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Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

March 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country is looking to double its ethanol production from corn by 2018 in an effort to boost supplies during the sugarcane inter-crop season. At the moment, three sugarcane mills in Mato Grasso also produce ethanol from corn following the example of a first mill who introduced the idea successfully in 2011. Two […]

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China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

March 9, 2017 |

In China, despite the central government’s efforts to boost consumption of its spoiled corn stocks for use in bioplastics and ethanol among other industrial uses, demand for these cheap inventories have not picked up nor have the industries grown significantly as a result of feedstock availability. Now it will be pressured further by farmers who […]

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Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

February 22, 2017 |

In Iowa, Pine Lake Corn Processors has become the first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (ICE) membrane solution to increase production capacity and improve overall plant efficiency. Pine Lake, located at Steamboat Rock, Iowa, operates at 35 MMgy dry mill ethanol plant. Whitefox’s bolt-on ICE solution gives the plant an […]

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Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

February 21, 2017 |

In Illinois, analysts expect farmers to plant fewer corn acres this spring with a focus instead on more soybean production, a decision that will lead to tighter ending stocks in 2017/18 that will in turn boost production costs for ethanol that could shrink margins if ethanol prices don’t rise in line with the increased corn […]

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Chinese corn futures soar after government confirms ethanol and bioplastics commitment

Chinese corn futures soar after government confirms ethanol and bioplastics commitment

February 7, 2017 |

In China, the “number one document,” a key rural policy document, was released late on Sunday indicating the government still aims to cut down around 20 million metric tons of poor quality corn stocks for use in ethanol and bioplastic, a move that saw corn futures prices on the Dalian Commodity Exchange soar to 18-month […]

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EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

February 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Edeniq and Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Little Sioux Corn Processors’ registration of its 150 million gallon per year Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production. Under the terms of its license agreements with ADM and Little Sioux, Edeniq uses its Pathway Technology to measure […]

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The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

January 31, 2017 |

A group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have completed a survey of the economic activities and rural jobs that a corn stover bioeconomy can offer, which is currently featured on the cover of the latest issue of Biofpr journal. Here, a member of the team, Mahmood Ebadian of Biomass Supply Chain Consulting, summarizes the main findings […]

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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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