Coproducts

October 04, 2017

Grant to help beef up biofuels using evolutionary approaches

BY Michigan State University Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicResearchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to fight disease in switchgrass by identifying regions of the genome that cause disease resistance. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

Gevo to supply jet fuel to Virgin Australia at Brisbane Airport

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced that it expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ . READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Hearing focuses on Farm Bill rural development, energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill focused on rural development and energy programs. The committee has now held nine hearings this year focused on Farm Bill development. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

USGC: Canada top market for US feed grains, coproducts

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyCanada is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and coproducts like ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) thanks to geography and strong trade policy, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

USGC: Marketing programs pay off for US coproducts in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced Turkey is the second largest buyer of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2016-‘17 marketing year with 1.29 million metric tons of imports, nearly double the total from last marketing year. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

USDA NIFA announces $21.1 million to grow the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

Ethanol industry ideal carbon source for advanced oil recovery

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOccidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). That CO2 currently comes mostly from natural sources, but could come from ethanol plants in the future. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

BFC keynote addresses policy, technology, economy

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association discussed market trends and their effects on biofuels policies at the Biofuels Financial Conference Sept. 27 in Minneapolis, noting its tough to predict the future. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

USGC: New Zealand triples US DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNew Zealand’s got milk—record amounts of milk production—and the country’s dairy industry is feeding triple the amount of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) year-over-year. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

Studies show corn stover provides a business opportunity

BY Trestle Energy LLC Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTrestle Energy LLC has announced that two new studies show that generating energy from corn stover can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy by replacing coal in power plants. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

ePURE: Europe’s ethanol industry produces low-carbon fuel

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.2 billion liters of ethanol and 4 million metric tons of high-protein animal feed in 2016, according to new audited data released by the industry association. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Franken drafts Farm Bill Energy Title featuring funding increases

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 7, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a package of legislation he hopes will serve as the basis for a new energy section of the next Farm Bill. The legislation increases investments in popular energy programs. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

USGC: Taiwan pledges to purchase corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMembers of the 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission pledged Sept. 13 to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

USDA: 455 million bushels of corn consumed for ethanol in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses reached 509 million bushels in July. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

DMT to supply desulfurization process to California AD facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessDMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion facility is located adjacent to Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

USGC: Work with Canadian producers spurs US DDGS sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is helping capture Canadian demand for quality feed ingredients by working with livestock producers one-on-one to demonstrate the continued advantages of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Vietnam to lift suspension of US DDGS imports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced that Vietnam is lifting its suspension of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) imports and easing fumigation requirements for U.S. corn and wheat imports. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

USGC Nutrition Conference in Peru addresses DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIndustry experts and end-users shared technical knowledge and practical experience using U.S. corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum during a Regional Nutrition Conference conducted in August in Peru. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

Spinning plant waste into carbon fiber for cars, planes

BY American Chemical Society Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicUsing plants and trees to make paper or ethanol leaves behind a residue called lignin that often gets burned or tossed into landfills. Now, researchers are transforming lignin into carbon fiber that can be use to build car or aircraft parts. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Rex expects improved corn prices, ethanol demand in third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRex American Resources has released financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, reporting net sales and revenues of $108.7 million, down 6 percent compared to the $115.7 million reported during the second quarter of last year. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

SIRE releases fiscal third quarter financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy recently released financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2017, the three months ended June 30. The company reported net income of $1.9 million for the quarter, or $144.74 per basic unit. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

D3MAX signs contract for design of first commercial plant

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessPilot testing of D3Max LLC's patented corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful and is allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment, the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol LLC. READ MORE

August 25, 2017

Report discusses future of ethanol market in Spain

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides insight into the future ethanol market in Spain following the 2016 expiration of the ethanol-specific biofuel blending target. READ MORE

August 24, 2017

Opinion: Channels of Change

BY Tom BryanFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the October issue of the magazine, including feature articles about DCS replacement, dryer technology, policy and coproducts. READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Vertimass completes intermediate technology validation with DOE

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessVertimass LLC recently announced completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technology Office. The company believes BETO verification paves the way for it to move to the demonstration scale. READ MORE

August 23, 2017

USGC: Mexican trade team examines US DDGS production

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyMexican poultry and pork producers alike can benefit from utilizing distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in their rations. The U.S. Grains Council conveyed that message and more during a trade team visit to Minnesota and Kansas in July. 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 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

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 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