Operations

July 17, 2018

Opinion: Everything Comes Back to the FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including a recap of the 2018 FEW, features on membrane technologies, the potential of a high-octane fuel standard and more READ MORE

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

June 25, 2018

In Depth: A Shift in Power

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy recycling technologies and changing market dynamics provide new options for electricity production, and revive opportunities for old ones. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

In Depth: Proof of Improvement

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The energy efficiency push has achieved industry-wide results that experts hope can change outdated government and consumer perceptions of ethanol’s benefits. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

In Depth: Gallons Gained

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy efficiency projects in distillation, dryers and centrifuges are reducing expenses and natural gas usage, but also boosting plants’ capacities. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Opinion: Energy, Enzymes and Eco-Friendly Efforts

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Managing editor previews this issue of the magazine including features about energy efficiency-boosting methods for plants, energy efficiency improvement data, how far combined-heat-and-power applications have come and more. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Biofilms can form anywhere, but can be scrubbed out

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessBiofilms have gained attention recently across the ethanol industry. They really have an impact on all industries, Wayne Mattsfield, staff scientist for Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, said during a panel at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol

BY Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Making heat more efficient can create energy savings

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo kicked off June 11 with a panel titled, “Surveying the Untapped Potential for Energy Savings via the More Efficient Use of Process Heat." READ MORE

June 11, 2018

CHP brings significant opportunities to ethanol industry

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDuring the first-ever Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, conversations focused on all things efficiency, including process heat, dehydration and combined-heat-and-power (CHP). READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches 3 new ethanol products

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences Found In:Operations, BusinessBuilding off the launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont Xcelis, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub—designed to increase yields, speed fermentation and reduce energy and chemical consumption. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Ag committee members advocate for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 4, a group of eight members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry sent a letter to committee chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow expressing support for the Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of the country sold 1.13 billion liters (289.51 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of May, up 17 percent from the same period of 2017. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

In Depth: Well-Fed, Stress-Free Yeast Required

BY Jim Miers Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The best way to minimize issues from stress or contamination and maximize yield is to cultivate healthy, actively growing yeast. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Opinion: A Bit of Everything

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including features about Brazil's ethanol market, U.S. ethanol industry job market, progress on ethanol plants under construction and more. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

In Depth: All Eyes On Ethanol

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Brazil’s ethanol industry continues to grow with the help of renewable fuel goals and international partnerships. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Rex American Resources reports increased ethanol sales in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn May 23, Rex American Resources Corp. released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol sales volumes and gross profit when compared to the same period of 2017. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

In Depth: Settled In

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Success and lack of turnover have created a shortage of open positions in the ethanol industry. READ MORE