Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration Monday to suspend the nation’s renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.
Waning demand for gasoline is putting the United States on course to miss a target for ethanol use for the first time, signaling no let-up in the slide in prices.
The Democrat and Republican running to replace Gov. Mitch Daniels spent most of their Tuesday morning talk with Indiana corn growers and ethanol producers outlining their similarities, starting with the fact that their campaign vehicles run on E85 ethanol blends.
The federal government announced Monday it has taken a step toward wide distribution of fuel containing 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol by allowing manufacturers to register as suppliers.
It looks like motorists, not ethanol makers, stand to feel the pain of a federal tax credit that expired at the end of last year.
Current infrastructure for delivering the alternative fuel isn’t adequate to use all that the federal government says must be produced.
Aventine Renewable Energy is ramping up production at an ethanol plant in southwestern Indiana that is now operating after construction work was halted for more than a year.
Xylogenics claims its yeast strain, developed at the Indiana University School of Medicine, can increase yields and lower
costs of producing corn ethanol.
National Biofuels Distribution LLC, a subsidiary of Carmel-based Telamon Corp., signs two distribution contracts to expand
its distribution reach. The company began marketing its ethanol-based racing fuel, Ignite, about a year ago.
Poet LLC plans to reopen the former Altra Biofuels plant in nine months, creating as many as 45 jobs.
A Purdue University-based company has reached a deal giving Chinese and Danish firms access to a patented product that makes
it easier to turn wood chips, grasses and other agricultural wastes into ethanol.
For years, ethanol fuel derived from corn was almost politically untouchable, thanks to powerful advocates on Capitol Hill.
The ethanol industry has consequently exploded over the last decade, thanks to government subsidies and incentives. But skepticism
about ethanol is rising, prompted by fluctuating food prices and an organized campaign by anti-ethanol advocates to discredit
Carmel-based Telamon Corp. rose to become one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the area largely by serving telecommunications giants. Now it is veering off its traditional course to supply racing teams with an ethanol-based fuel made from Indiana corn.
A company planning to build a $285 million plant that would turn trash into ethanol has narrowed its site search to three
locations in northwestern Indiana.