Coproducts

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

RFA to offer FSPCA preventive controls for animal food course

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has scheduled a training course to help ethanol plants meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This class is designed for personnel overseeing a facility’s food safety plan. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Rayeman Elements announces DDG range cube technology

BY Rayeman Elements Found In:Coproducts, BusinessRayeman Elements and its team have successfully designed a patented technology that takes distillers dried grains (DDGs) and densifies them into a “compact, non-breaking, economical form.” READ MORE

January 23, 2017

In Depth: Pelleted Feed Innovation from Nebraska

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Coproducts, BusinessBig in ethanol and corn, Nebraska's corn stover and distillers grains resources are being tapped for new, enhanced feed products from two emerging companies. This feature appears in the February print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol CO2 & Concrete Cement a Relationship

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Coproducts, BusinessCarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete while reducing its carbon footprint. This feature on a new use for the ethanol coproduct appears in the February print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Senators question Pruitt on biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Flint Hills Resources to upgrade Fairmont ethanol plant

BY Flint Hills Resources Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFlint Hills Resources plans to invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Nebraska, ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Crushings analysis shows increases in corn oil, DDGS production

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsCorn distillers oil production was up a whopping 15 percent in the first 10 months of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier, according an analysis of the USDA Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

USDA report demonstrates GHG benefits of corn ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Jan. 12, the USDA released a report showing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with U.S. corn ethanol are currently approximately 43 percent lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

China takes action against US DDGS, ethanol imports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Jan. 11, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it will subject U.S. distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. According to information released by the ministry, the duties will be levied beginning Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

DOE, USDA open FOA to support integrated biorefinery optimization

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently opened a $22.7 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the optimization of integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

Gevo releases operational update, achieves EPA pathway approval

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Jan. 9, Gevo Inc. published an update describing fourth quarter operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery. In addition, the U.S. EPA recently approved a fuel pathway for the plant regarding the production of butanol from corn and sorghum. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

USDA: November corn consumed for fuel ethanol up compared to 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently published the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, indicating total corn consumed for fuel alcohol was at 452 million bushels in November. READ MORE

January 03, 2017

LanzaTech awarded DOE funding for biofuel demonstration facility

BY LanzaTech Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, PolicyLanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy to receive a $4 million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons per year of low carbon jet and diesel fuels. READ MORE

December 30, 2016

Domestic feeders up DDGS inclusion; export markets shif

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:Markets, CoproductsCommodities report: Restrictions for DDGS in China and Vietnam dampen the most promising export markets of late, while distillers value proposition attracts greater domestic feeding. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

American Ethanol, NCGA make good showing in 2016 NASCAR season

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe 2016 NASCAR racing season was a year filled with memorable moments for American Ethanol sponsors Growth Energy and National Corn Growers Association, and their driver Austin Dillon. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

USGC: South Korea seminar outlines benefits for US grains in 2017

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyMore than 185 buying officials, feed manufacturers, corn millers, traders and end-users gathered in Seoul, South Korea, recently to improve their understanding of the U.S. grain supply and demand outlook for the coming year. READ MORE

December 20, 2016

EPA extends comment period on REGS, point of obligation proposals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 20, the U.S. EPA announced it will extend the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

December 09, 2016

Minnesota n-butanol plant comes online

BY Anna Simet Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Biologics Inc. has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility. The plant, which is now online after two years of development, recently made its first customer shipment. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

DOE to open FOAs for integrated biorefineries, algae biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn early December, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to open two biofuel-related funding opportunities. One is focused on the optimization of integrated biorefineries, while the other is focused on algae-based fuels. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

ADM announces project to provide renewable natural gas

BY Archer Daniels Midland Co. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. has announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as a byproduct at ADM’s corn processing facility in Decatur, Illinois, will be distributed by Ameren Illinois into the nation’s natural gas infrastructure. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Researchers collaborate with AST to develop lignin-based products

BY American Science and Technology Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAmerican Science and Technology has teamed up with Terma Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the University of Malaga in Spain, to continue efforts on the development of new lignin-based products. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

EPA holds hearing on REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 6, the U.S. EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule in Chicago. Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association were among the organizations that testified at the event. READ MORE

December 02, 2016

Export Exchange results in $460M grain, coproduct sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsBuyers at this fall's Export Exchange struck deals to purchase an amount of DDGS equivalent to roughly 8 percent of last year’s total U.S. DDGS exports. READ MORE

December 02, 2016

Corn consumption for fuel alcohol higher in October

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, CoproductsThe total amount of corn used for ethanol and other industrial uses during October was 5 percent higher than it was in September and 3 percent more than was used in October 2015, according to the Dec. 1 USDA grain crushings and coproducts report. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

New chemical enhances biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, CoproductsBASF is introducing a new version of its Lutropur brand of methanesulfonic acid (MSA) with higher active concentration for multiple applications in biodiesel and ethanol processing. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

USGC: Ethanol exports up in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently reported that USDA export data for September, which is the first month of the 2016-’17 marketing year, showed a dramatic increase in exports of feed grains in all forms. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

European groups oppose any phase-out of conventional biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyePURE was among a group of trade organizations that recently issued a letter to the European Commission strongly opposing any phase-out of European Union support for conventional biofuels produced in Europe from European-grown crops and feedstock. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Post-election, USGC encourages focus on expanding ag exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGrain exports are a bright spot in the current farm economy and can grow even further through outreach to the 95 percent of the world's consumers who live outside U.S. borders, leaders of the U.S. Grains Council said at a recent event. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

RFA: Report knocks the stuffing out of ‘food vs. fuel’ turkeys

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has released an independent analysis on the impact of ethanol on food prices showing the current collision of falling food prices and record ethanol production should end the contrived “food vs. fuel” debate for good. READ MORE