In Washington, the National Corn Growers Association has caled on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on “Waters of the U.S.” The NCGA’s concerns were exacerbated when it became known that the Corps of Engineers, which had been partnering with EPA in the process, expressed significant reservations on the science and legality of the […]
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In China, artificially high corn prices are seriously weighing on margins for corn ethanol producers. Even though the government has tried to auction off corn stocks, there has been little demand, which should have the opposite effect on corn prices than what is being experienced. At the most recent auction, less than 2% of available […]
In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. With the completion of this 2-year initiative, all four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing corn oil. In May, Pacific Ethanol began commercial production of corn […]
EPA Administrator to corn farmers: [Our RFS] delay…was disruptive to say the least. I apologize for that.”
In Washington, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Corn Congress and said that ““you might’ve heard we’re trying to shrink or kill this [RFS] program. But the truth is, we’re committed to growing it. The volumes we’ve proposed for 2015 and 2016 are designed to bust through the blend wall.” She added that “our proposed […]
In Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and La Coop fédéréem, after two years of work with value chain players, including farmers, have been able to reduce projected corn stalk costs by 40%, the partners announced. Previous studies confirmed ample crop residue supply, however cost projections based on published literature available at that time were […]
In Illinois, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimize—land use. In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, these researchers are finding ways to simultaneously meet three objectives: maximize a farmer’s production, grow feedstock for bioenergy and protect the […]
In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association announced the investment of an additional $500,000 to an innovative program called Prime the Pump, which seeks to expand fueling infrastructure capable of delivering higher blends of ethanol fuel to American consumers. This increases the NCGA commitment to $2 million in the last year. Prime the Pump will […]
In Washington, more than 300 people took to the Hill in a corn ethanol fly-in to push the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the blending mandate for conventional ethanol. Among them was the Illinois Farm Bureau who attacked the EPA for its use of the term “ambitious” when setting out the blending mandate for 2015 […]
In New York state, Western New York Energy is investing $2 million in a new 810,000 bushel corn silo to compliment the two 500,000 bushel silos it already has co-located at its ethanol plant in Orleans County. The state’s Economic Development Agency is providing an $80,000 grant to facilitate the investment.
In Michigan, converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water between rainfall, evaporation and movement of soil water to groundwater. In humid climates such as the U.S. Midwest, evaporation returns more than half of the […]