EPA Approves Edeniq Cellulosic Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton, California plant to generate D3 cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. The company’s kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol technology was recently featured during a panel discussion at the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference. “This approval is a landmark for …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, RINS

#Ethanol Still High on NCGA Priority List

Cindy Zimmerman

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association spent time with media, farmers, industry partners and academics during the 2016 Farm Progress Show last week to share the organization’s key priorities and messages. The clear intent of our effort is to communicate the economic challenges farmers are facing and leverage NCGA’s position as a thought leader to raise awareness and drive …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Group from Taiwan Learns About U.S. DDGs

Joanna Schroeder

Taiwan is the seventh largest U.S. ag export market and the sixth for corn so a trip to the U.S. to learn about corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGs) was successful for a group of grain buyers from the country. The participants visited Indiana and Michigan and learned about production, application, grading and quality standards. In addition, the …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Exports, USGC

Record #Corn and #Ethanol Production Forecast

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting a bin-busting corn crop this year while ethanol production is also on pace to be record high. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, RFA, RFS, USDA

Sen Ernst & IA Gov Branstad to Visit Quad County

Joanna Schroeder

Quad County Corn Processors will be hosting two special guests on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. The two are set to arrive at the ethanol biorefinery at 9:15 am CT. Senator Ernst and Governor Branstad will tour Quad County’s state-of-the-art Cellerate process technology production facility and then meet with Quad …

biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol

#Corn, Baseball & #RFS- AutoChannel’s Rauch Clues Us in to their Commonality

Joanna Schroeder

A recent article published online in Bloomberg Politics by Jennifer A Dlouhy, “As Corn Devours U.S. Prairies, Greens Reconsider Biofuel Mandate,” calls into question the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). She writes, “More than a decade after conservationists helped persuade Congress to require adding corn-based ethanol and other biofuels to gasoline, some groups regret the resulting agricultural runoff in waterways and …

advance biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Opinion, RFS

Mycogen Seeds, Richard Childress Promote Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

This past weekend, Mycogen Seeds along with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) sported a new paint scheme for the No. 3 Dow/Mycogen Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon. The paint scheme included the company logo of POET, one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race …

corn, E15, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing

NCGA Calls for #RFS Policy Support with Lower Corn Demand

Joanna Schroeder

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

#ExEx16 Registration Open

Joanna Schroeder

Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16), taking place in Detroit, Michigan October 24-26, 2016. The event is co-hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and members of either organization are eligible for discounted registration fees. The biennial event will bring together more than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains …

corn, Distillers Grains, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA, USGC

#4Enogen4Energy Committed to #Ethanol & #Farmers

Joanna Schroeder

One theme for the very successful ethanol NASCAR race weekend at Iowa Speedway was #4Enogen4Energy – or seeing in action Syngenta’s commitment to the American ethanol industry and to American farmers. To learn more about Syngenta’s work in the ethanol industry and how it ties to innovative seeds for corn farmers, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Ponsi Trivisvavet, president of Syngenta …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta