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Major site isses week of March 31, 2014

April 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Our apologies for the site being unstable last week.  We experienced some major issues with our hosting provider and the site was unusable with extended load times.   It looks like these issues have been resolved and BFC is back to provide the latest and most relevant news related to renewable and biofuels production and their use.   Should you experience any issues, please drop us a note and let us know.  BFC   Thank You for your support.   -BFC   Share this article :ShareGoogleTwitterFacebookDiggLinkedInPinterestPocketTumblrDeliciousBlinklistRedditStumbleUponTechnorattiNewsvineYahooPrintEmailLike... [Read the full story]

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Slowing demand causes U.S. ethanol prices to decline

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

US ethanol prices ‘just melting’ as supplies firm, demand fades   Most US ethanol prices slid Tuesday to their lowest levels in more than four weeks as stalling buying interest combined with firming supplies, sources said. The Chicago Argo ethanol assessment fell 11.5 cents to $2.6145/gallon, the lowest level since March 17. The front-month New York Harbor ethanol assessment for any-April delivery slid 10 cents to $2.53/gal, the lowest level since February 12. The Chicago Argo assessment has plunged $1.1455, or 30.5%, since hitting $3.76/gal March 31, which was the highest level... [Read the full story]

Biofuels

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant slated to go online by year’s end

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Corn stover-to-ethanol plant nears reality   One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of biofuel produced from corn stover. Stover is the leaves and stalks left in the field as residue after harvesting. To supply the corn stover for its plant, DuPont will contract from 450 to 600 local farmers to gather, store and deliver more than 375,000 dry tons of stover per year into the Nevada facility. The stover will be collected... [Read the full story]

Ethanol

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant slated to go online by year’s end

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Corn stover-to-ethanol plant nears reality   One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of biofuel produced from corn stover. Stover is the leaves and stalks left in the field as residue after harvesting. To supply the corn stover for its plant, DuPont will contract from 450 to 600 local farmers to gather, store and deliver more than 375,000 dry tons of stover per year into the Nevada facility. The stover will be collected... [Read the full story]

Energy

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant slated to go online by year’s end

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Corn stover-to-ethanol plant nears reality   One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of biofuel produced from corn stover. Stover is the leaves and stalks left in the field as residue after harvesting. To supply the corn stover for its plant, DuPont will contract from 450 to 600 local farmers to gather, store and deliver more than 375,000 dry tons of stover per year into the Nevada facility. The stover will be collected... [Read the full story]

Producer News

Oshawa council seeks ethics probe into ethanol plant decision

August 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Oshawa council seeks ethics probe into ethanol plant decision   Disagreement is heating up over an ethanol refinery to be built in Oshawa, with the city’s council calling for an investigation into the relationship between the federally controlled Oshawa Port Authority, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and FarmTech Energy Corp., the company building the plant. The port authority approved the controversial $200-million project for Oshawa’s waterfront in a closed-door meeting Aug. 9. At a special meeting last week, council fired back. Mayor John Henry was directed to ask that the federal... [Read the full story]

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant slated to go online by year’s end

Corn stover-to-ethanol plant nears reality   One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of biofuel produced from corn stover. Stover...

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

Slowing demand causes U.S. ethanol prices to decline

US ethanol prices ‘just melting’ as supplies firm, demand fades   Most US ethanol prices slid Tuesday to their lowest levels in more than four weeks as stalling buying interest combined with firming supplies, sources said. The Chicago Argo ethanol assessment fell 11.5 cents to $2.6145/gallon, the lowest...

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

EPA may change its mind on RFS reduction, petroleum group exec says

Petroleum group says EPA may flip-flop on ethanol mandate   A top petroleum group is worried the Environmental Protection Agency will flip on the proposed levels it released late last year for the amount of ethanol and other biofuels refiners must blend into the nation’s fuel supply. The EPA proposed its...

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POSTED: 04/16/2014

Indiana Ethanol Plant Manager Finds Misconceptions in Washington

The manager of the Poet Ethanol Plant in Portland went to Washington last week to lobby for the RFS.   What he found was good support for renewable fuels, but a lot of old misconceptions still remain. Matt Tomano met with several Indiana Congressmen, including Marlin Stutzman and Luke Messer,  Congresswoman Jackie...

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POSTED: 04/16/2014

Ethanol Drops as Production Climbs to Highest Since December

Ethanol declined in Chicago for a fourth day following a government report that production last week climbed to the highest level since December.   Futures fell 4.1 percent after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said output increased 4.8 percent to 939,000 barrels a day, the steepest gain since Sept....

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POSTED: 04/16/2014

Grain and ethanol shippers unhappy with rail car delays

U.S. grain and ethanol shippers told federal regulators Thursday that delays in getting rail cars to ship their products are causing them financial havoc, and warned of long-term damage to their businesses unless conditions improve.   Farm groups, grain elevator operators and government officials from Midwestern...

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POSTED: 04/15/2014

Corn planting off to a slow start due to cold conditions

U.S. Corn Planting at 3% vs 6% Average   U.S. corn planting is off to a slow start, as expected, with 3% in the ground as of Sunday as cool conditions kept planters in many areas on the sidelines, USDA said on Monday. The 3% was slightly better than last-year’s slow pace of 2% but behind the five-year average...

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POSTED: 04/15/2014

Higher-ethanol blend fuels to be offered at Iowa stations

Two Iowa service stations will get $125,000 each to cover the cost of offering higher-ethanol blend fuels, Gov. Terry Branstad announced Monday.   Farmer’s Cooperative in Mount Ayr and Oak Street Station in Inwood each received part of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Fueling Our Future”...

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POSTED: 04/15/2014

Ethanol Support Showing Cracks

Ethanol futures are tumbling lower, and the aggressive jostling seen in the market over the past two weeks resembles a dropped Easter egg basket.   What seemed to be well-hardened and impermeable shells to market support in the ethanol market over the last couple of months, has led to aggressive market pressure...

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POSTED: 04/15/2014

EPA likely to reconsider ethanol’s role in RFS

Based on feedback from a variety of sources and meetings with officials of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic the federal agency’s plan to scale back renewable fuel volume in the Renewable Fuel Standard will be moderated.   “We’re optimistic we’re going to see some change”...

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