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Tweet As Senator Barbara Boxer nixes action on Renewable Fuel Standard reform legislation through the Environment and Public Works committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein co-sponsors a bill to strip corn ethanol out of the RFS altogether. Just as the EPA issues a report showing that the US is turning the corner on reducing dependency on imported […]
Tweet In Indiana, Dow AgroSciences announced the issuance of U.S. Patent Number 8,598,413 for the company’s lead 2,4-D herbicide tolerance event in corn. The corn event is based on one of Dow AgroSciences’ highly anticipated Enlist herbicide-tolerant traits, and provides robust tolerance to broadleaf and grass herbicides, including 2,4-D and the FOP family of herbicides. […]
Tweet In Europe, despite concerns that seasonal changes in ethanol demand would weigh on prices just as margins were beginning to recover, high DDG prices will drive DDG production in Europe. Crush spreads have been weakening for both corn and wheat-based ethanol but DDG is expected to be trading at a premium to corn.
Tweet In Illinois, ethanol margins are at five year highs thanks to low corn prices, despite lower demand expected after the EPA revised down the 2013 RFS blending mandate and expectations of a lower blend in 2014. Margins have been boosted by almost $1 a gallon thanks to soaring demand for DDGS exports.
Tweet In Washington, the USDA says demand for corn is stronger due to more domestic demand for ethanol as well as increased expectation of exports. Despite the increase in demand, forecasts still call for $4.40 per bushel through August, compared to up to $6.89 seen during this past marketing year. So far corn prices are […]
Tweet In Washington, Senators Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. and David Vitter, R-La. are working on legislation that would reduce the amount of corn ethanol required under the RFS while boosting the amount of advanced biofuels. On the other hand, Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla. are working on legislation that would eliminate the […]
Tweet Traveling through the seasons with Calysta Energy chairman and CEO Alan Shaw, from the summer of IPOs with Codexis — and now back into springtime, courtesy of a technology that plays cheap natural gas. For eight o’clock in the morning on the last day of a long BIO Pac Rim conference, Alan Shaw was […]
Tweet In Illinois, after announcements on the EPA rollbacks, ethanol futures have been fluctuating a great deal on the Chicago Board of Trade, but futures last week jumped 5.7 percent on record low stockpiles and other signs of high demand. Said Jim Damask, a manager at StarFuels, the good news is that: “Margins are looking […]
Tweet In Israel, Morflora’s TraitUP technology won the Best Novel Agricultural Biotechnology in the Agrow Awards prestigious competition. The award recognizes the most significant practical application of a novel biotechnology to the advancement of crop protection and agriculture. TraitUP is a generic non-transgenic and non heritable platform that enables the delivery of DNA into a […]
Tweet In Illinois, as many as 20 ethanol plants are expected to be shuttered as a result of the cutbacks in ethanol blending for the RFS in 2014. Citigroup expects gasoline demand to be 13% less next year than estimated in 2007 when blending mandates were set, just 133 billion gallons compared to the 154 […]