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Biofuels & Ethanol

The latest information and research on biofuel renewable energies, such as ethanol and biodiesel, which can be derived from conventional food plants, special energy crops or from agricultural or industrial wastes to replace nonrenewable fossil fuels in animal production and processing operations.


Weltec Biopower extends AD plant in France

Breton biogas plant to be stepped up to 500 kW
Together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower, German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently working on an extension AD project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant in Iffendic had already been built back in 2014, and now its capacity is being doubled. The biogas plant now generates 500 kW a day, enough to supply almost 1,000 households.
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High Plains Bioenergy starts operations of expanded biogas recovery plant

Biogas recovery capable of generating electricity for more than 5,300 homes a year
High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, started operations of its new Biogas Upgrading Plant [BUP] in August. The plant produces pipeline-quality renewable natural gas, which is scrubbed from the biogas collected from the waste water treatment system at the Seaboard Foods pork processing plant in Guymon, Okla.
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Iowa ag leaders optimistic about potential China trade

Trade delegation from Iowa seeks to reopen China market for U.S. poultry, eggs and DDGS
A recent agricultural trade mission to China has Iowa officials upbeat about the prospect of the export of U.S. poultry, eggs and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
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Weltec Biopower wins two ADBA industry awards

Plant manufacturer honored for projects in Colombia and Australia
Weltec Biopower has received the renowned AD & Biogas Industry Award in two categories from the British anaerobic digestion association ADBA at the U.K. AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 in Birmingham, U.K.
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Weltec Biopower develops test to identify biogas inhibitors

Inhibitors must be identified before substances are transferred to digester
Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist Weltec Biopower in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates.
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Flint Hills Resources to make major investment at Fairmont ethanol plant

Investment is one of the largest ever made in co-products upgrading at a dry mill ethanol plant
Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Nebraska, ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high-protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production.
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Group calls on Iowa senators to oppose Pruitt as EPA head

Some farmers, energy producers opposed to Trump’s nominee to lead Environmental Protection Agency
Some Iowa farmers and energy producers are calling on Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Senators get reassurance from Pruitt on RFS

Ernst, Grassley discuss Renewable Fuel Standard with Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency
Republican Iowa senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley met last week with Oklahoma Attorney General and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt.
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Poultry, meat exports critical for profitability in 2017

With more meat and poultry supplies on the market, exports of poultry, beef and pork are key to U.S. chicken industry profitability in 2017.
Exports may not be the only key to the measure of success for poultry and red meat producers in 2017, but robust overseas sales will clearly be the most critical component, according to the “Outlook for Animal Protein and Feedstuffs” panel at the National Chicken Council’s annual conference in late October of 2016.
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Agriculture industry gives EPA nominee mixed reviews

President-elect Trump picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run Environmental Protection Agency
Some agriculture groups are supportive of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while others are voicing their concerns.
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