Email Us! Facebook Facebook You Tube Join Now
(309) 663-6497

Tag Archives: ethanol

CHINA AND ETHANOL

GROWMARK Energy says China has been increasing ethanol imports from both the U.S. and Brazil, but the volume has not been stable. It is believed they are using most of it to blend into gasoline.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

RFS HEARING

 Over 250 stakeholders in the Renewable Fuel Standard testified at a public hearing in Kansas City on Thursday, most of them corn farmers and ethanol producers who say the EPA is setting standards lower than the law requires.  

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

RFS HEARING

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014 through 2016. Farm Bureau members from Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois will be providing in-person testimony at the hearing.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

ETHANOL RETURNS TO RAILS

Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling ethanol on the U.S. rail network, as some train companies convert tank cars to carry more corn-based biofuels.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

RFS IMPACT

“The demand for corn for ethanol production appears to be on solid footing for the next 18 months,” says U of I economist Darrel Good. “While growth may be limited, a setback is not expected,” he says.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

ETHANOL PURCHASE

CHS has purchased Patriot Renewable Fuels’ Illinois ethanol plant in Annawan. The cooperative bought its first ethanol plant, a 133 million-gallon facility in Rochelle, Illinois, last year. CHS is one of the largest merchandisers of distillers’ grains.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

RFS TARGETS

U.S. regulators unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year. Market observers see little impact on corn prices from today’s action.  Check out FarmWeekNow.com for details.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

TANK CAR RULES

U.S. and Canadian transportation regulators will issue tough new rules for railroads hauling crude oil and ethanol that require trains be equipped with faster-acting electronic brake systems. Tank cars will also need to be sturdier than current models, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

RFS EDITORIAL

USA Today editorial says the Renewable Fuel Standard should be ended. The newspaper says RFS is a mandate that Americans put billions of gallons of corn-based ethanol into their gas tanks each year even though they don’t want it and it makes no practical sense.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

COMMODITY CLASSIC

American Soybean Association President Wade Cowan said the group will become a more aggressive organization and work more closely with other farm groups to push for trade policy and regulatory influence. On the heels of more legislation introduced to repeal the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuels Standard, a panel of National Corn Growers Association… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed