Business

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWith 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessColorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet and allow the company to pursue the necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: Evaluating Alternative Diversification Options

BY Rob Sauer Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessEthanol plants need to go beyond calculating return on investment to consider risks and net present value when considering diversification strategies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: The Advantage of a Macro Business View

BY Donna Funk Found In:BusinessBusiness Matters columnist from K-Coe Isom runs down the list of critical items to watch regarding employment rules, benefits and taxes as 2017 unfolds. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessFlorida cellulosic ethanol project procures feedstock agreement with Indian River County, fund raising underway to purchase closed Vero Beach ethanol plant. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

D3Max pilot test results at ACE Ethanol exceed expectations

BY BBI International Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessInitial pilot testing conducted at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, indicates yields from xylose exceed 90 percent of theoretical yield and overall sugar production better than targeted in D3MAX fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Norfolk Southern recognizes ethanol shippers in 2016 safety award

BY Staff Report Found In:BusinessRailroad names several ethanol producers among 55 customers experiencing no incidents in 2016 in its annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

New life infused into proposed Danish cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessLondon investment firm commits up to 160 euro to Danish project, if political framework is solved, reviving a consortium including DONG Energy, Novozymes and local utilities. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Military veterans make up nearly one-fifth of ethanol workforce

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyAbout 19 percent of people working in ethanol are U.S. military veterans, compared to a national average of 7 percent across all sectors of the workforce. Per 100 workers, the ethanol industry employs twice as many veterans as the oil and gas sector. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessBBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessPixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

RFA: February ethanol exports neared record, DDGS shipments rose

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBrazil was again the top ethanol customer, taking more than one-third of all U.S. exports, but 14 percent less than the record volume it received in January. Ethanol shipments to Canada dipped while India doubled its intake. DDGS exports picked up. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

DSM ramps up R&D capabilities with new biotech center

BY EPM Staff Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Delft campus is home to the company’s Bioprocess Pilot Facility and its Bio-based Products and Services operation, the branch of DSM engaged in a joint venture with U.S. ethanol producer Poet to commercialize cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: Energy at Work

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine editor-in-chief outlines the lineup of stories in the April print edition of the ethanol industry trade journal, which are also available for online viewing. READ MORE

March 29, 2017

RFA, Transcaer to host 2nd ethanol safety webinar April 11

BY Renewable Fuels Assoc. Found In:Operations, BusinessWebinar focuses on training trainers, equipping them with information to help communities acquire the knowledge necessary to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. READ MORE

March 28, 2017

In Depth: Shining Light on Energy Efficiency

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, BusinessEthanol producers seek ways to reduce emissions and cut costs through energy efficient innovations. This feature article appears in the April print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

FEW announces technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTechnical agenda announced for the 33rd International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, scheduled for June 19-21 in Minneapolis. The agenda includes more than 140 speakers in four comprehensive tracks. More than 2,000 attendees are expected. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Edeniq, Aemetis file suits in dispute over merger cancellation

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq files counter-claims to Aemetis' filing following the collapse of merger plans for the two California-based companies. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

In Depth: Taming the Power-Hungry Beast

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, BusinessUpdated regulations, motor industry advances promise efficiency improvements in the full range of electrical motors used in ethanol operations. This feature story appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 24, 2017

In Depth: Ensuring Pipeline Integrity Requires Multi-Tiered Approach

BY Lars Larsson Found In:Operations, BusinessPrevention of gas leaks comes first for pipelines supplying ethanol plants, relying on proper design, construction, operation, maintenance, training and education. This contribution appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Maryland grain producers promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic

BY Maryland Grain producers Utilization Board Found In:Markets, BusinessMaryland Grain Producers Utilization Board launches four-month campaign to launch 'Choice at the Pump' as E15 and E85 are introduced to the region's drivers. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Ethanol shines in Nebraska agriculture

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Business, PolicyNebraska ethanol board calls ethanol a bright spot in a bleak agriculture forecast, with new investments being made in several Nebraska ethanol plants. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Opinion: CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program

BY John Sens Found In:Markets, BusinessEthanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the rules are updated. This Business Matters column appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

ACE members visit DC to meet with lawmakers about ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol and over 70 of its members descended on the nation's capitol in late March for the organization’s 9th annual fly-in. The Renewable Fuels Standard and Reid vapor pressure relief topped their priority list. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

Greenbelt commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

BY Greenbelt Resources Corp. Found In:BusinessCalifornia-based Greenbelt Resource's small-scale, modular technology will be used to produce 500,000 gallons annually from waste wheat screenings at Standard Ethanol. READ MORE

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