Matt Thompson

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April 18, 2019

A Different Animal

FROM THE MAY ISSUE: Ethanol producers are increasingly turning to a burgeoning aquaculture industry for another coproduct revenue stream. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

The Daily Grind

FROM THE MAY ISSUE: Low margins prompt plants to diversify coproduct streams, capturing value in efficiency. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

Fuels Institute study explores national high-octane standard

A report released by the Fuels Institute, a research group that studies issues effecting vehicle and fuel markets, outlines ethanol’s potential in helping the nation achieve a high-octane fuel (HOF) standard. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

Cutting Caustic

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: In collaboration with Ecolab, Badger State Ethanol has removed caustic soda from its front-end cleaning process. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Come Together

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 14, 2019

RFA: Small refinery exemptions erode ethanol demand

Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said in a media call March 14 that small refinery exemptions eroded demand for ethanol in 2018, and called for those ethanol gallons to be reallocated. READ MORE

March 13, 2019

NTSB to prioritize safe shipment of ethanol

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recently released it’s Most Wanted List for 2019 and 2020, with a focus on the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

EPA releases proposed year-round E15 rule

The U.S. EPA released its proposed rule to allow the year-round sale of E15 on March 12. The proposed rule also includes provisions for RIN reform. READ MORE

March 11, 2019

Pennsylvania retail chain adds more E15

Retail chains that choose to add E15 to their product mixes continue to see positive results. One example is Pennsylvania-based Rutter's, which decided to add the fuel last year despite recent uncertainty around the timing of year-round sales. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Infrastructure investments drive growth in preblended E15

Growth Energy recently announced American motorists have driven over 7 billion miles on E15. That continued demand has had an impact on the market, said Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development. READ MORE