Tom Bryan

Tom Bryan is President of BBI International. BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events, trade magazines and ancillary products including maps, directories, and online industry resources. Tom joined BBI in early 2001 as Managing Editor of the publication that is now Ethanol Producer Magazine. In 2004, Tom became BBI’s Editorial Director and helped the company launch Biodiesel Magazine and, in 2007, Biomass Magazine. Today, Tom continues to direct the overarching course of activities related to BBI’s conference and magazine content as Editor in Chief. Tom started his career in 1998 as a reporter for The Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune and the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of North Dakota.

Latest Posts by Tom Bryan

October 04, 2020

Election Nears, Help Arrives

In this month’s cover story, we report on the results of our recent survey of ethanol plant general managers and CEOs on the operational impact of COVID-19, their current state, their outlook on recovery and even their views on the upcoming election. READ MORE

October 04, 2020

Award of Excellence Recipient Doug Tiffany Knows 'Rural Values'

The prolific career of Doug Tiffany, recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence, is indelibly linked to his connections to agriculture and farmland. Ethanol and its coproducts have been a frequent point of focus for the U of M production economist. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Another Adaptive Play

Ethanol Producer Magazine's publisher previews the features in the September issue: stories on the ethanol industry's adoption of high-end alcohol production, the challenges of exporting ethanol to Brazil, and a timely outlook on the U.S. corn crop. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Ethanol’s Realistic Role

Ethanol Producer Magazine's publisher previews the August issue, which includes stories about the growth of E15, a profile on High-Octane Award winner Doug Durante, the role of ethanol and EVs, and the need to retool biogenic emissions policy. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

Clean Calling: High-Octane Award Winner Doug Durante

2020 High-Octane Award winner Doug Durante has spent much of his 40-year career advocating and advancing policy for ethanol. Few active industry lobbyists have contributed to so many stages of biofuels policy development, from the 1970s to today. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

Getting Careers Flowing

Just north of the famed dells of the Wisconsin River, Marquis Energy, in Necedah, Wisconsin, is earning a reputation as a career-building employer with a focus on safety, employee health and opportunities for professional growth and advancement. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

Planting with Purpose

A five-acre parcel of underutilized farmland across the highway from Trenton Agri Products will soon become a model pollinator habitat in Nebraska. The project is a result of an idea planted with Renewable Fuels Association board members last year. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

Ethanol’s Dynamic Duo

A year after bringing their showcase plant online, the partnership between ICM Inc. and The Andersons remains poised to bear fruit. Element LLC features selective milling and fiber separation alongside a unique corn fiber-to-ethanol platform. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Ethanol Advocate, Presidential Host

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy has had a marathon year, accommodating a presidential visit, managing change and showing poise in the face of a national crisis. A year after Trump's historic drop in, the plant keeps rising to new challenges. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Taking Corn Fiber to the Max

In Stanley, Wisconsin, Ace Ethanol LLC is becoming a pacesetter in the corn fiber-to-ethanol race after installing D3MAX technology, which gives the plant a strong advantage, both with cellulosic RINs and, potentially, the low-carbon fuels market. READ MORE