Iowa's Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) broke ground this week for the first corn kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol plant, potentially leading the way for more ethanol plants to begin the efficient production of cellulosic ethanol....More
Iowa's Quad County Corn Processors already has contracts in place with 27 farmers to produce the corn, paying an average premium of $.40 per bushel. Following the 2013 harvest, Bonanza BioEnergy in Kansas will follow suit....More
“The highest court in the land has spoken – they have unequivocally rejected the attempts of Big Oil and other opponents of ethanol to challenge the EPA’s sensible decision to permit the sale of E15."...More
The oil industry will not use ethanol blends if the RFS is eliminated, said Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International, which sponsored the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. “This is a very big deal, and it’s time that we, as stakeholders, say ‘enough.’”...More
Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable.
A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More