BP and Bunge Grow Biofuels Business in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

BP and Bunge have formed a 50:50 joint venture to create a world-scale producer of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil, BP Bunge Bioenergia. BP will combine its Brazilian biofuels and biopower businesses with that of Bunge and BP’s interest in the new venture will grow its existing biofuels business by more than 50 percent. Brazil is the world’s second largest and …

biofuels, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, sugarcane

Phibro Ethanol Performance Group Offers New Yeast Products

Carrie Muehling

New yeast products from Phibro Animal Health Corporation‘s Ethanol Performance Group feature improved technology. “Ethanol production is a very efficient industry. The technology keeps improving and lately yeast has been driving those improvements,” said Michael Giambalvo, President, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group. “We understand fermentation, preventing and managing plant infections and the key role of yeast in biofuel production. Yeast has …

biofuels, Ethanol, phibro, Renewable Energy

Ethanol Report on 2020 RVO Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for calendar year 2020, with a total renewable fuel volume of 20.04 billion gallons, of which 5.04 billion gallons are advanced biofuel, including 540 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. That leaves the 15-billion-gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol unchanged from 2019. …

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

Renewable Fuels Association Features E85 Can-Am Conversion

chuck zimmerman

During the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) this year the Renewable Fuels Association featured a racing Can-Am X3 (2018 model) which has been converted to running on E85. This beautiful vehicle wrapped with the RFA’s “Fueled With Pride” image, has been racing this season. The extra horsepower provided by the E85 fuel has provided a performance boost as you’ll hear RFA’s …

AgWired Energy, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

ZimmCast 619 – President Trump’s Visit to Ethanol Plant

chuck zimmerman

In this week’s program you will hear from industry attendees to President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) in Council Bluffs, IA. Included in the program are: Mike Jerke, CEO, SIRE Craig Floss, President/CEO, Iowa Corn Growers Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Ross, farmer and 1st VP, NCGA Monte Shaw, Executive Director, IRFA Geoff Cooper, President/CEO, …

AgWired Energy, Audio, biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, ZimmCast

RFA Joins Field to Market

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has become the first biofuels organization to join Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. As an active member of Field to Market, RFA will collaborate …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Sustainability

Teaching Biofuels in Schools

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), has just released a new curriculum aimed at educating high school students about biofuels. The curriculum is the first industry-supported biofuels curriculum that provides students a guided in-classroom experience and will offer ag educators the tools needed to provide students with an array of technical skills and historical …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Education, Energy, Ethanol

SW Iowa Renewable Energy Sows Seeds for Monarchs

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) is one step closer to providing monarch butterflies with a new place to fill up on their cross-country journey. The ethanol plant seeded their Monarch Fueling Station this week with the help of local farmer Rick Frost. Habitat Establishment Coordinator Kevin Reynolds helped SIRE established the Monarch Fueling Station last year. “The first year there …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

EPA Revisits Proposal to Publish Refinery Waiver Info

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment on the current process for issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) that would allowing names of refineries who have applied for and received waivers to be made public in an effort to expand transparency. EPA has reopened the comment period for 15 days on one aspect of a 2016 proposal “that basic information …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NBB

Royal DSM and Lallemand Complete License Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Royal DSM and Lallemand Inc. have announced a joint agreement allowing Lallemand a non-exclusive, royalty bearing license to DSM’s low-glycerol yeast technology patents. The license agreement is part of a settlement that was reached following a 2018 US Federal Court jury verdict in Wisconsin and the technology in the agreement is for use in the fermentation of first-generation biofuels. Royal …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News