Inside June 2020


The Standoff for E30

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy may be just a block or two apart on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., but they are miles apart on their long-term outlook for ethanol. Seemingly disparate objectives make E30s future less clear. READ MORE

Ethanol's Carbon Underground

BY Luke Geiver Positioning into the low-carbon biofuels marketplace, ethanol producers are moving forward with sequestration strategies. A more lucrative federal tax credit, along with a reduced minimum production requirement, is making the economics attractive. READ MORE

Ethanol Plants Producing to Protect

BY Lisa Gibson The U.S. ethanol industry saw a shift during the pandemic, as many plants sold or donated ethanol to be used in hand sanitizer production. While the temporary market provided cash flow for some, helping the nation in a time of need motivated all. READ MORE

Driving Ethanol's Digital Transformation

BY Susanne Retka Schill For ethanol producers, everyday business is now all but paperless. From mobile apps to cloud-based data storage, the smart plants of the future are here. Even in this challenging time, adoption of new technologies focused on efficiency carries on. READ MORE


An Effective Alternative to CIP Caustic

BY Brian McCluskey In a recent trial, numerous process objectives where met when bulk caustic was replaced with a single acid cleaner. The change lowered CIP costs, cut the need for bulk caustic and sulfuric acid, and improved the overall cleanliness of the facility. READ MORE

CO2 Outlook: Consequences of the Crunch

BY Sam A. Rushing As the U.S. ethanol industry reduced production this spring, a vital supply of commercial and industrial carbon dioxide dwindled. It must return soon or buyers will be compelled to seek product from alternative sources, which could drive up prices. READ MORE


Business Briefs

Business Briefs

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