Energy en Catching up with an expanding technology <div class="node-body blog-body">A specialized corn that makes producing ethanol easier is gaining traction in the market, but the process takes time and requires plenty of research.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Energy Corn Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:50:00 +0000 81761 at <p>Processors know they&#39;re getting Enogen corn because it is color coded - in the kernel. That provides processors with peace of mind when taking delivery.</p> Digging into the science of cellulosic ethanol <div class="node-body article-body">DuPont has opened the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the country near Nevada, Iowa. Here's a look at the event, the issues surrounding ethanol, and details about the process and the innovations DuPont is bringing to renewable energy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy DuPont Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:13:00 +0000 80851 at <p>DuPont&#39;s new cellulosic ethanol facility officially opened, but will ramp up production into 2016. This is the first plant of its kind in the country - not the first cellulosic ethanol plant - but this one uses proprietary processes the company developed.</p> Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up? <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Sustainable Agriculture Water Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 79271 at <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> Iowa grant request seeks infrastructure improvement, could also improve market for higher ethanol blends <div class="node-body blog-body">"With infrastructure being one of the primary hurdles to the sale of higher ethanol blends, 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:34:00 +0000 75141 at Leifmark, New Holland Agriculture collaborate on 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Cellulosic ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000 74981 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:20:00 +0000 74881 at <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 <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:00 +0000 74671 at EPA postpones finalizing 2014 renewable volume obligations in 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 74251 at 25x’25 partners urge EPA to issue guidance on 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:25:00 +0000 74001 at E15 approved for use in two-thirds of new vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body">Auto manufacturers have approved the use of E15 in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. This accounts for about 80 percent of the vehicles on the road today, reports the Renewable Fuels Association. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:50:00 +0000 73481 at