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22 October 2014
Is Government Realising Potential of Waste-based Renewables?
UK - The REA welcomes the report ‘Waste management in England’ by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Launching the report, Committee Chair Anne McIntosh said that “stronger...
17 October 2014
How Do We Increase Food Production and Support Renewables?
EU - Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture....
15 October 2014
NNFCC Publishes Update to Report, ‘AD Deployment in the UK'
UK - NNFCC have announced the publication of an update to their April 2014 report ‘Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the United Kingdom,’ as there has been substantial activity in the...
Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research
US - The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, thanks to research at the US Department of Agriculture...
29 September 2014
Funding for Farmer-Led Feed Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive C$400,000 funding under the Growing Forward 2 initiative....
26 September 2014
Biofuels Make Record Contributions to UK Energy
UK - The Government’s quarterly Energy Trends publication reveals a record contribution from bioenergy for keeping the lights on and our cars moving whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
25 September 2014
Researchers Uncover Enzyme Structure that Makes Plant Cellulose
US - Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other...
23 September 2014
Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
US - The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large US production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report, reports Darrel Good....
19 September 2014
Corn Growers Advised to 'Keep Crops Close to Home'
US - With a record amount of corn likely headed to market in the next few weeks and corn prices still very low, a Purdue University agricultural economist is advising growers to consider storing...
08 September 2014
Public Knowledge of Fracking Remains 'Persistently Low'
UK - Awareness of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology remains “persistently low” amongst the British public whereas knowledge of fracking is high and growing, according to a recent...
02 September 2014
Crop Residue Offers Sustainable, Global Solutions
ANALYSIS - Farmers are finding that removing crop residue can improve their soil conditions and increase their yield, reports Sarah Mikesell live from the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa,...
29 August 2014
NFU Urges Administration to Finalise RFS Rule
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson urged the Administration to act quickly on finalising the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule and reiterated the importance of the RFS goals...
15 August 2014
B5 Distribution Still Incomplete in East Malaysia
MALAYSIA - Officials recently announced that due to delays in completing blending facilities, B5 biodiesel will not be available in East Malaysia until at least December 2014....
13 August 2014
Expert: Corn Ethanol Consumption Rising
US - With expectations of a record large US corn crop in 2014, market attention will soon shift to prospects for corn consumption. The market will follow a number of indicators of potential use...
06 August 2014
$1.5 Million to Develop New Crop for Biofuels
US - Colorado State University Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay has been awarded nearly $1.5 million from the US Department of Energy to develop a new crop for biofuels....
01 August 2014
EU, Industry Partners Launch €3.7 Billion Investments in Renewables
UK - EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). ...
29 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 5 1/4 cents at $3.77 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high on short covering. ...
28 July 2014
Cool Weather's Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009
US - The next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields as expected or is significantly damaged by any unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases,...
25 July 2014
Biomass Investment Slashes Grain Drying Costs by 70 Per Cent
SCOTLAND, UK - With harvest underway, the good news for one Arbroath farmer is that investment in two batch boilers has slashed any potential grain drying costs by around 70 per cent....
18 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Steady
US - December corn futures closed steady at $3.86 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low....
17 July 2014
Commitment to Renewables Slashes Fossil Fuel Costs
SCOTLAND, UK - A contemporary Borders family farming business that specialises in arable crops and free-range eggs has renewable energy generation at the heart of its successful operation....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.85 3/4 Wednesday. ...
15 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature in the market place Monday was the tumble in gold prices. Gold bulls need to recover very quickly to avoid near-term chart damage. ...
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
14 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - It was an uneventful trading affair overnight and to begin the trading week as the concerns about the European Union’s sovereign debt have quickly waned after a flare-up last week....
Promising Outlook for Brazil 2014 Crops
BRAZIL - The production outlook for many of Brazil's most important agricultural crops in 2014 is extremely good, with the possibility of record-breaking levels for some, according to Rabobank's...
09 July 2014
NFU Urges Continued Support on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - It is crucial that Congress not change the RFS and for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the 2014 RFS targets in order to provide certainty for farmers and the ethanol...
08 July 2014
Corn Market Fragility Sparks Fears
US - In mid-June, ethanol production climbed to record high levels, largely as a result of the recent corn market instability....
02 July 2014
New Zealand: Now World’s Largest Supplier of Softwood Logs
NEW ZEALAND - Now the world’s largest supplier of softwood logs, New Zealand exports increase four-fold to almost $2 billion in five years....
01 July 2014
First-Ever State of the Ethanol Industry Report Released
EU - The European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association (ePURE) has published its first ever State of the Industry Report, provinding an overview of the situation of renewable ethanol production...
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