February 15, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in November, sorghum use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Product Production report with data for November, indicating corn use for fuel ethanol was down during the month. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Sleight to retire as USGC president and CEO

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council since 2012, will retire in the summer following the appointment of his successor, the Council announced at the organization’s meeting this week in Cartagena, Colombia. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

USGC Chart of Note: Sales to Korea since KORUS have set records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAccording to the USGC, South Korea has been buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates since KORUS went into effect in 2012. Since that time, Korea has set or broken sales records for purchases of ethanol, DDGS, corn and sorghum. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Aemetis begins permitting, construction of RNG project

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Feb. 7 that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster. The project will produce RNG will be used in ethanol production or as a vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

FQPT’s Selective Grind Technology operational at CHS plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFluid Quip Process Technologies has completed the installation and startup of its patented Selective Grind Technology at the 150 million gallon per year CHS ethanol facility located in Rochelle, Illinois. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

Usask research turns ethanol waste into Alzheimer’s meds

BY University of Saskatchewa Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA University of Saskatchewan research team’s quest to extract protein from thin stillage at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable—a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer’s patients. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Poet’s Jive improves, rejuvenates asphalt

BY Poet LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPoet has entered the asphalt market with its newest green alternative to fossil-fuel products. Poet’s Jive is a proprietary corn-oil-based product now being used by construction companies across the U.S. to modify or rejuvenate asphalt in roads. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Gevo announces development of renewable isoprene

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced it has developed a proprietary catalytic process to convert low-value fusel oils into renewable isoprene. Fusel oils are a mixture of alcohols that are produced as a byproduct from fermentation processes. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Gevo supplies ATJ to California airport, joins SAF coalition

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently made two announcements regarding its efforts to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The company supplied its fuel to an airport in California and signed on to an existing coalition that aims to expand the use of SAF. READ MORE