Posts Tagged ‘ethanol production’

Are the Renewable Fuel Standard Battles Heating Up?

Posted in Energy, Regulatory Compliance on Friday, February 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the alternative energy industry team provides an update on the political battles in the United States over the future of ethanol and other biofuel production. The biofuels headwinds remain strong. Last month I wrote about how natural gas in affecting the biofuels industry, specifically how no one could have foreseen the […]

More Investment in Brazilian Biofuels

Posted in Energy on Friday, December 14th, 2012. No comments yet
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Production of biofuels continues to be impacted by government policy around the globe. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy and metals and mining industry teams, highlights recent developments in the U.S. and Brazilian ethanol markets. A couple of weeks ago, Alan Novak wrote a piece about crude oil vs. ethanol in Brazil. […]

Drought and the Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted in Energy on Friday, August 3rd, 2012. No comments yet
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Across the United States heartland, a drought is impacting corn farmers. Emerson’s Alan Novak, director of the alternative energy and metals and mining industries, shares his thoughts on its impact on the fuel vs. food debate. The worst drought to hit the US in 56 years (a good summary can be found in a Reuters […]

What is in Store for E-15 Ethanol Fuel Blend?

Posted in Energy on Friday, July 13th, 2012. No comments yet
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Will a 15% blend of ethanol and gasoline take hold as a key component in the U.S. transportation fuel mix? Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy team explores this question in today’s guest post. This week marked the first appearance of the transportation fuel, E-15, in a Lawrence, Kansas USA gas station. […]

Ethanol Challenges-Is Recent North Dakota Plant Closing a Harbinger?

Posted in Energy on Friday, June 22nd, 2012. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the alternative energy industry team analyzes the implications of a recent ethanol plant closing. This past winter, Archer Daniel Midlands Company announced that it would be closing its Walhalla, North Dakota ethanol plant and, in April, it shuttered operations at the site. In a Wall Street Journal article last week, Ethanol’s […]