Coproducts

April 04, 2019

USGC celebrates DDGS expansion in Mexico with MOU signing

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and the Regional Livestock Pork Producers Union of Sonora recently met in Mexico to sign an MOU celebrating a multi-year effort marking the import of more DDGS into the country. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

USDA: Ethanol exports reach 127.91 million gallons in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessData released by the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 27 shows the U.S. exported 127.91 million gallons of ethanol and 806,615 tons of distillers grains during the first month of 2019. READ MORE

March 28, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from January, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was down. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

ERA funds wheat-ethanol plant, woody biomass project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessERA has announced funding to support several projects through its Partnership Intake Program, including a biorefinery that will produce ethanol and biogas and a technology that will utilize biomass waste materials in the production of wood biomass. READ MORE

March 22, 2019

Evonik launches fast, reliable test for DDGS quality

BY Evonik Found In:Coproducts, BusinessEvonik has launched a new fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test DDGS. The new AMINORED 2.0 test allows users to rapidly and reliably evaluate the nutritional value of corn DDGS used in feed production, detecting the impact of processing. READ MORE

March 21, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D advisory committee to meet March 27-28

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 27-28 in Arlington, Virginia. The event is open to members of the public. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

USGC: Ethanol, DDGS exports up during 2018-‘19 marketing year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAnalysis recently released by the U.S. Grains Council shows U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were up significantly during the first four months of the 2018-’19 marketing year. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

Flint Hills adds FQPT protein technology to second ethanol plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Coproducts, BusinessFlint Hills Resources has announced it will install Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at its Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant. This is the second installation of the MSC system at a Flint Hills facility. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

RFA: 2018 distillers grains exports are second-highest on record

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a summary of 2018 ethanol co-product trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

New RFA report summarizes 2018 ethanol export statistics

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

W2C Rotterdam project welcomes Shell as partner

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessShell has joined as an equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam for a proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make chemicals and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

US ethanol exports set new record in 2018 at 1.7 billion gallons

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. ethanol exports reached a record 1.7 billion gallons in 2018, according to data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6. When compared to 2017, ethanol exports increased by 23 percent. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

Gevo, HCS Group enter supply agreement for renewable isooctane

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. and HCS Group have entered into a long-term, definitive, binding and bankable renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement. The isooctane will be used in high-end applications, such as high purity solvents and specialty fuels. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

USDA: December corn use for ethanol up from November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA has released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from December, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was up slightly from the previous month, but down year-over-year. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

USGC: First shipment of DDGS made to Vietnam under new protocols

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsUSGC Regional Director for Southeast Asia Manuel Sanchez and USGC Vietnam Country Representative Tran Trong Nghia witnessed the first bulk shipment of DDGS made to Vietnam under new fumigation protocols as it was discharged in January. READ MORE

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