Inside October 2020


Keeping Ethanol Labs 'Between the Lines'

BY Matt ThompsonControl charts, a statistical tool used to monitor complex operations, can help ethanol plants visualize variability and fine-tune their operations. And while these statistical tools rely on mathematical equations, they can be relatively easy to use. READ MORE

Award of Excellence Recipient Doug Tiffany Knows 'Rural Values'

BY Tom BryanThe 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

Ethanol's Recovery Readout

BY Lisa GibsonA survey of ethanol plant CEOs and general managers shows the COVID-19 downturn had a significant impact on their operations. Most producers have substantially ramped up production since spring, but a full recovery is expected to take many months. READ MORE


Tenuous Toxicity Concerns

BY Jim Buchacker and Jim Forshaw FDA guidelines for acetaldehyde content in sanitizers may be questionable given the compound’s relative ubiquity. Independent consultants present a compelling challenge to the federal government's 'vague, unproven suspicion' of dermal toxicity. READ MORE

Foundation Analytical Laboratory: Science Built, Client Driven

BY EPM Staff Focused on biofuels, Foundation Analytical Laboratory’s mission is to deliver exemplary customer service with scientific excellence. The Iowa-based company not only supports fleets and standalone ethanol plants, but biofuel input providers. READ MORE


Business Briefs

Business Briefs

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine