Business

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna Simet Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessJohn Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE

7 hours ago

Ethanol hedge for corn farmers working as expected in 2014

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWith corn prices the lowest in years, the question arises whether farmers who invested in ethanol plants are finding it an effective hedge. Retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand analyzed the question in a recent newsletter. READ MORE

7 hours ago

East Kansas Agri-Energy announces renewable diesel project

BY East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessEast Kansas Agri-Energy LLC has announced its intent to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas. The fuel will be made from the corn distillers oil already produced at the plant along with other feedstocks. READ MORE

7 hours ago

USDA selects 36 energy facilities to accept biomass deliveries

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE

7 hours ago

Ethanol rolls into Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association will partner with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground to host the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally set to take place Aug. 4–10. READ MORE

7 hours ago

ACE announces final agenda for August 4-6 conference in Minnesota

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyEthanol advocates can expect an agenda including notable speakers and timely topics for the upcoming 27th annual ACE Ethanol Conference, August 4-6. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Opinion: More From Less

BY Tom BryanFound In:BusinessFinding ways to convert corn starch faster, cheaper and more efficiently is a virtually endless pursuit for ethanol producers, writes Tom Bryan of BBI International. That search is highlighted in the lead feature in the August issue of EPM. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

DOT proposes new standards for ethanol, crude oil rail shipments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released proposed rulemaking that aims to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, particularly crude oil and ethanol. READ MORE