Blade Energy Crops From Ceres

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you ever wondered what switchgrass looks like? That’s it behind Cory Christensen, Director of Product Managment, Ceres, who was conducting Sunbelt Ag Expo presentations in the field. He says it’s a first season stand of their Blade energy crop. It was developed specifically for the southeast. Since it’s the first season for this crop they won’t harvest it at …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Biodiesel Alliance and Backers Supported by New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland, one of the sponsors of our coverage of the Farm Progress Show was the first company of its kind to join The Biodiesel Alliance. To talk about it I spoke with Gene Hemphill, New Holland and Tom Verry, National Biodiesel Board. NBB was the founder of the Alliance. The Biodiesel Alliance is a diverse coalition of organizations, agencies …

Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

Carbon and Land Use Models Being Discussed

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you understand things like indirect land use when it comes to regulations via departments like the EPA due to the RFS? Me either. And I’ve sat in on conferences and discussions and interviews on the subject for a while now. That’s because an issue like indirect land use involves predicting the future based on certain assumptions that may or …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Government, NCGA

NCGA Talking Land Use

Chuck Zimmerman

The NCGA Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-Based Ethanol Conference is underway here at the Renaissance hotel by the St. Louis airport. This is our first panel discussion on “Emission Factors and Land Use Change Modeling” which is being moderated by Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association. We’re talking some very involved talks on things like Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis, …

Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Environment, NCGA

Zimmatic Irrigation Can Improve Biofuels ROI

Cindy Zimmerman

You know that we have to love the name of this company – Zimmatic! Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, has produced a new biofuels brochure called “Improving Biofuel ROI Through Efficient Irrigation Solutions.” The eight-page full-color brochure includes information on key biofuel crops, the benefits of biofuels, market growth opportunities for biofuels, and irrigation management recommendations to help …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, Irrigation