Coproducts

October 13, 2021

FDA withdraws temporary policies on alcohol for use in sanitizers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 13 announce the withdrawal of three guidance documents that created temporary policies related to the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Dec. 31, 2021. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

Gevo, Axens ink alliance for ethanol-to-jet technology

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. and Axens North America Inc. have entered into an agreement that establishes a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the U.S. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

EPA appoints Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

In Depth: Export Expectations

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEarly in the pandemic, U.S. exports of ethanol and DDGS declined. While exports haven’t quite reached pre-pandemic levels, they're back up, and growing demand for low-carbon fuel and protein should support increased use of both products worldwide. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Gevo partners with Kiewit on Net-Zero 1 project

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has engaged Kiewit Energy Group Inc. to lead the front-end engineering design (FEED) effort for its Net-Zero 1 Project in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Gevo also expects Kiewit to serve as the project's EPC contractor. READ MORE

October 07, 2021

In Depth: Separation for Oil, Fractionation for Protein, So What about the Fiber?

BY Mallorie F. Wilken Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAs the industry evolves, those willing to face the challenge of finding a market for fiber-rich products in order to produce more high-protein feed will reap the most benefits. ICM's Solbran is poised to be a competitive source of digestible fiber. READ MORE

October 05, 2021

AdvanceBio selected for SAF pilot project development and design

BY AdvanceBio LLC Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe project, dubbed SAFFiRE, will demonstrate reliable, low-greenhouse gas (GHG) production of SAF from corn stover in a fully integrated pilot-scale facility. In addition to sustainable aviation fuel, pelletized lignin will also be produced. READ MORE

September 30, 2021

Aemetis to supply Delta with 250 million gallons of SAF

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. on Sept. 30 announced that an offtake agreement has been signed with Delta Air Lines for 250 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 10 year term of the agreement. READ MORE

September 29, 2021

USDA launches climate-smart ag, forestry partnership initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA on Sept. 29 announced a new initiative to finance the deployment of climate-smart farming and forestry practices to aid in the marketing of climate-smart agricultural commodities. A public comment period is open through Nov. 1. READ MORE

September 28, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for September, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in July was up from both the previous month and July 2020. READ MORE

September 27, 2021

Gevo acquires patents from Butamax, receives new US patent

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. on Sept. 23 announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain patents from Butamax. Less than a week later, the company announced that it has been awarded a new U.S. patent for technology to produce drop-in fuels. READ MORE

September 23, 2021

Verbio reports record revenue, provides update of US project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGermany-based Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG on Sept. 22 reported record sales revenue for the 2021-’22 financial year of EUR 1.026 billion ($1.2 billion), up nearly 18 percent when compared to the previous financial year. READ MORE

September 20, 2021

Gevo, DOE lab apply GREET model to net-zero project

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently partnered with Gevo Inc. to perform a critical lifecycle analysis of its next-generation technology to produce liquid hydrocarbons, such as sustainable aviaition fuel (SAF). READ MORE

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

September 08, 2021

Gevo plans to add alcohol-to-hydrocarbon pilot to Luverne site

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, CoproductsGevo Inc. on Sept. 7 announced plans to install an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot at its existing biorefinery located in Luverne, Minnesota. The company also recently filed environmental permits for its Net-Zero 1 project in South Dakota. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

Aemetis awarded permits for next phase of diary digesters

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. has been issued building permits by Stanislaus County in California to construct the next phase of dairy biogas digesters in the Aemetis Biogas Central Diary Digester Project, which will be connected to the company's ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 07, 2021

Summit Carbon Solutions awards contracts

BY Summit Carbon Solutions Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSummit Carbon Solutions, the developer of the world's largest CCS project, has announced significant progress through the engagement and deployment of best-in-class environmental and right-of-way consultants and contractors. READ MORE

September 02, 2021

USDA: US ethanol exports at 52 million gallons in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 51.64 million gallons of ethanol and 1.06 million metric tons of distillers grains in July, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Aug. 2. Exports of both products were down when compared to July 2020. READ MORE

September 01, 2021

Rex reports profitable Q2 for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. on Sept. 1 announced its two majority-owned plants are operating at below capacity due to several factors, including a planned shutdown, high corn prices and logistics problems. READ MORE

August 27, 2021

Opinion: Ethanol's Fight for Fairness, Inclusion and Opportunity

BY Tom BryanFound In:Coproducts, BusinessEthanol Producer Magazine Editor Tom Bryan reflects on the industry's current policy challenges and recaps the articles in the September issue, including a review of the 2021 FEW in Des Moines, Iowa, a report on coproducts revenue rising, and more. READ MORE

August 26, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 440 million bushels in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol in June was down from the previous month, but up significantly from June 2020. READ MORE

August 26, 2021

In Depth: Coproducts Revenue Rising

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessNew benchmarking information points strongly toward a growing percentage of overall plant income streaming from ethanol’s ancillary outputs. Data from 65 participating facilities show revenue from coproducts averaged 27% of total plant revenue in Q1. READ MORE