Coproducts

July 10, 2017

USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol production up in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently published the July edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, showing corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 452 million bushels in May, up 3 percent from April and 6 percent from May 2016. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that the industry needs to work to increase ethanol demand. It’ll be driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard, he said. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

USGC: Trade agreements a good deal For US feed grains

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTrade equals huge success for exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms, particularly to the 20 countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement (FTA), according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRed Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

NCGA contest seeks new ways to produce chemicals from corn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe National Corn Growers Association and NineSigma have launched a global competition to identify new uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for chemical production. Entries are due Sept. 28. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Rayeman, Saola partner on bolt-on biodiesel technology platform

BY Rayeman Elements Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessRayeman Elements Inc. has announced the creation of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel colocated with ethanol plants. Saola Energy LLC will provide engineering and design for the technology. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

USDA, DOE open $9 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy are making up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to support the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

RFA analysis: RFS has been ‘tremendous success’ since adoption

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMore than a decade after the original Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

USDA: April corn use for ethanol up compared to last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the June edition of its Grain Crushings and Coproducts Production report, announcing corn consumed for fuel alcohol was 433 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March, but up 8 percent when compared to April 2016. READ MORE

June 01, 2017

USGC: US DDGS markets diversify, keep exports steady

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDespite market challenges, the latest USDA trade data show exports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have remained steady due to attractive prices, available supply and market development efforts by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

USTR seeks comments, schedules hearing on NAFTA renegotiation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has opened a comment period and schedule a hearing to gain public input on its plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

UW technology converts biomass into 3 high-value chemicals

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have developed a new process for obtaining three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop using gamma valerolactone (GVL), a solvent that is derived from plant material. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad will resign as governor on May 24 and immediately be sworn in as ambassador, with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to be sworn in as Iowa governor. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber

BY Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicTexas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

In Depth: KnipBio’s Microbe Technology Creates Better Fish Feed

BY Debbie Sniderman Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCompany develops new use for ethanol in producing aquaculture feed. This new technology feature appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

USGC: KFC Malaysia testing US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNobody does chicken like KFC. And U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a healthy, cost-effective and culturally-appropriate feed ingredient for those chickens and others produced in Malaysia. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

USGC, NCGA weigh in on plan to renegotiate NAFTA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Trump Administration has announced plans to renegotiate the NAFTA. In response, U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association are speaking out to remind the administration how important NAFTA is to the U.S. agricultural industry. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

RFA: China’s tariffs on US ethanol, DDGS exacerbate trade deficit

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyChina’s recent protectionist barriers imposed on U.S. ethanol and DDGS exports are exacerbating a trade deficit with that country, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen told a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing May 18. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Green Plains completes Cargill feed yard acquisition

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Cattle Co., completed the previously announced acquisition of two cattle feed yards from Cargill for approximately $36.7 million, excluding working capital. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Biofuel groups ask EPA to ease regulatory burdens

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

OSU launches new program in bioenergy and biowaste management

BY Ohio State University Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute has announced a new associate of applied science program in bioenergy and biological waste management to prepare students for careers in wastewater and drinking water treatment. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE