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ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board

ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board

January 19, 2015 |

In South Dakota, a new white paper details the impact technology innovations have had on the accuracy of carbon intensity modeling for biofuels, resulting in dramatic improvement in the low carbon value of corn-based ethanol. The white paper, written by Ron Alverson, President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors, also criticized […]

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Tom Buis criticizes Toomey, Feinstein, and Flake’s Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015

Tom Buis criticizes Toomey, Feinstein, and Flake’s Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015

January 19, 2015 |

In Washington, Senators Toomey, Feinstein, and Flake introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, which Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis claims is recycled legislation that is “extremely shortsighted.” He said it seeks to appease the wishes of Big Oil and Big Food, is based on false information, and is ignorant of the environmental […]

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The 5 most maddening myths about corn and ethanol

The 5 most maddening myths about corn and ethanol

January 11, 2015 |

Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled at corn starch-based ethanol — and here’s why. If you were, like me, employed in the late 1980s in the eight-block radius around New York’s Washington Square Park, you knew to keep a sharp eye out for bicycle-mounted messengers that hurtled […]

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Corn futures fall below $4 a bushel as ethanol production slips

Corn futures fall below $4 a bushel as ethanol production slips

January 7, 2015 |

In Illinois, Chicago corn futures have fallen below $4 a bushel after the Energy Information Agency reported that ethanol production fell by 25,000 barrels per day last week on shrinking crush margins. Some ethanol plants are already running in the red with margins at just 21 cents per gallon, but increasing DDGS demand has lifted […]

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2015 corn prices are expected to drop as USDA predictions for ethanol demand remains steady

2015 corn prices are expected to drop as USDA predictions for ethanol demand remains steady

January 5, 2015 |

In 2015, corn prices are expected to return to “more reasonable levels” as the demand side remains supportive. For the first quarter of the marketing year, USDA projected corn used for ethanol at 5.2 billion bushels, slightly higher than last year. Ethanol production was about 5 percent larger than the same quarter last year, compared […]

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Randy Dowdy sets record for corn yield with DEKALB corn seed genetics

Randy Dowdy sets record for corn yield with DEKALB corn seed genetics

December 29, 2014 |

In Georgia, Randy Dowdy has set the world record for corn yield with an average of 503 bushels per acre using DEKALB corn seed genetics. Dowdy achieved the record as part of the 2014 National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) 50th Annual National Corn Yield Contest. The Georgia growing season started off with challenging weather conditions. […]

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South Bend ethanol plant negotiating corn oil extraction lease with city

South Bend ethanol plant negotiating corn oil extraction lease with city

December 16, 2014 |

In Indiana, the 100 million gallon ethanol plant in South Bend has come back online following Noble Americas buying the facility in mid-2013 and spending the last year upgrading the facility to come back online. The company has negotiated with the city that the city buy a $2 million corn extraction add-on to the plant […]

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Syngenta expects China to approve GMO corn very soon

Syngenta expects China to approve GMO corn very soon

December 15, 2014 |

In China, approval of Syngenta’s GMO corn is expected in the coming days. Beijing has blocked the import of the corn, including the DDGS produced from the corn as a byproduct of ethanol production, which has led to a steep loss in demand and therefore prices for DDGS. The North American Export Grain Association says […]

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US District Court invalidates four of GS CleanTech’s corn oil patents

US District Court invalidates four of GS CleanTech’s corn oil patents

December 4, 2014 |

In Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled against GS CleanTech in a case the company had mounted against 17 ethanol plants and manufacturers of ethanol production equipment who the company claimed had violated its corn oil patents. The judge ruled four of the company’s patents invalid because it […]

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Big River Resources, Prairie Gold set to open Iowa corn zein plant by May

Big River Resources, Prairie Gold set to open Iowa corn zein plant by May

December 1, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Big River Resources ethanol facility has teamed with Prairie Gold to erect a new plant using first-of-its kind technology to extract zein from corn. The project is expected to be built by May of next year, with product going out the door by July. The new Galva plant will extract zein from […]

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