USA: Nebraska trade organization pushes EPA for higher-octane ethanol fuels
DATE 29Oct 2018

A Nebraska organization is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve more ethanol-based fuels. The letter from Renewable Fuels Nebraska came after the EPA’s proposed a rule to amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the trade association for Nebraska’s ethanol producers and industry, is asking… Read More »

Pakistan: Govt urged to ensure start of sugarcane crushing on time
DATE 29Oct 2018

The farmers Sunday urged the government to ensure starting of sugarcane crushing seasons on time besides increasing the support price of the crop as prices of agricultural inputs had increased. Talking to APP, a farmer, Rai Farooq said that government must take measures to ensure crushing of sugarcane on time as late crushing of the… Read More »

Vietnam: TTC Sugar inks deal with UK firm
DATE 29Oct 2018

TTC Attapeu Sugar Cane Sole Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Thành Thành Công Biên Hòa JSC (TTC Sugar), will export its sugar to the European market following an agreements with the UK’s ED&F Man Sugar. The British company, the world’s third largest sugar merchant, signed two memorandums of understandings on October 26 for buying products… Read More »

India: Farmers mull over long-term crops this rabi season
DATE 29Oct 2018

Buoyed up by the good rainfall since summer and expecting a copious northeast monsoon, farmers in the district are considering cultivating more lucrative long-term crops this rabi season.

USA: Ethanol is bad science and bad policy
DATE 29Oct 2018

In the 1980s and ’90s, environmentalists touted ethanol as ideal renewable energy because it’s made from corn, which can obviously be regrown each year. They claimed it was equivalent in efficiency to gasoline and therefore superior to fossil fuels. The political and financial push for ethanol by greens was so strong that Vice President Al Gore broke a 1994 tie in… Read More »