Coproducts

June 26, 2020

USGC staff share US commitment to exports during IGC

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:CoproductsMore than 380 grain traders, industry representatives and policymakers from 50 countries gathered virtually to discuss the current state of global grain trade during the annual International Grains Conference on June 10. READ MORE

June 23, 2020

ADM to expand production of industrial alcohol in Clinton, Iowa

BY ADM Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTo help meet continuing high demand for hand sanitizer, ADM on June 23 announced it is significantly increasing production of industrial alcohol at its Clinton, Iowa, corn processing complex. The new capacity will be available on an on-demand basis. READ MORE

June 23, 2020

USGC: Containerized shipping recovering from COVID-19 shortages

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessDue to heavy container traffic between the United States and Asia, 2020 has been a rollercoaster for containerized shipping following the outbreak of COVID-19 in January. Containerized grain shipment, however, have started to recover. READ MORE

June 19, 2020

CoBank: US ethanol industry will consolidate, diversify

BY CoBank Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessExcess production capacity and reduced demand will force the U.S. ethanol industry to transform its business model to create more value and improve its operational efficiency, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Nextfor launches effort to commercialize lignin technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessOntario-based Nextfor, a program of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, has launched a $1 million challenge that aims to commercialize the transformation of lignin into chemicals and materials for value-added applications. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

Thune introduces bill to extend FDA hand sanitizer guidance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySen. John Thune, R-S.D., on June 11 introduced legislation that aims to extend the Food and Drug Administration’s temporary guidance on hand sanitizer production during the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two years. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

Export Exchange 2020 postponed to 2021

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe hosts of Export Exchange have announced the planned 2020 event will be postponed until 2021 due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus. The event is now scheduled for Oct. 6-8, 2021, at the Loews Kansas City. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

Opinion: A Defining Moment for Ethanol

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThis spring, as the U.S. ethanol industry ratcheted back production by more than 45 percent, taking 8 billion gallons of capacity off line, it did anything but retreat from the COVID-19 crisis. It rose to the challenge, and stepped up to help. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

In Depth: CO2 Outlook: Consequences of the Crunch

BY Sam A. Rushing Found In:Markets, CoproductsAs the U.S. ethanol industry reduced production this spring, a vital supply of commercial and industrial carbon dioxide dwindled. It must return soon or buyers will be compelled to seek product from alternative sources, which could drive up prices. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

North Dakota awards $500,000 ethanol CCS project

BY North Dakota Industrial Commission Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded $500,000 in Renewable Energy Program matching funds to the Energy & Environmental Research Center, for work toward the development of the first integrated North Dakota ethanol and CCS facility. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Grassley, Ernst urge FDA to revise hand sanitizer guidance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, issued statements on June 3 announcing they will continue to push the FDA to provide needed flexibility for ethanol producers working to help the U.S. overcome shortages of hand sanitizer. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Bill would help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 4. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

LanzaTech launches LanzaJet

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, BusinessLanzaTech has launched LanzaJet Inc., a new company that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a sector requiring climate friendly fuel options as it starts to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

FDA updates hand sanitizer guidance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 1 updated guidance to provide additional clarification on the manufacturing and compounding of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

IRS solicits comments on carbon capture credit proposed rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyA public comment period is now open on a proposed rule issued by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on May 28 that aims to help businesses understand how legislation passed in 2018 may benefit those claiming carbon capture credits. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol falls to 434 million bushels in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 412 million bushels in March, down from both the previous month and March 2019. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Ernst, Grassley urge FDA to clarify hand sanitizer guidelines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicySens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to the FDC on May 26 urging the agency to clarify its temporary policy for the manufacture of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Senate committee approves bioeconomy R&D bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on May 20 passed the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2020. The bill, S. 3734, aims to strengthen and broaden engineering biology. READ MORE

May 22, 2020

USDA publishes final rule for 9003 loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service on May 18 published a final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program in the Federal Register. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

USGC demonstrates how CDO creates favorable pigmentation in eggs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessIn Mexico, the U.S. Grains Council is working with poultry producers to examine how U.S. corn distillers oil (CDO) can help achieve the darker yellow egg yolk desired by consumers and boost the immune systems of the chickens that lay those eggs. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Aemetis upgrades Keyes plant, prepares for startup of RNG project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc., discussed steps the company is taking to produce pharmacopeia- and food-grade alcohol and provided updates of the company’s advanced biofuel projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 14. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

The door is open for ethanol producers and CCS

BY Roxby Hartley, EcoEngineers Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyCarbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is making a lot of traction. California's LCFS has recognized CCS as a viable pathway to reduce emissions from transportation fuels and Congress has expanded the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture projects. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

NOVA Chemicals, Enerkem collaborate on plastics recycling

BY NOVA Chemicals Corp. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessNOVA Chemicals Corp. and Enerkem Inc. have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

Gevo’s Luverne facility to remain idle

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessPatrick Gruber, president and CEO of Gevo Inc., said on May 12 he expects the company’s biorefinery in Luverne, Minnesota, to remain idle for the remainder of the year. The company’s plant in Silsbee, Texas, however, continues to operate. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

USTR report discusses barriers to US exports of ethanol, DDGS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USTR recently issued its 2020 National Trade Estimate, an annual report detailing foreign trade barriers faced by U.S. exporters of goods and services and USTR’s efforts to reduce those barriers. Ethanol and DDGS are among the products addressed. READ MORE

May 05, 2020

US exports nearly 140 million gallons of ethanol in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 139.93 million gallons of ethanol and 899,730 metric tons of distillers grains in March, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 5. Exports of both products were down when compared to March 2019. READ MORE

May 05, 2020

USGC: Low-fat DDGS fit needs of Japanese dairy producers

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessIn Japan, dairy producers now have more options to include in their feed rations – U.S. low-fat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) – thanks to the work of the U.S. Grains Council with Japanese industry and government. READ MORE

May 04, 2020

Green Plains achieves progress with Project 24, high-protein feed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, CoproductsGreen Plains Inc. released first quarter financial results on May 4. The company announced progress with its Project 24 and high-protein animal feed initiatives and discussed actions it taking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE