Inside October 2021

Features

Matching For More

BY Melissa AndersonThe Defour Group's Dean Drake, a former GM public policy analyst, says liquid fuels have a shared future with electric vehicles if ethanol blending methods, engine technology and policy can align. His plan involves match blending mid-level blends. READ MORE

No Better Time than Now

BY Anna SimetIn August, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual conference convened in person. The agenda was wide-ranging, but protecting year-round E15, stopping 'runaway' SREs, and emphasizing ethanol's ability to compete with EVs topped the program. READ MORE

Instant Intel

BY Tom BryanEthanol Producer Magazine talks with two providers of inline spectroscopy about the actionable insight of seeing inside fermentations in real time. With the ability to see and measure what's happening, producers can spot and correct problems early. READ MORE

Contributions

Investigating the Effectiveness of Antibiotic Combinations Utilized in Fuel Ethanol

BY Jennifer Starner, Ph.D. Kurita has found that antibiotic combinations are more expensive, generally less effective, and increase the likelihood of multi-drug resistance. Their advice: Along with high-quality CIP, use a single antibiotic and periodically switch up products. READ MORE

Understanding CIP Additive Packages for Ethanol Production

BY Lance RenfrowClear Solutions USA outlines the basic components of a clean-in-place additive package, which typically consists of a chelant, a scale inhibitor, a dispersant and a surfactant. The formulation varies from plant to plant to maximize effectiveness. READ MORE

Departments

Next-Level Grain Grading for Ethanol’s Next Stage

BY Tom BryanEurofins Grain Inspection is supporting the industry with third-party inspection services. The company can help ethanol producers cross-check their in-house damage grading according to mutually agreed on, industry-best standard operating procedures. READ MORE

Lab Products Tailored for Precision

BY Tom BryanEnertech and o2si, working together, are manufacturing and supplying certified reference materials under ISO 17025 and ISO 17034. Responding to the specific needs of ethanol producers, they are offering tailored standards with 'dead-on' accuracy. READ MORE