Bioenergy http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6361/more en Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up? http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world&rsquo;s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them:</p> <p>-Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas;</p> <p>-Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/walmart-s-sustainability-scorecard-how-do-you-measure#comments Energy Sustainable Agriculture Water Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 79271 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Caption: Former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno (left) interviews Robert Kaplan, Walmart&rsquo;s director of sustainability (middle), and Rick Tolman (right), National Corn Growers Association, on the topic of sustainability at the Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s 8th Annual Ag Issues Forum.<br /> Photo Credit: Jodie Wehrspann</p> Dual-fuel engine saver http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/dual-fuel-engine-saver <div class="node-body article-body">Kit allows for propane displacement in diesel engines to save on fuel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/dual-fuel-engine-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/dual-fuel-engine-saver#comments Bioenergy Fuel Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:29:00 +0000 75161 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; 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we anticipate that this legislation would be a very significant step towards allowing more retailers to make the decision to sell higher blends of ethanol,” says Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/iowa-grant-request-seeks-infrastructure-improvement-could-also-improve-market-higher-ethanol-bl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/iowa-grant-request-seeks-infrastructure-improvement-could-also-improve-market-higher-ethanol-bl#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:34:00 +0000 75141 at http://farmindustrynews.com Unlocking valuable crop residue http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/unlocking-valuable-crop-residue <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a treasure trove of nutrients in the ‘leftovers,’ and a new tool helps get some back.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/unlocking-valuable-crop-residue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/unlocking-valuable-crop-residue#comments Bioenergy Crops Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:40:00 +0000 75001 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This tanker truck was recently loaded with Accomplish LM, a biochemical fertilizer catalyst developed to accelerate the breakdown and release of nutrients in residue.</p> Agricen Leifmark, New Holland Agriculture collaborate on corn stover harvest test http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test <div class="node-body blog-body">New Holland Agriculture's BigBaler 340 produces a 3x4x8-ft. bale of corn stover about every minute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/leifmark-new-holland-agriculture-collaborate-corn-stover-harvest-test#comments Ethanol Cellulosic ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000 74981 at http://farmindustrynews.com New tech makes more ethanol from corn kernels http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels <div class="node-body article-body">Company perfects a system that captures fiber from the corn kernel to make more ethanol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/bioenergy/new-tech-makes-more-ethanol-corn-kernels#comments Bioenergy Ethanol Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:49:00 +0000 74891 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>This diagram of the ethanol process notes that the Cellerate use of corn kernel fiber is just an add-on to an existing dry mill plant, where the ethanol is made and goes right back into the final stream where it is sent to market.</p> Syngenta Optimized ethanol genetics http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics <div class="node-body article-body">Corn breeders are looking at ways to boost biofuel output from every bushel of corn you raise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/ethanol/optimized-ethanol-genetics#comments Ethanol Ethanol Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:20:00 +0000 74881 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Enogen corn, developed to express the alpha amylase enzyme, includes input traits growers like, including above- and below&shy;ground insect protection.</p> USDA announces grants this week to stimulate bioeconomy http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy <div class="node-body blog-body"> Since the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program's inception, USDA has made more than $280 million in payments that have helped support production of more than 5.8 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and the equivalent of more than 58 billion kilowatt hours of electric energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/usda-announces-grants-week-stimulate-bioeconomy#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 74671 at http://farmindustrynews.com EPA postpones finalizing 2014 renewable volume obligations in RFS until 2015 http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"> EPA looks to getting back on the annual statutory timeline by addressing 2014, 2015 and 2016 standards in the next calendar year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/epa-postpones-finalizing-2014-renewable-volume-obligations-rfs-until-2015#comments Biofuel Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 74251 at http://farmindustrynews.com 25x’25 partners urge EPA to issue guidance on flex fuel vehicles http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body">“This guidance is critical to incentivize the continued production of FFVs and to support the further advancement and deployment of biofuels into the nation’s liquid transportation fuel pool; fuels which are essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing air quality.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/25x-25-partners-urge-epa-issue-guidance-flex-fuel-vehicles#comments Ethanol Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 74001 at http://farmindustrynews.com