Tim Albrecht

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July 23, 2018

Annual Canadian biofuels report highlights provincial data

Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research released in 2017 and in 2016 in partnership with Clean Energy Canada. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

‘The Way Forward’

FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Membrane dehydration technologies save energy, reduce carbon emissions and provide flexibility in ethanol purity. More plants are installing them and more technology developers are offering them. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

United Front

FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Experts in multiple industries support the idea of a high-octane fuel standard, but some prefer it as a replacement to the RFS. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Sweet-Spot Search

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Cellulose molecules are more complex than starch molecules, so employing the proper enzymes in cellulosic ethanol production is vital. Optimization research is ongoing. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Proof of Improvement

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: The energy efficiency push has achieved industry-wide results that experts hope can change outdated government and consumer perceptions of ethanol’s benefits. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Ethanol, oil companies to study feasibility of CO2 project

Occidental Petroleum Corp. and White Energy have agreed to evaluate the economic feasibility of carbon capture, utilization and storage project that would use CO2 from White Energy's ethanol plants in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Biofilms can form anywhere, but can be scrubbed out

Biofilms have gained attention recently across the ethanol industry. They really have an impact on all industries, Wayne Mattsfield, staff scientist for Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, said during a panel at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers

A panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Temperatures are the key to heat load efficiency

Discussions about process heat began the Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar and it brought it to a close on June 11. A panel titled “Towards the More Efficient Delivery of Common Process Heat Loads at Ethanol Plants” closed the event. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Making heat more efficient can create energy savings

The Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo kicked off June 11 with a panel titled, “Surveying the Untapped Potential for Energy Savings via the More Efficient Use of Process Heat." READ MORE