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22 January 2013
Corn Oil Boost for Poet Ethanol Plants
US - US-based ethanol production business Poet has installed its new corn oil technology into 25 of its 27 biorefineries....
21 January 2013
Marginal Lands are Prime Fuel Source
US - Marginal lands ­– those unsuited for food crops – can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation’s alternative energy production goals....
17 January 2013
Court Denies Challenge to EPA Ethanol Ruling
US - A federal court has denied a rehearing on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that permits the sale of a high-ethanol fuel blend, writes Gemma Hyland....
16 January 2013
Miscanthus Prices Hit All-time High
UK - The price for energy crop miscanthus is at an all-time high at £70/tonne for 2013-2014 contracts....
Biogas Plants Use Sugar-Beet Slices
SLOVAKIA - Sugar-beet residue is being used to power two of of EnviTec Biogas AG's flagship biogas plants close to Bratislava....
14 January 2013
GeoGrain: Soy Basis Surge Continues
US - Average US soybean basis levels were up 3 cents a bushel last week, bolstered by a recovery in the river market situation. ...
11 January 2013
US Ethanol Policy Eating Family Budgets
US - A new study demonstrates the dramatic change in US food affordability trends since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) came into being in 2005. Dr Thomas Elam, president of FarmEcon, LCC,...
10 January 2013
Reactor Purchase ‘Key’ to Bioethanol Production
US & DENMARK - Danish renewable energy company BioGasol is to provide reactor technology to US-based cellulosic sugar producer Sweetwater Energy (SE)....
09 January 2013
Cuba Looks to Jatropha to Minimise Food Security Impact
CUBA - Experts in Cuba expect an increase in biodiesel production from Jatropha as the country looks to move forwards without impacting on food crops grown for human and animal consumption....
08 January 2013
Oil Seed Crop Producers 'Cry for Incentives'
ZAMBIA - The Oilseed Crop Producers Association has called on the government to provide incentives to farmers now that there is an overwhelming demand for the commodity in Zambia....
Enzymes Create Ethanol from Harvest Waste
FINLAND - Researchers in Finland have developed powerful enzymes, which accelerate plant biomass conversion into sugars and further into products such as bioethanol. ...
04 January 2013
OFC - UK Government Backs GM Development
UK - The development of genetically modified products in agriculture needs to be considered according to the UK's Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, writes Chris Harris....
31 December 2012
US EPA's Jackson Announces Resignation; Leaving After State of Union
ANALYSIS - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her resignation last week from US President Barack Obama's cabinet, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
28 December 2012
Farmers 'Losing Out' to Renewable Projects
UK - The Tenant Farmers Association has called on local authorities to work with rather than against their farm tenants in the development of renewable energy schemes....
24 December 2012
Overage Clauses Should be Checked for Renewables Developments
UK - Landowners looking to develop renewables projects on their land must be aware that there could be overage clauses affecting their land. If the land was purchased in the last 50 years, previous...
20 December 2012
Make Money from Fracking on Your Farm
UK - Fracking for gas has been given the go ahead by the Government with many farmers and landowners are already being approached by companies wanting to perform exploratory drilling on their...
18 December 2012
Outlook for UK Biofuel Crops Potentially Improved
UK - A HGCA-led revision to regional greenhouse gas emissions figures could deliver financial benefits to growers and reopen market opportunities for arable crops in the biofuels supply chain....
17 December 2012
RIN Stock Update: Implications of the 2012 Drought
US - Today's post provides an update on US ethanol production and imports through August, and projections for 2012 ending Renewable Identification Number (RIN) stocks, writes Nick Paulson from...
13 December 2012
Project Creates Oasis of Environmental Technologies
GLOBAL - The Sahara Forest Project is a new environmental solution to produce food, water and energy in desert areas. The first cucumbers grown in the desert using seawater and solar power were...
What's Driving the Surge in Ethanol Imports?
US - With ethanol production margins under pressure in recent months there has been an understandable search for explanations. One widely-discussed factor is the recent surge in "cheap" imports...
12 December 2012
US Corn Shipments Show Progress in 2012
US - USDA will update this morning its estimates of US grain supplies and use for the 2012-13 marketing year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
05 December 2012
NFU: Renewable Fuel Crucial to Future Energy Needs
UK - Biodiesel and bioethanol markets are both crucial to meeting our future energy needs and contribute an estimated £1 billion to the UK economy, the NFU said yesterday (4 December)....
State Urged to Cut Deficit and Maintain Renewables Credits
US - President of the NFU (National Farmers Union), Roger Johnson has urged Congress and President Obama to reduce the federal deficit in the form of a 'balanced' agreement that includes a five...
27 November 2012
US Biodiesel Blends to be Offered All Year Round
US - The only advanced biofuel in the US, normally only available as a seasonal blend, is now to be offered all year round in certain states....
26 November 2012
GeoGrain: River Woes Push Basis Lower
US - Basis came under pressure along much of the Midwest river system this week as terminals north of St. Louis slowed grain buying amid looming draft restrictions on the river due to low...
23 November 2012
UK Growing Importer of Wood Pellets
GLOBAL - Global biomass markets the United Kingdom has become one of the largest importers of wood pellets in the world in a very short period of time, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly....
21 November 2012
Beware of Overage Payments When Developing Renewables Projects
UK - Landowners looking to develop renewables projects on their land must be aware that there could be overage clauses affecting their land. If the land was purchased in the last 50 years, previous...
White Rot Fungus Boosts Ethanol Production From Corn Stalks, Cobs, Leaves
US - The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series reports new evidence that the so-called white rot fungus shows...
20 November 2012
Opinions Divided Over RFS Decision
ANALYSIS - Opinions are divided over the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to deny a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), with livestock producers and organisations...
Livestock Organisations Disappointed Over RFS Decision
US - A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organisations have expressed extreme disappointment with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s denial in the wake of the worst drought in...
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