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January 25, 2022

IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

ICM: Lincolnland adopts Advanced Processing Package

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessICM has signed a second contract this year to install its Advanced Processing Package (APP), which will enable Lincolnland Agri-Energy to produce high-protein animal feed at its facility in Illinois. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

In Depth: Directed By Data

BY Tom BryanFound In:OperationsWith support from fermentation product suppliers, ethanol producers are robustly integrating analytics into their decision making. Data-driven strategies are giving plant managers high-level insight into their processes, and the results are powerful. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

Ontario supports plant’s investment in sanitizer-grade ethanol

BY Government of Ontario Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Ontario government has awarded Kawartha Ethanol $2.5 million to support a project that will increase production capabilities to manufacture high-grade, pure ethanol for hand sanitizers and disinfectants. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

In Depth: Conveying Change

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. CEO Todd Becker talks with Ethanol Producer Magazine about the company’s ongoing transformation, not away from its core products, but through them. READ MORE

January 21, 2022

EPA: 19.86 billion RINs generated under the RFS in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessNearly 19.86 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2021, up when compared to both the 18.32 billion generated in 2020 and the 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Jan. 20. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Jan. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 3 percent. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant

BY Faith Technologies Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessFaith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that no sugarcane ethanol was produced in the south-central region of Brazil during the second half of December. Corn ethanol production, however, continued. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

CoBank: Ethanol enters 2022 with ‘considerable momentum’

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe ethanol industry entered 2022 with considerable momentum after profit margins rose to all-time records during Q4, according to CoBank’s latest Quarterly Research Report, released in January. Several risks, however, are expected to emerge in 2022. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels 2021 annual report highlights growth in E15 sales

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2021 Annual Report on Jan. 14. The report deatils work carried out by the organization and highlights signficiant growth in the state's E15 sales last year. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

CropEnergies to produce renewable ethyle acetate

BY CropEnergies AG Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessCropEnergies AG and Johnson Matthey have entered into an engineering, license and technical services agreement for a plant to allow CropEnergies AG to produce renewable ethyl acetate from ethanol near its production site in Zeitz, Germany. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

In Depth: Winnebago Online

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, BusinessAfter months of extensive repairs, a southern Minnesota ethanol plant—nearly three decades old and idled in 2019—is once again up and running. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 7%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 4 percent the week ending Jan. 7, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 7 percent. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EIA increases forecasts for 2022 ethanol production, blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2022 U.S. fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. The outlook for ethanol blending in 2022 was also increased. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

Wolf Carbon Solutions, ADM partner to decarbonize ethanol plants

BY ADM Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessWolf Carbon Solutions US LLC and ADM have signed a letter of intent for the construction of a pipeline that will allow for the capture, compression and transportation of carbon dioxide produced at ADM’s Clinton and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facilities. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Biologists: Genetic variation can improve ethanol production

BY Richard Lewis, University of Iowa Found In:Operations, BusinessBiologists at the University of Iowa have found that a new type of genetic variation in yeast can improve ethanol production. Their research has found that yeast strains with certain alleles of a key gene are more efficient at fermentation. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was down 1 percent the week ending Dec. 31, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 5. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 3 percent. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessU.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production expanded by nearly 1 percent the week ending Dec. 24, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 29. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol production up 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 both the previous month and the same period of 2020. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

RFA ends landmark 40th year growing even stronger

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA closesd out its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration the final week of 2021. The organization welcomed more than 20 new members during the year. The RFA's anniversary activities also included a series of profiles and a video released at NEC. READ MORE

December 26, 2021

Opinion: Going Beyond Old Limits

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, CoproductsEthanol Producer Magazine's editor reflects on how a culture of collaboration is driving the development of better fermentation products, higher coproduct yields and drone utilization, each of which is covered in depth in the January issue READ MORE

December 26, 2021

In Depth: Pouring on Improvement

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:OperationsNew and improved yeasts—more robust and effective than ever—are helping ethanol producers optimize today while adapting for tomorrow. With input from producers, these enhanced fermentation products are being designed for superior fit and flexibility. READ MORE

December 23, 2021

In Depth: Flying Up Close and Within

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:OperationsEthanol industry drone applications are soaring far beyond aerial photography. Plant personnel are now using the technology both around and inside their facilities. They're even gaining experience with technical confined space inspections. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production down 3%, stocks down 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was down more than 3 percent the week ending Dec. 17, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 22. Stocks of fuel ethanol fell by nearly 1 percent. READ MORE