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UNICA: Hydrous ethanol production sets new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was up more than 10 percent during the second half of August, with hydrous ethanol production setting a new record. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

In Depth: Validate and Calibrate

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:OperationsFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Deploying best practices that include a regular schedule for equipment monitoring, as well as staff with eyes on the details, improves accuracy. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

In Depth: Off The Grid

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: From reducing energy costs to lowering carbon intensity scores, the benefits are many for ethanol plants that cogenerate. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Siouxland Energy temporarily idles production

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessSiouxland Energy Cooperative, a 90 MMgy ethanol plant in Sioux Center, Iowa, has temporarily idled operations, according to Jeff Altena, Siouxland director of operations and controller. Production will resume when economic conditions improve. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

In Depth: Enhanced for Ethanol

BY Michael Raab Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: A one-step clean-in-place solution designed for ethanol plants decreases chemical usage while cleaning both inorganic and organic compounds. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

Alcohol School: Yancey delivers D3Max project update

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessMinimizing feedstock cost is one rule for a successful cellulosic ethanol project, according to Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3Max. Yancey spoke Sept. 13 at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Alcohol School: Innovations in ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessScott Kohl, chief technology officer for Franzenburg, discussed several innovations in ethanol production during Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits' Alcohol School on Sept. 12 in Montreal, including accelerated fermentation and GM yeast. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Alcohol School: The case for fractionation

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessVijay Singh, professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told his Alcohol School audience Sept. 12 that he was going to “make the case for fractionation.” READ MORE

September 11, 2019

EIA lowers 2020 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2019 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 10. The forecast for 2020 ethanol production, however, was lowered slightly. READ MORE