January 16, 2018

USGC sees growth potential for US grain exports to Myanmar

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently assessed the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors, and has shown how that growth could translate to increased feed grain exports, including distillers dried grains with solubles. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessBio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA awards Attis $3 million grant for lignin technology

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessMeridian Waste Solutions Inc. has announced the USDA awarded its subsidiary, Attis Innovations, a $3 million grant to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

ADM partners with PNNL to produce biobased propylene glycol

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy success story where Archer Daniels Midland partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to become a leading producer of biobased propylene glycol. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

Anellotech commences key R&D program at TCat-8

BY Anellotech Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicWith successful completion of TCat-8 pilot plant commissioning, Anellotech has announced an intensive process development and testing program has begun to confirm process economics and collect data for commercial plant design. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Gevo issues corporate update, reduces staff

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently issued a corporate update, reaffirming the company’s focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The company also announced plans to reduce staff at its Colorado offices. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

USDA NIFA invests in Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program

BY USDA Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program. The award was made to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. READ MORE

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