Business

June 21, 2017

In Depth: Sustainable certification for the ethanol process

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized term—sustainability. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that the industry needs to work to increase ethanol demand. It’ll be driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard, he said. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

In Depth: Meeting needs, maximizing benefits

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

US ethanol organizations applaud Mexico’s adoption of E10

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission has announced a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Edeniq secures $5 million in growth equity

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. recently announced it has secured commitments for $5 million in additional equity to support existing customer workload, rapidly grow the pipeline, and roll out technology enhancements. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Opinion: Tested. Proven. Driven.

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol's annual conference is coming up Aug. 15 to 17 in Omaha. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

In Depth: Charged up

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Is it the right time for ethanol producers to consider going solar? READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Novozymes adds yeast to bioenergy portfolio

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:BusinessNovozymes, the Denmark-based world leader in industrial enzyme development, is expanding its bioenergy offerings to include yeast. For the ethanol industry, the yeast line is expected to increase efficiency and boost yield. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessThe Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1.5 million to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to leverage wood resources to create sustainable business. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Opinion: Winning the battle against climate change

BY Jim Grey Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Governments in Canada appear poised to take the steps necessary to provoke further reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Canada’s ethanol industry is likely to have a feature role in the policy response. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

In Depth: Process checkups

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Having captured the low-hanging fruit, debottlenecking and plant optimizations begin a second round. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

USGC: Trade agreements a good deal For US feed grains

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTrade equals huge success for exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms, particularly to the 20 countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement (FTA), according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

DOE names new director of ORNL

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Business, PolicyU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced the appointment of Thomas Zacharia as the new Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was unanimously selected by the UT-Battelle board of governors to succeed Thom Mason. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

Opinion: Higher ethanol blends key to driving farm economy

BY Doug Sombke Found In:Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: RFA caps corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons per year and we have reached and exceeded that level. Future growth must meet true demand, and that demand is blocked by unnecessary, arbitrary and baseless regulations. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

In Depth: Outfoxing dehydration

BY Tim PortzFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is poised to eliminate molecular sieve regeneration cycles from ethanol plants forever. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Biofuel groups applaud senate hearing RVP waiver bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 14, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on legislation that aims to extend the 1 pound per square inch (psi) Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends that contain more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett to lead USDA’s Rural Development agencies. Hazlett, who’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, will report directly to Perdue. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

UNICA: CTC’s genetically modified sugarcane approved

BY UNICA Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIn Brazil, CTNBio - National Biosafety Technical Commission, has approved the commercial use of the first genetically-modified sugarcane developed by the Brazilian sugarcane breeding and technology company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

In Depth: Understanding API tank requirements

BY Cassandra Thomason Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Opinion: OSHA rescinds union walkaround memo

BY Ryan Funk Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed that an Obama administration OSHA memorandum permitting union or community organization representatives to take part in OSHA workplace. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRed Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA group of 28 biofuel producers and trade associations recently sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urging them to support a bill that extends the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

NCGA contest seeks new ways to produce chemicals from corn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe National Corn Growers Association and NineSigma have launched a global competition to identify new uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for chemical production. Entries are due Sept. 28. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Rayeman, Saola partner on bolt-on biodiesel technology platform

BY Rayeman Elements Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessRayeman Elements Inc. has announced the creation of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel colocated with ethanol plants. Saola Energy LLC will provide engineering and design for the technology. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Poll: Motorcycle owners are confident in fueling decisions

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has released a survey showing that motorcyclists in the U.S. are extremely confident in selecting the fuel that meets their needs at the pump, and satisfied with the performance of their fuel, including regular unleaded blends of E10. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

In Depth: California LCFS guides advanced biofuels industry

BY Heather Zhang Found In:Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track. READ MORE

June 12, 2017

Senate hearing scheduled on bill to extend RVP waiver to E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is scheduled to hold a full committee hearing June 14 on legislation that aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE