Operations

11 hours ago

FEW announceds technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTechnical agenda announced for the 33rd International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, scheduled for June 19-21 in Minneapolis. The agenda includes more than 140 speakers in four comprehensive tracks. Nearly 2,000 attendees are expected. READ MORE

23 hours ago

In Depth: Taming the Power-Hungry Beast

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, BusinessUpdated regulations, motor industry advances promise efficiency improvements in the full range of electrical motors used in ethanol operations. This feature story appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 24, 2017

In Depth: Ensuring Pipeline Integrity Requires Multi-Tiered Approach

BY Lars Larsson Found In:Operations, BusinessPrevention of gas leaks comes first for pipelines supplying ethanol plants, relying on proper design, construction, operation, maintenance, training and education. This contribution appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: Two Case Studies in Motor Troubleshooting Part 1: Getting Grounded

BY Adam Willwerth Found In:OperationsProper shaft grounding solves motor bearing problems at Red Trail Energy's ethanol plant. This contributed article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

In Depth: Two Case Studies in Motor Troubleshooting Part 2: Testing, Testing

BY Mike Schneider Found In:OperationsTroubleshooting unexpected equipment issues at Cardinal Ethanol with a de-energized motor testing instrument. This contributed article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Webinars planned to train the trainers for ethanol emergencies

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, BusinessRFA/Transcaer webinars aim to teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures. The 2-hour, free webinars will take place in April, June and August. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

ICM to build showcase biorefinery next to its Kansas headquarters

BY EPM Staff Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe 70 MMgy plant will cost about $175 million to build. ICM plans to be the majority owner and is in current discussions with investors who recognize the value of the project to the industry. The plant will house several cutting-edge technologies. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Delaware refinery to move forward with ethanol infrastructure

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Delaware City Refinery's plan to expand its ethanol handling and blending capabilities has overcome a challenge from two community groups that claimed the new biofuels infrastructure would lead to disruptive rail and barge traffic in the area. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Novozymes launches advanced enzyme to boost ethanol yields

BY Novozymes Found In:Operations, BusinessNovozymes' new trehalase enzymes convert residual sugars that would otherwise be wasted. An average 100 MMgy corn ethanol plant could make up to $1 million in additional revenue, the company says. READ MORE