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06 July 2012
Policies Encourage Paraguay Ethanol Production
PARAGUAY - Paraguay’s ethanol industry continues to slowly grow every year as a result of larger demand promoted by official policies, including the biofuels law. Local ethanol producers enjoy...
21 June 2012
Barley’s Biofuel Bang
US - Although corn is perhaps the most familiar player on the American biofuel scene, scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) say in the long run, barley and its byproducts...
20 June 2012
Researchers: Sorghum Should be in Mix as Biofuel Crop
US - Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure,...
19 June 2012
Gasifier Uses Illinois Feedstocks for Heat, Power Applications
US - University of Illinois agricultural engineers will be showing off a small-scale biomass gasifier at this year's Agronomy Day....
Anticipating Estimates of 1 June Corn, Soybean Stocks
US - The USDA will release the estimates of 1 June corn and soybean inventories on 29 June. The level of those stocks will reveal the rate of consumption during the third quarter of the 2011-12...
14 June 2012
CEREALS 2012: Free Biomass Boilers for UK Farmers
UK - A new initiative announced at Cereals 2012, means farmers and landowners can quickly and easily take advantage of financial incentives and savings when installing biomass boilers, writes...
13 June 2012
Purdue Expert to Speak at Bioeconomy Conference
US - A Purdue University expert in public policy issues involving biofuels will be a keynote speaker at a conference in Canada assessing the social, environmental and economic implications of...
08 June 2012
NCGA Conference Teaches Political History of Ethanol
US - This week, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) helped attendees of an Ethanol Industry 101 workshop explore the history of national politics as they relate to ethanol....
05 June 2012
Energy-dense Biofuel from Cellulose Close to Being Economical
US - A new process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting....
EBI Energy Farm Researchs Bioenergy Solutions
US - University of Illinois associate professor and Extension specialist Tom Voigt says that he feels "fortunate and happy" to be involved in EBI's research activities that include bioenergy...
30 May 2012
Corn Prices Expected to Drop Near-term
ANALYSIS - The price of corn is in a downtrend, but will remain volatile, said Dr. Paul Aho during his lecture at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Poultry Conference in Panama, writes...
29 May 2012
Breakthrough with Ethanol from Sorghum
PHILIPPINES - San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) in San Carlos City has produced ethanol from sweet sorghum, for the first time in the Philippines and Southeast Asia....
24 May 2012
Harper Government Invests in Green Agriculture Research
CANADA - Canadian farmers will have the opportunity to increase their profits while mitigating their impact on the environment with the support of the Harper Government. Member of Parliament...
17 May 2012
Colombia Sugar Increases as Ethanol Production Rises
COLOMBIA - Colombian sugar production in 2011/12 reached 2.31 mmt. Although the La Niña weather pattern extended into 2011, precipitation in the Cauca Valley, where sugarcane is produced, was...
22 Hours of Grain Trading; Industry Says Slow Down
ANALYSIS - Starting May 20, 2012 (trade date May 21, 2012), the CME Group is slated to expand its electronic trading hours in its Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grain, oilseed and ethanol...
15 May 2012
AD 'the Missing Link' for Bioenergy
UK - Achieving sustainable intensification in farming was a hot topic at the 2012 National Farmers Union (NFU) Conference earlier this year and is a significant aspect of Europe’s Common Agricultural...
14 May 2012
Is Ethanol Production Linked to Antibiotic Resistance?
US - Two US congressmen have written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ask what the agency is doing to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics in food-animal production. ...
08 May 2012
Secretary Vilsack Urges Increase of Farm-Produced Renewable Feedstocks
US - Agriculture Secretary Vilsack last week called on petroleum companies to help increase the percentage of ethanol in America's gas tanks in order to reduce dependence on foreign oil, boost...
07 May 2012
Environmental Concerns, Gas Prices Raise Interest in Cellulosic Ethanol
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says concerns over the environment and rising fuel costs are stimulating increased interest in the use of cellulosic ethanol as an alternative...
01 May 2012
Australia's Bioeconomy Blossoms with Supercharged Safflower
AUSTRALIA - New varieties of the safflower plant containing the world's highest levels of valuable oleic acid are in the pipeline for Australian grain growers thanks to breakthrough research...
25 April 2012
China Cut Subsidies for Ethanol From Grain
CHINA - China has lowered subsidies for ethanol produced from grains by more than half, in a bid to lower industrial use and ensure feed supply for the livestock industry....
24 April 2012
Biofuels Mandate would Cause Corn Price Spikes
US - A study from Purdue and Stanford university researchers predicts that future climate scenarios may cause significantly greater volatility in corn prices, which would be intensified by the...
19 April 2012
What's the Future for Corn Ethanol?
ANALYSIS - Could the glory days for corn ethanol production in the US be grinding to a halt? And could there be a shift away from using corn for fuel production easing prices on grains used for...
18 April 2012
Biofuels Lobbying Could Pay Off in Time for Harvest
UK - The updated Red Tractor farm assurance scheme for crops and sugar beet is on the verge of being officially accepted across the EU in time for this year’s harvest, the NFU said today....
17 April 2012
Canadian Corn Ethanol Production Hits Plateau
CANADA - Corn-based ethanol's dream days are over, says the chief economist of the US Department of Agriculture, writes Tom Button for Grainews....
16 April 2012
Frontier Deliver First Wheat to Bioethanol Plant
UK - Feedstock suppliers Frontier have delivered the first lorry loads of wheat to Britain's largest biofuel plant, Vivergo Fuels Ltd. near Hull....
Shell Outline Plans for Advanced Biofuel Production from Crop Waste
GLOBAL - Petroleum giants Shell have outlined their commitment to advanced biofuels made from crop residues and wastes in their latest sustainability report, published last week....
13 April 2012
Chicken Droppings to Power Biogas Plants in Rizal
PHILIPPINES - Chicken droppings will soon be widely used in Rizal to power biogas plants, as Agham Party List Reprersentative Angelo Palmones teams up with DOST IV-A Director Fernando E. Ablaza...
12 April 2012
EU Policy Shuts Off US Biodiesel Pumps, Costing US Farmers $1.1 Billion
GLOBAL – A soy checkoff study shows a European Union renewable-energy policy would ultimately cost US soybean farmers money by lowering US soybean prices....
03 April 2012
EPA Allows Ethanol Makers to Register E15
US - the US federal government announced yesterday that manufacturers can register as suppliers of the E15 ethanol blend, moving closer to allowing wide distribution of the fuel....
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