Category: Producer News

Turkey blocks US DDGS due to GMOs

Turkey blocks US DDGS due to GMOs

December 16, 2014 |

In Turkey, the country is effectively no longer accepting imports of U.S. corn coproducts following the stepped-up enforcement of existing biosafety laws that restrict which genetically modified (GM) corn varieties may enter the country’s grain supply. As of Dec. 8, three shipments of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have been rejected following the […]

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Maine towns take first step in developing Fiberight project

Maine towns take first step in developing Fiberight project

December 16, 2014 |

In Maine, plans to develop a $40 million to $80 million Fiberight waste-to-energy plant in Hamden took its first official baby steps on Monday when developers from the Municipal Review Community that represents the solid waste for 190 towns in the state put forward the project for review by the Hampden Town Council. City planners […]

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Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

Evogene collaborating with CNH on easy-to-adopt combine option for castor

December 16, 2014 |

In Israel, Evogene and CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda. announced ongoing cooperation involving the development of an efficient, easy-to-adopt combine solution for the large-scale harvesting of Evofuel castor bean varieties in Latin America. The collaboration between CNH Industrial and Evofuel was initiated in 2012 and has recently been extended for an additional year. Currently in […]

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South Bend ethanol plant negotiating corn oil extraction lease with city

South Bend ethanol plant negotiating corn oil extraction lease with city

December 16, 2014 |

In Indiana, the 100 million gallon ethanol plant in South Bend has come back online following Noble Americas buying the facility in mid-2013 and spending the last year upgrading the facility to come back online. The company has negotiated with the city that the city buy a $2 million corn extraction add-on to the plant […]

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Brazil’s ANP clears Amyris’ farnesene in jet fuel at up to 10%

Brazil’s ANP clears Amyris’ farnesene in jet fuel at up to 10%

December 16, 2014 |

In Brazil, Amyris welcomed the approval of its renewable jet fuel by Brazil’s fuels regulator, ANP, clearing the way for the commercialization in Brazil of the Amyris renewable jet fuel in blends of up to 10 percent. “Building on the revised ASTM International standard for aviation turbine fuel approved in June, Brazil’s ANP last week […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

December 16, 2014 |

In Washington, in order to support constructive dialogue in this ongoing debate, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project convened an advisory group of diverse stakeholders who agreed to discuss legislative and/or regulatory reforms that could put the RFS on a stable footing. The advisory group met three times over the course of 2014, and their […]

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Minnesota ethanol plant pays fourth air pollution fine since 2009

Minnesota ethanol plant pays fourth air pollution fine since 2009

December 15, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago has taken steps to more diligently inspect and maintain equipment that controls air pollutants, under an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The company has also agreed to correct other violations at the plant and pay a $25,141 penalty. State inspections in 2012 and 2014, […]

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Boho factor soars to 16-month high leaving biodiesel producers in the lurch

Boho factor soars to 16-month high leaving biodiesel producers in the lurch

December 15, 2014 |

In New York state, biodiesel’s boho factor has hit 34.02 cents/gal, up 4.83 cents at the highest level since July 2013, indicating poorer blending margins due to higher soyoil prices used to blend in heating oil. Heating oil prices have sunk, following oil prices south to below $60 last Friday. Biodiesel producers are considering shutdowns […]

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ASTM approves up to 20% biodiesel blending with heating oil

ASTM approves up to 20% biodiesel blending with heating oil

December 15, 2014 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International has voted to approve performance specifications for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel with traditional heating oil. The move is a significant leap forward in the industry effort to boost the percentage of cleaner burning biodiesel that homeowners and building managers use in oilheat equipment common to the Northeast and […]

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Syngenta expects China to approve GMO corn very soon

Syngenta expects China to approve GMO corn very soon

December 15, 2014 |

In China, approval of Syngenta’s GMO corn is expected in the coming days. Beijing has blocked the import of the corn, including the DDGS produced from the corn as a byproduct of ethanol production, which has led to a steep loss in demand and therefore prices for DDGS. The North American Export Grain Association says […]

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