Coproducts

December 23, 2019

USDA seeks applications for advanced biofuel payment program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service published a notice on Dec. 18 seeking applications from biofuel producers under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, which provides quarterly payments to producers of qualified advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

Study analyzes viability of fuels developed through ORNL process

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA technology developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

USGC: Event helps solidify DDGS potential in Latin America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsU.S. Grains Council organized a November conference in Mexico City to bring together successful Mexican dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) end-users with potential buyers from seven other Latin American markets. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

USGC: Peruvian team braves Minnesota cold to learn about US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA chill in the air did not damper the excitement of a team of Peruvian buyers and nutritionists who traveled to Minnesota in November to gain a better understanding of the production, quality control and usage of U.S. DDGS, according to the USGC. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

Delta enters offtake agreement with Gevo for aviation biofuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessDelta has signed a long-term offtake agreement with Gevo Inc. under which the airline will purhcase 10 million gallons per year of advanced renewable fuels from Gevo. The sustainable aviaition fuel (SAF) is expected to be available between 2022-2023. READ MORE

December 16, 2019

Green Plains, Novozymes partner on protein production

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains and Novozymes announced an exclusive partnership and commercialization agreement for biological solutions in the production of high protein ingredients. The partnership will be aimed at aquaculture, pet food, other novel ingredients. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 113 million gallons in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released October export data on Dec. 5, reporting the U.S. exported approximately 112.82 million gallons of ethanol and 759,979 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

December 06, 2019

Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemical

BY University of Manchester Found In:CoproductsA move towards a more sustainable biobased economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals, according to the University of Manchester. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Bunge, BP launch BP Bunge Bioenergy joint venture in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBunge Ltd. and BP plc announced Dec. 2 they have completed the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, a 50:50 joint venture that combines the two companies’ Brazilian bioenergy and sugarcane ethanol businesses. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

USGC: Roadshow finds Iberian market potential for DDGS, sorghum

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe USGC conducted a robust, week-long roadshow through Spain and Portugal in October to promote U.S. sorghum and containerized DDGS to key importers and trading companies involved in the Spanish and Portuguese feed industries. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for November, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 407 million bushels in September, down from both September 2018 and August 2019. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

LanzaTech moves forward with scale-up of alcohol-to-jet process

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessLanzaTech announced it is continuing to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform. The company said it negotiating with DOE for a $14 million investment in a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Opinion: Pounds, Petroleum and Promotion

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about improved corn oil yield, an update on ethanol exports to Mexico, and a recap of the first Global Ethanol Summit. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

In Depth: Pounds That Pay

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil may be the smallest fraction of production by weight, but it’s also the most valuable. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

Study: Fractionation can lead to improved profits

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessWhile it’s not a new concept for the ethanol industry, a study recently published by researchers from the Univeresity of Illinois reveals that fractionation at corn ethanol plants can lead to improved profits. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

Gevo too supply SAF to Scandinavian Airline System

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced Nov. 14 it has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low carbon fuel regions of the United States. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

USGC: Seminars educate Sonora livestock producers about US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council is answering technical questions and sharing firsthand experience using U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) with poultry, swine and beef producers in Sonora, Mexico. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

In Depth: Valuable and Viable

BY Andrew Duguid Found In:Markets, CoproductsFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Changes to the 45Q tax credit increase the monetary value of carbon dioxide for ethanol producers. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

Aemetis provides update of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 14, reporting progress with efforts to lower the carbon score of its corn ethanol plant and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet Nov. 19-20

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The event is open to the public. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, CoproductsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Gevo announces fuel contract, plan for sustainability tracking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced Nov. 4 it has won a contract to supply the city of Seattle with renewable gasoline to fuel its fleets. The following day, the company announced a development agreement for technology to track renewable product sustainability. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

Vertimass wins $1.4 million for ethanol to jet fuel process

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessVertimass LLC announced Oct. 30 that Bioenergy Technologies Office within the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will receive a cost-shared award of up to $1.4 million to optimize jet fuel production from ethanol. READ MORE

October 25, 2019

UDSA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down 6% in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from August, reporting that corn use for ethanol production was up slightly from July, but down 6 percent when compared to August 2018. READ MORE

October 17, 2019

USGC: Ethanol exports down in 2018-’19 marketing year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has released final export numbers for the 2018-’19 marketing year. Ethanol exports saw a small drop while U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports remained relatively flat. READ MORE

October 16, 2019

USGC: DDGS trials expand sales in southeastern Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFrom the tropics in Campeche to the jungles in Palenque to the mountains in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the U.S. Grains Council is helping build markets through demonstration trials for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE