Operations

15 hours ago

EPA: 36.77 cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently released RIN generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, including more than 36.77 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

15 hours ago

Gevo to push forward with project funding amid COVID-19 layoffs

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessGevo Inc. has suspended production at its bioreifnery in Luverne, Minnesota, due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy and has terminated 30 employees. Gevo expects to continue engineering efforts related to a renewable hydrocarbon plant. READ MORE

16 hours ago

Fiber separation successfully commercialized by Weighty Corn

BY Weighty Corn LLC Found In:Operations, BusinessWeighty Corn LLC’s first commercial implementation of its fiber separation process at Pannonia Bio Zrt’s 130 MMgy fuel ethanol plant in Dunaföldvár, Hungary, has been deemed a success. The company hopes to implement the technology at other plants. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 reduces demand for fuel, ethanol plants cut production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEconomists at the University of Illinois on March 26 published an analysis illustrating how COVID-19 is reducing demand for transportation fuels, including ethanol. Meanwhile, several plants have announced they will idle or reduce production. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Marquis Energy continues operations during COVID-19 pandemic

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessHennepin, Illinois-based Marquis Energy sent a letter to its farmers and community members on March 27 announcing the company’s ethanol plant is “economically and logistically positioned to remain open" despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Pacific Ethanol to idle more than 60% of capacity by end of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessPacific Ethanol on March 27 said it is idling capacity in response to the unprecedented decline in gasoline and ethanol demand due to the impacts of COVID-19 and announced it is providing high-quality alcohol for the production of hand sanitizer. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Opinion: Events and Ideas

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about bacteria research, cooling tower maintenance and cleaning, coverage of IRFA's January Renewable Fuels Summit, and more. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

In Depth: Bits of the Batch

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Researchers use new molecular biology tools to identify inhabitants of ethanol plant bacterial communities. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Rex idles NuGen plant, explores carbon sequestration project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources released fiscal fourth quarter financial results on March 26. The company announced a potential carbon sequestration project under development at its One Earth Energy plant in Illinois and discussed the impact of COVID-19. READ MORE