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Big Equipment and Politics at the International Biomass Conference and Expo
May 5, 2017 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Doug Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Shredders, chippers, conveying systems, balers, and pellet mills were the highlights of the International Biomass Conference and Expo held recently in Minneapolis.  The big equipment is aimed at the …

Orchard Waste Could Be a Fruitful Source of Biofuel
May 3, 2017 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(IneffableIsland.com)  Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost rural economies, say EU-funded researchers. The key ingredient is a sustainable supply chain.

As the EU …

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States
May 2, 2017 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural, social, and technological resources needed to help create a sustainable, rural renaissance by using biomass …

Biotech Firm to Produce Renewable Fuel in New Office Space
February 18, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Emily Witty (MD Biz News)  … (Ryan) Powell and his business partner Onur Unal are the founders of Manta Biofuel, a Baltimore-based biotechnology firm producing renewable crude oil through the harvesting and processing of algae. …

New Willow Harvester In Action
February 17, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(NewBIO) Something new happened in the bioenergy willow world this week in Pennsylvania.  A new type of willow energy crop harvester got its first run on a willow crop in Pennsylvania.  The machine, a 2 row …

John Deere Continues Biodiesel Support
January 25, 2017 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Enegy.Agwired.com)  …  Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) …

Potential of Bracken Biofuel Examined in Blair Atholl
September 13, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(BBC)  A feasibility study is examining the potential of harvesting bracken and using it to make a bioethanol fuel.  A demonstration of the machinery needed to harvest the plant, usually regarded as a nuisance by …

CNH Industrial Brands Reveal Concept Autonomous Tractor Development: Driverless Technology to Boost Precision and Productivity
September 12, 2016 – 10:54 am | No Comment

(CNH/Case IH/New Holland/PR Newswire)  Better use of labor, integration into current machinery fleets, plus the flexibility to work unmanned around the clock with real time data monitoring – and, in the future, the ability to …

What’s DOE Doing about Feedstock Costs? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Feedstock Programs
August 12, 2016 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is it just cost that bedevils industrial biotechnology in bringing fuels technologies to scale. Not just, says BETO program director Jonathan Male, who adds that a DOE “Tiger Team” indentified …

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers
July 1, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Gabriel Ewepu (Vanguard)  Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural …

Equipment for Biomass: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to New Holland
June 9, 2016 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New Holland makes a wide range of farming, construction equipment; with related financing: excavators, loaders (backhoe, wheel, skid steer), crawler dozers, motor graders. Scott Wangsgard of New Holland gave this …

RFS Central to America’s Manufacturing Strength
May 4, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Leif Magnusson (CLAAS Global Sales America Inc./Association of Equipment Manufacturers/Morning Consult)  We have heard a lot about the importance of manufacturers during this election season, and as the head of a manufacturing business in …

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?
April 27, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, with biofuels and natural …

Letter: Biodiesel Fuel Part of a Great Life Cycle
April 11, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lynn (The State Journal-Register)  I farm in Cass County. I am proud my equipment runs on a biodiesel blend. The fuel is home-grown and better for the environment. I just came in from …

#RFS Is a Top Issue for Ag Equipment Makers
February 15, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week and one of the top …

Cellulosic Biofuel: The Importance of Managing Biomass Supply Chain
January 15, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Ajay Shah (Renewable Energy World)  Massive availability of agricultural waste, left unutilized in the field, and its potential to be converted to environmentally friendly biofuel has led to an increasing attention towards the advancement …

What Is the Future of Ethanol in Brazil? Perspectives from Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Conference
September 29, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The effect of increased consumption of ethanol due to the reduction of state tax called ICMS (Tax over Merchandise and Services Circulation) has been the reason for celebration …

Farmers Get Chance to Turn Bracken into Biofuel
September 15, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(Cambrian News)  Mid Wales farmers are bein­g offered the chance to help turn bracken into biofuel by a renewable energy company.

Oakland Biofuels extracts valuable bioethanol from the plants which would otherwise be left to infest …

From Blueprint to Baler
August 19, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models.  Name the crop, and AGCO has baled it. Extensive work …

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of 5
August 10, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As America’s farmers hit retirement age and technology options explode, what comes next?

… The average age of the US farmer reached 58.3 years in the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture. …

The Revolution in AgTech – The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 6, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Huge deal volume. A site worth knowing is AgFunder, here — whose slide deck on the transformation of agricultural technology is digested here. Bottom line, whether it is drones & robotics, …

Advancing Alongside Ag
August 3, 2015 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  An example of sheer innovation over time, farmers today grow five times as much corn as they did in the 1930s, on 20 percent less land. As science and farming …

New Holland Agriculture Expands Offerings for Biomass Harvest and Handling
August 3, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Extension.org)  Renewable energy production options are growing thanks to expanded farm equipment capabilities for harvesting biofuel feedstocks like shrub willow. — Harvesting is the single most expensive operation in the production of shrub willow biomass, accounting …

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research
July 27, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5 million to fund a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost …

Double A Willow Strengthens Biomass Supply Chain by Providing Willow Plantings to Biofuels Industry
July 6, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium – NEWBio)  As the largest supplier of shrub willow planting stock in the United States, Double A Willow is a critical link between research and the commercial development of renewable energy.

Double …

WEBINAR: High-Density Baling of Biomass – Applications in Urban Woody Biomass, Switchgrass, and Forest Biomass — July 14, 2015
July 6, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  High-Density Baling of Biomass – Applications in Urban Woody Biomass, Switchgrass, and Forest Biomass — July 14, 2015

Speaker: Jim Dooley, PhD, P.E., Chief Technology Officer of Forest Concepts
High density bales of biomass enable lower-cost  transport, storage, and processing of feedstocks for advanced biofuels and bioenergy. Most agricultural balers are designed to make …

CNH Industrial Hosts Expert Panel to Raise Awareness on Biogas
May 13, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(CNH Industrial/PR Newswire)  The Company gathered experts from the scientific community, representatives from institutional European associations, public officials and professionals from the powertrain, commerical vehicles and agricultural machinery sectors for a workshop panel entitled “The …

Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace
March 26, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was developed with Energy Department funding to help biofuels become more affordable. Looking more closely at …

Genera Energy Reaches Milestone with Recent Harvest
March 9, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Genera Energy)  Genera Energy Inc., a leading biomass supply company specializing in biomass feedstocks for advanced biobased industries, set new standards for efficiency with its recently completed harvests of miscanthus, switchgrass, and biomass sorghum. With …

Province Mulls Turning Cheap Wine into Biofuel
March 5, 2015 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Bekezela Phakathi (Business Day Live)  The Western Cape government is investigating alternative uses for cheap, low-quality wine, such as converting it into biofuel for tractors and generators as part of efforts to curb alcohol …

Renewable Energy Facility in Calabarzon
March 3, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Philippine Information Agency)  An alternative source that does not rely on fossil fuels was established in Infanta, Quezon to help supply the energy demand in rice and rice-based communities, Jan. 29. Located in Brgy. Binonoan, the …

Improving the Way We Harvest And Deliver Biofuels Crops
January 12, 2015 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Breaking Energy)  America is the largest biofuels producer in the world — accounting for 48 percent of global output. To remain the global industry leader, the Energy Department is investing in projects …

Mechanics Corner: FAME, NERD, GTL and Pond Scum: Powering Equipment in the Future
January 8, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Allen Schaeffer (Progressive Dairyman/Diesel Technology Forum)  … Moving to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel was the biggest change in diesel fuel in the last 50 years, and now it’s already been nine years since that happened. …

PacificAg Can Save Ethanol Plants Time & Money
December 29, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Talia Bang (Ag NewsWire)  PacificAg, the country’s largest and most experienced biomass harvest company in the country, can help ethanol plants developing or expanding operations into the production of cellulosic ethanol, save time and …

Leifmark and New Holland Run Stover Harvest Trials in Western Iowa to Cut Investor Risk for Cellulosic Ethanol Refineries
December 19, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Liefmark/PR NewsWire)   In two Iowa cornfields in early November, Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture teamed up to test equipment and methods used to gather, bale, and store the corn stover left behind after …

CNH Industrial and Evogene Subsidiary Announce Ongoing Collaboration for the Development of a Mechanised Harvesting Solution for Castor Beans
December 15, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda.)   CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda., a subsidiary of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE, MI: CNHI), together with Evogene Ltd. (NYSE, TASE: EVGN), announce the ongoing cooperation between CNH Industrial and Evofuel …

Cornstalks Aren’t Just for Scarecrows Anymore
November 20, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Reanna Trudell and Daniel Adams (US Department of Energy) …  Our scientists have identified corn stover, which includes the corn plant’s stalks, husks, cobs, and leaves, as a plentiful and reliable feedstock for producing bioenergy. The …

Sweet Sorghum Production Guide Released
October 3, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Nikki Henderson (ArkLaTex Homepage)  Sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in Louisiana, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock.

To help guide commercial production …

GranBio Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production at 21 Million Gallon Plant in Alagoas, Brazil
September 25, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World’s largest-known cellulosic ethanol project to date comes online in Brazil in record time.

In Brazil, GranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern …

John Deere and Hillco Technologies Introduce Single Pass Round Bale System
August 25, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(John Deere)  Hillco Technologies, Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. The Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System …

New USDA-ISU Report Validates Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Sustainability
June 17, 2014 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(POET/DSM)  Emmetsburg research aggregated with 500+ years of other USDA site data

Five years of soil nutrient data gathered at POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY site are consistent with more than 500 site-years of additional soil research, experts …

Corn Forum: Stover Market Emergence Tipping Forward
June 17, 2014 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The agricultural industry has reached the point to begin the production of cellulosic ethanol from corn stover. The tipping point has not only been reached in utilizing crop residues, but …

New Holland Launches MyNewHolland.com
April 25, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Chuck (DomesticFuel.com)  … This new virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, contribute to farming related discussions and access premium contents and services. It is very simple to create …

Cellulosic Ethanol Requires Efficiently Collecting Corn Stover Bales
March 6, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Johnson (Midwest Producer) Corn stover experts have found ways to reduce the cost of bringing corn stover from the field to cellulosic ethanol plants.

A study conducted by DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol and Iowa State University …

This American Land – Emmetsburg, Iowa Video
March 6, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(POETTV)  A story of spirit and ingenuity in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  WATCH VIDEO

New Holland Provides Tractors to ISU BioCentury Research Farm
February 28, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University/Biomass Magazine)  The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects.

The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock …

Genera Energy Showcases Commercial Biomass Harvesting Concept
February 5, 2014 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

(General Energy/Biomass Magazine)  Genera Energy Inc., winner of the prestigious 2013 Sustainable Biofuels Award for Sustainable Feedstock Innovation, is showcasing some of the most cutting-edge, effective and innovative commercial harvesting techniques available in the biomass …

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?
November 27, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois/Renewable Energy World)  … “When the topic of potential invasion by non-native biofuel crops has been raised at conferences I’ve attended, the ecologists in the room have suggested we use biomass from …

Is Shrub Willow a Viable Biomass Feedstock for the US?
November 21, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Shrub willow — the short rotation crop that kept the world in wicker baskets for centuries — is gradually finding new life as a cold-resistant biomass, particularly in upstate New …

Innovation in Feedstock Transport, Testing
November 5, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In August, Ernest Moniz, secretary for the U.S. DOE, announced more than $22 million in new investments to develop a more efficient feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels, in …

Farmers Now Harvesting Biomass for Project LIBERTY Opening
October 28, 2013 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, farmers are now harvesting and delivering cob bales for the 2014 opening of Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg. The 20 million gallon per year POET-DSM plant will use corn …

Brandt: Order Higher Blends of Biodiesel, Ethanol for Use on the Farm
May 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (Post Bulletin)  It all started last fall when Dan Brandt called his fuel supplier to see if he could get a higher blend of biodiesel delivered in the spring.

His supplier told him …

The Cutting Edge of Corn Stover and Switchgrass Supply: A Comprehensive Feedstock Solution
March 28, 2013 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Supplying high-quality feedstock for use in a broad range of sustainable conversion processes to produce advanced biofuels is a complex, multi-step process. Each step in the feedstock supply and logistics chain—from …

More B For Me Please
February 14, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Biodiesel can be a good tool in a farm business but Alicia Clancy, Manager of Corporate Affairs for the Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that biodiesel can play a bigger role than …

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013
December 14, 2012 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Policy, finance, technology, feedstocks, markets, prices, opposition.  Here’s what’s on your mind, as the critical 2013 deployment year for biofuels looms.

So here are 15 burning questions as suggested by various …

Promoting Ethanol at Chicagoland Speedway
September 19, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The President of the Chicagoland Speedway believes that Illinois Farmers and American Ethanol have been great partners for NASCAR.

…The Chicagoland race featured an Illinois Family Farmers exhibit in Champions Park outside the track that featured …

New Holland Promotes Ethanol at Farm Progress Show
September 5, 2012 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  New Holland was all about American Ethanol at the 2012 Farm Progress Show this past week in Boone, Iowa.

“This year we’ve got a whole emphasis on a brand new partnership with American Ethanol,” said …

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)
June 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great …

Feedstox Biomass Harvesting Fleet Nearly Fully Assembled
June 5, 2012 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With the purchase of two new pieces of equipment Feedstox is prepared to begin executing contracts to harvest biomass in less than two weeks, says Jeff Roskam, CEO of …

Mallee Harvester Reaches Milestones
May 29, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(Stock Journal)  The prototype mallee harvester developed by Biosystems Engineering and Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has exceeded expectations in the final stages of its development.

During trials near Casino in New South Wales, …

New Holland Stresses Support for Ethanol
March 7, 2012 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  New Holland Agriculture announced a major new national “blue is back” advertising campaign at the 2012 Commodity Classic last week and stressed the blue tractor company’s support for homegrown fuel.

New Holland North …

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather
December 29, 2011 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  NDSU quantifies the cost and time involved in corn stover collection

…The research team at  North Dakota State University in Fargo recently …

Hoosier Implement Dealer Develops Corn Stover Harvest Solution
November 18, 2011 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank  (Hoosier Ag Today)  Homegrown Indiana innovation for farmers was displayed Tuesday in Fulton County when the New Holland Rochester manager climbed aboard a combine with his patented Cornrower and created a windrow …

The Round and Square of It: Proving the Sustainability of Crop Residue Removal
November 2, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Three years ago, ag giants John Deere & Co., Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Monsanto Co. pooled their respective areas of expertise and embarked on an experiment. Each company …

It’s Out There
August 17, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Inbicon conducted an extensive crop study and biomass research project to show just how much biomass is available in the Midwest. “Our findings confirm that North America’s great abundance …

Corncobs Germinate a New Career
August 15, 2011 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  When Eric Woodford began harvesting biomass 15 years ago, he realized that existing farm equipment wasn’t up to the job. So he invented something better, and now sells it.

It began …

New Holland Sponsors UN Climate Change Convention Reception
July 13, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  New Holland Agriculture, a manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment and a division of CNH Global N.V., announced that it has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of the Climate …

Ford College Community Challenge Grants
October 22, 2010 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Ford) Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected as one of the 2010 winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) and the recipient of a $50,000 grant to develop a student-led community project focused …

Woodford Equipment Brings Biomass Business To Emmetsburg
August 25, 2010 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jane Whitmore (Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat)  …The fact that the business is not officially open hasn’t stopped customers from dropping in. Eric is already working with farmers interested in cob harvesting.

“We have been following biomass …

Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance
August 12, 2010 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez  (The Manila Times)   Some 100 sugarcane industry stakeholders asked the support of the Department of Agriculture during a recent dialogue in providing the necessary equipment in the mechanization of sugarcane production …

Cob Harvest Makes Strides
January 3, 2010 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Jeanne Bernick (Farm Journal)  … “The equipment companies have stepped up to the plate,” says Weishaar, vice president of commercial development for Poet, the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol producer. Poet recently hosted a biomass …