioenergy Production
US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture...
01 February 2013
EPA Proposes 2013 US Renewable Fuel Standards
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed its 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2)....
31 January 2013
Challenge to RFS Likely to Have Minimal Impact
US - The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, commonly referred to as EISA, amended the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mandating specific quantities and types of renewable...
Almost Half of Industry Concerned about Future of UK Farming
UK - Many farmers and landowners in the UK are concerned about the future of the industry, according to research carried out ahead of Energy Now Expo 2013 . Nearly half (42 per cent) of farmers...
28 January 2013
Government of Canada Invests in Innovative Agricultural By-products
CANADA - The Harper Government is helping create new uses for agricultural and seafood waste that will generate economic and environmental benefits in Newfoundland and Labrador....
RFA, Growth Energy 'Outraged' by EU Proposed Ethanol Duties
GLOBAL - In reaction to the European Commission's recent proposal to impose duties on ethanol imported from the United States, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy released...
23 January 2013
Low Carbon Fuels Standard Revisions Urged by RFA
US - More than two years have passed since the California Air Resources Board (CARB) committed to revise indirect land use change (ILUC) penalties assessed against certain biofuels as part of...
22 January 2013
Strong Ag Sector Requires Further Improvements
GERMANY – Despite a gross domestic product of €160 billion and employing five million people the German agri-food industry still has much to achieve, this was the message of the German Farmers...
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