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May 25, 2017

Opinion: More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

BY Ron Lamberty ACE's senior vice president writes about the irony of the big chains adopting E15 because of the success of the small retailers in the Grassroots Voice column in EPM's June print edition. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Opinion: Free Trade Needed to Maximize Biofuels’ Benefit

BY Bliss Baker The president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance makes the case for ethanol in meeting climate mitigation goals in the Global Scene column for the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Opinion: We Need a Disruption to Grow

BY Dave VanderGriend The Clearing the Air column in June's print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine invites readers to hear from the experts at an FEW panel on unnecessary barriers to ethanol blending. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

In Depth: Pioneer Ethanol Warrior Passes

BY Ann BaileyRemembering Bill Holmberg reminds us where the ethanol industry started out, and how much was built on the efforts of early advocates. This profile of a veteran ethanol advocate appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

In Depth: Champions of Change

BY Tom Bryan Past FEW Award of Excellence winners reflect on decades of research advocacy and leadership in this feature article that appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

In Depth: A Decade of Bioenergy Research

BY Patrick C. Miller The Department of Energy’s three bioenergy research centers have no intention of resting on their accomplishments. This feature article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

In Depth: KnipBio’s Microbe Technology Creates Better Fish Feed

BY Debbie Sniderman Company develops new use for ethanol in producing aquaculture feed. This new technology feature appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

BY Susanne Retka SchillIncreasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production. This feature on the efficient producers appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Protease Use for FAN as Urea Substitute Poses Challenges

BY Dennis Bayrock Understanding yeast physiology and preferences for utilizing free amino nitrogen is important to avoid yield-robbing problems. This contribution appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Optimizing Surfactants for Increased Corn Oil Yield

BY Min Wang Ethanol will be used to produce bioethylene oxide as the base for oil extraction aides. This contributed article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Cleaning Comes with Choices

BY Mark Parenteau Quality service providers offer wide variety of techniques, mediums to meet plant needs. Spongeblasting and other techniques discussed in this contribution from the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol Producers Must Engage in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

BY John Duff A drastically changed farm economy means the next bill will likely be very different than past ones. The National Sorghum Producers share things to know as the debate begins in this contribution in the June print edition of EPM. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Tube Bundle Cleaning Gets Automated

BY Terry Gromes Jr. Showcasing the benefits of safety and production in cleaning ethanol evaporators. This contributed article appears in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

Opinion: You Want to Expand, Now What?

BY Joe Leo The Business Matters columnist in the June print EPM outlines the important things to remember when developing construction contracts for large projects at ethanol plants. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

SIRE reports improved net income

BY Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC has reported net income of $7.7 million, or $577.55 per basic unit, for the six months ended March 31, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $84.19 per basic unit, for the six months ended March 31, 2016. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

EIA increases 2017 ethanol production outlook

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, up from 1 million barrels per day last year. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Researchers develop new capabilities for engineering of yeast

BY University of Illinois In a new article in Nature Communications, University of Illinois researchers describe how their successful integration of several cutting-edge technologies will enhance our ability to work with yeast. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

IRFA, Iowa Corn congratulate Casey’s on first E15, E85 station

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Casey’s General Store has long been as much a staple of rural Iowa as rows of corn. Now those two staples have converged with the opening of Casey’s first Iowa station offering E15 and E85. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

ACE speaks out in support of Branstad vote

BY Erin VoegeleThe American Coalition for Ethanol has spoken out to applaud the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voice vote on May 9 to confirm Gov. Terry Branstad as the U.S. ambassador to China. A full committee vote on his nomination is expected soon. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

HKU, Kyoto U enhance efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel

BY The University of Hong Kong A collaborative research effort by the University of Hong Kong and Kyoto University has revealed a new strategy to allow cellulose in rice straw to release its fermentable sugar more efficiently. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

KU Leuven: Bacteria take a deadly risk to survive

BY KU Leuven A recent study by the Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics at KU Leuven on bacterial mutations opens up new avenues for research, ranging from more efficient biofuel production methods to a better treatment for bacterial infections and cancer. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegelePacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Gevo discusses future plans for Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has announced first quarter financial results. During an investor call, the company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

USDA forecasts 2nd largest corn crop, higher ethanol use

BY USDA The monthly supply/demand report forecasts a 14.1 billion bushel crop, based on 170.7 bushels per acre. Projections for corn use for ethanol production increase by 50 million bushels. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

Senators request investigation of Icahn’s impact on RIN market

BY Erin VoegeleA group of senators are calling for an investigation of Carl Icahn regarding potential insider trading, market manipulation and other securities and commodities law violations related to the market for renewable identification numbers (RINs). READ MORE

May 09, 2017

RFA launches ad campaign on ethanol and boating

BY Renewable Fuels Association With the unofficial start of boating season beginning in a few weeks, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an ad campaign May 9 to correct misinformation regarding ethanol usage in marine engines. READ MORE

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