Matt Thompson

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December 02, 2019

Report: Thailand could benefit from ethanol imports

A recently released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says that while Thailand has relied on domestic ethanol production, the country could benefit from importing ethanol and other biofuels. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

Study: Fractionation can lead to improved profits

While it’s not a new concept for the ethanol industry, a study recently published by researchers from the Univeresity of Illinois reveals that fractionation at corn ethanol plants can lead to improved profits. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Pacific Ethanol expresses optimism for industry in earnings call

During Pacific Ethanol’s third quarter earnings call Nov. 8, CEO Neil Koehler told investors that the ethanol industry experienced one of its worst production markets. Conditions, however, have begun to improve, he said. READ MORE

November 08, 2019

Some states looking to end prohibition of E15

California and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Argonne National laboratory releases 2019 GREET model

The Argonne National Laboratory’s 2019 GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) models include changes and updates to carbon calculations for land use change from the production of biofuels. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Ethanol’s benefit to retailers highlighted at NACS show

Ethanol took center stage at the National Association of Retail Stores’ show in Atlanta in October. Jake Comer, fuel pricing manager for Casey’s general stores, participated in a panel titled “Successfully retailing Biofuels” during the show. READ MORE

October 17, 2019

Informed Decisions

FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: A practical guide for plant managers on recognizing strong lab data, and what to do when the results are unexpected. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

USDA deputy secretary speaks at Global Ethanol Summit

Stephen Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, delivered a keynote address during the second day of the Global Ethanol Summit on Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C. His presentation focused on international collaboration. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Global Ethanol Summit panel focuses on the economics of octane

Day two of the inaugural Global Ethanol Summit began with a panel discussion focused on the economic benefits of blending ethanol into gasoline. Panelists addressed ethanol's role as an octane booster in global fuel markets. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Breeding Success

FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: A new breed of corn, produced with the ethanol industry in mind, promises more corn oil yield and higher-protein distillers grains. READ MORE