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New Study Showcases Corn Farming’s Contribution to the Economy

(National Corn Growers Association) Corn growers were responsible for a $151 billion boost to the U.S. economy in 2023, according to a new report released this week by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). The report, entitled NCGA Economic Contribution Study for 2023, looked

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US to Fund Lower-Emission Fertilizer with Eye to Greener Ethanol

by Leah Douglas (Reuters) The U.S. Department of Energy plans to spend $36 million on technologies to lower emissions from applying synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to corn and sorghum used in ethanol production, the agency said Thursday. The money would support projects that reduce

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Developing Markets: Vietnamese Government Delegation Visits U.S. Ethanol Value Chain

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), in partnership with Iowa Corn, escorted a group of Vietnamese government officials and fuel industry professionals on a tour of the U.S. ethanol value chain last week to support the country’s growing demand

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Procedures for Quantification, Reporting, and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with the Production of Domestic Agricultural Commodities Used as Biofuel Feedstocks DEADLINE July 25, 2024

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on procedures for the quantification, reporting, and verification of the effect of climate-smart farming practices on the greenhouse gas (GHG) net emissions estimates associated with the production of

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Where Will the Reductions Come From? High Octane BioEthanol to the Rescue

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The evidence seems overwhelming that Electric Vehicles are not going to be able to meet the timeline predicted by the Biden Administration and consequently, fail to provide the reductions in pollution the U.S.

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Medium-term Opportunities, Transition in Ethanol and the Reality of the ‘American Dream’ in Brazil; Inside Jalles Day

by Laura (Global Happenings) The energy transition, biofuels opportunities in the sugar and ethanol market, innovations in cultivation and financial sustainability were at the center of the debates at “Jalles Day” this Thursday (4), an event of the Jalles Machado (JALL3) for its investors. At

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Coalition Sees Future of Iowa Agriculture in Food Diversity, Not Ethanol and Animal Feed

by Jack O'Connor (Iowa Capital Dispatch/Des Moines Register)  A new plan for Iowa agriculture seeks to increase the state’s production of food rather than ethanol and animal feed, the Iowa Food System Coalition announced at a news conference. The plan, known as

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Models on the Runway: Is SAF Ready for Take-off?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... So, at EUBCE, you ask, what is the buzz on the floor? To paraphrase Monty Python:, it is SAF, SAF, SAF, SAF, carbon price on chemicals, eSAF, SAF, SAF and eSAF. So many people had so many

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Spurring the Low-Carbon Revolution

by Eric Frey (Gevo/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  ...  There is another American revolution afoot: a low-carbon revolution. ... In Iowa, dairy farmers capture the methane emissions from their manure. In Minnesota, GPS tracks seeds within fractions of an inch to reduce

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Changing Their Minds on “Land Use Change”?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  In early 2022, University of Wisconsin researcher Tyler Lark published a study claiming that U.S. farmers had converted several million acres of pristine grassland and other “seminatural areas” to cropland in response to the Renewable Fuel Standard

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The Most Sustainable Feedstocks for Precision Fermentation

(World Bio Market Insights) Over the last several years, precision fermentation has attracted attention as a manufacturing methods that could drastically lower the environmental impacts of everyday products, from edible proteins to animal feed and cosmetics ingredients.  Precision fermentation is a biomanufacturing

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Private Group Announces Brazil's Two Longest 'Green Fuel' Pipelines

by Ana Mano (Reuters)  Brazil's privately owned Grupo Potencial will invest 200 million reais ($37 million) to build two "green fuel" pipelines in the south of the farm powerhouse, the company's Vice-President Carlos Hammerschmidt said on Monday. The biofuel pipelines, which will

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Ohio Ethanol Producers Not Concerned about EVs Intruding on Their Industry

by Rick Adamczak (The Daily Reporter) “EVs are not taking away our business and, quite frankly, they’re not taking away business from gas producers,” said Brad Moffitt, ethanol specialist at Ohio Corn & Wheat. “Liquid fuels are not going to go

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API, Truckers and Agriculture Organizations File Lawsuit to Stop EPA’s Emissions Rule for New Heavy-Duty Vehicles

(Aamerican Petroleum Institute)  The American Petroleum Institute (API) today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) heavy-duty (HD) vehicle emissions standards for model years (MY) 2027-2032. “Today, we are standing up for consumers who

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US Farmers Shun Buyers, Cling to Unsold Corn as Prices Slump

by P.j. Huffstutter and Karl Plume (Reuters)  South Dakota farmer Eric Kroupa received a flurry of calls from grain dealers and ethanol plants asking to buy the corn locked away in his bins when prices neared 4-1/2-month peaks last month. He sold

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Renewable Materials & Biobased Chemicals National Incentive Effort

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers. A goal of the NCGA’s is to establish a Production Tax Credit

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Maximizing the Climate Benefits of Agriculture: RCPP Expansion to 10-state Region, Multi-Grainshed RCPP Expansion

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Are Corn and Ethanol Markets Correlated?

by Emily Balsamo and Arthur Yu (Seeking Alpha)  - Ethanol is an alcohol derived primarily from corn in the United States. Ethanol is blended with gasoline at a ratio averaging 10% ethanol and 90% petroleum-based gasoline. - Ethanol production has plateaued

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Fluid Quip Technologies Announces Installation of Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) Technology™ System at CVEC Ethanol

(Fluid Quip Technologies/Business Wire) Fluid Quip Technologies (FQT) proudly announces the integration of its groundbreaking Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) Technology™ at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson, Minnesota. This innovative technology promises to deliver an average 20% increase in

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Praj Building Ethanol Plants in Brazil

by Geeta Nair (Express Mobility) Praj delivered a starch to ethanol plant for Fermap Industria De Alcool -- Industrial biotechnology company Praj Industries (Praj) has opened its account in Brazil, the ethanol capital of the world. Praj has handed the first grain-based

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NGK to Jointly Develop Membrane Dehydration Systems for Bioethanol and e-Methanol

(Mitsubish Heavy Industries) The Systems will Improve Efficiency Against Existing Dehydration Processes, Further Promoting the Widespread Use of Clean Fuel --  ・ MHI and NGK aim to achieve the real-world realization of systems using membrane separation system in the dehydration processes for

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Brazil Energy Firm to Create ‘World’s First’ Carbon-Negative Ethanol

by Anthony Wright (gasworld)  One of Brazil’s largest ethanol producers could become the world’s largest ethanol producer with a negative carbon footprint and the first to develop bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in the production of ethanol outside the

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Pasture-for-Biofuels Can Boost LatAm Output

by Lucas Parolin (Argus Media)  Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala can double their combined biofuel production by turning existing pasture land into crops for biofuel feedstocks, according to a University of Sao Paulo professor. The four countries already produce 24pc of global

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Little to No Ethanol Will Qualify for US Aviation Fuel Credit

by Leah Douglas and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) Little to no ethanol will qualify for U.S. sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidies under a new pilot program by President Joe Biden's administration, which toughened climate requirements at the last minute, according to a Reuters review

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Indiana Corn/Soybean Producers Gearing up to Get Biofuels Tax Credit across the Finish Line Next Year

by Hannah Adamson (FOX 59)  With another running of the Indianapolis 500 in the books, Indiana corn and soybean producers are gearing up to get what they call a crucial bill across the finish line. When many Hoosiers think of all the

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol CI Reduction Strategies and Savings

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In this presentation from the most recent Digest Webinar on the Ethanol Decarbonization Revolution Value, PROtect VP Andrea Foglesong presented these slides on building out a carbon reduction strategy, looking for big reducers (CCS, CHP, RNG);

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Verbio Celebrates Groundbreaking at South Bend Plant, Receives RFS Pathway Approval for Nevada Facility

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Verbio on May 23 celebrated the groundbreaking of a conversion project at its ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana, that will allow the facility to produce both ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) using an

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Sweet Sorghum Is a Hardy, Nutritious, Biofuel Crop that Offers Solutions in Drought-Hit Southern Africa

by Hamond Motsi (The Conversation) ... One measure the sector can take is to cultivate biofuel crops. These are crops rich in starch, sugar or oils that can be converted into bioethanol directly or through a fermentation process. Bioethanol, a type

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India Elections: Policy Incentives in Spotlight to Drive Biofuels Transition

by Sampad Nandy, Samyak Pandey, and Aditya Kondalamahanty (S&P Global)  Focused policy needed to boost biodiesel production; Compressed biogas competes for feedstocks with other biofuels; SAF demand limited from cost-sensitive domestic airlines -- India has been actively exploring various forms of biofuels to accelerate

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John Oliver Tackles the US Corn Industry: ‘You Might Be Thinking, So What?’

(The Guardian)  The Last Week Tonight Host Looks into Federal Subsidies Effects and Ethanol Standards Upholding ‘America’s No 1 Crop’ -- John Oliver dug into the US corn industry on Last Week Tonight, from how the government subsidizes it, to its

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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Plant Fuels Could One Day Power Airlines and Cars while Lowering Carbon Emissions

by Joe Tarr (Wisconsin Public Radio) Head of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Mary Blanchard, details biofuels innovations -- ... However, Blanchard (Mary Blanchard, associate director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute) told WPR’s “The Morning Show,” new biofuels have the potential to totally replace

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Groups Urge Treasury to Promptly Complete §45Z Clean Fuels Production Credit Guidance

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Today (May 15, 2024), 25 trade associations representing producers, feedstock providers, blenders, consumers, and retailers of low-carbon, renewable fuels sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging Treasury to finalize and publish guidance for the §45Z Clean

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Nayara to Set up Two Ethanol Plants

by Kalpana Pathak (Economic Times/Microsoft Start) Mumbai: Russian energy giant Rosneft-backed Nayara Energy is planning to invest ₹600 crore to set up two ethanol manufacturing plants in the country, said a senior company executive. Each plant will have a production capacity of

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The EPA E15 Ruling– No Need to Stop There.

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) Go ahead, blend any amount of ethanol you want.  And here’s why. --  ... The recent decision by the Biden Administration to provide an “emergency waiver” so E15 can continue to be sold during

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Farmers and 45Z Tax Credit: 45Z Tax Credit Offers a Market for Ag and Carbon Scores, Demands Data and Trust

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Farmers are still planting their 2024 spring crops, but their local biofuel plants are going to be increasingly focused on the carbon intensity score of those crops as well. The initial Treasury Department guidance for the

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Global Biofuel Alliance Sets up Three-Pronged Work Plan, Says Govt

by Subhayan Chakraborty (Business Standard) While it remains without a charter, or a permanent secretariat, the Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA) has adopted a work plan focused on assessing country landscapes, drafting policy frameworks, and conducting biofuel workshops, petroleum and natural gas ministry

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Indonesia to Grow 2 Million Hectares of Sugarcane for Bio-ethanol Fuel Development

(Vietnam +) The Indonesian government is implementing preferential policies to develop bio-ethanol fuel in the future, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect the environment. Speaking at the "Jakarta Future Forum: Blue Horizon, Green Growth", Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Meeting SAF Demand with Ethanol-to-Jet Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To achieve net zero by 2050, SAF production needs to increase quickly and substantially, says Omar Hamid, Group Manager, Low Carbon Fuels at Worley Consulting in presenting these slides at ABLC 2024 on technology transition. He

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Council Highlights Emerging New-Use Opportunities for Ethanol at Industry Events in Singapore, Australia

(U.S. Grains Council) The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEA&O) team recently participated in two leading bioenergy conferences in the region, underscoring the pertinent role ethanol can play in emerging new-use areas for transportation decarbonization and how the

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Japanese Media Team Visits U.S. Ethanol Production Chain In Illinois

(U.S. Grains Council) Last week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) led a group of Japanese journalists interested in biofuel production on a tour of several U.S. ethanol plants and organized meetings with supply chain leaders and policymakers to help the Japanese

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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Never Stop Educating

Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  For all of us long-time ethanol supporters, we share the frustration that American agriculture and the ethanol we produce is so often misunderstood. We were reminded of this after participating in the

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Cooperfarms Presents a Proposal to the BNDS to Build a Corn and Sorghum Ethanol Plant

(Cooperfarms) Last Tuesday (30/04), the manager of the Industrial Committee of the Rural Producers Cooperative (Cooperfarms), Celestino Zanella, filed with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDS), in Rio de Janeiro/RJ, the indication of the project to build a

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Gevo’s Verity and ClearFlame Announce Transportation Decarbonization Collaboration(G

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Verity Holdings, LLC, (“Verity”), and ClearFlame Engine Technologies, Inc., (“ClearFlame”) announced today a collaboration to drive decarbonization traceability from field-to-fleet for the road freight transportation market in the United States,

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Commodity Groups Appeal Fuel Test Rule

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Commodity Groups: Ethanol Threatened by Fuel-Test Rule Buried in EV Mandate -- New fuel economy test procedures contained in the Biden administration's final pollution standards for passenger vehicles penalize ethanol and should be declared unlawful, three

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U.S. Ethanol and SAF Industry Leaders Seek to Intervene in Legal Challenge to EU Sustainable Aviation Fuel Regulation

(Renewable Fuels Association) Leaders of the U.S. ethanol industry are seeking to intervene in a legal challenge of the ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation, which effectively bans the use of renewable, crop-based biofuels like corn ethanol as a feedstock for decarbonizing the aviation sector. Collaborating

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Biofuels Offer Low-Hanging Fruit in Nascent Carbon Capture Industry

by Amena H. Saiyid (Cipher) Biofuel producers are taking up carbon capture and storage technology faster than any other industry in the United States as demand grows for cleaner fuels for shipping and aviation. Four out of every ten carbon capture and

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Nebraska Kicks Off Renewable Fuels Month

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed a proclamation Wednesday to officially kick off May as Renewable Fuels Month in the state. The proclamation was made during a ceremony at the State Capitol underscoring the pivotal role that renewable fuels play in

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RFA Welcomes 40B Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guidance, But Says Additional Work Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released today by U.S. Treasury begin to unlock the door for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). However, more work

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ADM Host Marshall High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Seventeen students from Marshall High School's automotive class toured the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) carbohydrate plant here today (April 23, 2024). "It was a pleasure to welcome Marshall High School’s Automotive class to our facility. By touring our plant,

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Worthington High School Students Tour Heron Lake Bioenergy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy today to learn more about ethanol production. “We are always happy to offer tours of our plant. In addition to providing an inside view of our production process and

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Court Wrestles with EPA Rules for Biogas: Judges Questioned Why the Agency Imposed One Set of Requirements on Biogas Producers and Another on Other Biofuels.

by Marc Heller (E&E News PM) A federal appeals court grappled Thursday with EPA’s regulation of biogas production for transportation fuel, a fresh point of contention in the renewable natural gas industry. During oral arguments on a lawsuit from the Coalition for

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With 'Record Droughts' in Income Predicted, Ohio Farmers Look to New Markets for Ethanol

by Jordan Laird (Columbus Dispatch) ... Facing headwinds, Miller (Jon Miller, a grain farmer in Fairfield County) said Ohio corn farmers are hopeful that new markets for ethanol fuel will provide some relief. Airlines are forging ahead with plans to transition to use ethanol to

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Nebraska Governor Signs SAF Tax Credit Bill

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has signed into law the establishment of a production tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Nebraska. The SAF tax credit (LB937) will provide a $0.75 per gallon tax credit for the production of

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Indigo Ag and Red Trail Energy Collaborate on Sustainable Biofuels to Maximize Benefits From Clean Fuel Tax Credit Programs

(Indigo Ag/PR Newswire) Companies will leverage Indigo Ag's proven measurement, verification and reporting capabilities to calculate field level carbon intensity and unlock new opportunities for fuel and agricultural decarbonization --  Indigo Ag, the innovative leader and trusted partner in sustainable agriculture, and Red

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Biofuels Will Be a Key Part of the Net-Zero Solution

by Juergen Eckhardt (Forbes/Leaps by Bayer)  Imagine a world where jets fly around the planet on fuel sourced from plants, replacing fossil fuels at cost parity, all without displacing huge amounts of forest land and animal life. ... “If we’re going to replace petroleum

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Illinois Research, Resources Provide Ability for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

by Martha Blum (AgriNews) ... Illinois has all the elements for start-up companies to build their facilities in our state,” he (Vijay Singh, founder professor in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois) said. “You need innovation and we

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Nunn Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Implement Year-Round E15

(Office of U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (R-IA-03))  U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation to implement year-round E15 sales. The Year-Round E15 Act, which is co-led by U.S. Representatives Adrian Smith (NE-03), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Brad Finstad (MN-01), Eric Sorensen (IL-17),

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The Airline Industry’s Biggest Climate Challenge: A Lack of Clean Fuel

by Ben Elgin (BNN Bloomberg) ... The $200 million plant from LanzaJet Inc. will be the first to turn ethanol into a fuel compatible with jet engines. The facility is one of many efforts around the globe attempting to crack one of

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Farmers Edge and Gevo Enter Collaboration on Climate-Smart Farm-to-Flight Project

(Farmers Edge/Business Wire) The companies will work with growers spanning three states to track and quantify the carbon intensity impact of climate-smart practices helping to accelerate the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and low-CI ethanol Farmers Edge Inc. a pure-play digital

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UC-Davis Analysts Warn of Significant Soybean Acreage Requirements for SAF

(Pro Farmer/Ag Web) Two UC-Davis analysts in a report highlighted that satisfying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goals would require a significant increase in soybean plantings, almost by 50%. Conversely, relying solely on corn ethanol would necessitate a lesser increase in land

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TopSoil Webinars , Including Carbon Intensity Series

(Continuum Ag) TopSoil Webinars are an opportunity for you to educate yourself as Mitchell and other Continuum Ag Representatives sit down with industry leaders to dig into the hottest topics in Agriculture including Carbon Intensity, Soil Health & Precision Ag. One of

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Exclusive: Biden Administration's Initial SAF Subsidy Model to Raise Climate Hurdle for Ethanol

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration will release a preliminary climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program in the coming weeks that is more restrictive than what the corn-based ethanol industry had expected, two sources familiar with

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Al-Corn Clean Fuel Host Triton High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-four students from Triton High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel on March 27 to learn more about renewable fuel production. “We appreciate students from Triton High School’s integrated science classes taking time out of their schedules to learn about

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Ridgewater College Visits CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eighteen students from Ridgewater College in Willmar toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant on March 20 to learn more about ethanol production and its co-products.  “It’s always a pleasure to welcome students from Ridgewater College’s Animal Nutrition

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Owatonna High School Tours Al-Corn Clean Fuel

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-two students from Owatonna High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel today (March 6, 2024) to learn about ethanol production. “We were excited to welcome students from Owatonna HS to our facility. These tours give us an opportunity to showcase

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House Republicans Call for Better Support of U.S. Biofuel Exports

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Two Republicans in the U.S. House are urging the Biden administration to take greater action to boost U.S. biofuel exports. Randy Feenstra of Iowa tells Brownfield sustainable aviation fuel could be a game changer for commodity

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marquis Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Marquis has become the first well known ethanol producer to step into the world of ethanol-to-jet in a partnership with LanzaJet. The promise and progress, milestones achieved and ahead, were presented by Marquis’ Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim at

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Won’t Short Food Supply, Manufacturers Say

by Sean Prattt (Manitoba Cooperator/Glacier Farm Media)  Manufacturers of sustainable aviation fuel say the increase in light duty electric vehicles has created an ethanol surplus --  Sustainable aviation fuel manufacturers say they won’t compromise food supplies despite consuming large volumes of agricultural

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Unlocking the SAF Market

by Tammie Sloup (FarmWeek)  Federal and state policies can catalyze the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market, but all the industry players will need to coordinate efforts to cross that bridge of transition. SAF has been labeled as the future of biofuels, decreasing

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Cellulosic Biofuels Win for Ground Transportation

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois Agri-View) Despite the fervor around electric vehicles and their potential to reduce the transportation sector’s carbon footprint, 2023 projections suggest electric vehicles won’t edge out gas-powered vehicles for decades to come. With conventional vehicles

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RFS Fight Launches in Appeals Court Interest Groups Argue EPA Illegally Finalized RFS Volumes Through 2025

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the EPA finalized Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 to 2025 in June 2023, the future of the rule could change depending on the outcome of a legal battle playing out in a federal

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Green Plains Begins Commissioning of the Demonstration Facility Combining Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC ™ with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology

(Green Plains) Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced that it has begun commissioning of the York, Nebraska, demonstration facility combining Fluid Quip Technologies’ precision separation and processing technology (MSC™) with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology (SFCT). The new facility combines fermentation, mechanical

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Biden’s Biofuel Push Risks Dethroning Corn as King of US Crops

by Gerson Freitas Jr and Isis Almeida (Bloomberg)  US farmers have favored corn over soybeans for over a century; That may start to change as soy demand for green diesel surges -- American farmers will plant more corn than soybeans in 2024

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Illinois to Play Part in Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Kevin Bessler (Illinois Radio Network/AdvantageNews.com)  In an industry that has yet to develop, Illinois transportation, manufacturing and agricultural sectors are exploring opportunities with sustainable jet fuel.  The inaugural Sustainable Aviation Fuel Conference brought together several stakeholders this week in Lisle, including

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Illinois CFS Will Take More Time

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) Illinois lawmakers will move slowly on a proposed state low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) as opponents target fuel costs and placing authority over the program with a state agency.  --  The state Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee

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In Gasolinegate, the True Cost of Gasoline Far Exceeds What We See at the Pump

by Emily Phillips (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... Even today, gasoline as a fuel dominates the transportation sector, despite attempts to increase the market share of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. In Gasolinegate, authors Burl Haigwood (advisor to the Clean Fuels Development

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Pressing for GREET Model Update Details for SAF Tax Credits Delayed, But Will 'Send Right Signal,' Ag Secretary Says

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)   While groups are clamoring for certainty on how the Department of Treasury calculates tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the adjustments to the greenhouse gas model, or "GREET" model, won't

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BIO Calls for Legislation to Boost Biomanufacturing

by Tom Popper (Bio.News)  Innovative companies using biotechnology to make renewable raw materials can enable more sustainable, climate-friendly manufacturing while providing an additional source of income for farmers. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is seeking to support these companies with a proposal

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Net Zero Transportation, Charting a Course for Low Carbon Fuels | Knowledge Exchange Division

(CoBank)  CoBank’s Jacqui Fatka and Teri Viswanath kick off their Energy in Transition series with a video podcast, Net Transportation, Charting a Course for Low Carbon Fuels. This four-part dialogue looks at how, from farm to fuel, decarbonization demands requires radical

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Growth Energy CEO Spotlights Bioethanol’s Potential in Panel at CERAWeek

(Growth Energy) Yesterday (March 18, 2024), Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined global biofuel industry leaders on a panel at S&P Global’s CERAWeek to discuss the changing biofuels supply chain and the central role that American bioethanol will have in further decarbonizing the

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ZeaKal Delivers Synergistic Innovation to Enhance Sustainability of Corn Production

(Oklahoma Farm Report) ZeaKal today (March 19, 2024) announced the successful development of its groundbreaking PhotoSeed™ technology in corn, improving the crop’s oil and sustainability profile without compromising yield or protein. With the immediate implementation of PhotoSeed corn’s route to market, ZeaKal aims

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Michigan Bill Would Incentivize SAF Production

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Legislation proposed in Michigan could expedite the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. During a recent Senate Energy and Environment committee hearing, Delta Airlines chief sustainability officer Amelia DeLuca says the future of the aviation industry depends on

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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Avoiding SAF Flight Cancellation: Airline Industry, Others Stress Need for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Take Off

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Airlines and businesses tied to the bioeconomy are stressing how critical the right policies will be to help fully develop a market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that can help create a new market for

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Cellulosic Biofuels Still a Win for Ground Transportation

by Deborah Gertz Husar (Herald-Whig) ... With conventional vehicles likely to dominate the ground fleet for the foreseeable future, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign experts say cellulosic biofuels shouldn’t be discounted. Researchers in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the

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Alto Ingredients, Inc. Enters Letter of Intent with Vault to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative

(Alto Ingredients)  Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a producer and distributor of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols in the U.S., announced today that it has entered into an exclusive nonbinding letter of intent and

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Sarnia Lambton BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the new BDO Zone at Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario — the feedstocks, the infrastructure, the workforce, how risks are mitigated.  Sarnia-Lambton’s Shauna Carr presented these slides on The BDO Zone, a program on

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Brazil Mills Boost Sugar Capacity, 'Leave' Ethanol to Corn Processors

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazil cane mills will boost their sugar production capacity as much as 10% in the new season from April to take advantage of relatively high sugar prices and as increasing supplies of corn make the grain a

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Red Trail Energy Becomes First Ethanol Plant to Issue CO2 Removal Credits

by Molly Burgess (Gasworld) North Dakota-based Red Trail Energy (RTE) has become the first ethanol production plant to produce CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) in the voluntary carbon market. Red Trail Energy and Pure.earth announced the news, which establishes the plant as one

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Govt Plans to Procure More Maize to Ramp up Production of Ethanol

by Zia Haq (Hindustan Times) ... India has drawn up plans to divert more maize to make ethanol for the country’s fuel-blending programme and ramp up output nearly 10 times in five years, three officials said on Monday. Maize, or corn, the

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ISCC Clears Brazil's FS Corn Ethanol for SAF

by Vinicius Damazio and Laura Guedes (Argus Media) Brazilian corn-based ethanol producer FS has received certification that its corn-based ethanol complies with international requirements to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) Corsia applies to its Lucas do

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How to Increase Your Potential SAF Tax Credits Now

by Cheyenne Kramer (AgWeb) With sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credits beginning in 2025, the practices farmers use during the 2024 growing season will have a direct impact on their ability to take advantage of these incentives. Mitchell Hora of Continuum Ag

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Field Trials Reveal Crushed Rock Boosts Carbon Removal and Improves Crop Yields

(ScienceX/Phys.org)  Crushed rock can remove about 3–4 metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare per year and improve crop yields, results of a pioneering study have shown. The four-year field trial in the U.S. Corn Belt, led by researchers

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OPINION: Why Farmers Should Take Advantage of Climate-Smart Ag Programs

by Chandler Mazour (Verity Carbon Solutions/Houston Daily) ... From a changing climate to high input costs to fluctuating commodity prices, farmers must take steps to adapt to an evolving landscape.   The good news is farmers don’t have to tackle these challenges alone.

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Airlines Could Abandon Dirty Jet Fuel with Cleaner Biofuels

(MITECHNEWS.com)  In an exciting move toward sustainable fuel, airlines are exploring powering planes with biofuels made from corn and other plants. This would slash aviation pollution and boost American farming, bringing tidy financial and environmental wins, according to The New York Times. Turning

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Renewable Fuels Association with Geoff Cooper

(Veteran on the Move)  This week on Veteran On the Move, Joe Crane welcomes Geoff Cooper, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading voice for America’s ethanol industry. Geoff served four years in the Quartermaster Corps, specializing

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U.S. Crop Sector Insulates Itself from World Market with Biofuels, Says Analyst

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Exports have been the lodestar of U.S. agriculture since the big Soviet grain deals of the Carter and Reagan years. One-fifth of U.S. farm production is exported. -- After decades of pursuing sales to foreign buyers, the

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries and Leveraging Bioeconomy for Sustainable Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The eminent danger of climate change, Praj’s Expertise and Readiness for Sustainable Future, opportunities with the Multi-feed and Multi-product Biorefinery Complex, and the Collective Efforts Toward Sustainable Future represented by the new Global Biofuels Alliance. These

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RFA’s Cooper: 2024 Will Be “Pivotal and Consequential Year” for U.S. Ethanol Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today (February 20, 2024) in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 attendees that 2024 will be “one of the most pivotal and consequential years the ethanol

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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These Ethanol Plants Want to Bury CO2 in Kansas to Cut Their Carbon Footprints

by Calen Moore and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (KMUW/NPR)  Kansas has three carbon dioxide pipelines. Next, it could get two carbon sequestration wells, linked to ethanol plants. Here’s what we know. Two companies seek to build the first sites in Kansas where carbon dioxide emissions

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS,

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Study: Ethanol Industry Generated $54 Billion in GDP, Supported 400,000 Jobs in 2023

(Renewable Fuels Association) As inflationary pressures eased and demand boomed for low-carbon ethanol and its co-products, the ethanol industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy remained strong in 2023, according to an annual economic impact analysis conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association by ABF

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Wisconsin Researchers Investigate Role of Biofuels in Renewable Energy Future

by Annalise Sommer (Badger Herald) Biofuels offer sustainable, economical energy option for Wisconsin communities, farmers -- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is researching methods to convert biological matter into fuel and plastics, with intentions to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are created using biological material to

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ACE Announces Project to Unlock Ethanol’s Access to New Markets and Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol) USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment

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Senate Panel Backs Bill to Aid GEVO Biofuels Project

by Bob Mercer (KELOLand)  Legislation to help clear the way for a renewable-fuels company to build a plant at Lake Preston is moving ahead at the South Dakota Capitol. The Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday voted 7-2 in favor of

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Ag Census Confirms Cropland Decline, Adoption of Environmental Practices

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The first tranche of data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture was released by USDA on Tuesday, and it showed that the amount of cropland in the U.S. fell by 14 million acres (4%) since 2017, continuing a

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OMCs to Procure over 300 Crore Litres Lines of Ethanol Annually from Upcoming Plants across 8 States

by Rish Ranjan Kala (The Hindu Business Line)  The OMCs will procure the highest 97 crore litres annually from Tamil Nadu followed by Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh -- State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) will procure more than 300 crore litres

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Are First-Generation Biofuels Sustainable?

(World Bio Market Insights) The sustainability of first-generation biofuels have attracted controversy, with questions around their true emissions savings and their impacts on other environmental metrics like water pollution and water consumption.  We look at recent scientific evidence on whether and how

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Trends in the Operational Efficiency of the U.S. Ethanol Industry: 2023 Update

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc Daily)  The operational efficiency of any industry is key to long-term profitability, no less so for the U.S. ethanol industry.  Fortunately, the USDA began publishing the Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report in October 2014 and this important data

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Corn and Soybean Prices Drop 8% to Begin 2024 — and the EPA Is Partly to Blame

by Myra P. Saefong (MarketWatch/Morningstar)  Falling gasoline demand put agency in ‘tough position’: energy trader -- Corn and soybean prices have declined on the back of excess supplies, with disappointing U.S. mandates for plant-based renewable fuels contributing to weakness — and pulling

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2024 Top Producer Women In Ag Award: Demand Creation Is Not A Spectator Sport

(Top Producer Editors/AgWeb) As a sixth generation Iowa farmer, Pam Johnson has been sharing agriculture’s food, fiber and fuel stories her entire life.  “Being an advocate for agriculture, it's part of who I am,” she says.  Her achievements on the farm and

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India Could Triple Its Biofuel Use and Accelerate Global Deployment

by Jeremy Moorhouse and Astha Gupta (IEA) India has quickly joined the ranks of major biofuel producer and consumer thanks to a set of coordinated policies, high-level political support, and an abundance of feedstocks. Over the next five years it has the

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Biofuels Center Plate at Bacon Brunch

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Indiana agricultural organizations prioritized the need for a state biofuel tax incentive during Monday’s Bacon Bar and Brunch with lawmakers at the statehouse. Marshall County farmer Joe Stoller recently testified in support HB 1315 and tells Brownfield

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Big Oil Embraces Corn as Former Foes Unite against EV Threat

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Yahoo!)  After decades of battling against more ethanol going into US cars, Big Oil is joining Big Agriculture in a push to expand use of the corn-based biofuel. Fossil-fuel giants are also ramping up investment in

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MagLab Collaborates on Sustainable Jet Fuel Research

(National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)  Fuel made from corn harvest waste would reduce greenhouse emissions by 70%. -- Agricultural leftovers could someday help power your air travel. Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are helping to study the feasibility of turning

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The Link between Oil and Ag -- Understand Why Oil Prices Impact Corn and Soybean Prices.

by Cassidy Walter (Successful Farming) “Petroleum is the floor,” says Owen Wagner, senior grain and oilseeds analyst for RaboResearch. “That’s the best way to think of it; petroleum sets the foundation.”  Wagner says the price of oil is not a primary driver

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Fat, Sugar, Trash: All the Weird Things that May Fuel Planes by 2050

by Nicolás Rivero (Washington Post) ... Each of these new fuel sources comes with its own set of trade-offs: Some will require years of research to develop, others have low ceilings on how much they can grow, and a few may

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Bolivia-Brazil Biofuels Agreement Could Bolster Corn, Soybeans

by Ben Hernandez (ETF Trends)  When it comes to corn and soybeans, Bolivia and especially Brazil are top producers globally. The governments of both countries agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that focuses on expanding cooperation in biofuels, biotechnology, and fertilizer

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EU Parliament’s Environmental Committee Supports Relaxing Rules on Genetically Modified Plants

by Samuel Petrequin (Associated Press)  Lawmakers on the European Parliament’s environment committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to relax rules on genetically modified plants produced using so-called new genomic techniques, prompting strong criticism from environmental groups. The issue of genetically modified organisms

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Africa Can Use Its Idle, Arable Land for Biofuel and Save Earth

by Joachim Buwembo (The East African) ... Sceptics may argue that it will take a lot of land to produce the SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) required to fly all planes around the world. But sceptics are always there. At the start

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Instead of Bickering over Fossil Oil, Use the Energy to Make Biofuels

by Joachim Buwembo (The East African)  Rather than, or besides fighting over control of the poison being sold to them by rich international dealers, Uganda and Kenya could put the health of their people, vehicles and wallets first, and jointly develop better

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Carbon America Submits First Class VI CO2 Injection Well Permit to EPA Region 8

(Carbon America/Business Wire)  Proposed Geologic CO2 Storage Site for Ethanol CCS Project Located on State Lands in northeast Colorado -- Carbon America has submitted a Class VI CO2 Injection Well permit application to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 8 office to permanently

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As Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Opens, Get US Ethanol into the Game

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Carbon capture and sequestration cuts U.S. ethanol’s carbon score by more than half. Carbon capture and sequestration alone gets us in the game. ... Ready to go, but sitting on the bench, is

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Growth Energy Outlines 2024 Federal Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, published its 2024 federal policy priorities today. Organized into three categories, the agenda offers a roadmap toward a more vibrant, sustainable future characterized by lower fuel costs, lower greenhouse gas (GHG)

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How (and Why) to Develop a Credible Deforestation Policy in 2024

by Theresa Lieb (Green Biz) ... The European Union’s Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation for forest protection and will come into full effect by the end of the year. If companies want to continue

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You Can’t Fly with Lead Wings, or Corn Ethanol’s SAF CI Problem

by Steven Slome, Jia Ming Ong and Matthew Morton (NexantECA/Biofueld Digest)  ... Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such

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India in Talks with Brazil for Tech Partnership to Expand Ethanol Usage

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard) India is in talks with Brazil for a technological partnership to expand usage of ethanol, amid a push for alternative fuels to cut carbon emission -- ... Brazil has been using ethanol for a very long time

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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Government Wants 50% of Biofuel to Come from Family Farming

(Informa Araguaia (Google Translation))  According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the new text seeks more transparency and strengthens the requirements for the granting and maintenance of the seal by biofuel producers -- The federal government will nationalize the rules

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Green Ammonia Could Decarbonize 60% of Global Shipping When Offered at Just 10 Regional Fuel Ports

(IOP Publishing) A study published today in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability has found that green ammonia could be used to fulfil the fuel demands of over 60% of global shipping by targeting just the top 10 regional fuel ports. Researchers

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Truterra Announces 2024 Programs Including Expanded Eligibility for Qualified Long-Term Adopters

(Truterra/PR Newswire) Expanded eligibility is long-awaited for the ag industry and a strategic business step toward meeting the needs of food and ag companies seeking to reduce scope 3 emissions -- Truterra, LLC, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers consultation, tools

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Carbon Conference --- February 7-9, 2024 --- Las Vegas, NV

Carbon Conference 2024 will bring stakeholders together that wish to capture corn biomass CO2 emissions from refineries in the Midwest and transport the CO2 via pipelines to permanently store the captured CO2 in deep underground formations. Carbon Conference 2024 is

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India State Fuel Retailers Raise Maize Ethanol Purchase Price -Local Media

by Nidhi Verma (Reuters)   Indian state fuel retailers have raised the purchase price of ethanol made from maize by 5.79 rupees a litre to 71.86 rupees ($0.8635) per litre to encourage its production for blending with gasoline, local media reported. India is

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Corn Challenge IV winners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers. The goal of the NCGA’s Corn Challenge IV is to turn surplus

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AMAGGI Will Have Its First 100% Biodiesel B100 Farm

(AMAGGI) AMAGGI will take yet another important and innovative step towards the decarbonization of its operations. As of March 2024, the company will have its first farm where biodiesel (B100) will be the sole fuel used in machinery for operations. B100

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POET’s 2023 Fueled by Growth, Innovation

(POET) Grand reopening of company's 34th facility, new POET bioproducts center among 2023 achievements --  POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, celebrated several milestones throughout 2023, including multiple victories on the policy front, the grand reopening of its 34th facility, and

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Clean Aviation Fuels Check the Boxes for Agriculture, for America

by Kirk Leeds (Iowa Soybean Association/Des Moines Register)  With the drums of war beating again in the Middle East, America faces a pressing need to secure stable, affordable fuel supplies that do not make us dependent on dictators and volatile foreign

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GOP Sprint to the Iowa Caucuses: An Ag Primer to the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Season

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Iowa farmers again have won over most of the leading Republican candidates for president when it comes to biofuels, but farmers also likely will again be caught in the crossfire between saber-rattling with China while

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Biofuels Best Hope for Ag Markets: Hultman

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. export share of world trade has declined over the years due to increased global competition, making the expansion of biofuels all the more important. Over the past 30 years, world soybean demand is up 190%

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In His Third Resolution, Vilella Inaugurated a New Stage for Local Biotechnology: He Approved the First GMO Yeasts for the Production of Bioethanol

(Bichos de Campo (Google Translation))  The Secretary of Agriculture, Fernando Vilella, honored his declared devotion to the bioeconomy from the first day of the new year: this Tuesday, January 2, a resolution was published in the Official Gazette that with his

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Milei Seeks to Deregulate the Price of Biofuels and Enable Oil Companies to Participate in the Business

(Bichos de Campo (Google Translation)) The National Executive Branch sent to Congress the legislative megaproject with which it will seek to carry out a gigantic reform of the State and regulations, especially economic ones, reducing participation in many sectors. One of the

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European Commission Maintains UK Biofuels Assurance Status after AIC Talks

(Agricultural  Industries Confederation) The potential for significant disruption to the UK biofuels market has been avoided after the European Commission announced it will not implement major changes to its assurance scheme recognition process from the end of 2023. It comes after months of intense

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Africa Can Use Its Idle, Arable Land for Biofuel and Save Earth

by Joachim Buwembo (The East African)  ... Without idealistically asking Africa to commit land for growing clean fuel, has it dawned on our thinkers at the African Union and in governments that there is big money in producing biofuel? Sceptics may argue

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Boundless: Exporting to More Places

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Ed Hubbard, general counsel and vice president of government affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, says a growing number of countries around the world are not only committed to using more ethanol but

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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Govt to Buy Maize at MSP, Raise Output to Meet Biofuel Needs

by Zia Haq  (Hindustan Times)  The Union government has signed off on a plan to procure maize at federally fixed minimum support prices (MSP) while increasing its output and productivity by expanding the area under cultivation, as part of a strategy to meet

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