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Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Understanding of the variables impacting corn oil extraction is needed as the ethanol industry adopts new process technologies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
The Task Force will consider public comments to carry out its charge.
This February, D3MAX announced the completion and shipment of its pilot plant employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology. Installed at ACE Ethanol LLC, in Stanley, Wisconsin.
Prospects for a cellulosic ethanol plant to be built as part of the Maabjerg Energy Center in Denmark have achieved a breakthrough, according Jorgen Udby, chairman.
A major refinery in northern Delaware will move forward with a project to expand its ethanol blending infrastructure and capabilities after the state’s top environmental agency rejected an appeal to stop it from happening.
"Plugging the West Coast Carbon Short"
The United States remained the world’s top exporter of ethanol in 2016 and is stretching its lead in early 2017.
Global demand for green solvents, chemicals derived from natural or renewable resources, will soon reach 2 billion pounds per year, according to a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has said that he has been assured President Donald Trump’s administration will support producers of ethanol and biodiesel fuels, according to media reports.
The new ClearPoint Biofilm Detection and Control program from Solenis helps identify and prevent biofilm growth in cooling water systems.
More than two thirds of citizens in EU Member States have a positive attitude towards plant-based biofuels, a Europe-wide opinion poll has revealed.
Overhyped electric cars and ethanol are 'greenwashed' scams that ultimately cause more pollution than fossil fuels
Driving an electric vehicle may not be as green as you might think, especially if you're living in a region that produces most of its electricity by burning coal...
Alliance BioEnergy Plus has submitted an offer to purchase an over 145 acre ethanol plant previously owned by Ineos New Planet Bioenergy in Florida.
President Donald Trump reiterated his support for American ethanol in a letter, wading into the industry’s battle with independent oil refiners and billionaire Carl Icahn over whether parts of a federal mandate should be changed.
While some regard ethanol as a cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly biofuel than gasoline, critics say its effect is as bad or even worse for nature than regular oil, as concluded in a report by Malaysia's The Star.
Net exports of ethanol from the United States set a new record of 1.01 billion gallons in 2016, according to a new eight-page summary of 2016 ethanol trade data published today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
Show me a person who really knows how these elections will end and I’ll show you a spot in western UP where there’s no sign of any sugarcane this time of the year.
Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers both set production records in 2016.
Distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
Brazil's Petrobras has completed the sale of a 45.9% stake in sugar and ethanol producer Guarani to France's Tereos International for $202.8 million, part of the state-led oil producer and refiner's retreat from the biofuels business.
The Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® are hosting four free ethanol safety webinars this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The U.S. ethanol industry set another new record for production the week ending Jan. 27,
The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production
The increased operating income is primarily attributed to lower corn prices and stronger ethanol prices.
Swiss commodities trader Glencore PLC is considering additional sugar and ethanol mills takeovers in Brazil, where it recently bought a second plant, to bolster operations in the world’s No. 1 sugar producer...
U.S. Water has announced that on Dec. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears patent appeals from all U.S. district courts, vacated an adverse judgment against it by the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
From April 1, which was the start of the current season, through the end of 2016, UNICA said Brazilian mills processed 591.99 million tons of sugarcane. In addition to 24.91 billion liters of ethanol, the mills also produced 35.2 million tons of sugar...
Ethanol is taking a bigger slice of American gas tanks.
The ERC grants are one of the top funding schemes available to researchers in Europe, and recipients must have an exceptional track record for their career stage.
A new post-election survey released Jan. 10 shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters of American ethanol.
Corn-derived biofuels release even more greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change on April 20.
Brazilian sugarcane growers favored sugar production over ethanol production during the 2016-17 Center-South crop season, encouraged by higher prices for the sweetener in the international market.
JetBlue, seeking to get ahead of looming restrictions on airliners’ greenhouse gas pollution, has agreed to buy more than 330 million gallons of renewable fuel over 10 years, the company said on Monday.
Ethanol traders spent the last couple months of 2016 trying to keep pace with the energy and corn markets
China Everbright International has signed an investment agreement with the municipal government of Can Tho to develop its energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Vietnam.
President-elect backed the federal biofuels rules as a candidate, but his EPA pick opposes them
News has arrived from Denver (the company) and the UK (the project and partners) that SynTech Bioenergy will build what it terms “a revolutionary clean-energy plant in the United Kingdom capable of carbon negative operation.”
On Dec. 15, the Danish Parliament voted to implement a 0.9 percent blending mandate for advanced biofuels in the transportation sector.
Sugar rebounded Tuesday from a four-month low, buoyed by the Brazilian state-run oil company's decision to raise gasoline prices.
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Rick Perry, a former governor of Texas, to serve as Secretary of Energy. The nomination is subject to approval by the U.S. Senate.
Today the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into legal force, requiring 195 nations—including the U.S.—to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise to no more than 2 degrees Celsius.
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion (€943,000,00m) into cleantech companies over the next 20 years.
Beside the Pan-American Highway, almost 600km (375 miles) north of Santiago, Chile’s capital, lies El Romero, the largest solar-energy plant in Latin America and among the dozen biggest in the world.
China plans to increase the share of biomass-based energy in its power supply in a bid to reduce reliance on coal and improve air quality.
China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use of food grains to make the biofuel, according to a plan published by China’s National Energy Administration.
The total amount of corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 507 million bushels in October, USDA said in its October monthly grain crushings and coproducts production report.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, fresh from taking over the presidency of the Group of 20 nations, plans to use her leverage to challenge Donald Trump’s skepticism about the value of renewable energy by pointing out where it’s a viable business.
ugar’s two-year global supply short-fall, a key factor behind blistering price rises, is expected to end in 2017/18, with rain returning to major Asian producers while European Union reforms will boost production in the trading bloc.
Despite the ministry of petroleum and natural gas’ planned move towards cleaner sources of energy, methanol blending of petrol is stuck on the issue of the proportion in which methanol is to be blended with petrol.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released a crop update for the second half of October, reporting ethanol production in the south-central region
A new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of US biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030.
Mission Innovation Partners came together at the UN climate change conference, known as COP22, to report on developments one year from its launch. The global effort aims to double clean energy research and development.
Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study.
An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis developed an algorithm that suggests gene to remove from certain cells, such as yeast, to get them to perform a normal activity in a different environment or situation.
Media reports are abuzz that the central government has asked Maharashtra government to impose a limit on water-guzzling sugarcane crop -- in order to help fight the state's crisis drought situation.
Investors are betting that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory may herald changes to a contentious law that forces American refiners to use ethanol.
Bunge reported adjusted EBIT of $35 million for its sugar and bioenergy segment.
According to the USDA, 2.53 million hundredweight (cwt) (141,680 tons) of sorghum was also consumed for fuel alcohol production in September, down from 4.37 million ctw in August.
Uttam Sugar Mills Ltd informed that it obtained acknowledgement from the government of India after doubling its Ethanol distillery capacity.
Of all the many wonders at the Algae Biomass Summit this week, perhaps there was nothing more interesting in terms of the Department of Energy’s laudable attention to the sector ...
Some refiners stand to rake in $1 billion by selling fuel credits, while others must spend millions to comply
Ted Cruz opposes subsidies for biofuels and still managed an Iowa win. Is corn ethanol losing its political clout?
The rally in sugar prices, coupled with improved domestic production prospects, has dented expectations for purchases of the sweetener by China, the top importer.
With U.S. farmers anticipating a record corn harvest and U.S. ethanol producers expecting record production of animal feed co-products, the timing could not be better for Export Exchange 2016, scheduled for next week in Detroit.
Sipef flagged "upside potential" for palm oil prices, even as the plantations group said that production in parts of Indonesia appears to be recovering faster than the modest revival highlighted in Malaysia.
he Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce it will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail this year with Bass Pro Shops, in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts and consumers about ethanol’s benefits.
Elevated corn prices in Brazil are provoking ideas that farmers will maintain sowings even of safrinha crop for 2016-17, despite the dismal performance of their last harvest.
Sugar production in Brazil's key Centre South region soared late last month, as mills – which have accelerated forward hedging in an effort to tap high prices – lifted above 50% the proportion of cane turned into sweetener.
Almost 13 years after the government first mooted the blending of ethanol with petrol at a 5:95 ratio and endorsed it at various stages, the country finally realised it in 2015-16.
Australia's sugar exports are to hit 4m tonnes for the first time in a decade, helped by a boost to production from "improved seasonal conditions" for the country's cane crop.
Brazil's sugar exports will top 27m tonnes this season for only the second time, despite a disappointing cane harvest in the key Centre South region, as mills prioritise the sweetener over ethanol.
Indian sugar production will decline – but not by as much as some other commentators believe, US officials said, noting a rise in cane plantings in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
The "operational flexibility" of Brazilian mills means that sugar production will be unaffected by the disappointing cane crop, Societe Generale said.
Revenues and underlying profits at the agribusiness giant Louis Dreyfus tumbled over the last six months, though the company managed a slight uptick in net-profits thanks to lower tax and costs.
Platts Kingsman extended the round of upgrades by commentators to forecasts for the world sugar production deficit next season, amid waning expectations for Brazil's cane crop.
In Brazil, demand for hydrous ethanol demand has begun to recover after reaching a record high price late last year that drove consumers away from the fuel.
20 September 2016, Nagpur: The central government’s plan to increase blending of ethanol with petrol to 22.5% from existing 10% is causing alarm among petroleum dealers and also vehicle users.
Today, University of Michigan Energy Institute researchers, led by longtime biofuels critic Professor John DeCicco, released a study funded by the American Petroleum Institute (API) claiming biofuels do not reduce carbon emissions compared to petroleum.
Low-carbon fuel users are highly diverse, representing the socioeconomic demographics of California with strong Latino, African-American and Asian demographic groups.
Donald Trump's campaign on Thursday briefly published a fact sheet calling for the repeal of a key part of the federal ethanol mandate, but later said an incorrect version of the fact sheet had been published in error.
Ethanol producers may feel less pain from sinking oil prices than in previous tough times, as a government rule ensures a minimum use of the biofuel and recent consolidation gives them both financial strength and output flexibility.
“This is the same study, same flawed methodology, and same fallacious result that Professor DeCicco has churned out multiple times in the past."
Times Of India – 9 September 2016, New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to reduce oil imports by 10% by 2022, the ethanol blending programme (EBP) remains a crucial fix to attain this.
With the boom of corn ethanol industry, grain farmer joined a group in his community hoping to build an ethanol processing plant.
As the corn ethanol industry boomed in the last decade, Illinois grain farmer Eric Rund joined a group in his community hoping to build an ethanol processing plant.
Nearly 500 years ago, the Portuguese introduced sugarcane to Brazilian agriculture. Soon Brazil became the world’s largest exporter of sugar–a crop so lucrative and in demand that it surpassed the income from gold mines in colonial times, the "white gold".