Search Results for 'soybeans'
In Missouri, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri has released its baseline briefing book for agriculture and biofuels in the US. The reports shows the likelihood of $4 corn and $10 soybeans with fewer corn acres planted and more soybeans planted. It also anticipates the RFS to remain in […]
In Iowa, Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies announced that the USFDA has completed its consultation for Enlist E3 soybeans. The agency has no further questions based on submitted data that concluded Enlist E3 soybeans are not different in composition, safety, and other relevant parameters from soybean-derived food and feed currently on the market. This advanced […]
In Missouri, a research effort to increase the amount of oleic acid found in soybean oil is already underway after the FDA announced its conclusion that trans fats are unsafe in food at the University of Missouri. Developing high oleic acid content traits in soybeans would avoid genetically modifying the beans, and could benefit the […]
In New York, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed an effective catalyst could replace costly platinum in the production of hydrogen. The catalyst, made from renewable soybeans and abundant molybdenum metal, produces hydrogen, cost-effective manner, potentially increasing the use of this clean energy source. Assisting in the research were […]
In New York, the Dow Jones ended 2012 down 1.14%, but with the single commodity index for soybeans shooting up 23.85% in year-end returns. Soybean meal also skyrocketed 48.94%, and on the downside, natural gas ended the year down 30.70%. More on the story.
In Illinois, Rich Feltes, senior vice president and director of commodity research at MF Global, told attendees at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit that he expected December corn futures to trade in the $3.50-$3.80 per bushel range through the spring and summer of 2010, and projected a price of $8.50 per bushel as a […]
Biobased investment triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the investment landscape
Biobased investing continues to rise, both direct and via strategics. The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide. In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares to $363.8M million […]
So, what about biochar? Is it just fantasy, a sideshow, or a vital future market that will power the carbon economics for hot ventures like Cool Planet? And, er, what’s an auxin anyway — and why is that important? Dwelling as we do from time to time in the land of manure, fertilizers and soil […]
Two years ago, DuPont purchased Danisco and its Genencor unit and added their expertise into a new unit: DuPont Industrial Biosciences. This integration allows us to optimize DuPont’s bioscience technology and commercialization capabilities with Genencor’s biofuel enzyme technology. DuPont is committed to being a part of the solution to develop renewably sourced biofuels. For close […]
OK, you have a carbon strategy, and that’s good. But how’s your hydrogen strategy coming along? In our “100 Fortune Cookies,” we put it as plainly as we could: “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.” Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced third party confirmation of […]