Poet breaks ground on 80 MMgy expansion at Ohio plant

Poet Biorefining – Marion broke ground Aug. 15 to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated for Q3 of 2018.
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Brazilian corn ethanol plant begins production

A grand opening was recently held for FS Bioenergia, a $115 million corn-only ethanol production facility in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The project collaboration between Brazil-based Fiagril and U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group.
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EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintains its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts in its August Short-Term Energy Outlook. Ethanol production is expected average 1.02 million barrels per day in 2017, falling slightly in 2018.
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Aemetis discusses cellulosic ethanol plans during investor call

Aemetis Inc. has released second quarter financial results, providing an update on its efforts to acquire Edeniq and discussing plans to construct a 10 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant near its existing corn ethanol facility in Keyes, California.
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Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy division

Novozymes has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased sales for its bioenergy division. The company also briefly discussed its new initiative to supply yeast for ethanol production.
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UK releases 2016 ethanol data, REA calls for enforcement of E10

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released updated energy data, reporting that that ethanol accounted for 4.4 percent of gasoline and biodiesel accounted for 2.4 percent of diesel in 2016.
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Legislation aims to repeal Energy Title of 2014 Farm Bill

In late July, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced legislation that aims to repeal bioenergy programs contained under Title IX of the 2014 Farm Bill. A total of 10 programs, including the Rural Energy for America Program, would be eliminated.
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Greenfield Global considers expanding capacity in Quebec

Greenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest ethanol producer, recently announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec.
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USDA reduces corn production forecast in August WASDE

The USDA has released the August edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting corn production will reach 14.2 billion bushels, down 102 million bushels from the July projection.
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Greenbelt installs food waste bioethanol system in Indonesia

Greenbelt Resources Corp. recently launched the first installation of its ECOsystem technology in Indonesia. The system recycles food waste and converts it into bioproducts including bioethanol, protein, fertilizer or drinking water.
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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association welcomes 2 new vendor members

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association recently welcomed Hth Companies Inc. and Pinnacle Engineering as new vendor members.
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USGC recognizes Floss for 20 years of service

The U.S. Grains Council has recognized Craig Floss for 20 years of service. He currently helps build demand for U.S. ethanol exports around the world.
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ACE elects board of directors at annual conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the re-election of several board members and the election of one new representative to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 30th annual conference in Omaha.
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Aemetis produces cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste

Aemetis Inc. has announced it is producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste, utilizing technologies from Aemetis, LLanzaTech and InEnTec at a demonstration facility located at InEnTec’s Technology Center in Richland, Washington.
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ACE congratulates member plants on 15-year anniversaries

The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates member plants reaching anniversary milestones this summer, including Poet Biorefining - Big Stone in Milbank, South Dakota, and Glacial Lakes Energy LLC in Watertown, South Dakota.
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Farm Camp Minnesota tours Guardian Energy

Thirty-one children from Farm Camp Minnesota recently visited Guardian Energy to get a closer look at homegrown renewable energy production. The visit to Guardian Energy was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
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