February 18, 2019

Bustos: CCS bill would benefit ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyLegislation introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives that aims to support the development and demonstration of carbon capture and removal technologies could benefit ethanol producers, according to Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Randy Ives honored With USGC Lifetime Achievement Award

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRandy Ives—a longtime agribusiness delegate to theUSGC and a key figure in the organization’s development of DDGS and ethanol market development programs—was honored last week with the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

In Depth: Consequences of a Lower pH

BY Dennis Bayrock Found In:Operations, CoproductsFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Many plants decrease pH to treat bacterial contamination in fermentation, but this can cause numerous other issues. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in November, sorghum use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Product Production report with data for November, indicating corn use for fuel ethanol was down during the month. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Sleight to retire as USGC president and CEO

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council since 2012, will retire in the summer following the appointment of his successor, the Council announced at the organization’s meeting this week in Cartagena, Colombia. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

USGC Chart of Note: Sales to Korea since KORUS have set records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAccording to the USGC, South Korea has been buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates since KORUS went into effect in 2012. Since that time, Korea has set or broken sales records for purchases of ethanol, DDGS, corn and sorghum. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Aemetis begins permitting, construction of RNG project

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Feb. 7 that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster. The project will produce RNG will be used in ethanol production or as a vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

FQPT’s Selective Grind Technology operational at CHS plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFluid Quip Process Technologies has completed the installation and startup of its patented Selective Grind Technology at the 150 million gallon per year CHS ethanol facility located in Rochelle, Illinois. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

Usask research turns ethanol waste into Alzheimer’s meds

BY University of Saskatchewa Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA University of Saskatchewan research team’s quest to extract protein from thin stillage at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable—a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer’s patients. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Poet’s Jive improves, rejuvenates asphalt

BY Poet LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPoet has entered the asphalt market with its newest green alternative to fossil-fuel products. Poet’s Jive is a proprietary corn-oil-based product now being used by construction companies across the U.S. to modify or rejuvenate asphalt in roads. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Gevo announces development of renewable isoprene

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced it has developed a proprietary catalytic process to convert low-value fusel oils into renewable isoprene. Fusel oils are a mixture of alcohols that are produced as a byproduct from fermentation processes. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Gevo supplies ATJ to California airport, joins SAF coalition

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently made two announcements regarding its efforts to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The company supplied its fuel to an airport in California and signed on to an existing coalition that aims to expand the use of SAF. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

Attis, Iowa State partner on lignin-based carbon fiber

BY Attis Industries Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries Inc. has announced a partnership with Iowa State University to develop carbon fibers for use in a wide variety of applications derived entirely or predominately from lignin produced at Attis’ planned biorefineries. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Attis plans to convert Fulton ethanol plant to green tech campus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries has announced plans to purchase a 85 MMgy corn ethanol plant in Fulton, New York, from Sunoco LP and develop the site into a green tech campus that will produce corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and other biomass-based products. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

USGC: Peru poultry producer resumes purchases of US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA decade since its last purchase of U.S. DDGS, the largest poultry producer in Peru imported U.S. DDGS again following direct engagement by U.S. Grains Council staff in the Western Hemisphere. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 462 million bushels in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:CoproductsThe USDA recently released the December edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel ethanol was at 462 million bushels in October, up 4 percent from September, but down 2 percent from October 2017. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicScientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

Aemetis closes on dairy digester RNG equity investment

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe project will initially connect about a dozen dairies to Aemetis’ ethanol plant in Keyes, California, with expansion plans to more than three dozen dairies in the local area. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

In Depth: The Most of Every Kernel

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants are under construction, stirring hope that the concept is gaining steam. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

In Depth: Ethanol's Impact

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Iowa’s status as the largest ethanol-producing state means its ethanol economy affects the entire industry. READ MORE

December 21, 2018

USGC releases Corn Harvest Quality Report

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USCG's latest quality report indicates near-record yields and good quality for 2018's corn crop. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Green Plains, Optimal Fish Food form aquafeed joint venture

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. and Optimal Fish Food LLC. Announced Dec. 12 the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary techniques and high-protein feed ingredients. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

DDGS, grains sales top $400M at 2018 Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and coproducts, including DDGS and feed grains. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Agenda released for 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

USGC helps capture US DDGS potential in Cambodia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGrowing demand for meat in Cambodia has spurred a commensurate increase in imports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed and meal and the first major U.S. corn purchase in recent history. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renmatix, Gevo sign joint development agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Renmatix have announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFT technology and alcohol to jet process. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Peruvian poultry producer imports U. DDGS for the first time

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council believes that the Peruvian poultry sector—the largest feed sector in the country—could use 100,000 metric tons of DDGS per year if the sector has a full understanding of the product. READ MORE