Tag: USA

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

Rail safety grants totaling $350,000 awarded to assist with fuel transport

August 27, 2014 |

In the US, the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded two grants totaling $350,000 to improve the safety of rail transport of hazardous materials by developing a Short Line Safety Institute. After recent concerns over chemical and oil spillage from trains transporting fuel products, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced legislation in June to authorize […]

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Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

Energy analysts like Gevo re-start, caution “Still a Long Way to Go”.

June 18, 2013 |

In the US, noted energy analysts have been updating their views on Gevo following the company’s announcement that the Luverne plant has resumed operations. “After a 5-6 month hiatus to combat contamination-related production issues,” wrote Piper Jaffray’s Mike Ritzenthaler, ” the phased re-start of Luverne has surpassed its most difficult and important hurdle in our […]

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Argentina seeks to re-route biodiesel exports to US

Argentina seeks to re-route biodiesel exports to US

May 21, 2013 |

In Argentina, the biodiesel industry is looking to circumvent its trade spat with Europe by exporting instead to the US. The Argentine biofuel chamber Carbio told Reuters that it is currently working to get EPA environmental approval, a process which takes time to work through. It applied to generate RINs last year but expects to […]

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Germany and US sign R&D agreement on renewable jet fuels

Germany and US sign R&D agreement on renewable jet fuels

September 17, 2012 |

In Germany, transport minister Peter Ramsauer and US ambassador Philip Murphy signed an alternative aviation fuels development agreement “make research and development in alternative aviation fuels even more dynamic,” the minister said.

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Brazilian ethanol exports to the US surge in July

Brazilian ethanol exports to the US surge in July

August 7, 2012 |

In Brazil, ethanol exports to the US soared in July, bringing in $304.8 million in FOB sales as volumes tripled to 410.7 million liters. The opportunity to export to the US reopened due to soaring ethanol prices there based on drought across the US and spiking corn prices. Ethanol exports to the US are up […]

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USDA launches new energy website – maps, tools, and more

USDA launches new energy website – maps, tools, and more

January 26, 2012 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new energy website to provide quick access to the agency’s renewable energy and energy efficiency data. The website, usda.gov/energy, provides access to all USDA energy resources, including: agricultural, forestry, economic and social data. This is done in part through a set of new complementary web-based […]

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Who's in the lead? Algae around the world

Who's in the lead? Algae around the world

January 12, 2012 |

Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out. In New Mexico, Dr. Jose Olivares is head of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium funded by the Department of Energy […]

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Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

January 12, 2012 |

Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out. In New Mexico, Dr. Jose Olivares is head of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium funded by the Department of Energy […]

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