Business

December 09, 2016

Minnesota n-butanol plant comes online

BY Anna Simet Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Biologics Inc. has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility. The plant, which is now online after two years of development, recently made its first customer shipment. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

FTC: US ethanol industry remains unconcentrated

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe Federal Trade Commission recently issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. As in previous years, the report found U.S. ethanol production remains unconcentrated. The report also showed production capacity increased last year. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

DOE to open FOAs for integrated biorefineries, algae biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn early December, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to open two biofuel-related funding opportunities. One is focused on the optimization of integrated biorefineries, while the other is focused on algae-based fuels. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

ADM announces project to provide renewable natural gas

BY Archer Daniels Midland Co. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. has announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as a byproduct at ADM’s corn processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, will be distributed by Ameren Illinois into the nation’s natural gas infrastructure. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

Food scientist aiding fuel ethanol with new engineered bacteria

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Operations, Businessa University of Wisconsin–Madison professor has launched a new company, Lactic Solutions, that is using genetic engineering to solve problems associated with contamination by lactic acid bacteria in the ethanol fermentation process. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

EIA slightly increases 2017 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 990,000 barrels per day in 2016, increasing to 1 million barrels per day in 2017. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Economists examine RVO impact on conventional, advanced biofuels

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyUniversity of Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good have published an analysis exploring two central questions that arise when considering biofuels consumption through 2022 in a Dec. 7 FarmDocDaily post. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

EPA seeks comments on flex fuel provisions of REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn Dec. 2, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of data availability (NODA) that will make additional data available for comment on the ethanol flex fuel (EFF) provisions of its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Praj partners to develop second generation ethanol plants

BY Praj Industries Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPraj Industries Ltd. recently announced it has entered into agreements with Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. to develop several second generation ethanol plants, each with the capacity to produce 100,000 liters per day. READ MORE