Lisa Gibson

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January 18, 2021

Critical Content

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: BBI International's Plant Maintenance and Safety Summit, held virtually in December, featured crucial information on how to reduce injuries and fatalities, along with educational discussions on upkeep, optimization and more. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

From Reactive to Proactive

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Data analysis for process improvements can range from simple to complex, low cost to high. In many plants, the keys to optimize maintenance, cleaning and overall performance remain unused. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Grit and Growth

For U.S. ethanol producers, the pandemic came on the back of an already challenging low-margin environment. Still, continued investment in yield enhancement, driven in part by yeast and enzyme innovation, is helping the the industry persevere. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

'Fiber Is the New Starch'

Novozymes has released a platform to convert more fiber to ethanol, giving producers an attractive 'D3 lift.' The company is also helping its customers navigate the low-carbon fuels marketplace, streamlining certification and assisting where it can. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

The Next Step

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ new Convergence platform merges its expertise in yield enhancement and enzyme expression. Other innovators have similar goals. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

PMSS: Near miss reporting for SIF reduction

Documenting, communicating and resolving near misses can help reduce incidents that cause serious injury or death. Jacob Hencke, with PROtect, emphasized this in his presentation during the Plant Maintenance and Safety Summit, Dec. 16 and 17. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

PMSS: Classification, organization and documentation

It’s important to be aware of different safety and inspection requirements for different piping classifications, according to Jay Beckel, of PROtect. And don’t rely on your nondestructive testing (NDT) provider to keep track of it, he added. READ MORE

November 27, 2020

Opportunity Around The Globe

Many of the key players in ethanol’s export markets will hold their places into 2021, but policies, tariffs and demand for industrial ethanol could make waves. Making sure ethanol is treated as a here-and-now climate change solution will be critical. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

How Ethanol Producers are Staying Safe and Connected

The biggest morale boosters have taken a direct hit this year, but ethanol plants and other industry organizations are evolving to keep spirits as high as possible. Open communication, schedule flexibility, coaching and kindness are going a long way. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Biofuels Barrier

Climate goals in the European Union place a 7% cap on crop-based biofuels, a standard that renewables organizations, both in Europe and the U.S., say is unnecessary and not backed by science. READ MORE