Business

March 21, 2017

In Depth: Managing Margin, Risk, Financial Transparency in the Ethanol Industry

BY Steve Rosvold Found In:Markets, BusinessAn outline of best-in-class elements for risk management policies and systems by a contributing writer with KRM Business Solutions. This article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Webinars planned to train the trainers for ethanol emergencies

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, BusinessRFA/Transcaer webinars aim to teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures. The 2-hour, free webinars will take place in April, June and August. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Conference to examine low-carbon shortage, sustainability

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Business, PolicyOne-day conference in San Francisco to look at low-carbon fuels on the West Coast, international trade requirements and the need for secure sustainability certification for low-carbon fuels trading. READ MORE

March 10, 2017

US ethanol exports on record pace after strong 2016

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. net exports of ethanol reached 838 million gallons, the second highest level ever, exceeded only in 2011. Shipments exceeded 1 billion gallons and imports totaled 215 million gallons. 2017 exports could set a record, projected at 1.46 billion. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

Daschle speaks at Siouxland Ethanol annual meeting

BY By Siouxland Ethanol Found In:BusinessNebraska ethanol producer reports successful year at annual meeting. Keynote speaker Sen.Tom Daschle hopeful that 2017 will be a year of transformational change for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

IRFA celebrates 100th E15 fueling site opening

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Found In:Markets, BusinessWessels Oil Co. has been offering E85, E20, E30 and B5 at its six stores in Iowa since 2014. Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, is its first location to offer E15. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

Ethanol to remain world's most prevalent green solvent

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessGlobal demand for green solvents, chemicals derived from natural or renewable resources, will reach 2 billion pounds in 2020, according to a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Ethanol, or alcohol-based solvents, will make up half the market. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Senate bill introduced to give E15 year-round market presence

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe bipartisan Senate bill would extend the Reid vapor pressure waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, allowing retailers to sell E15 all year. The proposed law would expand consumer fuel choices and strengthen the nation's energy diversity. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

ICM to build showcase biorefinery next to its Kansas headquarters

BY EPM Staff Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe 70 MMgy plant will cost about $175 million to build. ICM plans to be the majority owner and is in current discussions with investors who recognize the value of the project to the industry. The plant will house several cutting-edge technologies. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Delaware refinery to move forward with ethanol infrastructure

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Delaware City Refinery's plan to expand its ethanol handling and blending capabilities has overcome a challenge from two community groups that claimed the new biofuels infrastructure would lead to disruptive rail and barge traffic in the area. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

Ethanol brings $2 billion per year to Minnesota's economy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAccording to a new study, the state’s ethanol industry used 410 million bushels of corn, about one-fourth of the Minnesota crop, to produce 1.18 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.5 million tons of DDGS and 244 million pounds of corn oil in 2016. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Propel Fuels serves largest US E85 market in California

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Markets, BusinessPropel Fuels describes its innovative strategy to build customer loyalty in the California market for its branded E85. Successfully executing consumer strategies will be worth billions of dollars, CEO Elam says. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Alliance Bioenergy makes offer on IneosBio Vero Beach property

BY Alliance BioEnergy Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus submitted an offer to buy the Vero Beach, Florida, cellulosic ethanol facility built by INEOS. If successful, the company says it will immediately begin retrofitting the front end with its CTS cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Retailers, marketers urge EPA to maintain point of obligation

BY NATSO Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs the EPA public comment period on the RFS' point of obligation closed, truck stop owners trade association NATSO reported vast support to keep the program's current compliance structure. The group said most of the sector opposes a shift. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Trump reiterates support for ethanol, RFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter to National Ethanol Conference attendees, the president reconfirmed his support for biofuels, while making it clear that his focus on reducing regulatory burdens on American businesses supersedes his defense of renewable energy. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Novozymes launches advanced enzyme to boost ethanol yields

BY Novozymes Found In:Operations, BusinessNovozymes' new trehalase enzymes convert residual sugars that would otherwise be wasted. An average 100 MMgy corn ethanol plant could make up to $1 million in additional revenue, the company says. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Greenyug signs offtake agreement for ethyl acetate

BY Greenyug Found In:Markets, BusinessGermany-based HELM AG will handle worldwide sales and marketing of ethyl acetate from Greenyug's planned facility to be colocated with ADM in Columbus, Nebraska, using ethanol from the corn-processing facility. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Poet-DSM plans enzyme manufacturing facility at Project Liberty

BY Poet-DSM Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessConstruction is expected to start midyear on an on-site enzyme-manufacturing plant at Poet-DSM's cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals. Production is still ramping up; conversion rates reach 70 gal per ton. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Ethanol trade groups congratulate, instruct new EPA chief

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA. While congratulating Pruitt, ethanol trade groups urged him not to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard, especially the program’s point of obligation. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

SIRE reports ‘favorable margins’ in late 2016, early 2017

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. The 125-MMgy ethanol plant reported net income of $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the three-month period ending Dec. 31. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

BY BBI International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX has shipped its skid-mounted pilot reactor to Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, where testing of the bolt-on technology is to begin in late March. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Pacific Ethanol to install Edeniq technology at Madera plant

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol to add Edeniq Cellunator and Pathway technologies at its Madera ethanol plant, bringing cellulosic ethanol production to a second facility. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ethanol delivers $24.7 M pretax income for The Andersons in 2016

BY Ann BaileyFound In:BusinessThe Andersons ethanol group had a strong 2016 Q4, showing a 52 percent improvement over Q4 2015, the company reported in its Feb. 16 earnings report. The ethanol group earned pretax income of $11.7 million in Q4, up from $7.7 million a year ago. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Opinion: Celebrating Success, Finding Smartest Path Forward

BY Emily Skor Found In:Business, PolicyGrowth Energy's annual leadership conference inspires and energizes, writes the organization's CEO in her March Drive column for Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Lincolnway reports positive Q1 FY2017 results, improved yields

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:BusinessNevada, Iowa-based Lincolnway Energy announced a positive net income of $2.4 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year. EBITDA was $3.4 million. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

U.S. ethanol production holds steady, stocks rise

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessEthanol production averaged 1.04 million barrels per day—or 43.7 million gallons daily last week. That is down slightly from the week before and a seven-week low. Stocks of ethanol continue to rise, predictably, toward last year's March high mark. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Jungbunzlauer, Green Biologics partner on biobased plasticizers

BY Green Biologics Found In:BusinessGreen Biologics entered an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH for supply of n-butanol from Green Biologics' Little Falls, Minnesota, production facility. Jungbunzlauer will produce tributyl citrate and acetyl tributyl citrate. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna Simet Found In:Business, PolicyThrough its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

In Depth: The Inside Story

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, BusinessExamining the state of affairs with repairs for three critical pieces of equipment in the back end of the ethanol process -- centrifuges, dryers and RTOs. In-depth reporting from the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE