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Mar 26, 2010

Bi-Partisan Effort on Extending Ethanol Tax Credits

While Democrats and Republicans have been fighting tooth and nail on health care reform, there was at least one....More
Mar 12, 2010

Work Continues on Further Reducing Ethanol's Water Consumption

In the mid-February 2010 edition of Farm Industry News (page 24), I reported that ethanol is not a water hog. The....More
Mar 05, 2010

Voice Your Support for Biofuels

I regularly receive updates from the 25x25 Alliance (, a coalition of agricultural, environmental and....More
Feb 12, 2010

EPA Finalizes Rule for Expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2)

The EPA has finalized a rule implementing the renewable fuels mandate of 36 billion gallons by 2022 that was....More
Jan 30, 2010

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Grand Opening

On Friday, January 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE), the University of Tennessee and Genera Energy LLC....More
Jan 15, 2010

Can Ethanol Become More Geographically Desirable?

POET and Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. announced last week that they will assess the feasibility of an ethanol....More
Dec 31, 2009

New Decade: Big for Biofuels

Happy New Year! And Happy New Decade! This should be quite a decade as far as biofuels are concerned—starting with....More
Dec 17, 2009

Valero to Buy Three More Ethanol Plants

Valero Energy Corporation, which purchased seven of the ethanol production plants formerly owned by VeraSun Energy....More
Dec 01, 2009

EPA to Make E15 Determination in 2010

Wanting to ensure that it has “all necessary science to make the right decision,” EPA expects to make a final decision....More
Nov 25, 2009

Ethanol’s Impact on the Livestock Business

“Ethanol and a Changing Agricultural Landscape” is a new report out from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). If....More
Nov 20, 2009

Biodiesel’s Energy Efficiency Only Getting Better

Rising soybean yields have had a significant impact on biodiesel’s energy efficiency. In fact, new research from the....More
Nov 13, 2009

Keep an Eye on Energy Crop Development

If you’re thinking about planting dedicated energy crops at some point in the future, I’d suggest keeping an eye on....More
Nov 05, 2009

Biofuels’ Significance to Economy, National Security

Biofuels contribute significantly to America’s economy and national security. Just how significantly was symbolized by....More
Nov 04, 2009

POET’s Project Liberty Field Day Draws Crowd to See Cob Harvesting in Action

Hundreds of farmers, government officials and others traveled to the POET Project Liberty field day in Emmetsburg, IA,....More
Oct 30, 2009

New Cellulosic Ethanol Projects = New Jobs

My small town has lost a few businesses recently. I’m sure you’ve seen the same in your towns. The picture has been....More
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