Matt Thompson

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April 01, 2020

Rutter’s continues operations during crisis

As the coronavirus crisis forces people to stay at home and fuel prices plunge, retail stations remain open and are doing their best to weather the storm. Rutter's is being impacted by the outbreak, but plans to continue to add E15 in the future. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Cooling Considerations

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Experts discuss different approaches to optimize cooling towers and limit summer production slowdowns. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Kcoe Isom hosts crisis planning webinar

Kcoe Isom hosted a webinar on March 24 that discussed crisis planning and employee communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also discussed emergency family and medical leave and offered tips for working remotely. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Policy, Predictions and Positivity

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Industry leaders at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in January looked back at 2019, offered predictions for 2020, and held hope for the ethanol industry’s future. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Study shows environmental benefit of ethanol vehicles

A recent study by researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center explores the environmental benefits of decarbonizing the U.S. light duty transportation fleet, and the role ethanol can play in limiting global temperature increases. READ MORE

March 20, 2020

Ocean Park: 2019 ethanol mergers and acquisitions below average

Last year’s low margins impacted mergers and acquisitions in North America’s ethanol industry, according to a report released by Ocean Park. Total North American ethanol capacity bought and sold during 2019 was the second lowest in five years. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Perdue discusses state of rural economy with House Ag Committee

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue briefed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the state of the rural economy on March 4, and during the discussion spoke briefly about how USDA is supporting the country’s ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 28, 2020

Novozymes’ Bertz discusses newest Innova product

Novozymes' latest yeast release, Innova Fit, allows plant managers to run their facilities how they see fit—either increasing solids, powering through higher fermentation temperature excursions, or both. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

A Natural Fit

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Some ethanol plants are turning to alternative cleaning methods and naturally derived products that are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemicals. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

A Combined Approach

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Partnered expertise helps yeast developers keep up with evolution in the ethanol industry. READ MORE