USDA/NIFA Announces Support for Biomass Genomics Research

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release, Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research, announce joint support for research in plant feedstock genomics for bioenergy. NIFA’s support is funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which aims to address challenges in food and agricultural …


EU Moves to Ban Palm Oil from Biofuels

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The European Union (EU) gave approval to a climate plan that includes banning palm oil from use in fuels, angering palm oil producers. Indonesia and Malaysia, the two largest palm oil producing nations in the world, call the move a protectionist trade barrier. The ban is part of a power market overhaul aimed at reducing energy consumption to meet climate …


American Drivers Top 3 Billion Miles Driven on E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy announces that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion. “E15 is taking off with consumers wherever it’s available and rapidly becoming drivers’ go-to fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “At the forefront of …


Growth Energy Celebrates 2017 Wins, 2018 Goals

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

2017 was a banner year for the ethanol industry, setting the stage for future successes in 2018. Despite a barrage of threats against the industry and the Renewable Fuel Standard, Growth Energy says the industry saw strong support and pushback against those threats. Threats She says 2017 saw a united voice within the industry. Voice 2017 also saw the doubling …


Brazil Considers Dropping Tariff on U.S. Ethanol Imports

Dan Energy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Brazil is considering removing a 20-percent tariff on ethanol imports from the United States. An agriculture official from Brazil said Wednesday the decision could depend on the U.S. lifting a ban on fresh beef exports from Brazil, according to Reuters. Brazil imposed the ethanol tax last year on U.S. imports that exceed a 600-million-liter annual quota to protect local producers. …

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Agri View: Renewable Energy on the Farm

Dan Agri View, Energy

Maybe you have noticed, maybe not. Those huge reflector screens are becoming more and more common in rural areas. Everett Griner talks about the reflectors used to generate renewable energy in rural areas in today’s Agri View. They provide cheaper electricity in chicken houses, dairy farm, and even rural homes. Rural Solar Energy One of America’s biggest farm organizations is …

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Ethanol Report on 2017 Production

Dan Energy

Ethanol production averaged over a million barrels per day for 44 out of 52 weeks in 2017, which means another record year for the industry. And despite a very average growing season, corn yield for 2017 is estimated at a record high 176.6 bushels per acre, and production was only down four percent because farmers planted less acres. AgWired’s Cindy …

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Grain Sorghum Is Now an Advanced Biofuel

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding sorghum and advanced biofuels. Growth Energy says the release had to do with the life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry-mill ethanol plants. The agency says in evaluating the product, the GHG emissions of producing biofuels from distillers’ …


Cruz Proposal Could Harm Renewable Fuels

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a recent proposal to cap the cost of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) as a way to control the cost for refiners that blend renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply. A DTN report says capping the cost of RINs at ten cents each would basically all but eliminate the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate for biodiesel …