October 27, 2014
An 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.
October 20, 2014
My 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.
October 13, 2014
Is grain ethanol chemically the same as cellulosic ethanol? The short answer is, “yes.”
October 06, 2014
Did you know that ethanol is a key ingredient in laundry detergent? I didn’t, until this morning.
September 29, 2014
Last 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!
September 22, 2014
Watch for a new monthly column about what's happening in the ethanol world in Canada, Brazil, Europe and other ethanol producing countries globally.
September 15, 2014
The 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.
August 29, 2014
Yes, 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.
August 25, 2014
In 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.
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August 18, 2014
The cover crop potential for corn production is just one example of the many interesting things to learn about when writing about the ethanol industry.