Operations

July 13, 2018

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half year report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2018 Half Year Report to its producer and vendor members at a networking event in Prior Lake, Minnesota, July 11. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

In Depth: Policy, Production, Potential

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: A recap the events at the 2018 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska, including an opening speech from Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor; panels focused on efficiency, compliance, finance and more; and a tour of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA maintains short-term ethanol production forecast in July STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its June production that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

June 27, 2018

USDA: April corn use for ethanol up year-over-year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 445 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March but up 3 percent from April 2017. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Opinion: Octane Overconfidence

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty lays out why oil refiners wouldn't use ethanol as a source of octane, under a high-octane fuel standard, without an RFS or RINs. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Zero to 10 Million in 5 years

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Transparency, Credibility and Profitability

BY K·Coe Isom Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Sustainability reporting helps boost plant efficiency, and affects top and bottom lines. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Sweet-Spot Search

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Cellulose molecules are more complex than starch molecules, so employing the proper enzymes in cellulosic ethanol production is vital. Optimization research is ongoing. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

In Depth: CMMS for Business Intelligence

BY Heather Wilkerson Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Analyzing data from computerized maintenance management systems can boost operational efficiency and streamline HR, equipment monitoring, inventory and more. READ MORE