Latest Renewable Fuels Association Stories

2008-08-14 03:00:39

By Ganesan, V Muthukumarappan, K; Rosentrater, K A ABSTRACT Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a bulk material that has been widely used as a protein source for ruminants and nonruminants for more than two decades. DDGS is the nonfermentable processing residue (i.e., protein, fiber, fat, and ash) from fuel ethanol manufacturing. With the exponential growth of the fuel ethanol industry in the past several years, significant quantities ( The production of ethanol from corn grain...

2008-08-12 12:01:59

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today congratulated Terra Grain Fuels on the commencement of ethanol production at its facility in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. The plant can produce up to 150 million litres of ethanol annually and 163,800 tonnes of dried distillers grains. Distillers grains are a co-product of wheat and corn based ethanol that are used as a high-protein livestock feed. "This new Terra Grain Fuels plant shows the true promise of ethanol in Canada. It adds to our fuel...

2008-07-02 00:00:25

U.S. energy experts say recent storms and flooding highlight the risk of the nation's increasing reliance on corn for fuel. The cost of filling U.S. gas tanks could soon be influenced as much by hail in Iowa as by the bombing of an oil pipeline in Nigeria, The New York Times reported Tuesday. We are holding ourselves hostage to the weather, ethanol expert John M. Reilly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told the newspaper. Agricultural markets are subject to wide variability...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today congratulated GreenField Ethanol and Enerkem on their announcement to build the world's first industrial scale municipal waste-to-ethanol facility in Edmonton, Alberta. The $70-million next-generation renewable fuels plant will initially produce 36 million litres of ethanol from non-recyclable waste products every year. "Today, commercial scale next-generation ethanol became a reality in Canada" said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the...

2006-11-17 09:45:00

DES MOINES, Iowa -- To ensure there's enough corn to fuel humans as well as vehicles, scientists are urging more research into boosting corn yields and improving ethanol production. Many key issues related to expanding the nation's ethanol industry aren't being studied under current government programs, said Kenneth G. Cassman, director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "It's the core issue to ensuring that we don't come up short in food supply,...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.