USDA Seeks Applications for Biobased Funds

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products. Funding is being provided through the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known as the Biorefinery Assistance Program. The program provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioproducts, USDA

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Biofuels?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

NCGA Calls for #RFS Policy Support with Lower Corn Demand

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According to new USDA forecasts, increases in corn acres, both planted and harvested in the U.S., led to higher production and lower prices. Despite a 30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel. The 2016/17 season-average corn price received by farmers fell and is now projected to be …

Agribusiness, corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFS

.@Syngenta Supports #Ethanol #Farmers with #Enogen Corn

Joanna Schroeder

During the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen race weekend, racing writers and photographers gathered for a media briefing held by the ethanol industry to learn more about the high-octane green fuel that is powering the NASCAR race cars around tracks like the Iowa Speedway. One of those reporters was our own Chuck Zimmerman who sat down with Chris …

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#Enogen + Cellerate = 20% More #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen took the Iowa Speedway by storm this past weekend and one of the hot topics: E15. Syngenta hosted a press conference to educate the racing media about the benefits of E15, including the amazing fuel benefits of the high octane fuel. Following the briefing, Chuck Zimmerman was able to catch up with …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

#Ethanol Moving #America into Energy Independence

Joanna Schroeder

Bill Couser is a fifth generation farmer and livestock operator from Nevada, Iowa. He is also one of the founders of Lincolnway Energy, a 50 million-per-year-gallon ethanol plant, and past president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. We heard his story during his testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) hearing that recently took place in …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

E15 250 Winner and Enogen Hospitality Visitor

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Infity Race presented by Enogen is Sam Hornish, Jr. He’s pictured in the winner’s circle with his team and the Syngenta Enogen team. So congratulations to him and all the drivers who once again raced on an E15 blend of fuel. Prior to the race Syngenta Enogen hosted a large number …

Agribusiness, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta, Video

.@Syngenta Delivers Innovation to the #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Cody Snyder, technical services manager for Enogen with Syngenta, expressed his concern to the EPA panel recently during the hearing on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules for 2017-2018. He began by stressing that a cut in the proposed corn-ethanol volumes will have a negative effect on rural economies. He noted that Syngenta, one of the globe’s largest companies, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cellulosic, Enogen, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, Syngenta

DuPont Develops Momomers From Biorefining Process

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont is adding value yet again to the biorefining process. The company is working with ADM on a collaboration to convert fructose to momomers to polymers that can be used in consumer products. Last week attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) learned about this emerging technology from Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial …

Agribusiness, Audio, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, corn, CUTC

@FarmBureau Calls for Strengthening #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) must continue to operate as it was defined by Congress in 2007 said Randy Caviness during the EPA Hearing in Kansas City, Missouri last Thursday. Caviness serves as a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Issues Advisory Committee on Energy and biofuels, and thus the RFS, are huge priorities for the committee. He also …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS