The Scoop Blog

October 27, 2014

South Africa's ethanol industry is 'far behind and so small'

BY Holly JessenAn ethanol association is working hard to grow the ethanol industry in South Africa and nearby countries. Right now, an association staff member said, the industry feels very small and far behind the U.S. and other ethanol-producing areas. READ MORE

October 20, 2014

Abengoa facility is a Hugoton diamond

BY Holly JessenMy trip to Kansas for the Abengoa Bioenergy grand opening celebration of its 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant was well worth the trip. I won’t soon forget my tour of the state-of-the-art facility or the local residents I met there. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

It's not about subtraction, it's about addition

BY Holly JessenIs grain ethanol chemically the same as cellulosic ethanol? The short answer is, “yes.” READ MORE

October 06, 2014

Cellulosic ethanol in your washing machine

BY Holly JessenDid you know that ethanol is a key ingredient in laundry detergent? I didn’t, until this morning. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

New proposed corn-ethanol plants hit the news

BY Holly JessenLast week, we wrote about two proposed first generation ethanol plants that developers are hoping to build in South Dakota and Illinois. After many years of virtual silence on this front, it feels like quite a big deal! READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Looking through a global lens

BY Holly JessenWatch for a new monthly column about what's happening in the ethanol world in Canada, Brazil, Europe and other ethanol producing countries globally. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Exciting news in the cellulosic world

BY Holly JessenThe grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant like Project Liberty is exciting stuff because the second generation industry is still so new. Here’s what’s happening with some other commercial-scale advanced biofuel projects. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Highlighting those that 'get it'

BY Holly JessenYes, there are lawmakers that don’t get it when it comes to biofuels. They’re stuck on lies and propaganda pushed forward by Big Oil. But two recent announcements remind us that it’s not all controversy and negativity. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Celebrating good news stories

BY Holly JessenIn the last couple of weeks I’ve covered some undeniably good news stories. I have to say, those kinds of stories are a lot more fun to write than stories about bankruptcies, idled plants and tight margins. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

Such a sweet thing

BY Holly JessenThe cover crop potential for corn production is just one example of the many interesting things to learn about when writing about the ethanol industry. READ MORE

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