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Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium celebrates first harvest of Salicornia feedstock

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium celebrates first harvest of Salicornia feedstock

October 2, 2017 |

In the UAE, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit entity supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran and General Electric –announced that its flagship project, the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS), has reached a critical milestone in its development of sustainable aviation biofuels through the first […]

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China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

China says major corn imports won’t be necessary to achieve E10 mandate

October 2, 2017 |

In China, despite analysts predicting the country will have to boost corn imports but as much as 20 million metric tons per year to satisfy the E10 policy set to come into place by 2020, a top government official responsible for agriculture policy said that significant imports will not be needed. The aim is to […]

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China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

China says ethanol plan won’t rely on corn or ethanol imports

September 30, 2017 |

In China, government officials told Xinhua Net that China’s plan to increase the use of bioethanol gasoline will not have a significant impact on the grain market, and it would be unrealistic for the country to import large amounts of corn for the industry development. “The government plan to increase ethanol fuel production was for […]

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Cornell and Texas A&M researcher develop algal droplet bioreactors on a chip

Cornell and Texas A&M researcher develop algal droplet bioreactors on a chip

September 28, 2017 |

In New York state, researchers from Cornell University’s Boyce Thompson Institute and Texas A&M University report in Plant Direct exciting new technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain: Algal droplet bioreactors on a chip. A single algal cell is captured in a tiny droplet of water encapsulated by oil – imagine […]

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Midwest corn harvest pushes ethanol margins to nine-month highs

Midwest corn harvest pushes ethanol margins to nine-month highs

September 26, 2017 |

In Illinois, with the onslaught of the corn harvest, prices are falling and in turn crush margins are improving, reaching a nine-month high. Poor margins earlier in the year had negative impacts on Q2 reporting in July for several independent producers such as The Andersons, Green Plains, and Pacific Ethanol. With RIN prices rebounding to […]

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Al Corn votes to convert from coop to LLC

Al Corn votes to convert from coop to LLC

September 26, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Al Corn’s cooperative members have voted to convert the company into an LLC, allowing it to grow its acreage to secure an extra 25 million or so bushels of corn without having to open up to new farmer members. The shift is part of the expansion program that will see the ethanol plant’s […]

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EPA says RIN production rose in August while corn-based RINs fell

EPA says RIN production rose in August while corn-based RINs fell

September 25, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency reported last week that August corn-based ethanol RIN production fell by more than 4% on the month to 1.326 billion while total RIN production increased more than 5% to 1.755 billion. Advanced biofuel D5 RIN production jumped more than 430% to 28.18 million RINs, an increase of 22.86 million […]

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Study says corn stover and crop residues are billion-dollar opportunity for ag states

Study says corn stover and crop residues are billion-dollar opportunity for ag states

September 24, 2017 |

In Iowa, new economic reports show that producing biomass fuel pellets from crop residues like corn stalks can provide a billion-dollar development opportunity for agricultural states. Iowa-based Regional Strategic, Ltd. examined the economic impact of collecting, processing, and delivering corn stover byproducts of ethanol – the stalks, stems, and leaves of corn plants – to […]

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China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

China could import up to 20 million tons of corn annually to meet E10

September 21, 2017 |

In China, imports of as much as 20 million metric tons of corn could be needed annually to supply animal feed plants in the southern part of the country in the ramp up to the new E10 policy announced earlier this month. Corn located closer to the corn-growing areas is likely to be absorbed by […]

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WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the USDA released its monthly WASDE report analyzing production and consumption estimates for corn that saw a surprise jump in yields for both corn and soybeans, numbers which immediately pushed down futures prices for both key biofuel feedstocks. Last month’s report was bearish, so the market was expecting lower yields in August that […]

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