Overview of the Production Capacity of U.S. Renewable Diesel Plants through December 2022 Mar 13, 2023

    🕔Mar 13, 2023
    Renewable diesel production in the U.S. is booming, driven by federal and state policies, including the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in California (farmdoc daily, February 15, 2023).  The future trajectory of […]

    Renewable Fuel Standard: Closeup Look at Sen. Ted Cruz’s Proposed RIN Cap Dec 22, 2017

    🕔Dec 22, 2017
    New ideas about how to “fix” the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) seem to appear weekly. In our last farmdoc daily article from December 6, 2017 we analyzed how a seemingly obscure provision of the […]

    Texas: Cotton Gin Trash and Wood Chips Fuel an Electric Generator Sep 7, 2017

    🕔Sep 7, 2017
    Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration […]

    Biomass Producers Can Bring in Cash While Establishing Switchgrass Dec 15, 2016

    🕔Dec 15, 2016
    Farmers looking to cash in on the growing biomass market may be scared off by profit losses during long establishment periods. But a new study from the University of Illinois […]

    Illinois: How Does Cordgrass Survive a Freeze? Nov 29, 2016

    🕔Nov 29, 2016
    March 2012 was unusually warm. Biomass crops around the Midwest were well established and thriving. But when a late frost came in mid-April, all of that changed. “When I went […]

    Cereal Rye: Workhorse of Cover Crops Oct 1, 2015

    🕔Oct 1, 2015
    Cereal rye is a winter cereal crop that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention in the cover crop world. As far as cover crops go in the Mid-south region, […]

    Energy: USDA Restarts of Biomass Crop Assistance Programs Jun 1, 2015

    🕔Jun 1, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through […]


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