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16 August 2012
BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife to Advance Biofuels
US - BP Biofuels and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System, have signed a three-year agreement to develop and commercialise cellulosic feedstocks for the production...
Morrisons Help Farmers Choose Right Renewables
UK - Morrisons has published the second in a series of independent guidebooks aimed at helping farmers looking to develop renewable energy projects make the right investment....
Corn Ethanol Waiver - Effect on Corn Prices Uncertain
US - Corn prices pushed higher by the worst US drought in half a century would not necessarily moderate if the federal government's corn ethanol mandate were temporarily suspended, according...
15 August 2012
Drought Impacts on Crop Prices, Biofuel Production
US - On August 10th, The USDA released updated estimates of the size of this year's corn and soybean crops. Corn yields are now projected at 123.4 bushels per acre, which combined with a drop...
14 August 2012
CME: Government Purchases Meat to Stabilise Market
US - USDA announced on Monday that it would purchase up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish for federal food programs, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 August 2012
US Growers Expected to Produce 13 Per cent Less Corn than Last Year
US - Affected by one of the worst droughts on record, US corn growers are forecast to harvest 87.4 million acres in 2012, down two per cent from June estimates, according to the Crop Production...
10 August 2012
High Feedstock Prices Cause Stagnant Malaysian Biodiesel Market
MALAYSIA - High feedstock prices, little domestic demand, subsidised alternative petroleum based products, and stiff competition from Indonesian supplies in export markets have stymied development...
09 August 2012
Canada and BC Invest in Sustainable Agriculture
CANADA - The British Columbia agricultural industry will benefit from an investment in two projects to develop energy solutions that will also reduce agricultural waste, announced federal Agriculture...
08 August 2012
RFS Waiver Calls “Premature” and “Void of Justification”
US - Calls from some lawmakers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard for the rest of 2012 “will not make it rain in Indiana or meaningfully lower...
06 August 2012
Sugar Beet Cultivation Studied to Increase Biofuels
MEXICO - Research is underway at the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock (INIFAP) to increase sugar beet cultivation technology, in order to increase biofuel production....
Rationing the '12-'13 Corn Crop: What Happens to Ethanol?
US - Drought conditions this summer have become as bad as 1988 and perhaps worse. As corn yield expectations have declined, issues related to rationing usage in 2012-13 have taken center stage,...
03 August 2012
Further Calls for Waiver of Corn-Ethanol Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council praised a group of congressional lawmakers for asking the US Environmental Protection Agency to waive the federal mandate for the production of corn ethanol...
01 August 2012
Biofuels Approval Boost to Scottish Oilseeds
UK - NFU Scotland and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) have welcomed the announcement that the European Commission has accepted SQC into the sustainability certification scheme for biofuels. That...
31 July 2012
Coalition Urges EPA to Waiver RFS Due to Drought
US - As drought conditions become the worst in 50 years and corn yields are expected to drop significantly, a coalition of meat and poultry organisations yesterday (30 July) asked the US Environmental...
30 July 2012
NFU Frustrated at 'Inconsistency' Over Energy Plans
UK - The NFU has expressed its frustration at a lack of coherence in the government's renewable energy plans, following two apparently conflicting policy announcements. ...
Support for Biofuel Feedstock Producers Announced
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety...
27 July 2012
Philippine Ethanol Production Expected to Fall Short
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is a pioneer in Asia in the use of biofuels and has a Renewable Energy Law in place. The Biofuels Act of 2006 (Republic Act 9367) mandated the blending of biodiesel...
25 July 2012
Drought Impact on Crop Prices, Biofuels Assessed
US - Drought has sharply decreased the size of the US corn and soybean crops this year. While there is no way of knowing for sure how low yields will go, the continuation of hot and dry weather...
24 July 2012
Study to Improve Biofuel Crop Drought-Resistance
US - The US Department of Energy has awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to a multi-institutional effort to develop drought-resistant grasses for use in biofuels. The Donald Danforth Plant...
23 July 2012
Renewable Energy 'High on Agenda' of Welsh Farmers
UK - Renewable energy will play an increasingly crucial role in the future of Welsh farming, providing an important secondary income and diversification, according to Euryn Jones, HSBC’s Regional...
Study Released on Future of Grains, Biofuels and Feed
US - Today, feed costs account for 50 to 70 per cent of livestock and poultry production. What factors are driving these costs and how are scarce resources for food, feed and fuel going to be...
20 July 2012
Biogas Crops Need More Consideration Says Expert
UK - Farmers growing crops for biogas need to pay as much attention to developing a sustainable crop rotation that provides stable, high methane yields as they do to producing the ideal mix of...
Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate
US - In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices and commodity price volatility, a coalition of livestock and poultry groups is urging Congress...
19 July 2012
Ethanol Industry Struggles Worldwide
ANALYSIS - Excessive rains in Brazil's peak sugarcane crush season have slowed both sugar and ethanol production. The majority of sugar production is expected to be pushed into the second half...
17 July 2012
Drought Study to Develop Next Generation Bioenergy Grasses
US - The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a five year, $12.1 million grant to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and their collaborators at the Carnegie Institution...
Sugar Beet Biofuel Farmers Get Red Tractor Boost
UK - Biofuels bearing the Red Tractor mark will now be available following two years of intensive lobbying from the NFU and Red Tractor Assurance after a new scheme was approved yesterday (16...
13 July 2012
NFU Supports Grain Sorghum Biofuel Finding
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments today to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) Concerning Renewable...
12 July 2012
Malaysian Palm Oil Production Forecast Down
MALAYSIA - The USDA forecasts total palm oil production in Malaysia in 2012/13 at 18.5 million tons, down 0.5 million or three per cent from last month but up one per cent from last year. ...
11 July 2012
Bioeconomy Can Shape Future of Europe's Wealth
EU - As the world’s population increases and greater pressure is put on global resources, we need to think carefully about how we manage the ground beneath our feet, and what changes to land...
Brazil Rains Impact Sugar Production
BRAZIL - Excessive rains in Brazil's peak sugarcane crush season has slowed both sugar and ethanol production. The majority of sugar production is expected to be pushed into the second half of...
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