UN: Biofuels to Grow Faster than Food Crops

John Davis

Two United Nations agencies say biofuel production will grow faster than food crops. This report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says prices for the major crops worldwide have dropped significantly from record highs in the last couple of years due to the recent bumper crops …

biofuels, International

Crop Residues, Manure Hold Great Potential for Bioenergy

John Davis

Crop residues and manure hold great potential as bioenergy sources, especially in areas such as the Midwest where row crops and livestock provide all the ingredients. This report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says those resources will need some help, though, from the right policies, practices, and investments. UCS analysis finds that by 2030, U.S. farmers could sustainably …

bioenergy, biofuels, biogas, biomass, Cellulosic, Ethanol

Nebraska Corn Farmers, Aventine In Sugar Fight

Joanna Schroeder

According to a Reuters article, the corn-based ethanol industry in Nebraska is fighting an ethanol sugar-based ethanol plant over its feedstock. The Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings plant re-opened its Aurora, Nebraska ethanol plant back in May 2014. However, the plant, located in corn country, is reportedly using sugar from sugar beets to produce ethanol. The United States Agricultural Department (USDA) …

biofuels, corn, Ethanol, feedstocks

Don’t Miss the Biofuels Financial Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Don’t miss the annual Biofuels Financial Conference: Climate of Opportunity hosted by Christianson & Associates. This year’s event takes place August 27-28, 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference is aimed at plant managers, board members, plant CFO’s and more. This year’s featured session is Expanding Beyond the Baseline. Industry experts will provide critical information about financial opportunities and options available …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Education, Ethanol

QCCP-Syngenta Collaboration Produces Cellulosic Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) are collaborating to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernels as well as to license the technology to other ethanol plants. The first-of-its-kind technology is known as Adding Cellulosic Ethanol and was developed by QCCP, who expects to produce one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol in 2014 and two million gallons in 2015. This …

American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Lincolnland Agri-Energy Celebrates 10 Years

Joanna Schroeder

Lincolnland Agri-Energy is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Palestine, Illinois-based ethanol plant is now producing 57 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs 41 local residents. In 10 years, the ethanol plant has produced 470 million gallons of ethanol. Over the weekend, Lincolnland Agri-Energy hosted an open house for the community to celebrate its milestone. Since they …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Energy, RFA

#51 Eric Jones Wins American Ethanol 200

Joanna Schroeder

Erik Jones driver of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports held off Brad Keselowski Racing’s Ryan Blaney for the win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 sponsored by Enogen. Jones said during Victory Lane, “Glad we could get out and command the race and bring it home.” Jones led 131 of the 200 …

American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Syngenta Donates $108K for Flex Fuel Infrastructure

Joanna Schroeder

During the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen taking place at the Iowa Speedway today, Syngenta announced that they are donating $108,000 to the renewable fuels industry to make flex fuels more widely available. The funds will be used for flex fuel pump infrastructure to help bring more mid-level ethanol blends such as E15 and E30 along with E85 available …

American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

ACE Panel Focuses on Int’l Ethanol Opportunities

Joanna Schroeder

The 27th Annual Ethanol Conference is fast approaching and this year a key focus will be examples of expanding international ethanol markets. American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) conference will take place on August 4-6, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shannon Gustafson, ACE director of strategic projects, says the panel will focus on the international sales and marketing opportunities that are available …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, biofuels, Ethanol