US and Nigerian #Corn Growers Talk #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staffers welcomed the director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association for a series of meetings this week on how farmers in the two nations can work together to increase corn demand. Edwin Uche, director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association, reached out for a meeting during the recent Maize Genetics Conference in Florida and …

Biotech, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, NCGA

House Members Urge Reduction in #Ethanol Tariffs

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman this week urging him to examine opportunities to reduce any tariffs on U.S. produced energy, including ethanol, during the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-Tip) negotiations. “The U.S. ethanol industry has been unfairly targeted by the EU for increased duties (on ethanol) which have subsequently eliminated …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Government, Growth Energy, International, RFA

$3.50 May Be New ‘Corn Norm’

Lizzy Schultz

The impact of corn prices varies between producers in different divisions of agriculture, with some producers benefiting from higher prices, and some benefiting from lower prices. Many factors seem to demonstrate that the new long-term “normal” for corn prices may be $3.50 per bushel, and Cody Heller, CEO of Central Wisconsin Ag Services (CWAS), has offered his insight into the …

Ag group, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, International, Price, RFS

Waste Fat Biodiesel to Power London Buses

John Davis

About one-third of London’s buses will soon be running on biodiesel made from animal fat waste. This article from the Guardian says two bus operators, Stagecoach and Metroline, will get the green fuel from Argent Energy at a 20 percent biodiesel (B20) blend. By March next year, almost 3,000 of the capital’s 8,900 buses will be powered by the B20 …

Biodiesel, International, Waste-to-Energy

Shell Uses Football + Solar to Create Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Shell has been working on some creative ways to create renewable energy and one of their latest projects has been unveiled in Africa using human energy and solar power to create electricity. Music star Akon helped to bring attention to the project at the Federal College of Education in Akoka, Lagos. The new pitch is part of Shell’s #makethefuture program. …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Solar

U.S. & Britain Partner to Power Up Africa

Joanna Schroeder

Bringing reliable, renewable power to Africans has been an ongoing conversation around the climate talks in Paris this month. Both the U.S. and the UK have programs with goals to do just this. Going forward, however, the programs will be power amplified with the new collaboration between the two countries. The partnership was announced during COP21 by UK International Development …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, International, Renewable Energy