Business

18 hours ago

Valero: Operating income of ethanol business up in second quarter

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, BusinessValero’s ethanol division reported $69 million of operating income in the second quarter of 2016, $39 million less than the second quarter of 2015, but up $60 million when compared to the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

21 hours ago

USDA announces application periods for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is accepting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries. READ MORE

21 hours ago

USGC: Mexican ethanol producers set sights on sorghum

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessA U.S. Grains Council trade team of Mexican ethanol producers visited Kansas and Texas last week as part of program designed to engage interest in U.S. sorghum for production of the biobased fuel. READ MORE

21 hours ago

ePURE: EU should strengthen existing biofuel sustainability rules

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA European Court of Auditors report published recently has found that there are a number of gaps in the European Commission’s existing biofuels sustainability certification framework. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Opinion: The Short List

BY Tom BryanFound In:BusinessThe August issue reports on the methods used to recruit and retain employees, a profile of Growth Energy's new CEO, new sulfur regulations and CVEC's 20th anniversary. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathways for 6 Poet plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyIn late June, the U.S. EPA approved efficient producer pathways for six Poet ethanol plants, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathways approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 60. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

RFA hosting July 30 ethanol safety seminar in Nebraska

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association is hosting an ethanol safety seminar July 30 in Adams, Nebraska. Attendees will receive information on training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to respond to ethanol-related emergencies. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Arkansas railroad to offer ethanol unit train solution

BY Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Found In:Markets, BusinessGenesee & Wyoming Inc. recently announced that beginning this fall, its Arkansas Midland Railroad Company Inc. subsidiary will offer the first ethanol unit train solution for the North Little Rock and surrounding gasoline-blending markets. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

In Depth: Filling a Hole in Leadership at Ethanol Facilities

BY Holly JessenFound In:BusinessSuccession planning involves candid discussions that pave the way for smooth transitions when facing retirements, or worse, unplanned vacancies in key positions. READ MORE