.@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

American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Race Preview

Joanna Schroeder

The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is set to hit the track this weekend at Iowa Speedway in Newton. The race, where all drivers compete using E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, leaves the starting line on Sunday, June 19 at 12:30 pm CT. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race is part of Wide Opening Weekend at the speedway …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta, technology

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

#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, Soybeans

@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

Emerging Oil Recovery Technology Featured at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

Corn oil extraction is becoming the norm rather than the exception for U.S. ethanol plants but there is an emerging oil recovery technology that may turn the current processes upside down says Scott Kohl with White Energy. He talked about the future of this oil recovery technology during his presentation on the Biorefining I panel at the Corn Utilization and …

Audio, Biodiesel, corn, CUTC, Ethanol

Ethanol Report on EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters turned out in force this week for a field hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 120 witnesses testified in favor of EPA following the rule as passed by Congress by increasing the proposed 2017 requirement for conventional biofuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. In this report, we …

Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

#Ethanol Goes Beyond Blend Wall Says @ACEEthanol

Joanna Schroeder

The so-called blend wall, or the barrier to blending ethanol into more than 10 percent of the fuel supply, is not in fact a barrier, explained Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). He spoke these words to EPA representatives in Kansas City yesterday as they heard testimony from more than 100 hundred ethanol advocates …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

RFA Chair Tells @EPA to ‘Go all the way’

Joanna Schroeder

Thirty-five year ethanol veteran, advocate, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel and Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Randy Doyal wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to know that while the renewable fuel volumes for ethanol are set to improve in 2017, the proposed volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) suffer from the same problem as before – the …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

Biocognito Assists #Biobased Companies Enter Market

Joanna Schroeder

Biobased was a hot topic at this year’s Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) and one person on hand who knows a lot about the emerging technologies in this space is Nathan Danielson, who works for Biocognito. The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies to the biomaterials space. He said that many of …

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