Business

March 20, 2019

BioTork, Lallemand enter joint development collaboration

BY Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Found In:BusinessBioTork LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a business unit of Lallemand Inc., have jointly announced the formalization of a collaboration for the development of improved yeast strains for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

Opinion: Deploying Plan B

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about an innovative approach to plant cleaning, industry reaction to a high-octane proposal, and a new education effort aimed at mechanics, and more. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

In Depth: Cutting Caustic

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: In collaboration with Ecolab, Badger State Ethanol has removed caustic soda from its front-end cleaning process. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

RFA issues letter in support of Washington Clean Fuels Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn March 15, the RFA sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and leaders of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee in support of recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a Clean Fuels Standard in the state. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

GranBio acquires 100% equity in American Process Inc.

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio has completed the acquisition of 100 percent equity in American Process Inc. and affiliate companies. The acquired assets include biorefineries in Alpena, Michigan and Thomaston, Georgia, and an extensive intellectual property portfolio. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

RFA’s Missy Ruff elected to TRANSCAER Executive Committee

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced Technical Services Manager Missy Ruff was recently unanimously elected to the TRANSCAER Executive Committee. Ruff will serve a two-year term. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Opinion: Armed with the Facts

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: RFA releases new studies, information at NEC. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

In Depth: Come Together

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

EPA schedules hearing on E15/RIN reform rule for March 29

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing on its proposed E15/RIN reform rule on March 29 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

Aemetis: Ethanol production, revenues up in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, providing an update on the performance of its California-based corn ethanol plant and reporting progress with its biogas and cellulosic ethanol projects. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

USGC: Ethanol education is essential to winning Mexican market

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe key to making informed decisions is education, and that’s just what the U.S. Grains Council’s goal has been regarding increasing demand for U.S. fuel ethanol in Mexico. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

In Depth: Teachers of the Trade

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: An American Ethanol partnership facilitated an ethanol-focused presentation to future and current mechanics at one Universal Technical Institute campus. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

Pacific Ethanol explores potential sale of production assets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has announced plans to strategically realign its business over the next six months, including the potential sale of production assets. The company has engaged Piper Jaffray to aid it in that sales effort. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its February forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. Ethanol consumption forecasts for both years are also unchanged. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

Opinion: UAI’s Studies Tell the Truth

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: The need for an updated fuel testing process. READ MORE

March 15, 2019

In Depth: Optimal Efficiency

BY Troy Moore Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: While fermenters and evaporators get priority, pipes, pumps and ductwork shouldn’t be overlooked. READ MORE

March 14, 2019

RFA: Small refinery exemptions erode ethanol demand

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said in a media call March 14 that small refinery exemptions eroded demand for ethanol in 2018, and called for those ethanol gallons to be reallocated. READ MORE

March 14, 2019

EPA approves 5 pending 2017 small refinery exemptions

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on March 14 approved five more 2017 small refinery exemptions, pushing the number of approved waivers from 2016 and 2017 over 50, and 2.61 billion gallons, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol. READ MORE

March 13, 2019

NTSB to prioritize safe shipment of ethanol

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recently released it’s Most Wanted List for 2019 and 2020, with a focus on the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

EPA releases proposed year-round E15 rule

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA released today its proposed rule to allow the year-round sale of E15. The proposed rule also includes provisions for RIN reform. READ MORE

March 12, 2019

Nominations open for 2019 Ethanol Producer Awards

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, BusinessEthanol Producer Magazine, in conjunction with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, proudly invites nominations for the 2019 Ethanol Producer Awards. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

Forecast for corn use in ethanol lowered in March WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has lowered its forecast for 2018-’19 corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released March 8. The WASDE report also predicts lower corn exports and larger stocks. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales were up during the first half of February. The increase is primarily attributed to significantly higher domestic sales of hydrous ethanol. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

Flint Hills adds FQPT protein technology to second ethanol plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Coproducts, BusinessFlint Hills Resources has announced it will install Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at its Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant. This is the second installation of the MSC system at a Flint Hills facility. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

RFA: 2018 distillers grains exports are second-highest on record

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a summary of 2018 ethanol co-product trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

UK: New labels to identify ethanol, biodiesel content of fuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department for Transport recently announced new labeling requirements that aim to help motorists identify the correct fuel for their needs while informing them of the biofuel content of both gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

ACE, retailers talk opportunities to increase E15 at NEB forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated on a panel at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum with retailers about the opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

New RFA report summarizes 2018 ethanol export statistics

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

W2C Rotterdam project welcomes Shell as partner

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessShell has joined as an equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam for a proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make chemicals and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

US ethanol exports set new record in 2018 at 1.7 billion gallons

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. ethanol exports reached a record 1.7 billion gallons in 2018, according to data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6. When compared to 2017, ethanol exports increased by 23 percent. READ MORE