Lisa Gibson

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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

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 lowers corn demand, ethanol price

A report from University of Illinois Extension shows weak demand for corn for ethanol use in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ethanol production will fall dramatically, it predicts, with gasoline consumption expected to be down about 20 percent. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

March On

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about alternative cleaning methods, a study that highlights the befits of various fractionation techniques, developments in yeast strains, and more. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Relevant Results

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: A technical and economic analysis of eight fractionation techniques shows cost, profitability and coproduct quality comparisons. READ MORE

February 13, 2020

Legislation introduced in US House would make 45Q permanent

U.S. Reps. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., introduced legislation Feb. 12 to expand the 45Q carbon sequestration tax credit and make it permanent in the federal tax code. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

EIA predicts flat ethanol production through 2021

The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its prediction for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Feb. 11 READ MORE

February 12, 2020

February WASDE increases forecast for corn use in ethanol

The USDA increased its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol production by 50 million bushels, to 5.425 billion, in its latest World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 11. READ MORE