Lisa Gibson

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October 01, 2020

Ethanol's Recovery Readout

A survey of ethanol plant CEOs and general managers shows the COVID-19 downturn had a significant impact on their operations. Most producers have substantially ramped up production since spring, but a full recovery is expected to take many months. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

FEW general sessions address policy, production

Discussions during the general session of the 2020 virtual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo focused on the RFS, SREs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. ethanol industry, its product mix and operations. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Skor focuses on the road ahead in FEW keynote

“What a year we’ve had,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said in her keynote address at the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. She discussed the many challenges the U.S. ethanol industry currently faces. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

Ethanol's Market Move

Ethanol producers are investing in high-end alcohol production after seeing its value during the pandemic. And it’s not just alcohol for hand sanitizer, but other disinfectants, as well as pharmaceuticals, fragrances, cosmetics and more. READ MORE

August 14, 2020

E15 Climbs through the Chaos

More than a year after the EPA's long-awaited Reid vapor pressure waiver made year-round E15 use possible, even the COVID-19 slowdown hasn't wiped out the rapid progress being made to grow the higher blend's nationwide retail presence. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

Masters of the Market

High-protein technologies are transforming the ethanol industry’s feed coproduct stream. Success will require more involvement in markets and closer relationships with end users. For those willing to put the time in, the payback could be significant. READ MORE

May 06, 2020

Ethanol Industry Is ‘Hangin’ in There’

We are in the midst of a pandemic and the latest figures show 41 ethanol plants idled and 66 more reducing production, for a total reduction of about 4 billion gallons. Still, our industry churns on with innovation and forward thinking. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Events and Ideas

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about bacteria research, cooling tower maintenance and cleaning, coverage of IRFA's January Renewable Fuels Summit, and more. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Bits of the Batch

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Researchers use new molecular biology tools to identify inhabitants of ethanol plant bacterial communities. READ MORE

March 18, 2020

Ethanol prices hit historic lows during pandemic

Ethanol producers are being impacted by the pandemic, oil war, trade disputes and small refinery waivers. With prices reaching as low as 94 cents per gallon as of March 18, ethanol producers are bracing for difficult decisions and possible closures. READ MORE