Business

May 24, 2017

American drivers surpass 1 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAccording to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

In Depth: Champions of Change

BY Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, BusinessPast FEW Award of Excellence winners reflect on decades of research advocacy and leadership in this feature article that appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad will resign as governor on May 24 and immediately be sworn in as ambassador, with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to be sworn in as Iowa governor. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

IRFA: Decorah home to Iowa’s 104th E15 station

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessWhen Decorah, Iowa, residents fuel up at the local Decorah Mart, they now have the opportunity to choose high-performance, earth-friendly E15. The station is the first in Decorah to offer E15 and E85. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

In Depth: KnipBio’s Microbe Technology Creates Better Fish Feed

BY Debbie Sniderman Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCompany develops new use for ethanol in producing aquaculture feed. This new technology feature appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

Opinion: You Want to Expand, Now What?

BY Joe Leo Found In:BusinessThe Business Matters columnist in the June print EPM outlines the important things to remember when developing construction contracts for large projects at ethanol plants. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Didion Ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyIn early May, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway for Didion Ethanol LLC, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

USGC: KFC Malaysia testing US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNobody does chicken like KFC. And U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a healthy, cost-effective and culturally-appropriate feed ingredient for those chickens and others produced in Malaysia. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIncreasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production. This feature on the efficient producers appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

In Depth: Protease Use for FAN as Urea Substitute Poses Challenges

BY Dennis Bayrock Found In:Operations, BusinessUnderstanding yeast physiology and preferences for utilizing free amino nitrogen is important to avoid yield-robbing problems. This contribution appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

USGC, NCGA weigh in on plan to renegotiate NAFTA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Trump Administration has announced plans to renegotiate the NAFTA. In response, U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association are speaking out to remind the administration how important NAFTA is to the U.S. agricultural industry. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

Crappie Masters disputes anti-ethanol claims made by BoatUS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessOn May 16, the Boat Owners Association of the U.S. (BoatUS) issued a press release criticizing a new Renewable Fuels Association ad campaign focused on the use of E10 fuels in boats. Crappie Masters has spoken out to dispute claims made by BoatUS. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

Growth Energy pushes for senate action on E15 fix

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 18, Growth Energy urged the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to quickly approve legislation that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15). READ MORE

May 18, 2017

RFA: China’s tariffs on US ethanol, DDGS exacerbate trade deficit

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyChina’s recent protectionist barriers imposed on U.S. ethanol and DDGS exports are exacerbating a trade deficit with that country, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen told a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing May 18. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Optimizing Surfactants for Increased Corn Oil Yield

BY Min Wang Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEthanol will be used to produce bioethylene oxide as the base for oil extraction aides. This contributed article appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

In Depth: Cleaning Comes with Choices

BY Mark Parenteau Found In:Operations, BusinessQuality service providers offer wide variety of techniques, mediums to meet plant needs. Spongeblasting and other techniques discussed in this contribution from the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Brandstad signs bill that includes biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 12, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation that provides $3 million of funding for the state’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Fund. The legislation is known as the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Bill, or HF 643. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Green Plains completes Cargill feed yard acquisition

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Cattle Co., completed the previously announced acquisition of two cattle feed yards from Cargill for approximately $36.7 million, excluding working capital. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Rayeman Elements sells RCD drying system to Lincolnway Energy

BY Rayeman Elements Inc. Found In:BusinessRayeman Elements Inc., in conjunction with its partner Nationwide 5 LLC, has completed the sale of its second patented grain drying system, the Rayeman Compression Dryer, to Lincolnway Energy of Nevada, Iowa. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Tube Bundle Cleaning Gets Automated

BY Terry Gromes Jr. Found In:Operations, BusinessShowcasing the benefits of safety and production in cleaning ethanol evaporators. This contributed article appears in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Biofuel groups ask EPA to ease regulatory burdens

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Brazil announces new requirements for ethanol importers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil is taking action to protect domestic producers of ethanol. A notice in Brazil’s official gazette states biofuels importers must comply with the same capacity and inventory requirements that currently apply to domestic biofuel producers. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Novozymes to expand Nebraska enzyme plant

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:BusinessOn May 16, less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

OSU launches new program in bioenergy and biowaste management

BY Ohio State University Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute has announced a new associate of applied science program in bioenergy and biological waste management to prepare students for careers in wastewater and drinking water treatment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

Growth Energy: Poll shows no boater confusion at the pump

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found that an overwhelming majority of American boaters are confident when selecting fuels. The poll showed that 94 percent of boaters find it easy to pick the right fuel. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

Poet ad campaign brings homegrown leadership to D.C.

BY Poet LLC Found In:Business, PolicyThe nation’s largest biofuel producer, Poet LLC, has announced a major new advertising campaign aimed at bringing the Sioux Falls-based company’s distinctive message on homegrown innovation and clean energy leadership to the nation’s capital. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE