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April 26, 2017

Arisdyne, ADM to jointly commercialize cavitation technology

BY Arisdyne Systems Inc. The two companies will jointly develop novel applications of cavitation technology to deliver process enhancements, expanding its use beyond vegetable oil refining and fuel ethanol production. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Casey's General Store to offer E15 and E85 at 17 stores

BY Growth Energy The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program that will offer E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Redfield Energy celebrates 10 years in operation

BY Renewable Fuels Assoc. The South Dakota ethanol producer marks its 10th year, having produces 545 million gallons of ethanol, 1.5 million tons of distillers grains and purchased more than 194 million bushels of corn at an average price of $4.47 per bushel. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Green Plains to acquire cattle feed yards from Cargill

BY Green Plains Acquisition of two more feed yards will double the capacity for Green Plains Cattle Co., making it the fourth largest cattle feeder in the U.S. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels

BY EPM Staff The former governor of Georgia was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of Agriculture. With his expected swearing in today, Perdue takes the helm of a 100,000-person agency responsible for massive federal food and farm programs. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

Biofuels groups issue joint statement on RVO court arguments

BY Tom BryanIn response to oral arguments held Monday by a federal district court of appeals on the petition for review of 2014-2016 Renewable Fuels Standard blending obligations, a diverse coalition of biofuels trade groups issued a unified statement. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Iowa legislature renews blender pump funding

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The state's lawmakers have voted to secure another year of funding for a blender pump program that has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and equipment for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY EPM Staff Colorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet and allow the company to pursue the necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Opinion: Selling Points

BY Tom BryanEthanol Producer Magazine editor in chief reviews the content available in the May print edition of the magazine, as well as appearing online at EthanolProducer.com. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Opinion: RVP Parity a Win, Win for Consumers

BY Bob Dinneen RFA's CEO and president addresses the need for changes in Reid vapor pressure regulations, either by EPA action or through a legislative fix. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Opinion: High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

BY Emily Skor Growth Energy's CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON test fuel in helping the ethanol industry achieve its goal of expanding the availability of higher-octane fuels. This article appears in the May print issue. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

Opinion: Members Stress Importance of RVP Relief, RFS to Congress

BY Brian Jennings ACE fly-in attendees put a human face on the ethanol in the halls of Congress, educating congressional staff and policymakers about the issues important to the ethanol industry. This Grassroots Voice column appears in the May print edition. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Opinion: Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport

BY Emmanuel Desplechin ePURE's secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization's discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels. He writes the Global Scene column appearing in the May print edition. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Opinion: Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

BY Ron Alverson Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn's GHG emissions profile, Alverson writes in the May print issue's Clearing the Air column. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

In Depth: Pushing DDGS

BY Susanne Retka Schill Prices may be low, but the cure is kicking in and markets are expanding worldwide for the ethanol industry's most important coproduct, distillers grains. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

In Depth: Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact

BY Ann Bailey DDGS' environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market

BY Luke Geiver A Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals. The story appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

In Depth: Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

BY Patrick C. Miller Oil industry consultants discuss the impact of shale oil production growth and other trends on the ethanol industry. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan With 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: DCO Extraction Optimization Adapts to Changing Properties of Stillage

BY Jennifer Aurandt Understanding of the variables impacting corn oil extraction is needed as the ethanol industry adopts new process technologies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: Evaluating Alternative Diversification Options

BY Rob Sauer Ethanol plants need to go beyond calculating return on investment to consider risks and net present value when considering diversification strategies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: The Advantage of a Macro Business View

BY Donna Funk Business Matters columnist from K-Coe Isom runs down the list of critical items to watch regarding employment rules, benefits and taxes as 2017 unfolds. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE files comments to EPA's request for input on regulatory reforms. Comments accepted through May 15. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Staff Report Florida cellulosic ethanol project procures feedstock agreement with Indian River County, fund raising underway to purchase closed Vero Beach ethanol plant. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Increased ethanol exports needed to absorb production increase

BY Staff Report The share of ethanol exports has more than doubled from the 3 percent share of total U.S. production in 2010 to 6.8 percent in 2016. In 2016, exports reached 1.05 billion gallons, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

D3Max pilot test results at ACE Ethanol exceed expectations

BY BBI International Initial pilot testing conducted at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, indicates yields from xylose exceed 90 percent of theoretical yield and overall sugar production better than targeted in D3MAX fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

RFA plans 4 ethanol safety seminars in South Dakota

BY Renewable Fuels Assoc. Ethanol emergency response training sessions planned in South Dakota at Worthing, Redfield, Brookings and Watertown, during the last week of April. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Norfolk Southern recognizes ethanol shippers in 2016 safety award

BY Staff Report Railroad names several ethanol producers among 55 customers experiencing no incidents in 2016 in its annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day

BY Susanne Retka SchillSummer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent. READ MORE

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