Matt Thompson

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July 13, 2020

Doubling for Diesel

A novel engine technology could make it possible for ethanol to be used in compression-ignition engines, opening up a potential multi-billion-gallon market. With $3 million in financing secured, Clear Flame Engines is poised for commercialization. READ MORE

July 13, 2020

Sukup: Steel, Bolts and Relentless Innovation

For the largest family-owned and operated grain bin manufacturer in the world, success is measured through customer and dealer satisfaction. That responsiveness, coupled with ingenuity, has earned the company a reputation for innovation and safety. READ MORE

May 02, 2020

Midwest Low-Carbon Biofuels Standard Pitched

A coalition assembled by the Great Plains Institute is working to bring a policy like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard to the Midwest. With an inclusive approach, the group asks states to support credit generation for an array of clean fuels. READ MORE

April 30, 2020

Ethanol Plant Puts Smart Sensors to Work

Commonwealth Agri-Energy in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is using bearings coupled with sensors to monitor vibrations and temperature, giving the ethanol plant yet another cloud-connected, easy-to-install predictive maintenance tool. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Rutter’s continues operations during crisis

As the coronavirus crisis forces people to stay at home and fuel prices plunge, retail stations remain open and are doing their best to weather the storm. Rutter's is being impacted by the outbreak, but plans to continue to add E15 in the future. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Cooling Considerations

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Experts discuss different approaches to optimize cooling towers and limit summer production slowdowns. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Kcoe Isom hosts crisis planning webinar

Kcoe Isom hosted a webinar on March 24 that discussed crisis planning and employee communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also discussed emergency family and medical leave and offered tips for working remotely. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Policy, Predictions and Positivity

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Industry leaders at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in January looked back at 2019, offered predictions for 2020, and held hope for the ethanol industry’s future. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Study shows environmental benefit of ethanol vehicles

A recent study by researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center explores the environmental benefits of decarbonizing the U.S. light duty transportation fleet, and the role ethanol can play in limiting global temperature increases. READ MORE

March 20, 2020

Ocean Park: 2019 ethanol mergers and acquisitions below average

Last year’s low margins impacted mergers and acquisitions in North America’s ethanol industry, according to a report released by Ocean Park. Total North American ethanol capacity bought and sold during 2019 was the second lowest in five years. READ MORE