John Deere, Clean Fuels Clearinghouse Announce Partnership

John Davis

John Deere Agri Services has teamed up with Clean Fuels Clearinghouse, developer of the RINSTAR™ Renewable Fuel Registry, to provide Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and reports that meet the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard. This press release from John Deere says AGRIS V9 system users will be integrated with the RINSTAR solution: The RIN-based system was created to identify, …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, John Deere, Miscellaneous, News

Deere Provides Look at Ethanol in 2015

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the most well attended learning sessions at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville was “Starch and Cellulose as Ethanol Feedstocks” sponsored by John Deere. Deere’s principal scientist for renewable energy John Hickman told the crowd that by the year 2015, most ethanol will still come from starch – or corn – but the growth to cellulosic ethanol will …

Audio, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, John Deere

John Deere into Farming Wind

Cindy Zimmerman

Noting runs like a Deere, except maybe the wind. John Deere Wind Energy is into lots of domestic energy projects these days and that includes investing in and providing value-added services to utility-scale wind projects that involve multiple wind turbines with a nameplate capacity of 1.25 megawatts or greater. For example, Corn Plus Cooperative, a farmer-owned ethanol plant in Winnebago, …

John Deere, Wind

John Deere Ethanol Risk Protection

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere Risk Protection has introduced the industry’s first-ever Ethanol Policy by providing coverage to corn producers who have delivery contracts for the purpose of ethanol production. The policy was officially introduced at the end of January and Deere has been talking with growers at events during the last month, including the Farm Machinery Show and last week’s Commodity Classic. …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, John Deere, News

Deere Running on Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere sponsored one of the most popular and well attended Learning Center sessions at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville this week. “Starch and Cellulose as Ethanol Feedstocks” discussed the importance of starch as today’s primary ethanol feedstock, harvesting challenges for increased corn yields as well as cellulose, and how to increase demand for biofuels. Don Borgman, director of …

Audio, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, John Deere, News

Biofuels Focus at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2008 Commodity Classic is getting underway here in Nashville at the Opryland. Farm Bill and biofuels are the main topics of discussion at this meeting of corn, soybean and wheat growers. Today is mainly commodity group delegate meetings and tours for those not involved in the business sessions. Activities really get rolling Thursday afternoon with the opening of the …

Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, John Deere, News, Wind

Classic Commodity Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2008 Commodity Classic kicks off this week in Nashville at the Opryland. Biofuels will be in the spotlight throughout the conference and the yet-to-be-completed Farm Bill will likely be a major topic of conversation as new agriculture secretary Ed Schafer will address the crowd on Friday during the general session. Saturday night’s entertainment at the Grand Ole Opry featuring …

Commodity Classic, conferences, corn, John Deere, News

Ethanol Insurance For Farmers From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere is now offering “ethanol insurance” through their John Deere Risk Protection division. It’s a policy for the grower who wants some extra coverage in case he can’t fulfill a delivery contract to an ethanol plant. Dennis Daggett, Director of Marketing for John Deere Risk Protection, is on the scene here at the National Farm Machinery Show where I’ve …

Audio, Ethanol, Farming, John Deere, News