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In Depth: Caustic CIP Optimization

BY Dennis Bayrock Found In:OperationsFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: CIP brings unique challenges to ethanol, but they can be overcome. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

EIA predicts ethanol production will remain flat through 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its December forecast that U.S. ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2020 in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published on Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Aemetis acquires partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessAemetis has purchased a partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas. While the company previously said it would convert the facility to cellulosic production, Aemetis Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee said there are currently no plans to build at the site. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

EPA approves SIRE’s D6 RIN pathway

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has received approval for a pathway for D6 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated from non-grandfathered ethanol. The U.S. EPA approved SIRE’s pathway in late November last year. READ MORE

January 03, 2020

Badger State Ethanol produces 1 billionth gallon of ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessBadger State Ethanol LLC announced Jan. 3 it has surpassed 1 billion gallons of ethanol production at its 85 MMgy facility located in Monroe, Wisconsin. The facility began operatins in 2002 with an orginal nameplate capacity of 40 MMgy. READ MORE

January 03, 2020

UNICA updates corn, sugarcane ethanol production data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry association, has announced that mills in the country’s south-central region produced 31.95 billion liters of ethanol from April 1 through Dec. 15, 2019, including 981.9 million liters of corn ethanol. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

EPA: 32.68 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, PolicyThe USDA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 32.68 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 437 million bushels in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for December, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in October was up significantly from the prior month, but down when compared to October 2018. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE