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Sustainable Solutions for Your Farm By: 11/24/2014 @ 3:14pm

With the looming threat of a growing world population and a limited number of resources, you’ve been given the difficult task of scaling up production sustainably. As…

Q & A: Tom Buis, Growth Energy CEO By: 11/21/2014 @ 2:17pm

Growth Energy’s Chief Executive Officer is excited about the expansion of biofuels and hopes U.S. dependency on…

Ethanol Sees Expansion By: 11/19/2014 @ 12:17pm

Spanish energy company Abengoa became the second large-scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant to open in the U.S…

Turning weeds into ethanol - why not? By: 12/17/2013 @ 3:00pm

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign looked at another option for ethanol production – weeds. Weeds are out there. These scientists are looking…

Cellulosic plants finally hit higher volume By: 09/04/2013 @ 3:41pm

Near Emmetsburg in northern Iowa, buildings and tanks where corn stover will become ethanol are up. The rest of the new POET-DSM cellulosic ethanol plant will be done in time to start making 20 million gallons…

E15 taking baby steps forward By: 09/04/2013 @ 3:08pm

This month marks one year since Linn Co-op Oil Company first sold E15 at its Marion, Iowa, station, becoming the first in that state to offer it. The new 15% ethanol blend makes up 5% of the farmer…

Regulation recommendations so biofuel plants don’t become weeds By: 03/26/2013 @ 2:59pm

According to a recent release, the Energy Biosciences Institute stated that in the United States, only species listed on state or federal noxious weed lists are regulated, and those lists are often biased…

What's a wind farm worth? By: 03/04/2013 @ 3:49pm

What's a wind farm worth to a rural area and nearby small communities?In a study comprising 12 "wind-rich" states in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, USDA researchers found county-wide personal…

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