Tag: wheat

Wheat pushes beets into 2nd place for bioethanol feedstock

Wheat pushes beets into 2nd place for bioethanol feedstock

September 27, 2018 |

In Germany, the proportionate use of cereal raw materials in the production of bioethanol has shifted in Germany in recent years. As the Deutsches Maiskomitee eV (DMK) reports, the range of products and prices has led to the fact that wheat in Germany is now the most important crop for bioethanol production with a share […]

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University of Illinois researchers determine feed value for wheat co-products

University of Illinois researchers determine feed value for wheat co-products

April 3, 2018 |

In Illinois, with feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be […]

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Alabama farmers look to carinata as alternative to winter wheat

Alabama farmers look to carinata as alternative to winter wheat

January 8, 2018 |

In Alabama, farmers are giving carinata a go as a winter rotation crop to see if could add value to their operations while also providing Agrisoma supplies during the off-season after its Midwest farmers have already harvested. In the Midwest, carinata is a summer crop but its cold weather tolerance means it could potentially be […]

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Kansas and Chinese researchers make breakthrough with wheat straw ethanol production

Kansas and Chinese researchers make breakthrough with wheat straw ethanol production

November 22, 2017 |

In Kansas, thanks to an international and interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat straw. Their study, “Predictive temperature modeling and experimental investigation of ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting of […]

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Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

August 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Scottish wheat growers are jumping in to help their southern neighbors by supplying feedstock to ethanol plants covered by the SQC quality scheme that is approved by the European Union as complying with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. EU approval for the Red Tractor scheme that many English farmers participate in […]

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Ethanol demand turns UK into net wheat importer for fourth time in 25 years

Ethanol demand turns UK into net wheat importer for fourth time in 25 years

June 22, 2017 |

In the UK, wheat demand to supply CropEnergies’ Ensus ethanol plant brought back online last year has turned the country into a net importer of wheat for only the fourth time in the past 25 years. Last year’s smaller-than-normal crop has contributed to the shift to net importation with stocks seen closing the current season […]

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Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

Midwest researchers find wheat diseases can crossover to switchgrass

January 17, 2017 |

In Michigan, in the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from Michigan State University, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops. “Crop fields were once considered tiny islands in a sea of wild […]

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Chinese cadmium-tainted wheat headed for ethanol and industrial use

Chinese cadmium-tainted wheat headed for ethanol and industrial use

August 30, 2016 |

In China, the government has allegedly bought all of the cadmium-tainted wheat in Xinxiang, Henan Province with the intention of using it for ethanol production as well as to make industrial starch used in paper mills and textile manufacturing. At least 10ha of land has been contaminated by the soft metal since at least 2012 […]

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Italy preparing to invest $450 million in inedible wheat-based ethanol plant

Italy preparing to invest $450 million in inedible wheat-based ethanol plant

August 3, 2016 |

In Iran, Italian private sector is set to invest $450 million in a new ethanol facility in Amirabad Special Economic Zone that will use 1 million metric tons annually of inedible wheat as feedstock. The Italian investor has yet to be named but the contract for the investment will be signed soon. The exact project […]

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European wheat producers see record-breaking crush margins but they will be short-lived

European wheat producers see record-breaking crush margins but they will be short-lived

September 3, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, wheat ethanol producers are benefiting from an all-time high for wheat crushing margins with more than EUR150 per metric ton of T2 ethanol FOB Rotterdam. The physical market for prompt deliveries remains tight, providing support to margins, but further out those margins are expected to shrivel up as production ramps back up […]

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