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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…

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…

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…

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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…

Ethanol news flows at Commodity Classic By: 03/01/2013 @ 2:58pm

Austin Dillion will be driving for ethanol.The famed NASCAR driver with Richard Childress Racing will run with the American Ethanol title predominantly placed on the hood of his car during the 2013 NASCAR…

Plans for cellulosic ethanol on track By: 12/05/2012 @ 3:07pm

The path toward second-generation ethanol – made from cellulosic sources such as crop residues, wood chips, and municipal waste – has not been smooth, but it is still on track, say experts in the…

Ethanol tops out By: 11/16/2012 @ 1:12pm

Chuck Woodside, CEO of KAAPA Ethanol near Minden, Nebraska, is obsessed with corn this fall. By October, he had heard of irrigated yields as high as 250 to 300 bushels an acre farther east in the Platte River…

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