The Scoop Blog

April 14, 2014

Corn oil brings out the geek in me

BY Holly JessenThe recently competed May issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine has a corn oil theme. The stories cover the corn oil market, a new separations technology, extraction aids and co-located biodiesel production at ethanol plants. READ MORE

April 07, 2014

All distillers grains, all the time

BY Holly JessenTwo value-added distillers grains companies have come up with a plan to put more distillers grains into a cattle feed supplement, from what the cattle eat to the pan it’s put into. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Solving the industrial building mystery

BY Holly JessenOpening up your ethanol plant for public tours is a wonderful educational opportunity that could do wonders for your business and the industry as a whole. READ MORE

March 17, 2014

Spreading the E85 love

BY Holly JessenAs of the end of last year, there are less than 3,000 E85 retail stations in the U.S. While that represents growth in the past five years, there's more work to be done so FFV drivers have easy access to the fuel. READ MORE

March 10, 2014

What's shrimp got to do with it?

BY Holly JessenAbout two years ago I wrote an interesting story about DDGS as a component of shrimp feed. Recently I decided to check back in with the researcher I interviewed, to see if there were any new developments. READ MORE

March 03, 2014

Telling the good news story about ethanol

BY Holly JessenCall me Pollyanna, but I’d much prefer to write a good news story than to dwell on negativity, any day. READ MORE

February 24, 2014

Easing back into the ethanol world with news of hemp

BY Holly JessenOn my return from maternity leave, I discovered there have been some small but interesting steps forward in the world of industrial hemp. READ MORE

February 16, 2014

National Ethanol Conference Underway in Orlando

BY Tom BryanThe ethanol industry is gathering in Florida this week with both excitement and a healthy level of concern. We’ll all be listening closely when RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen gives his annual “State of the Industry Address” Tuesday morning. READ MORE

February 03, 2014

Residual corn use unusually high in Q1

BY Tom BryanCorn’s disappearance in the first quarter was not only larger than anticipated, but one of the largest in recent history. The difference between expected and actual disappearance was the largest market oversight of its kind since 1990. READ MORE

January 27, 2014

It's Wait-and-See Time

BY Tom BryanThe EPA’s public comment period on its proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) ends tomorrow. It’s not clear how long the EPA will take to digest industry feedback, nor is it clear what the agency will decide. Observers are optimistic. READ MORE

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