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DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

January 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont is working with Nevada city authorities and Underwriters Laboratories to find ways to better put out corn stover fires to help reduce losses like DuPont suffered this summer when lightning strikes set their stover storage ablaze. Lab tests will soon be underway with a foam extinguishing agent to see how it works […]

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Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

Cornell researcher finds how bacteria turns waste into biofuels

January 18, 2017 |

In New York state, to unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. She used an emerging biochemical approach, called metabolomics, to track different sugar carbon atoms inside the bacterial cells and […]

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USDA releases LCA study of corn-based ethanol

USDA releases LCA study of corn-based ethanol

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a report studying the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of corn ethanol. The report, A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol, finds that GHG emissions associated with corn-based ethanol in the United States are about 43 percent lower than gasoline when […]

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Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

January 12, 2017 |

We reported this week that an explosive new peer-reviewed report from ICF found that greenhouse gas emissions reductions from typical corn-based ethanol production have soared to 43 percent compared to 2005-era gasoline. The report projects that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is […]

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Corn ethanol’s emissions savings skyrocket: explosive new report

Corn ethanol’s emissions savings skyrocket: explosive new report

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, an explosive new peer-reviewed report from ICF found that greenhouse gas emission reductions from typical corn-based ethanol production have soared to 43 percent compared to 2005-era gasoline. The report projects that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is more widespread adoption […]

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FCStone sees corn prices remaining flat until after planting

FCStone sees corn prices remaining flat until after planting

January 4, 2017 |

In Illinois, FCStone says the trend for the range-bound corn market December is likely to remain flat until after planting is complete. Farmer may switch some acres to soybeans that have been more profitable due to lower production in Latin America, which could in turn support corn prices when planting numbers come out. Until then, […]

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China to push hard for PLA and ethanol as it eats through giant corn glut

China to push hard for PLA and ethanol as it eats through giant corn glut

January 3, 2017 |

In China, the government announced it will push for a major boost in bioplastics production in an effort to eat its way through its giant corn glut, in addition to boosting ethanol production from corn through 2020. The focus on PLA is a way to add value to the more than 200 million metric tons […]

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Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

December 27, 2016 |

In New York state, researchers at Cornell University say large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae, or ICMM, could help produce fuel for aviation and shipping along with animal feed. Previous Cornell research shows that chickens eating algae-based feed produce eggs with three times the amount of omega-3s. Researchers say to produce the amount of liquid […]

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Cornell and JGI team on how bacteria interact with fungi for biodiesel production

Cornell and JGI team on how bacteria interact with fungi for biodiesel production

December 20, 2016 |

In New York state, to answer the challenge of producing renewable, sustainable alternative fuels, researchers aren’t just looking at developing candidate bioenergy crops but are also reviewing other natural sources of energy-dense oils such as fungi. To learn more about how bacteria interact with fungi in a symbiotic relationship to support the biochemistries that could […]

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Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Corn Refiners Association released its 2016 Corn Annual: Strengthening the Fabric of Our Nation, showing an industry economic output of $54.5 billion. The report details contributions from the industry to the economy in terms of sales, jobs, salaries, purchases, taxes and charitable contributions. The vast majority of corn refining facilities are located […]

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