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Ethanol Makers' Long Hot Summer
Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., GPRE 2.90 % the fourth-biggest U.S. ethanol producer, slowed production at two of its plants that use less-efficient processing technology early this year, cutting its ethanol output by about 5%.
Are Fast-Breeder Reactors A Nuclear Power Panacea?
Proponents of this nuclear technology argue that it can eliminate large stockpiles of nuclear waste and generate huge amounts of low-carbon electricity.
Navy 2, Congress 0 in Biofuel Cage Match
Part of the attention is due to year-long publicity leading up to the launch of the Navy's new Green Strike Group in a huge multinational, competitive maritime exercise called the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). The Green Strike Group is anchored by a ...
Khosla-Backed Coskata Shelves IPO, Shifting Focus to Gas
Coskata Inc., a biofuel company backed by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, shelved its $100 million initial public offering and is seeking investors for a plant that will convert natural gas into ethanol. Unfavorable market conditions were the main ...
The Navy's Use of Biofuels is Inefficient and Costly
Nonetheless, Mabus has ordered naval exercises in the Pacific using "advanced" biofuel. The Navy will be running a fleet of warships, including the accompanying jet planes and helicopters, on a 50-50 mixture of conventional fuel and biofuel.
125 biodiesel, advanced biofuel producers get $19.4M from USDA
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced payments for 125 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of nonfood sources, including waste products.
US Corn Growers Farming in Hell as Midwest Heat Spreads
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said July 2 that yields will reach 153.5 bushels an acre, below the USDA estimate for an all-time high of 166.
Worst-in-Generation Drought Dims US Farm Economy Hopes
The drought is eroding the profit outlook for Archer Daniels Midland Co. by boosting costs for the world's largest corn processor, according to Topeka Capital Markets Inc., a broker-dealer with offices in Chicago and New York. The outlook for ADM's ...
Crop Traders Extend Bullish Streak on US Drought: Commodities
The surge in crops is raising costs for livestock farmers who use them as feed. That may spur them to slaughter more animals, lowering U.S.
Corn Seen Rallying to Record $8.50 as Drought Kills Crops
A rally to $8.50 may trigger so-called rationing in demand from feed users, and crop losses could prompt the government to lower the mandate for using corn-based ethanol in fuel, Cekander said. “That would allow a reduction in corn grain for ethanol ...