Protein & ethanol sourced from the air we breathe

Can carbon compounds harvested from the air itself be used to manufacture protein and ethanol? Some companies are claiming that such carbon-based products are an environmentally sustainable and economically viable solution to growing consumer needs. Amino-acid proteins can be created via a fermentation process [...]

Ethanol production, use, and ending stocks all dip slightly last week

Ethanol production dipped slightly to 1.08 million barrels per day during the week ending June 14, down about 1 percent from the week before and up just over 1 percent YOY. Weekly use by blenders and refiners also fell slightly from the previous week [...]

Teaching sugarcane’s genome new bioenergy, biofuels, & bioplastics tricks

An international project is underway to sequence the sugarcane genome by 2020. One of the potential avenues for GM of cane will be the development of varieties better suited to the production of energy, fuels, and plastics. “Sugar is the last major cultivated plant [...]

768 million pounds of soybean oil went to biodiesel in December

In December, U.S. biodiesel producers surpassed August’s previous record soybean oil utilization by more than 60 million pounds and delivered a year-over-year increase of 29 percent. Biodiesel production totaled 168 million gallons, up 13.5 percent YOY and slightly higher than the average YOY increase [...]

Brazil center-south ethanol sales up as crush winds down ahead of the new campaign

For the 2018/19 April-March center-south cane campaign, crush through mid-February is up 3.6 percent YOY. With the sugar share at 35 percent for the season to date, cumulative sugar production reached 26.36 MMT, down 26.5 percent YOY. Cane ethanol production, meanwhile, is up 19.5 percent [...]