Arisdyne, ADM to jointly commercialize cavitation technology
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:27 AM
The two companies will jointly develop novel applications of cavitation technology to deliver process enhancements, expanding its use beyond vegetable oil refining and fuel ethanol production.
Casey's General Store to offer E15 and E85 at 17 stores
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:20 AM
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program that will offer E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
Redfield Energy celebrates 10 years in operation
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:14 AM
The South Dakota ethanol producer marks its 10th year, having produces 545 million gallons of ethanol, 1.5 million tons of distillers grains and purchased more than 194 million bushels of corn at an average price of $4.47 per bushel.
Green Plains to acquire cattle feed yards from Cargill
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:06 AM
Acquisition of two more feed yards will double the capacity for Green Plains Cattle Co., making it the fourth largest cattle feeder in the U.S.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:29 PM
Prices may be low, but the cure is kicking in and markets are expanding worldwide for the ethanol industry's most important coproduct, distillers grains. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
RVP Parity a Win, Win for Consumers
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:50 PM
RFA's CEO and president addresses the need for changes in Reid vapor pressure regulations, either by EPA action or through a legislative fix. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:54 AM
The former governor of Georgia was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of Agriculture. With his expected swearing in today, Perdue takes the helm of a 100,000-person agency responsible for massive federal food and farm programs.
Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:19 PM
DDGS' environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:49 PM
Growth Energy's CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON test fuel in helping the ethanol industry achieve its goal of expanding the availability of higher-octane fuels. This article appears in the May print issue.
Biofuels groups issue joint statement on RVO court arguments
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:02 AM
In response to oral arguments held Monday by a federal district court of appeals on the petition for review of 2014-2016 Renewable Fuels Standard blending obligations, a diverse coalition of biofuels trade groups issued a unified statement.
Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:07 PM
A Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals. The story appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Members Stress Importance of RVP Relief, RFS to Congress
Monday, April 24, 2017 9:47 PM
ACE fly-in attendees put a human face on the ethanol in the halls of Congress, educating congressional staff and policymakers about the issues important to the ethanol industry. This Grassroots Voice column appears in the May print edition.
Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport
Friday, April 21, 2017 11:45 PM
ePURE's secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization's discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels. He writes the Global Scene column appearing in the May print edition.
Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol
Friday, April 21, 2017 11:01 PM
Oil industry consultants discuss the impact of shale oil production growth and other trends on the ethanol industry. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Iowa legislature renews blender pump funding
Friday, April 21, 2017 5:05 AM
The state's lawmakers have voted to secure another year of funding for a blender pump program that has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and equipment for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:44 PM
Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn's GHG emissions profile, Alverson writes in the May print issue's Clearing the Air column.
FEW Technical Sessions Planner
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:43 PM
With 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:21 PM
Colorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet and allow the company to pursue the necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota.
DCO Extraction Optimization Adapts to Changing Properties of Stillage
Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:37 AM
Understanding of the variables impacting corn oil extraction is needed as the ethanol industry adopts new process technologies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Evaluating Alternative Diversification Options
Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:32 AM
Ethanol plants need to go beyond calculating return on investment to consider risks and net present value when considering diversification strategies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
The Advantage of a Macro Business View
Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:53 AM
Business Matters columnist from K-Coe Isom runs down the list of critical items to watch regarding employment rules, benefits and taxes as 2017 unfolds.
ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform
Friday, April 14, 2017 5:03 AM
ACE files comments to EPA's request for input on regulatory reforms. Comments accepted through May 15.
Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project
Friday, April 14, 2017 4:58 AM
Florida cellulosic ethanol project procures feedstock agreement with Indian River County, fund raising underway to purchase closed Vero Beach ethanol plant.
Increased ethanol exports needed to absorb production increase
Friday, April 14, 2017 4:54 AM
The share of ethanol exports has more than doubled from the 3 percent share of total U.S. production in 2010 to 6.8 percent in 2016. In 2016, exports reached 1.05 billion gallons, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year.
D3Max pilot test results at ACE Ethanol exceed expectations
Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:10 AM
Initial pilot testing conducted at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, indicates yields from xylose exceed 90 percent of theoretical yield and overall sugar production better than targeted in D3MAX fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process.
RFA plans 4 ethanol safety seminars in South Dakota
Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:59 AM
Ethanol emergency response training sessions planned in South Dakota at Worthing, Redfield, Brookings and Watertown, during the last week of April.
Norfolk Southern recognizes ethanol shippers in 2016 safety award
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:49 AM
Railroad names several ethanol producers among 55 customers experiencing no incidents in 2016 in its annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award.
EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:43 AM
Summer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent.
WASDE: Corn for ethanol up; offsets keep ending stocks unchanged
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:02 AM
Increases for corn ethanol production keep ending stocks from dropping as USDA projections for feed and residual use are lowered by the same amount in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.
New life infused into proposed Danish cellulosic ethanol plant
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:09 AM
London investment firm commits up to 160 euro to Danish project, if political framework is solved, reviving a consortium including DONG Energy, Novozymes and local utilities.
Biofuel industry rejects Australian productivity report
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:22 AM
Queensland Renewable Fuels Association refutes the negative comments in the recent productivity commission report that said biofuel mandates impose unnecessary costs on farmers and consumers for 'negligible environmental benefit.'
Ethanol polls show strong RFS support, refuting API ‘push poll’
Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:24 AM
RFA and Growth Energy cite different polls showing strong support for ethanol and the RFS to counter the American Petroleum Institute's latest poll findings.
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce more sugar, oil
Saturday, April 8, 2017 3:18 AM
Research consortium engineers sugarcane to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production, creating a dual-purpose crop that simultaneously produces more sugar than conventional varieties.
DDGS value boosts US inclusion rates, exports to smaller markets
Friday, April 7, 2017 4:38 AM
Commodity report: Plentiful supplies and lack of business from two major importers results in muted prices for distillers grains.
Military veterans make up nearly one-fifth of ethanol workforce
Friday, April 7, 2017 1:38 AM
About 19 percent of people working in ethanol are U.S. military veterans, compared to a national average of 7 percent across all sectors of the workforce. Per 100 workers, the ethanol industry employs twice as many veterans as the oil and gas sector.
RFA: USDA county-level land use data counters NWF study
Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:54 AM
RFA analysis of cropland data in 180 counties where 199 grain ethanol plants are located finds the majority of counties saw cropland reductions as corn ethanol plants were built, refuting environmentalists' claims.
Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market
Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:34 AM
BBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine.
Summer comes into focus as natural gas inventories find bottom
Thursday, April 6, 2017 2:55 AM
Commodity report: Sliding domestic production combined with rising exports and record usage for power result in the second slowest injection season and an impressive price recovery.
California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site
Thursday, April 6, 2017 2:07 AM
Pixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc.
Aromatics poisoning prompts partnership with Formula Drift racer
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:46 AM
Urban Air Initiative is partnering with driver Alec Hohnadell this season to educate Formula Drift fans about improving air quality with ethanol.
Ethanol markets on seasonal upswing anticipating summer driving
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:38 AM
Commodity report: Ethanol markets begin to anticipate increased demand from the summer driving season. Production remains steady based on expected relatively stable corn markets.
E15 infrastructure bill would add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:30 AM
Minnesota biofuels infrastructure bill would provide one-time funding of $12.5 million to install equipment necessary to story or dispense E15, enabling an estimated 150 retail stations to offer the fuel.
RFA: February ethanol exports neared record, DDGS shipments rose
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:58 AM
Brazil was again the top ethanol customer, taking more than one-third of all U.S. exports, but 14 percent less than the record volume it received in January. Ethanol shipments to Canada dipped while India doubled its intake. DDGS exports picked up.
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