Operations

January 22, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up slightly, stocks down

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up less than 1 percent the week ending Jan. 15 while weekly ending stocks were down slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 22. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

IRFA: Iowa ethanol production down in 2020

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessCompared to 2019, Iowa ethanol production fell 500 million gallons, or 12 percent, in 2020 as a result of dramatic demand destruction resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade disputes around the globe, and illegal exemptions granted from the RFS. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

CropEnergies reports lower revenues, improved operating margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies has released financial results for third quarter of its 2020-’21 financial year, reporting improved operating margins for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Sales volumes, however, were down. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

CoBank: Ethanol industry continues to recover in Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe ethanol sector continued to recover during the fourth quarter of 2020 with production levels up 3.5 percent when compared to the third quarter, according to a new quarterly report released by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange on Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

In Depth: Critical Content

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:OperationsFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: BBI International's Plant Maintenance and Safety Summit, held virtually in December, featured crucial information on how to reduce injuries and fatalities, along with educational discussions on upkeep, optimization and more. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production to average 1.02M barrels per day in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. EIA has released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, The EIA currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.02 million barrels per day next year, up from 980,000 barrels per day in 2021. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

In Depth: From Reactive to Proactive

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:OperationsFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Data analysis for process improvements can range from simple to complex, low cost to high. In many plants, the keys to optimize maintenance, cleaning and overall performance remain unused. READ MORE