Business

September 18, 2019

ePURE: Ethanol reduces emissions, increases food security

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million metric tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released Sept. 5 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Opinion: Elevate and Collaborate

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: The U.S. industry is working to expand ethanol's global use by hosting the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Grassley discusses SRE reallocation proposal during media call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyIowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, indicated the biofuels industry represented a united front at recent White House meetings related to SREs but stressed he will not announce support for the resulting policy package until it is finalized on paper. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Walz signs executive order establishing biofuels council

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Sept. 16 establishing a Governor’s Council on Biofuels that will advise the governor and state agencies on the role of biofuels in reducing GHG emissions and recommend policies to foster growth. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Joana Hassan re-joins USGC as ethanol programs coordinator

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyJoana Hassan re-joined the U.S. Grains Council on August 26 as the ethanol programs coordinator at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Hassan worked in the same position from September 2017 to June 2018. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Opinion: Wondering What If

BY Steve Vander Griend Found In:Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Real-world fuels are needed as part of real-world testing to prove ethanol's worth in helping to boost octane and lower emissions. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

In Depth: Off The Grid

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: From reducing energy costs to lowering carbon intensity scores, the benefits are many for ethanol plants that cogenerate. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Trump administration expected to release SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Trump Administration is expected to update an existing proposed RFS rulemaking this week to increase proposed 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration's treatment of SREs. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Siouxland Energy temporarily idles production

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessSiouxland Energy Cooperative, a 90 MMgy ethanol plant in Sioux Center, Iowa, has temporarily idled operations, according to Jeff Altena, Siouxland director of operations and controller. Production will resume when economic conditions improve. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Comment period on Section 610 review of RFS closes Sept. 23

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act have approximately one week left to do so. A public comment period on the review closes Sept. 23. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

In wake of Saudi Attacks, ethanol can provide energy security

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyDrone attacks Sept. 14 in Saudi Arabia destroyed oil fields and caused a record spike in oil prices overnight, calling into question claims that increased U.S. oil production has made America energy independent. The RFA says ethanol can help. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

In Depth: Enhanced for Ethanol

BY Michael Raab Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: A one-step clean-in-place solution designed for ethanol plants decreases chemical usage while cleaning both inorganic and organic compounds. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

Alcohol School: Yancey delivers D3Max project update

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessMinimizing feedstock cost is one rule for a successful cellulosic ethanol project, according to Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3Max. Yancey spoke Sept. 13 at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

FAS: Columbian ethanol production expected to rise in 2019

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service’s annual Colombia Biofuels Report for 2019 says domestic ethanol production in the country is expected to rise in 2019, while imports of U.S. ethanol are expected to rise at a slower rate. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Colorado to evaluate feasibility of an LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyColorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct a LCFS feasibility study. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

NDCUC, NDEC partner with retailers on Unleaded88

BY North Dakota Corn Utilization Council Found In:Business, RetailerThe North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, in coordination with the North Dakota Ethanol Council, is implementing the North Dakota Unleaded88 Expansion Program. The program helps retailers install equipment needed to sell E15. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Grassley receivers Growth Energy’s 2019 ‘Fueling Growth’ award

BY Office of Sen. Chuck Grassley Found In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was presented with Growth Energy’s 2019 “Fueling Growth” Award. Skor said. Grassley has been a steadfast advocate for ethanol and environmentally-friendly alternative energy throughout his time as a U.S. senator. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCanada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Alcohol School: Innovations in ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessScott Kohl, chief technology officer for Franzenburg, discussed several innovations in ethanol production during Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits' Alcohol School on Sept. 12 in Montreal, including accelerated fermentation and GM yeast. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Alcohol School: The case for fractionation

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessVijay Singh, professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told his Alcohol School audience Sept. 12 that he was going to “make the case for fractionation.” READ MORE

September 11, 2019

EIA lowers 2020 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2019 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 10. The forecast for 2020 ethanol production, however, was lowered slightly. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

NCGA files court motion in support of E15

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe National Corn Growers Association on Sept. 9 moved to intervene in an effort by big oil to challenge the EPA’s final RVP rule by filing a motion in support of the U.S. EPA and the final rule allowing for year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Alcohol School: Keys to process monitoring

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessCaleb Ogden, technical services manager for Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, discussed the importance of process monitoring during Lallemand's Alcohol School on Sept. 11. His presentation also addressed lab instrumentation and calibration. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Alcohol School: Tips to control contamination

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFrancois van Zyl, director of technical services for Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, discussed the importance of identifying and treating contamination in yeast during Lallemand's Alcohol School on Sept. 11. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

ACE scholarship program announces 2019 winners

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol has named Courtney Geraets, Jennifer Johnson and Megan Wheeland as its 2019 scholarship recipients. Each of the three students will receive $1,000 to help further her collegiate education. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Gevo, Leaf Resources sign JDA

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Leaf Resources have signed a joint development agreement to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Alcohol School speakers discuss yeast physiology, nutrition

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessSpeakers representing the Ethanol Technology Institute and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits discussed yeast behaviors, physiology and nutrition during the second day of Lallemand's Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Alcohol School focuses on feedstock

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessRepresentatives of the Sugarcane Technology Institute and the National Sorghum Producers discussed the the use of sugarcane and sorghum feedstocks in ethanol production at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

Court denies NBB’s petition for review regarding 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a judgement Sept. 6 denying three petitions for review filed regarding the U.S. EPA’s 2018 RFS rule, including one filed by the National Biodiesel Board. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

USGC: Ethanol is fastest growing US agricultural export

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessAn analysis by the U.S. Grains Council showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years. The U.S. exported more than 1.62 billion gallons of ethanol last year. READ MORE