Winners of $6.3 Million for Biofuels Research Selected

Joanna Schroeder

And the money keeps a coming. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the joint selection of awards of up to $6.3 million towards fundamental genomics-enabled research leading to the improved use of plant feedstocks or biofuel production. The seven projects announced came after the end  of the green jobs …

biofuels, Ethanol News, USDA

Phibro: Dried Distillers Grains Safe

Joanna Schroeder

There has been concern about the quality of dried distillers grains (DDG) but once again, tests show that they are safe. Phibro Animal Health Corporation (PHAC) has just released test results from its Ethanol Performance Group™ that no virginiamycin has been detected in distillers’ grain. Virginiamycin is the active ingredient in Lactrol®, the company’s market leading antimicrobial for ethanol production. …

Company Announcement, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Night at the Races

Joanna Schroeder

Nebraska corn farmers are teaming up with the Junction Motor Speedway to promote Ethanol Night at the Races. The event takes place during Junction Motor Speedway’s Fifth-Annual O’Reilly POWRi Cornhusker Midget Challenge happening Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29.  The race brings the best of the best to compete for the twin “Cornhusker Crystal & Chrome” trophies. Hamilton, York …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Promotion, Racing

USDA Undersecretary to Keynote Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has announced that Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will give a keynote address at the organization’s national ethanol conference set for next month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ACE’s 22nd Annual Ethanol Conference & Trade Show will be held August 11-13 at Milwaukee’s Midwest Airlines Center and registration …

ACE, conferences, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Efficient Irrigation Can Improve Biofuels ROI

Cindy Zimmerman

Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, has produced a new biofuels brochure called “Improving Biofuel ROI Through Efficient Irrigation Solutions.” The eight-page full-color brochure includes information on key biofuel crops, the benefits of biofuels, market growth opportunities for biofuels, and irrigation management recommendations to help growers optimize the yield, size distribution and quality of biofuel crops. “Several factors are …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming

RFA: Adopt E15 with E12 Interim Step

Joanna Schroeder

The end of the E15 comment period has provided a whirlwind of activity among the ethanol industry. Yesterday, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) along with many other ethanol and agricultural organizations, filed comments with the EPA. In their comments, the RFA introduced previously non-submitted data supporting a move to E15. However, although they support the adoption of E15, they also …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

ACE & 7,000 Supporters File Comments With EPA

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the Green Jobs Waiver ended yesterday and the EPA has until December 1, 2009 to rule on the waiver request. Yesterday, The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), filed official comments with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. In addition, nearly 7,000 people signed ACE’s petition in support of the approval to blend up to E15 in gasoline. Signatures …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government