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USGC Helps Expand Export Potential for DDGS, Ethanol to Ecuador
May 14, 2018 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Identifying how U.S. feed grains and co-products can meet the specific demands of a local market is the specialty of the U.S. Grains Council’s staff around the world. In Ecuador, the …

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program
March 30, 2018 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first time, delegates approved plans to …

Brews, Bangers and Biofuels – Ireland’s Bioeconomy Looking up
March 19, 2018 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … But it’s also about whisky, as reported in the Digest in July 2017, and how Celtic Renewables puts whisky in the car and not just in the jar.
It’s about Cork …

Expansion of Sugarcane Ethanol in Brazil Could Cut GHG Emissions
November 8, 2017 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A massive expansion of land use for sugar cane growth in Brazil, and a subsequent increase in ethanol production with the feedstock could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions in the …

Solar Plants Take Root on Farms
August 22, 2017 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jeremy Deaton (Nexus Media) … Many are leasing their fields to solar developers in need of flat land clear of trees and other obstructions. This practice has become so popular that the Solar Energy Industries Association published …

Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact
April 28, 2017 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DDGS’ environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability.   —  The benefits in feeding distillers grains are well known—it’s …

Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around
March 29, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for …

Groups Call Food-vs.-Fuel Fight Truce
February 24, 2017 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Now, representatives of two ag groups previously at odds over the RFS say they have moved on. The reason, they say, is that the 5 billion bushels of …

Biofuel Market Must Remain Competitive for UK Farms, NFU Says
December 23, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(NFU Online) The NFU has met with ministers to urge the Department for Transport to keep biofuel markets as open as possible for UK farmers to remain competitive with their European neighbours.
NFU North East combinable …

Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows
December 22, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  USDA data show cost of food has declined  —  As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according to the U.S. Department of …

RFS Standards Help Ohioans
December 12, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Rick Fox (The Clermont Sun) Letter to Editor:   Commissioner Uible’s recent letter “Fixing the RFS Pothole” was full of myth and inaccuracies regarding the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Uible claims ethanol is …

Farmers to Trump: You Owe Us
December 6, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Jane Wells (CNBC)  … This even as the oil industry — suffering from its own low prices — could push the Trump administration to reduce support for ethanol. “I think some people would still like …

Commission’s Flip-Flop on Biofuels Puts at Risk Tens of Thousands of Jobs
December 6, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Kent (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association/Euractiv)  The key element of this renewable energy plan is that the ceiling for the crop biofuel component of EU transport fuels will be slashed from 7% …

Busting the Mythology of Food vs. Fuel
November 30, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate) Making ethanol doesn’t rob the hungry of needed nutrition …  Ethanol has long been recognized as an additive to increase octane and help internal combustion engines burn cleaner. Until 2005, the chief …

Corn: It’s What’s for Dinner, for People, Animals and Gasoline-Eating Vehicles
November 10, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Chris Beutler (Today’s Producer)  …  U.S. raises nearly 36 percent of all the corn grown worldwide, and it is the most widely produced grain in the world.

Corn is often thought of as a vegetable, …

#ExEx16 Panel on Global DDGS Utilization
November 7, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during Export Exchange 2016. …  The group …

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct
October 3, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Miami Herald)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients.
Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to a …

Feed Makes Good Use of Ethanol Coproduct
September 19, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Roy Leidahl (Iowa Farmer Today)  When processors use the starch in corn to produce ethanol, they turn about one-third of their processed corn volume into coproducts that contain protein, fat and fiber.
As ethanol production …

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2
May 20, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei, who has been studying algae’s …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

Species-Specific, Process-Specific DDGS Nutrition Profiles Needed
April 15, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How do low-oil, low-fiber, high-protein coproducts successfully find their best markets?  —  An array of distillers grains coproducts are entering the market—low oil, low fiber, high protein—with great …

Exploring the Viability of Small Scale Anaerobic Digesters in Livestock Farming
April 1, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Clare Lukehurst and Angela Bywater (IEA Bioenergy)  This report explores the viability of small scale anaerobic digestion for livestock farming where there is a need to deal with animal manure and slurry in a manner that …

Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.1 Billion to Minnesota’s Economy in 2015
March 16, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.13 billion to the state’s gross domestic product in 2015, according to a new study by ABF Economics.
The study, commissioned by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, said the industry …

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate
January 27, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia’s rising petrol costs.
He says serious commitment to renewable biofuels would also dramatically …

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants
January 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants in Sampson County after county commissioners approved incentives for the facilities.

The proposed plants would bring …

ABUTEC Aids In Transformation of Manure into Renewable Energy
December 30, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  ABUTEC’s combustion technology is once again paving the way for waste-to-energy projects through its partnership with Roeslein Alternative Energy.
With almost two million pigs housed throughout nine facilities, Smithfield Foods Missouri produces …

EPA Challenge Aims to Recycle Nutrients from Manure
December 4, 2015 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas …

VIASPACE Reports Progress On Giant King® Grass Animal Feed
November 16, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(VIASPACE/PRNewswire)   VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) has been working intensively on growing Giant King®Grass (GKG) in California at the VIASPACE nursery, the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center, and with our partner Almaden …

Pigs Can Regulate Sulfur in Distiller Grains
November 16, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(AgriNews)  Distillers dried grains with solubles, a co-product of the ethanol industry, is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets.  However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data is limited on the amount …

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release by AgriLife Research Next Year
November 4, 2015 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Kay Ledbetter (AgriLife Today)  Dr. Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new biofuel-biomass feedstock that is a hybrid “similar to seedless watermelons, seedless grapes …

USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact
October 30, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol. The 87-page report, “U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions,” …

Not Just about Bin-Busting
October 7, 2015 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Tom Doran (AgriNews)  … “When it comes to growing corn, no one does it better than America’s family farmers,” National Corn Growers President Chip Bowling said at a Farm Progress Show press conference.
“But our challenge today …

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership
August 25, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to develop new applications for Tyton’s dedicated, non-smoking tobacco crop and the resulting soil amendment, filtration, …

Katter’s Australia Party 10 Per Cent Ethanol Mandate Plan Divides Feedlot and Grain Growers Again
August 19, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Arlie Felton-Taylor (ABC Rural)  The ethanol debate has heated up in Queensland again after Katter’s Australia Party put an increased mandate back on the agenda.  The party said it will pull support for the Palaszczuk …

Biodiesel Works for Illinois Animal Agriculture
August 18, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  Biodiesel Positively Impacts Poultry and Livestock Farmers’ Bottom Lines — Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by powering their profitability.
That was the …

Biodiesel Can Increase Livestock Production’s Profitability
July 31, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by powering their profitability.  That was the message at Western Dubuque Biodiesel’s plant, where soyabean groups …

Grazing Land Has Scope for Biofuel Surge
July 2, 2015 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(  At least 500 million hectares are available for growing biofuel crops; This is after considering rising food demand and growing urbanisation; Only up to 200 million hectares would be needed to slash fossil fuel use
Converting grazing …

Agriculture Industry Alliance Warns Ethanol Mandate Would Increase Fuel and Food Prices in Queensland but Grain Growers and Grain Ethanol Producers Disagree
May 20, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(ABC Rural)  The head of Queensland’s only sorghum biorefinery says a mandate on ethanol in fuel is essential for the future of his business.
It comes as the agriculture sector is shaping up for another round …

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass
May 4, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably sourced, but also considered low-risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). The Roundtable on Sustainable …

Spotlight on Iowa
January 7, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how the industry got started.
When Jerry Mohr, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association board of …

KSG Agro Expert Believes the Production of Biofuels Should Not Disturb the Eco-Balance of Land
December 18, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(KSG Agro)  In the production of biofuels one should take into account the need to maintain soil fertility. This was mentioned by KSG Agro Holding’s CEO Mr. Sergey Mazin during the V Ukrainian Grain Congress, …

Spotlight on Iowa
December 11, 2014 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how the industry got started.
When Jerry Mohr, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association board of …

The Environmental Pros and Cons of Feeding Dried Distillers Grains
December 4, 2014 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Alma Release (Alberta Farmer)   Cattle fed DDGs produce less methane and more nitrogen, Lethbridge Research Station scientists have found

Feed is one of the highest on-farm costs and when the price of barley, corn and …

High Turkey Prices: Don’t Blame Ethanol
November 26, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Alan Neuhauser  (U.S. News and World Report/  No clucking way.   Turkey prices are still higher than average, the American Farm Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics found last week – but don’t blame the Environmental …

Biodiesel Benefits Livestock Producers
November 25, 2014 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  While some have tried to pit the biofuels industry against livestock producers, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) explain their green fuel is actually helping those producers.
“The livestock industry …

Doctor DDGS: Leading Swine Nutritionist, University of Minnesota Professor Jerry Shurson, Discusses Low-Oil DDGS and Growth Performance on Pigs.
June 17, 2014 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producers Magazine) With ethanol plants extracting oil from DDGS, the question of how this affects feeding performance becomes paramount to the livestock and poultry industries.  University of Minnesota professor Jerry Shurson talks …

Ethanol Producer Green Plains Has Plans to Feed Its Own Cattle
June 12, 2014 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Doan (Bloomberg)  Green Plains Inc. (GPRE), which just became the first major ethanol producer to buy its own cattle-feed yard, has plans to milk it for more — by buying the cattle too.
The fourth-largest …

Storm over China’s Corn, DDG Imports ‘Temporary’ – USDA Boss
June 12, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(  China’s apparent curbs on imports of US distillers’ grains and corn represent only a “temporary” hiccup, Joseph Glauber, one of the most important people in agriculture, although the head of a major Chinese grains …

Study finds that increased corn yields and more efficient use of corn ethanol co-products will greatly decrease land needed for ethanol production
June 4, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Illinois Corn Marketing Board) Land attributable to ethanol will drop from current 25% to as little as 11% of U.S. corn acres
A too common error made in reporting the amount of land used for U.S. …

Don’t Ignore Contribution of Distillers Grains
May 13, 2014 – 3:04 pm | One Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s something that has been said over and over and, yet, it’s worth repeating because so many people don’t seem to get it. Distillers grains is an important part …

Ag Subcommittee Hears Pros and Cons of RFS
May 6, 2014 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  The food versus fuel debate arose once again in front of Congress. At last week’s U.S. House Ag Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., opponents and proponents of the Renewable Fuels Standard presented …

Illinois Corn and Cattle Producers Coexist Well
April 16, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(Brownfield Ag News)  An Illinois beef industry leader says cattle and corn farmers in the state complement each other very well, no matter what the market is. Illinois Beef Association Executive Vice President Reid Blossom …

Chickens to Benefit from Biofuels Bonanza
November 1, 2013 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering and …

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour
October 22, 2013 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour to exhibit the community-based biofuel production model that is developing on Hawaii Island—a model that …

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act
October 22, 2013 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Office of Representative Jim Costa (D-CA 16th))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement today regarding the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in …

Analysis: Brewing U.S. Ethanol Legal Battle Hinges on Meaning of ‘Supply’
October 21, 2013 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters)  The fate of a landmark U.S. requirement to blend increasing amounts of biofuels into the nation’s gasoline pool rests on the meaning of three words tucked into a mammoth law: unless …

Global Farmers Learn Value of Ethanol
October 21, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Each year during World Food Prize week, the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Roundtable brings farmers from all over the world to visit Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.
Owner Bill Couser not …

Maintain Renewable Fuel Standards
October 2, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Tim Burrack (Chicago Tribune) Letter to Editor:  … As family farmers for more than 40 years, we have had our share of ups and downs. The RFS gave farmers like us a new market for our …

Ethanol Byproducts
October 1, 2013 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Lyndee Stabel  (AgWeek)  Paying the feed bill has cleaned out bank accounts faster than Jesse James in recent years, as high corn prices left cattlemen everywhere looking for the cheapest, most efficient alternatives.
Answering that search, …

RFS Hasn’t Hurt the Poultry Industry
September 26, 2013 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by Gary Pestoriou (The Hill’s Congress Blog)    I followed with interest the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings concerning the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). I became very skeptical of the statements by those representing …

Are Lower Fat DDGs Still Economical?
September 16, 2013 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Barb Glen (Western Producer)  Lower fat content in corn-based dried distillers grains imported by Canadian livestock feeders has caught many by surprise.
Feed suppliers and feedlot operators who use the ethanol production byproduct have become …

Analyst Says Ethanol Rush Is Over, Corn May Drop to $3.25
September 12, 2013 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Brett Wessler (Ag Professional)  Livestock producers are likely to see shrinking feed costs ahead with one market analyst forecasting lower corn prices as ethanol demand will be “flat-lining” into 2022.
Dan Basse, AgResource Company, told the …

How Big Poultry Sided with Big Oil
September 12, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

By Reid Detchon (The Baltimore Sun)  Our ability to break our dependence on foreign oil is threatened by the effort to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard
Oil is essential to our economic and national security because …

Ethanol Industry on the Offensive after August Recess
September 9, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Paul) Bertels (vice president of production and utilization for the National Corn Growers Association) said the harvest should bring in about 12.9 billion bushels of corn, the third largest …

Renewable Fuel Standard Debate This Week September 12, 2013 11:00 AM ET Online
September 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment
Renewable Fuel Standard Debate This Week    September 12, 2013   11:00 AM ET Online

by Cindy Zimmerman (   Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C.
AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate …

Difficult but Important Conversation at a Craft Fair
August 27, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Talking to someone that has negative views about the ethanol industry isn’t always easy. But if the conversation stays respectful it’s possible for both parties to come away with …

Iowa State Fair Traffic Will Be Greeted with Biodiesel Billboards
August 14, 2013 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  In preparation for the 2013 Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association today announced the start of a billboard campaign aimed at increasing the use of biodiesel in …

Chemtex Picks Duplin County Firm for Ethanol Plant Supplies
July 18, 2013 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Chris Bagley (Triangle Business Journal)    A fuels and chemicals company said it has nailed down a major supplier for its planned $200 million ethanol plant near Clinton.
Wilmington-based Chemtex said Murphy Brown LLC, a hog-farming company headquartered …

Busting Big Oil Myths on the RFS and Ethanol, Part II: Food Prices
June 6, 2013 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Energy Collective)  …Big Oil’s PR machine regurgitates these myths via conference calls with reporters, meetings with editorial boards, sham studies, paid advertising, social media and many other channels. Their …

DDGS Intake Reduces Methane Output of Dairy Cows
May 28, 2013 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Every once in a while, I read something that really catches my attention. A study that found that distillers grains can help reduce methane output and increase milk production …

Iowa State University Seeks Livestock Producers’ Input for Ethanol Survey
May 1, 2013 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(PorkNetwork)   Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers’ use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. … Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19 at:   READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol …

Biodiesel’s Big Comeback and Bigger Prospects
April 26, 2013 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Darling of the mid-2000s, still beloved by its many fans — biodiesel is increasingly a key to delivering advanced biofuels volumes now — and even more so between now and …

Construction on Clinton Biofuel Refinery Could Start as Early as Fall
March 19, 2013 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by John Ramsey (  Construction on a $170 million refinery in Clinton to convert 20 million tons of grass into fuel each year could start as early as this fall.
Chemtex, an international company with offices …

That Darn Devil, Them Dang Details: What’s Really Driving Food Prices?
February 15, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the new USDA long-term forecasts, rising global meat consumption stands out as a driver of rising food prices, exports.
…But you might ask yourself — in a world where you …

Chemtex Officials Offer City Timeline that Points to 2015 Plant Opening
December 26, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Chris Berendt (The Sampson Independent)  Chemtex International Inc. is currently involved in a permitting process that will see a $200 million biofuels refinery production plant open at the start of 2015, creating around 350 direct …

Texas Farm Bureau Conference Exposes Rift on Ethanol
December 6, 2012 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by J.B. Smith (  …“It’s farmers vs. ranchers,” said McLennan County Farm Bureau president and delegate Kevin Huffman in an interview.
Huffman, who raises cattle, corn, wheat and cotton near McGregor, opposed both amendments but said …

Bioethanol and Biodiesel ‘Crucial’ to Meeting Energy Needs
December 5, 2012 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(  Biodiesel and bioethanol markets are crucial to meeting future energy needs according to the NFU.
The news follows a series of meetings between biofuel professionals, producers and the Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker …

Algae Producers Look to Market By-Product of Biodiesel
November 2, 2012 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  Just as ethanol producers have been able to market the co-product dried distillers grains (DDGs) as livestock feed, those folks producing algae for biodiesel want to find more uses for what’s …

Cattle, Corn Contribute to Ethanol Bonanza
October 31, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Art Hovey (Lincoln Journal Star)  The economic bounce that comes from the combination of corn and cattle in Nebraska “is unmatched any other place in the country,” agricultural economist Bruce Johnson told the Nebraska …

US Grains Council Releases New, Expanded Edition of DDGS Handbook
October 16, 2012 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Pork Network)  To update current and potential customers on advances in research and end-users’ experience in feeding distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has released the third edition of A Guide …

Corn Price Decline Less Than 1% With Full RFS Waiver
October 8, 2012 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Corn and Soybean Digest)  A full waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) conventional biofuel requirement might reduce corn prices by just 0.5% (4¢/bu.) in 2012-2013, according to a new analysis conducted by the Food and Agriculture …

Establishing Energy Grasses in Sprayfields
October 2, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  As part of its project to establish energy grasses in the southeastern part of the state on hog lagoon sprayfields and verify the economic opportunities for biofuels, the Biofuels Center …

OPINION: Critic of DDG Wrong: Ethanol and Distillers Grains Help to Make Most of Every Bushel.
October 2, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Chad Blindauer (The Daily Republic)  As a farmer and cattle feeder, I felt obligated to write this today to clear up the continued falsities being produced from the author of “Distillers grain not as …

Requests to Waive the Renewable Fuel Standard in the Aftermath of the 2012 Heat Wave and Drought
September 21, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) In the wake of the devastating heat wave and drought which covered much of the United States this year, it has become clear that there will be less …

Kudos to Chemtex
August 28, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In one of those interesting ironies of renewable fuels, Chemtex’s North Carolina proposed cellulosic ethanol project puts a sector of the hog industry rooting for the success of advanced …

Chemtex Lands $99M USDA Loan Guarantee for North Carolina Cellulosic Biofuels Project
August 23, 2012 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In North Carolina, Chemtex announced that it has received a $99 million conditional loan guarantee from USDA, under the USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program for the engineering and construction of …

Updated Assessment of the Drought’s Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
August 17, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Babcock (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)  …The sharply lowered production estimates suggest the preliminary assessment of the impact of the drought on crop prices and biofuel production that I conducted last month …

Ethanol Plant Closures Cause DDGS Supply Issues
August 15, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Drovers Cattle Network)  The 2012 drought is not only taking its toll on U.S. Midwest crop and livestock producers. Ethanol plants also are succumbing as high corn prices dry up their operating margins. Suspension of …

Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate
July 25, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(National Chicken Council)  In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices and commodity price volatility, a coalition of livestock and poultry groups is urging Congress to …

North Carolina on Mission to Build Biofuel Industry, Company Sees Ethanol Coming from Grassy Fields
June 11, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Emery P. Dalesio  (The Republic/AP)  An Italian company’s Wilmington-based subsidiary is geared up to build a factory that can convert grassy plants into fuel for cars and trucks amid Sampson County’s hog and turkey …

Pasture Rent Considerations for Beef Producers
June 4, 2012 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by South Dakota State University (iGrow)  Rental rates for range and pastureland are on the rise, due to increasing demands for corn, says Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist.
“Increasing demand for corn for ethanol production …

Flip-Side to Biofuels Story
March 22, 2012 – 8:06 pm | No Comment

by  John Maday  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A couple weeks ago, we ran an article titled “Feeding the biofuels beast,” which documented a University of Montana study suggesting current production methods and policy for biofuels are unsustainable. The …

Hog Producers Can Compete with Ethanol for Corn
March 14, 2012 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  An agricultural economist says hog producers are now able to compete with ethanol producers for corn.
“This is an amazing difference from just five years ago,” said Purdue agricultural economist Dr. Chris …

Senate Ag Committee Hearing Focuses on Farm Bill Energy Programs
February 16, 2012 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a handful of bioenergy stakeholders were given the opportunity to present the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry with their opinions on the …

National Cattlemen’s President-Elect Says Group Is Not Opposed to Ethanol
January 9, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Heather Thornstensen (AgriNews)  While they had a leader from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at their recent annual convention, the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association brought together a panel to discuss whether the ethanol and …

House Hearing Ignores Critical Facts about America’s Ethanol Industry
September 14, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  America’s ethanol producers are on pace to produce nearly 40 million metric tons of livestock feed in 2011 – a volume greater than all the corn used on cattle …

Biofuels No Conflict with Food Prices – Update
May 7, 2010 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  The Biofuels Association of Australia fired back at claims made by the Australian Lot Feeder’s Association that biofuels are diverting crops away from food sources or pushing up food prices in Australia.
“These …