November 20, 2014

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

BY Holly JessenFound In:Coproducts, BusinessCourt documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases concern patents owned by a subsidiary of GreenShift Corp. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAbengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Gevo reports progress at ethanol, isobutanol plant

BY Anna Simet Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessExciting progress is being made at Gevo Inc.'s Luverne, Minnesota, renewable fuel plant, and also within the company's recent commercial activities, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber reported during the company's third quarter conference call. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Distillers grains with calcium oxide improve cattle diets

BY Purdue University Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessResearch by Purdue University scientist Jon Schoonmaker and his colleagues has shown that small amounts of calcium oxide can neutralize the acid in distillers grains, a commonly used alternative to corn in many livestock feed mixes. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Growth Energy explores export opportunities in Panama and Peru

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy participated in a market development mission with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to explore export opportunities for U.S. ethanol in Panama and Peru. Missions are also planned to countries in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Aemetis announces plans to capture, sell CO2 from Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. has announced plans to establish a facility to produce liquefied carbon dioxide adjacent to its 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Keyes, California. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Demand up with DDGS valued at 95 percent or less than corn

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:Markets, CoproductsDomestically, increased DDGS inclusion rates are continuing. Both soymeal and corn never got as cheap as buyers expected, and with DDGS getting below 100 percent, and then 95 percent or below, the value of corn, buyers formulated it in to the max. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

New process transforms wood, crop waste into valuable chemicals

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Tenenbaum Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicScientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have disclosed a new method to convert lignin into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Solenis awarded patent for corn oil extraction aids

BY Solenis Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessSolenis has received a U.S. patent for the use of chemical additives to improve the separation of corn oil in the ethanol production process. The company first filed a provisional U.S. patent in March 2011 and was issued the final patent Sept. 23. READ MORE