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08 October 2012
Benefits of On-Farm Renewables Highlighted
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill said last week that she wanted to see more farmers embrace the potential of renewable energy resources to help support farming activities....
05 October 2012
Future Secured for Small-Scale Renewable Projects
UK - The Renewables Obligation will remain open to new small scale renewables after successful lobbying by the NFU and other trade bodies....
04 October 2012
UK On-Farm AD Projects Increase
UK - Three farms in the South East will soon be producing their own electricity and exporting the surplus to the grid....
01 October 2012
NFU: RFS is a Benefit to Both Farmers and Biofuels Industry
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has submitted comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)....
Greater Cohesion Needed to Capture On-Farm Renewables Potential
UK - NFU Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to help drive greater cohesion across the agri-renewables sector to capture the enormous potential that exists to generate energy on-farm...
28 September 2012
NCGA, Renewable Fuel Stakeholders Join Forces to Defend RFS
US - The National Corn Growers Associations joined forces with a large coalition of advanced and traditional renewable fuel stakeholders that launched yesterday (27 September) to defend America’s...
Corn for Ethanol Demand Expected to Reduce N. American Swine Herd
CANADA - An agricultural economist with the University of Manitoba predicts the demand for corn for ethanol will mean a smaller North American swine herd even after feed grain availability returns...
26 September 2012
Obama, Romney Outline Positions on Farm Issues
US - President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney recently spelled out their positions on agriculture issues for the American Farm Bureau Federation. In a questionnaire, both candidates...
25 September 2012
German Bioethanol Association Hits Back After Input Concern
GERMANY - German bioethanol association BDBE has hit back at claims that rising bioethanol output is contributing to higher global food prices....
24 September 2012
Research into Reuse of Agricultural Waste
UK - The British Food Standards Agency is calling for tenders for research into the use of waste-derived materials in agriculture. ...
21 September 2012
What Price of Crude Oil Makes Ethanol Production Profitable?
US - There has been a great deal of interest this summer in the ethanol market, RFS mandates, and corn use for ethanol production, writes Scott Irwin, Department of Agricultural and Consumer...
20 September 2012
Report Calls for Long Term Suspension of RFS
US - A report released this week by EPRINC - the Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc - an oil industry-funded research group, suggests a multi-year suspension of the Renewable Fuel Standard...
19 September 2012
Call Renewed for RFS Waiver
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on September 12, 2012 released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report that confirms further deterioration...
18 September 2012
Sorghum Eyed as a Southern Bioenergy Crop
US - Sweet sorghum is primarily grown in the United States as a source of sugar for syrup and molasses. But the sturdy grass has other attributes that could make it uniquely suited to production...
13 September 2012
France Backs Halt in Biofuel to Avert Food Shortages
FRANCE - A French plan to fight food price volatility took further shape yesterday (12 September) with a call to pause global development of biofuels, just a day after President François Hollande...
12 September 2012
Corn Ethanol vs Big Oil - Who Will Win?
ANALYSIS - Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, urged corn farmers to vocalize their opinions about the value of ethanol in order to counter the deep pockets and loud voice of big oil companies in...
06 September 2012
Farmers Turn to Renewables Amid Cost Fears
UK - The vast majority of farmers (82 per cent) who are looking to invest in renewable energy are motivated by concerns over rising energy costs, according to new research from Barclays, with...
29 August 2012
Texas Joins Coalition Requesting Ethanol Waiver
US - The request for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate is gaining even more traction across the country, with...
28 August 2012
Impact of Ethanol of Food Prices Exaggerated
EU - The European Renewable Ethanol Association has rejected claims that ethanol production is driving up food prices. ...
27 August 2012
Getting the Most Out of Soybeans
US — Soybeans are one of the largest commodity crops in the world. ...
24 August 2012
Changes to US Ethanol Fuel Policies Unlikely
US - An agricultural economist with the University of Missouri says the US government appears unlikely to alter its ethanol fuel policies to ward off anticipated shortages of feed grains in the...
23 August 2012
Six States Now Lobbying for RFS Waiver
US - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez have urged EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to use her existing waiver authority as soon as possible to adjust the corn-ethanol...
22 August 2012
German Minister Calls for E10 Rethink
GERMANY - Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development has written to Helmut Lamp, Director of the German Bioenergy Association advising that the E10 blending mandate...
NCGA Study to Assess Impact of Ethanol More Accurately
US - The National Corn Growers Association has supported a study that will be released this fall, reporting that supplementing cattle feed with corn stover actually decreases the amount of greenhouse...
21 August 2012
Comment Period Open on Renewable Fuel Waiver
US - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a Federal Register notice opening a 30 day comment period on requests from the Governors of Arkansas and North Carolina to waive the...
20 August 2012
New Biodiesel Plans Gather Speed in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Philippines-based bioenergy company Secura International Corporation (SIC) has signed a joint venture agreement with two cooperatives for the future production of biodiesel....
RFA Applauds US Appeals Court on E15 Decision
US - The US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit has sided with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its partial waiver approval for E15 ethanol fuel for model year 2001...
17 August 2012
CME: Would RFS Waiver Affect Corn Prices?
US - This week’s hot topic is whether a partial or complete waiver of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would have any material impact on corn prices, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Increased Biofuel Opportunities for Arable Farmers
UK - Arable farmers will gain critical access to biofuel export markets after the Red Tractor and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) schemes gained commercial recognition on a European level....
USGC: Grains Challenges Ahead Questioned
US - Speaking to delegates at the US Grains Council's annual Board of Delegates meeting, Mark Zenuk, managing director of NPG Energy Capital Management, outlined opportunities across the board,...
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