Operations

July 05, 2019

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol production up in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe production of anhydrous ethanol was up at mills in the south-central region of Brazil during the first half of June. The production of hydrous ethanol, however, was down, according to UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

CoBank: Ethanol margins to remain low in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyA new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division July 2 finds that operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019. The outlook for exports, however, is more optimistic. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

New corn ethanol plant in South Dakota begins operations

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessAfter four years of construction and planning, Ringneck Energy & Feed’s ethanol plant in Onida, South Dakota has come online. The 80 MMgy plant passed its performance test in early June. Work is ongoing to optimize the facility's operations. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

Highwater Ethanol publishes Q2 results, plans production increase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessLamberton, Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol LLC recently published financial results for the second quarter of 2019 and announced plans to increase its annual production by more than 10 million gallons, to approximately 70 MMgy. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Opinion: Dreaming of Data

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about EPM's 2019 salary survey, a look at Greenfield's biogas use, training initiatives for ethanol producers in Nebraska, and more. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

In Depth: Breaking Down The Data

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine reports the results of its 2019 Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey, with comparisons to previous years’ figures. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

In Depth: Waste Not

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Greenfield Global’s ethanol plant in Quebec supplements natural gas with biogas power produced through anaerobic digestion of organic waste from 27 nearby cities. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

In Depth: Room To Grow

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The Nebraska Ethanol Board and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln bring targeted training to ethanol producers. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

From FEW: Stressed yeast may be robbing plants of ethanol yield

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessAccording to Jayne Kalbfleisch, technical development manager at Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, one factor that may be robbing an ethanol plant of yield is stressed yeast. Kalbfleisch discussed the impact of stressed yeast at the FEW. READ MORE