Business

August 22, 2017

In Depth: Turning the Screws on Drying

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Rayeman Elements has introduced extrusion technology as a radically different means of drying distillers grains. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Al-Corn Clean Fuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Al-Corn Clean Fuel, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

CoBank: Increased ethanol production to outpace near-term demand

BY CoBank Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division predicts growth in U.S. ethanol output will exceed domestic and export demand as producers reinvest strong 2016 profits into facilities and additional production capacity. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

ACE honors ethanol industry contributors with 2017 awards

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol honored a select group of ethanol advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 30th annual conference in Omaha. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

Opinion: Message and Messenger

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings talks about the importance of a positive message, but also the importance of the messenger. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

New study shows RFS offers substantial benefits to the US economy

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyEconomists at Iowa State University have completed a new economic modeling study that will be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The study finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard has substantially benefited the U.S. economy. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Opinion: A Major Moment for Ethanol in Europe

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Emmanuel Desplechin, secretary general of the European Renewable Ethanol Association, talks about current European policy and what it means for ethanol. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

In Depth: Variety in Value

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Value-added components can be separated from the ethanol-production process at multiple stages. Technology developers continue to improve on their systems to expand markets and increase their customers’ revenues. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

STB seeks nominations for biofuel candidate to fill RETAC vacancy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, including one representing the biofuels industry. Suggestions for candidates are due Aug. 30. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

USGC: Exports of US feed grains in all forms setting records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

Opinion: More is Less

BY Doug Durante Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Doug Durante, executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, writes a column this month about myths surrounding the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

ACE conference addresses barriers to blending more ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFuel consumers and retailers are looking for more options and higher octanes, according to the three speakers on the Aug. 17 general session panel of the American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference in Omaha. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

In Depth: Computerized Management System Simplifies Repairs

BY Heather Wilkerson Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: For most ethanol plants, a CMMS could be an easy, cost-effective solution to maintaining equipment, ensuring regulation compliance and repairing broken machinery. READ MORE

August 16, 2017

Tharaldson Ethanol wins USDA REAP funding to support expansion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Tharaldson Ethanol LLC plant in Casselton, North Dakota, is being awarded $341,000 in federal funding under USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program to support the addition of a new fermenter and cooling tower cell. READ MORE

August 16, 2017

Project turns state roadways into a renewable energy source

BY University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe Illinois Department of Transportation has approved implementation of a renewable energy demonstration project using grasses collected from mowing highway rights-of-way (ROW). READ MORE

August 16, 2017

Nebraska governor delivers keynote at ACE Annual Conference

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Business, PolicyNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts delivered the keynote address to the American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference Aug. 16 in Omaha. He praised the industry on its work, encouraged strong policy support and discussed the importance of ethanol. READ MORE

August 16, 2017

ACE’s annual conference opens with export discussion

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council Advisory Team for Ethanol hopes to increase the volume of exported ethanol to 2.3 billion gallons by 2026, which is double export projections for this year. Last year, exports exceeded 1 billion gallons. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Poet breaks ground on 80 MMgy expansion at Ohio plant

BY Poet LLC Found In:BusinessPoet Biorefining – Marion broke ground Aug. 15 to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated for Q3 of 2018. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy division

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased sales for its bioenergy division. The company also briefly discussed its new initiative to supply yeast for ethanol production. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

ACE elects board of directors at annual conference

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol announced the re-election of several board members and the election of one new representative to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 30th annual conference in Omaha. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Greenfield Global considers expanding capacity in Quebec

BY Greenfield Global Inc. Found In:Markets, BusinessGreenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest ethanol producer, recently announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Brazilian corn ethanol plant begins production

BY Summit Agricultural Group Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessA grand opening was recently held for FS Bioenergia, a $115 million corn-only ethanol production facility in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The project collaboration between Brazil-based Fiagril and U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Opinion: Seeking Progress? Ditch Comfort Zones

BY Donna Funk Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Donna Funk, principal at K-Coe Isom, outlines areas businesses often overlook when looking to improve efficiency. READ MORE

August 14, 2017

UK releases 2016 ethanol data, REA calls for enforcement of E10

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released updated energy data, reporting that that ethanol accounted for 4.4 percent of gasoline and biodiesel accounted for 2.4 percent of diesel in 2016. READ MORE

August 14, 2017

Farm Camp Minnesota tours Guardian Energy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThirty-one children from Farm Camp Minnesota recently visited Guardian Energy to get a closer look at homegrown renewable energy production. The visit to Guardian Energy was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

Aemetis discusses cellulosic ethanol plans during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released second quarter financial results, providing an update on its efforts to acquire Edeniq and discussing plans to construct a 10 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant near its existing corn ethanol facility in Keyes, California. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association welcomes 2 new vendor members

BY Staff Report Found In:BusinessMinnesota Bio-Fuels Association recently welcomed Hth Companies Inc. and Pinnacle Engineering as new vendor members. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

Greenbelt installs food waste bioethanol system in Indonesia

BY Staff Report Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessGreenbelt Resources Corp. recently launched the first installation of its ECOsystem technology in Indonesia. The system recycles food waste and converts it into bioproducts including bioethanol, protein, fertilizer or drinking water. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

Legislation aims to repeal Energy Title of 2014 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn late July, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced legislation that aims to repeal bioenergy programs contained under Title IX of the 2014 Farm Bill. A total of 10 programs, including the Rural Energy for America Program, would be eliminated. READ MORE