Coproducts

January 03, 2018

Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

EERC, Red Trail Energy continue to reduce CO2 emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center has been awarded $345,000 of North Dakota Renewable Energy Program funding to continue work with Red trail Energy LLC to investigate the use of CCUS technology at ethanol plants. READ MORE

December 27, 2017

EPA qualifies distiller sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking related to fuel pathways using distiller sorghum oil as feedstock for biofuel production. A 30-day comment period on the proposal is set to close Jan. 26. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

USGC: Corn harvest, DDGS roadshow garners record attendance

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessMore than 350 people attended a roadshow in Southeast Asia highlighting new-crop U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles and offering a sneak-peak at information from the U.S. Grains Council’s forthcoming report on corn harvest quality. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

In Depth: Inside Insight

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said. READ MORE

December 18, 2017

Scotland biofuel company to build whisky residue biofuel plant

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Coproducts, BusinessA Scottish biofuel start-up, Celtic Renewables, plans to build a commercial demonstration plant in Grangemouth, which will produce over 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) of biofuel annually, according to a press release. READ MORE

December 18, 2017

In Depth: People, Processes and Playing the Market

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Ethanol plants have a few options when it comes to protecting their margins. The main ones fall into three categories: technology, commodities and personnel/insurance. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

House Agriculture Committee launches Farm Bill webpage, videos

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, PolicyOn Dec. 13, the House Agriculture Committee launched a landing page for the 2018 Farm Bill that is designed to provide updates and information related to development of the legislation. The committee is also launching a Farm Bill video series. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

UF/IFAS develops sorghum varieties for ethanol production

BY University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Found In:Feedstocks, CoproductsUniversity of Florida researchers have found three UF/IFAS-developed sorghum varieties could produce up to 1,000 gallons of ethanol per acre. The researchers also noted that ethanol produced from sweet sorghum can be used for auto and jet fuel. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicA new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. READ MORE

December 13, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine hosts free cold flow improver webinar Dec. 20

BY BBI International Found In:Coproducts, BusinessWith more private and government fleets using biodiesel than ever before, it has never been more important to learn about the basics of cold flow improvers—why they are needed, how they work, and the various options for different applications. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

EKAE, Pearson Fuels announce exclusive marketing agreement

BY Pearson Fuels Found In:Coproducts, BusinessEast Kansas Agri-Energy of Garnett, Kansas, and Pearson Fuels of San Diego, California, announce the signing of an exclusive West Coast marketing agreement for the distribution of renewable diesel from EKAE’s recently commissioned plant in Garnett. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

ICM technology produces solutions for animal nutrition

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessICM Inc. has announced data from two studies shows the production of value-added animal nutrition solutions for protein production is achievable with ICM’s patented Fiber Separation Technology and patented Fiber Separation Technology Next Gen. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

USGC finds new buyer of US DDGS in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEcuador’s imports of U.S. DDGS increased 296 percent year-over-year to 22,200 metric tons in 2016/2017, the direct result of the U.S. Grains Council’s work to introduce the feed grains coproduct to the nation’s livestock sector. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

USGC, NCGA reiterate support for trade in South Korea, Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders of the U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association recently traveled to South Korea and Mexico to engage with customers and officials during a period of policy uncertainty in the U.S. corn industry’s No. 1 and No. 3 markets. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Rex releases third quarter financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that net sales and revenue reached $121.2 million, up 4.2 percent when compared to the $116.3 million reported for the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

USGC: US DDGS exports to Vietnam resume

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyShipping containers containing 7,850 metric tons of U.S. DDGS arrived into the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between Oct. 25 and Nov. 10. The shipments were among the first orders filled since the country lifted its suspension of DDGS imports. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

Livestock producers from Ecuador visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:CoproductsA delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador recently visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. plant in Benson to get a better understanding of dried distillers grains (DDGs) production. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

In Depth: Extract or Enrich

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil maximization seems an obvious goal, but some DDGS feed markets prefer a higher oil content for better energy value. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

BY Sandia National Laboratories Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from biomass. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up year-over-year in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, CoproductsThe USDA has released the November edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 448 million bushels in September, down 7 percent from August, but up 3 percent from September 2016. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USGC: China reallows exemption from value added tax for US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAn announcement was posted last week on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website that the country would again allow U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to be imported without charging an 11 percent value added tax (VAT). READ MORE

November 10, 2017

USGC: Chinese corn, sorghum, DDGS team travels to the US

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessA team of Chinese buyers of corn, sorghum and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) traveled to the United States last month to investigate crop production and quality as well as gain a better understanding of U.S. feed grains and co-products. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Sweetwater Energy brings lignin-based activated carbon to market

BY Sweetwater Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessSweetwater Energy’s biomass conversion technology has produced native lignin that can be easily carbonized and activated to make high-end powdered activated carbons for the municipal potable water and home water filters markets. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

The Andersons Ethanol Group impacted by decreased margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its Ethanol Group was challenged by decreasing margins. The group generated pretax income of $6.1 million, down from $9.5 million during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

On Fly Green Day, 8 airlines fly with Gevo’s jet fuel from O’Hare

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used Nov. 8 by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Coproducts, BusinessMicroorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s management and board of directors are reviewing its strategic and financial operations. Gevo also said it reduced staff at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant in October. READ MORE