Operations

June 19, 2017

In Depth: Charged up

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Is it the right time for ethanol producers to consider going solar? READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Opinion: Winning the battle against climate change

BY Jim Grey Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Governments in Canada appear poised to take the steps necessary to provoke further reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Canada’s ethanol industry is likely to have a feature role in the policy response. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

In Depth: Process checkups

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Having captured the low-hanging fruit, debottlenecking and plant optimizations begin a second round. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

In Depth: Outfoxing dehydration

BY Tim PortzFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is poised to eliminate molecular sieve regeneration cycles from ethanol plants forever. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

In Depth: Understanding API tank requirements

BY Cassandra Thomason Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Opinion: OSHA rescinds union walkaround memo

BY Ryan Funk Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed that an Obama administration OSHA memorandum permitting union or community organization representatives to take part in OSHA workplace. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRed Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, falling to 1.02 million barrels per day in 2018. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

USDA, DOE open $9 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy are making up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to support the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

RFA analysis: RFS has been ‘tremendous success’ since adoption

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMore than a decade after the original Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

USDA: April corn use for ethanol up compared to last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the June edition of its Grain Crushings and Coproducts Production report, announcing corn consumed for fuel alcohol was 433 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March, but up 8 percent when compared to April 2016. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

GRFA: Ethanol production does not drive food prices

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has released a chart showing opposite trends in the UN FAO Food Price Index and world fuel ethanol production since 2008, demonstrating clearly that ethanol production is not a main driver of global food prices. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Opinion: Working With Purpose

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyEPM's editor in chief reviews the line-up of ethanol industry coverage appearing in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

In Depth: Sustaining Opportunities

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, BusinessThe ethanol industry provides young people with wealth of job opportunities. This article in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine profiles the career paths of several relative newcomers. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

ICM installs SMT V2 at Carbon Green BioEnergy, Iroquois BioEnergy

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessICM Inc. and NUVU Fuels LLC have announced the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) at Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

In Depth: Owning The Ethanol Exec Role

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Operations, BusinessOne year into her role as Guardian Energy CEO, Jeanne McCaherty has tapped into her previous experience at Cargill and the unique make-up of the ethanol industry. This profile appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

Poet receives tax abatement for Ohio plant expansion

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessIn Ohio, the Marion County Commission has granted a tax abatement for Poet Biorefining’s ethanol plant expansion in Marion. The project is expected to begin this summer and be complete in the third quarter of 2018, according to Poet. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

BY Anna Simet Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

In Depth: Champions of Change

BY Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, BusinessPast FEW Award of Excellence winners reflect on decades of research advocacy and leadership in this feature article that appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad will resign as governor on May 24 and immediately be sworn in as ambassador, with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to be sworn in as Iowa governor. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Didion Ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyIn early May, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway for Didion Ethanol LLC, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIncreasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production. This feature on the efficient producers appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Protease Use for FAN as Urea Substitute Poses Challenges

BY Dennis Bayrock Found In:Operations, BusinessUnderstanding yeast physiology and preferences for utilizing free amino nitrogen is important to avoid yield-robbing problems. This contribution appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Optimizing Surfactants for Increased Corn Oil Yield

BY Min Wang Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEthanol will be used to produce bioethylene oxide as the base for oil extraction aides. This contributed article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Cleaning Comes with Choices

BY Mark Parenteau Found In:Operations, BusinessQuality service providers offer wide variety of techniques, mediums to meet plant needs. Spongeblasting and other techniques discussed in this contribution from the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Tube Bundle Cleaning Gets Automated

BY Terry Gromes Jr. Found In:Operations, BusinessShowcasing the benefits of safety and production in cleaning ethanol evaporators. This contributed article appears in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE