ICM installs SMT V2 at Carbon Green BioEnergy, Iroquois BioEnergy
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:55 AM

ICM Inc. and NUVU Fuels LLC have announced the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) at both Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Rex reports improved net sales, gross profit
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:20 AM

Rex American Resources Corp. recently released financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter, reporting net sales grew 12.9 percent and gross profit increased 48.3 percent during the three-month period, which ended April 30.

Greenfield Specialty Alcohols changes name, logo
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:15 AM

Toronto-based Greenfield Specialty Alcohols Inc., Canada’s largest ethanol producer, has changed its name to Greenfield Global and introduced a new logo and domain name.

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:12 AM

The 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.

UW technology converts biomass into 3 high-value chemicals
Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:10 AM

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have developed a new process for obtaining three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop using gamma valerolactone (GVL), a solvent that is derived from plant material.

Owning The Ethanol Exec Role
Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:58 AM

One 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.

Racing Professionals Help Educate Professionals
Friday, May 26, 2017 10:12 PM

In this month's Drive column, Growth Energy's CEO outlines the partnership with racing professionals to demonstrate why ethanol is a good choice for powering engines and the planet. The column appears in the June print issue.

Reynolds sworn in as Iowa governor, highlights renewable fuels
Friday, May 26, 2017 6:03 AM

In her first remarks as the governor of Iowa on May 24, Kim Reynolds outlined her main goals for her work as the state’s first female governor. Among them is innovating Iowa’s energy policy.

MSEA video opposes efforts to move RFS point of obligation
Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM

The Main Street Energy Alliance recently released a video outlining some of the negative impacts associated with shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Poet receives tax abatement for Ohio plant expansion
Friday, May 26, 2017 5:58 AM

The Marion (Ohio) 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.

Florida city fuels municipal fleet with E85
Friday, May 26, 2017 5:56 AM

Protec Fuel Management LLC recently completed a project to enable the city of Hollywood, Florida, to run flex-fuel capable vehicles on cleaner-burning E85. Hollywood is the first municipality in south Florida to fuel its fleet with E85.

Pioneer Ethanol Warrior Passes
Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Remembering Bill Holmberg reminds us where the ethanol industry started out, and how much was built on the efforts of early advocates. This profile of a veteran ethanol advocate appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

More Than One Way to Skin a Cat
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:11 PM

ACE's senior vice president writes about the irony of the big chains adopting E15 because of the success of the small retailers in the Grassroots Voice column in EPM's June print edition.

Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally
Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:23 AM

The 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.

Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA
Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:21 AM

President 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.

RFA launching ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest to report prices
Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:20 AM

Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and consumers to report the price posted for E85 and other ethanol blends.

American drivers surpass 1 billion miles on E15
Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:18 AM

According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15.

CropEnergies hits record-high operating profit
Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:49 AM

The reopening of a United Kingdom ethanol plant brought increased revenue for Germany-based CropEnergies AG in its 2016-‘17 fiscal year, and led to a record operating profit of 98 million euros ($109.9 million).

Champions of Change
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:45 PM

Past 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.

Free Trade Needed to Maximize Biofuels’ Benefit
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:10 PM

The president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance makes the case for ethanol in meeting climate mitigation goals in the Global Scene column for the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:22 AM

The 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.

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:19 AM

Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state.

Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:16 AM

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics.

A Decade of Bioenergy Research
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:40 PM

The Department of Energy’s three bioenergy research centers have no intention of resting on their accomplishments. This feature article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

We Need a Disruption to Grow
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:08 PM

The Clearing the Air column in June's print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine invites readers to hear from the experts at an FEW panel on unnecessary barriers to ethanol blending.

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 AM

The 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.

IRFA: Decorah home to Iowa’s 104th E15 station
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:59 AM

When Decorah, Iowa, residents fuel up at the local Decorah Mart, they now have the opportunity to choose high-performance, earth-friendly E15. The station is the first in Decorah to offer E15 and E85.

KnipBio’s Microbe Technology Creates Better Fish Feed
Monday, May 22, 2017 10:34 PM

Company develops new use for ethanol in producing aquaculture feed. This new technology feature appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

You Want to Expand, Now What?
Monday, May 22, 2017 8:43 PM

The Business Matters columnist in the June print EPM outlines the important things to remember when developing construction contracts for large projects at ethanol plants.

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Didion Ethanol
Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:41 AM

In 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.

USGC: KFC Malaysia testing US DDGS
Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:39 AM

Nobody does chicken like KFC. And U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a healthy, cost-effective and culturally-appropriate feed ingredient for those chickens and others produced in Malaysia.

Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up
Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:19 AM

Increasing 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.

Protease Use for FAN as Urea Substitute Poses Challenges
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:59 PM

Understanding 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.

USGC, NCGA weigh in on plan to renegotiate NAFTA
Friday, May 19, 2017 6:35 AM

The Trump Administration has announced plans to renegotiate the NAFTA. In response, U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association are speaking out to remind the administration how important NAFTA is to the U.S. agricultural industry.

Crappie Masters disputes anti-ethanol claims made by BoatUS
Friday, May 19, 2017 6:31 AM

On May 16, the Boat Owners Association of the U.S. (BoatUS) issued a press release criticizing a new Renewable Fuels Association ad campaign focused on the use of E10 fuels in boats. Crappie Masters has spoken out to dispute claims made by BoatUS.

Growth Energy pushes for senate action on E15 fix
Friday, May 19, 2017 6:28 AM

On May 18, Growth Energy urged the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to quickly approve legislation that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

RFA: China’s tariffs on US ethanol, DDGS exacerbate trade deficit
Friday, May 19, 2017 6:26 AM

China’s recent protectionist barriers imposed on U.S. ethanol and DDGS exports are exacerbating a trade deficit with that country, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen told a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing May 18.

Optimizing Surfactants for Increased Corn Oil Yield
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:56 PM

Ethanol 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.

Cleaning Comes with Choices
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:52 PM

Quality 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.

Brandstad signs bill that includes biofuel infrastructure funding
Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:50 AM

On May 12, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation that provides $3 million of funding for the state’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Fund. The legislation is known as the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Bill, or HF 643.

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