Argonne Scientists Blast EWG Corn Ethanol GHG Report

Joanna Schroeder

A recent Environmental Work Group corn ethanol greenhouse gas report has caused lifecycle analysis experts and economist from Argonne National Laboratory and three universities to lash out and what they call “erroneous conclusions”. The experts issued a scathing 13-page response to EWG’s May report titled “Ethanol’s Broken Promise.” EWG “confused parameters” and “misunderstood” previous modeling results, according to experts from …

biofuels, corn, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News, global warming, Indirect Land Use

Don’t Miss the Innovators Panel at ACE’s Conference

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) 27th annual Ethanol Conference is set for August 4-6, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the line-up of great speakers and sessions is already being unveiled. The Innovators Panel on August 5th will include: Ron Alverson from Dakota Ethanol; Ray Baker with Adkins Energy; Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors; and Mike Erhart with …

ACE, advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, conferences, Ethanol

Green Plains Purchases Supreme Cattle Feeders

Joanna Schroeder

Green Plains (GPRE) has acquired the assets of Supreme Cattle feeders from Agri Beef Co. The deal includes the feed yard doing business as Supreme Cattle Feeders and the Cimarron Grain Storage facility located near Kismet, Kansas. “Supreme Cattle Feeders is one of the premier cattle feed yards in the U.S. and this operation is an ideal adjacent business for …

Agribusiness, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Energy

Where do Iowa Candidates Stand on the RFS?

Joanna Schroeder

Americans United For Change want Iowans to know where their candidates for U.S. Senate stand: with Iowa farmers or Big Oil. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), legislation that mandates the U.S. transportation sector blend 36 billion gallons of alternative fuels into our fuel by 2022. With more than 30,000 comments sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their proposed …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Oil, politics, Renewable Energy, RFS

I-75 Green Corridor Project Adds 17 New Biofuel Stations

Joanna Schroeder

The I-75 Green Corridor Project took a huge step forward this week with the addition of 17 new biofuel stations between Chattanooga, Tennessee all the way to southwestern Florida. This week marks the 5th year of the project that began in Knoxville, TN through a grant funded by the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. The goal of the project …

Biodiesel, biofuels, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News

FEW Kicks off with Record Crowd

Joanna Schroeder

The 30th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) has official kicked off with a record-breaking number of ethanol producers from around the world attending. The attendees represent more than 500 producers from 194 facilities representing more than 15 billion gallons of ethanol produced per year. Producers represent traditional and advanced ethanol facilities from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Norway and Hungary. Ethanol …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, FEW

Increases In Ethanol Efficiences Will Decrease Land Use

Joanna Schroeder

A study done by researchers at the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, has found that several factors will lower the need for land used to produced corn-based ethanol to as little as 11 percent of the corn acres by 2026 when adhering to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 15 billion gallon ceiling on domestic ethanol …

biofuels, corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, Research

Edeniq’s PATHWAY Validation Facility Shows Success

Joanna Schroeder

Leading into the Fuel Ethanol Workshop that is taking place this week in Indianapolis, Indiana (June 9-12) Edeniq, Inc., has announced the successful performance of its PATHWAY Validation Facility. The company’s PATHWAY Platform is a proprietary, integrated platform that produces cellulosic ethanol inside existing corn ethanol plants. Edeniq said their pilot facility showcases how their patented technologies, the Cellunator and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Renewable Energy

Best Way to Curb Harmful Emissions? Restore the RFS.

Joanna Schroeder

The renewable fuels industry has not weighed in much on the debate surrounding the recent unveiling of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation: Clean Power Plan. The proposed mandate, that is now open for comment, would reduce power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030 using 2005 levels. According to Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for …

ACE, biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, EPA, Ethanol, Renewable Energy, RFS

Navy, Arizona State Work Together on Algae Biofuels

John Davis

The U.S. Navy is working with Arizona State University to develop biofuels from algae. This article from the school says Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, visited the school’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) to discuss how the Navy and civilian industry have some key overlapping issues, such as cost, sustainability, efficiency …

algae, biofuels, Research, University