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20 November 2012
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...
Sugar Industry 'Needs to Move into Energy Production'
AUSTRALIA - A scholarship-winning sugar farmer says the Australian industry needs to shift its focus to fibre and energy production, rather than just sugar production, if it's to keep up with...
CME: Energy Markets Cause Concerns
US - Livestock and poultry producers, meat packers and food retailers were holding out some hope that EPA might consider waiving, lowering, or modifying the ethanol mandate until corn supplies...
19 November 2012
NFU Applauds EPA Decision to Keep Renewable Fuels Standard
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has announced the NFU are pleased with the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision not to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard...
13 November 2012
Help to Develop New Crops for Water-Stressed Environments
UK - The University of Southampton is to lead a new €11.6 million EU funded research project to develop new drought tolerant crops for bioenergy and bio-products....
08 November 2012
Farmers, Landowners to Benefit from RHI Expansion
UK - Farmers looking to invest in renewable heat projects have received a boost as DECC outline plans to expand the current non-domestic RHI scheme to incorporate technologies previously omitted...
04 November 2012
US Corn Demand Would Drop Significantly Without Ethanol
ANALYSIS - How important is the US ethanol demand growth? Without it, total US corn demand will drop like a rock, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
31 October 2012
UK Exploring Energy Crop Alternatives
UK & US - Five years ago, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents and forage specialists began working with northeastern Kentucky farmers on a project to produce switchgrass...
Online Calculator Helps Growers Pick Energy Crop
US - Along with the growing interest in biomass energy crops as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels comes a growing list of questions from corn and soybean farmers about what it will cost...
29 October 2012
Economist: Global Grain Demand - It's All About China
ANALYSIS - Demand from China is currently driving and supporting the global grain market - that was the key message from Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's...
BD AGRO Constructs Russia's Largest Biogas Plant
RUSSIA - For Russia, the biogas technology can be a means to become more independent from the fossil fuels gas and oil. The agricultural region Belgorod, 700 kilometers south of Moscow, is aiming...
26 October 2012
BP Cancels Plans for US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
US - BP announced it is cancelling plans to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Highlands County, Florida, USA and refocusing its US biofuels strategy on research and development...
24 October 2012
US Corn Groups Work for Higher Ethanol Blends
US - State corn associations across the country are working to make the increased use of higher ethanol blends a reality through programs to put the necessary infrastructure in place. ...
22 October 2012
EU Biofuels U-turn ‘Ill-Conceived'
EU - The NFU is calling for joined-up policies that support the production of both food and renewable fuel, after European Commission proposals emerged which would change the key targets underpinning...
19 October 2012
EU Biofuels Policy set to Decimate Biofuels Industry
EU - The EU farmers and biofuels industries remains steadfastly opposed to the European Commission’s proposal to limit biofuels made from certain arable crops and to add indirect land use...
More Incentives Needed for Serbia Biofuels
SERBIA - The share of energy from renewable energy resources in Serbia today is about six per cent. Serbia has great potential in biomass (wood products) and biofuel (Serbia supplies ethanol...
18 October 2012
Expert: Southeast US has Huge Bioenergy Potential
US - Dr Bill McCutchen, Executive Associate Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, sees the potential for the southeast to become the ‘Saudi Arabia’ for production of dedicated energy crops....
NFU Reacts to EU Renewable Proposals
UK - The NFU is calling on the EU to forge joined-up policies that support both the production of food and renewable fuel after the European Commission proposed changing key targets and goals...
17 October 2012
500kW Biogas Plant Unveiled at Melrose Pigs
UK - Commissioning is underway on a 500kW biogas plant at Yorkshire producer Melrose Pigs....
Biofuels Emission: Proposals Can’t Ignore Science
EU - The European Commission will today publish legislative proposals on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which occurs when biofuels are grown on agricultural or pasture land, displacing food...
16 October 2012
Pressure Stepped Up Against EU Crop-Based Biofuels plans
EU - Copa-Cogeca, together with key EU biofuel industry organisations, stepped up pressure against the EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels,...
15 October 2012
EU Feed Federation to Contribute on Energy Directive Revision
EU - On request of the EU feed and food chain partners as well as the competent Commission services, FEFAC has published its preliminary public opinion on the announced amendment of the Biofuels...
12 October 2012
Cost Calculator Works Out Biogas Costs, Returns
UK - The latest edition of the UK’s leading anaerobic digestion (AD) cost calculator has been published by Bioeconomy Consultants NNFCC; helping businesses to assess and understand the potential...
Latin America 'Should Embrace Renewables'
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - The FAO has noted that it is possible to involve family farming in the production of biofuels, and that should encourage policies to reduce risks to food security...
11 October 2012
US Grains Council Releases Third Edition of DDGS Handbook
US - To update current and potential customers on advances in research and end-users' experience in feeding US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), the US Grains Council has released...
Copa-Cogeca Warn Against New EU Biofuel Plans
EU - In a letter sent to the EU Commission, Copa-Cogeca attacked EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels, warning the U-turn is...
10 October 2012
FAPRI Report: Corn Prices Fall Less Than One Per Cent With Full RFS Waiver
US - A full waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) conventional biofuel requirement might reduce corn prices by just 0.5 per cent ($0.04 per bushel) in 2012/13, according to a new analysis...
Paseo Biofuels Begins Expansion
US – Investors in Paseo Biofuels, LLC, the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) and Cargill today announced an expansion to the Paseo biodiesel plant in Kansas City, Misouri that will increase...
08 October 2012
Thailand Sugar Production Revised Down
THAILAND - Sugar production is revised down to 10.2 million metric tons in market year (MY) 2011/12 and will likely decline to 9.9 million metric tons in MY2012/13 due to lower-than-expected...
How Green Economy Metrics Have Failed RFS
US - Emerging renewable energy policies such as the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED), and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) require increasing...
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