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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…

Farm Groups, Ethanol Makers Dissatisfied With 2016 RFS By: 12/29/2015 @ 11:22am

The EPA decision to relax the biofuel mandate for this year has corn growers and ethanol makers worried about how much…

Perennials Have Potential In Low-Productive Land By: 11/30/2015 @ 10:46am

If crops were a baseball position, miscanthus would be the right fielder of the crop world. Right field is where youth…

Q & A: Jeff Broin, POET Founder By: 11/09/2015 @ 3:48pm

Jeff Broin has stirred the ethanol industry pot like no other. In 1987, the Minnesota farm boy ran a 1-million-gallon plant his family bought in Scotland, South Dakota. A decade later, the business, renamed…

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 foreign oil will soon be curbed. Tom Buis believes there’s a modern American success…

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. last month in Hugoton, Kansas, following the September dedication of the POET-DSM plant in…

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…

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