September 16, 2021

Iowa agency schedules public meetings on proposed CCS pipeline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyA series of public informational meetings is under way in Iowa to inform landowners about a proposed CO2 pipeline under development by Summit Carbon Solutions. The pipeline is part of a CCS project that aims to sequester CO2 from ethanol plants. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

Aemetis Biogas signs utility pipeline interconnect agreement

BY Neste Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced that its subsidiary Aemetis Biogas LLC has signed the standard renewable gas interconnection agreement (SRGIA) with the PG&E and funded the final $1.2 million payment for installation of PG&E’s interconnection equipment. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

Chevron, Gevo announce intent to pursue SAF investment

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessChevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., and Gevo Inc. on Sept. 9 announced a letter of intent to jointly invest in building and operating one or more new facilities that would process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

Biofuel groups call on lawmakers to fix SAF legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA group of nine biofuel and ag groups are calling lawmakers to fix major flaws in pending legislation that they say could leave American farmers and biofuel producers cut out of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Biden administration takes action to expand SAF production, use

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Biden is taking action to increase the production of SAF to at least 3 billion gallons per year and reduce aviation emission by 20 percent by 2030. As part of that effort, DOE has announced $64.7 million in funding for 22 biofuel projects. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

USDA awards $25M loan to Red Trail Energy for CCS project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA on Sept. 9 awarded a $25 million loan under the Rural Energy for America Program to Red Trail Energy LLC to support the construction of a carbon capture processing and storage facility at the company’s ethanol plant in North Dakota. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Viridis Chemical provides update on improvement projects

BY Viridis Chemical LLC Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessViridis Chemical LLC has completed its Phase I capital improvement to produce USP grade biobased ethanol and has begun Phase II capital improvement to produce biobased ethyl acetate at its plant in Columbus, Nebraska. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

EU ethanol producers increase production of hand sanitizer, feed

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.57 billion liters of ethanol and 6.16 million metric tons of coproducts in 2020, according to audited data released on Sept. 8 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Feenstra introduces Biofuel Cell Research Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, on Aug. 24 introduced a bill that aims to establish a research, development and demonstration program for a commercially viable fuel cell system that uses biofuels as the main fuel source. READ MORE