Inside May 2009


Embracing the Alternatives

BY Anna AustinIn some areas of the world, feed grains are more viable for ethanol production than corn. EPM evaluates feedstock options, including a Canadian wheat variety called AC Andrew and barley, and some projects where feed grains are being used make fuel and feed products. READ MORE

Temporing the Ethanol Industry

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe finest steel is made with the hottest fire, Renewable Fuels Association's Bob Dinneen told ethanol industry representatives at the 14th annual National Ethanol Conference, in describing the challenges the industry has faced. READ MORE

FEW: 25 years and counting

BY Kris BevillThe longest running and most popular ethanol industry event in the world is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. EPM previews this year's FEW and flashes back to how the conference and the industry have evolved in the past quarter century. READ MORE

Fuel for the Economy

BY Erin VoegeleAs the U.S. employment rate continues to rise and policymakers work to repair the economy and create jobs, leaders in the ethanol industry are working to underscore the industry's potential to create jobs and reinvigorate rural areas. READ MORE

Unraveling the Mysteries in Sorghum's ‘Simple' Genome

BY Ron KotrbaGrain sorghum's genome is about a fourth the size of man's, and much less complex than other related grasses. Now that its genetic blueprint has been published, EPM asks scientists and sorghum experts what this means for science, agriculture and advanced ethanol production. READ MORE


Enzyme Technology Boosts DDGS Performance

BY MILAN HRUBYEnzymes can be used to overcome the nutritional challenges of distillers dried grains with solubles for use in swine and poultry diets. READ MORE

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