Sorghum Beats Corn (Maybe)
- Biofuel: Brazilian Leadership. Hirata, Flavio // Farm Chemicals International;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p34
The article provides an overview on the production of biofuel in Brazil. The country produces alcohol from sugarcane and develops bio-kerosene from oily plants for airplane fuel. An estimated one million people are employed in sugarcane cultivation. In June 2005, the market share of automobiles...
- PE Goes Sweet on Brazil. Holman, Kelly // Investment Dealers' Digest;5/5/2008, Vol. 74 Issue 18, p3
The article reports on the growing popularity of Brazil's sugar cane-based ethanol among foreign investors. It cites private equity firm FondElac Capital Advisors who has already made acquisitions in the country to advance its leadership in the biofuel industry. Moreover, the article discusses...
- Cellulosic biofuels still long way off. Bechman, Tom J. // Wisconsin Agriculturist;Nov2011, Vol. 242 Issue 11, p54
The article reports that the biofuels industry will not meet the production of 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol annually by 2022 required by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) without advancement in technology or investment.
- Land Allocation Effects of the Global Ethanol Surge: Predictions from the International FAPRI Model. Fabiosa, Jacinto F.; Beghin, John C.; Fengxia Dong; Elobeid, Amani; Tokgoz, Simla; Tun-Hsiang Yu // Land Economics;Nov2010, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p687
We quantify the emergence of biofuel markets and its impact on world agriculture using the multimarket, multicommodity international FAPRI model. The model incorporates trade-offs between biofuel, feed, and food production and consumption and international feedback effects of the emergence...
- Pretreatment of Whole-Crop Harvested, Ensiled Maize for Ethanol Production. M. Thomsen; J. Holm-Nielsen; P. Oleskowicz-Popiel; A. Thomsen // Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology;Mar2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1-3, p23
AbstractÂ Â To have all-year-round available feedstock, whole-crop maize is harvested premature, when it still contains enough moisture for the anaerobic ensiling process. Silage preparation is a well-known procedure for preserving plant material. At first, this method was applied to obtain...
- Toughtimes. Shaw, Charlie // ICIS Chemical Business;10/8/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 13, p5
The article reports that it has been a difficult nine months for European bioethanol producers, and opinions are mixed about the market's prospects. Producers have had a hard time making any profit because of growing production costs, the burden of which they have struggled to pass on to...
- BIOETHANOL. // Energy Report (World Wildlife Fund);2011, p64
The article focuses on the production of bioethanol from sugarcane in the region of RibeirÃ¢o Pretpo, Brazil to highlight the benefit of transforming grazing land for sugarcane farming.
- Why ethanol changed agriculture. Bechman, Tom J. // Indiana Prairie Farmer;Jan2012, Vol. 186 Issue 1, p10
The author discusses the impact of a proposal by the Indiana Department of Agriculture to increase the number of ethanol plants in the state on the agriculture industry.
- Use of tropical maize for bioethanol production. Chen, Ming-Hsu; Kaur, Prabhjot; Dien, Bruce; Below, Frederick; Vincent, Michael; Singh, Vijay // World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology;Aug2013, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1509
Tropical maize is an alternative energy crop being considered as a feedstock for bioethanol production in the North Central and Midwest United States. Tropical maize is advantageous because it produces large amounts of soluble sugars in its stalks, creates a large amount of biomass, and requires...