Inside May 2010


New System, New Start For All Things RIN

BY Luke Geiver and Holly JessenWith all the changes to the renewable identification number (RIN) system, many have been scrambling to understand and comply. READ MORE

2010 FEW Preview

BY Holly JessenIn June, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) returns to St. Louis, where its rich tradition of linking industry and innovation was born 26 years ago. READ MORE

Cleening the Way to Energy Savings

BY Holly JessenUsing a dry ice blasting process, Freez-it-Cleen has saved ethanol plants an estimated $3 million in natural gas costs since 2008. READ MORE

Tapping into BCAP

BY Anna AustinTraditional and cellulosic ethanol plants can qualify as biomass conversion facilities under the USDA's Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE


Hedging Renewable Fuels: Managing Risk Without Destroying Value

BY Randy Wilson, Brian O'neal, Evan ZuckertThe multiple commodities used in biofuel production introduce complexity and challenges to designing effective hedge programs. READ MORE

Leveraging SBIR to Advance Cellulosic Ethanol Innovation

BY Phyl SpeserThe U.S. DOE Small Business Innovation Research Program seeks to reduce the time to market for cellulosic ethanol by supporting innovative technologies. READ MORE

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