Coproducts

November 08, 2017

VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Coproducts, BusinessMicroorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s management and board of directors are reviewing its strategic and financial operations. Gevo also said it reduced staff at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant in October. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Green Plains reports increased ethanol production, net income

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $34.4 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, up from $7.9 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, for the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USDA ERS publishes report on ethanol, DDGS export opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USGC adds overseas staff to boost global presence, grain sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia as part of a global resource expansion meant to capture near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

US corn, DDGS compete in Canada for feed grains market share

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA short hour north of the Montana border, the U.S. Grains Council is exploring the geographic advantage of unit trains carrying U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Canadian feedlots around Lethbridge, Alberta. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Ethanol a bright spot in otherwise disappointing Q3 for ADM

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 31, reporting increased earnings for the Bioproducts segment due to better ethanol margins. Overall, the company reported adjusted segment operating profit fell 17 percent. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

DOE schedules meeting of biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Bill aims to provide tax credits for biobased chemical production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a short-term tax credit to support the production of renewable chemicals or investments in renewable chemical production facilities. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

BIO asks for reauthorization of Section 9003 program in Farm Bill

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization and 66 renewable chemical producers recently asked the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture to reauthorize the Farm Bill’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

Novomer to open new innovation center in New York

BY Novomer Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessNovomer Inc. has announced plans to open a new innovation center in Rochester, New York. The facility—named the Novomer Innovation Center—is designed to meet the expanding demands of the company’s growing biobased chemicals business. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

CropEnergies reports increase revenues, earnings

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has announced a significant increase in revenues and earnings during the first half of its 2017-’18 financial year. The increase is attributed to higher production volumes of ethanol, food and animal feed. READ MORE

October 20, 2017

Pruitt commits to strong RFS, maintaining the point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyU.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has said the agency is expected to set final 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations at or above proposed levels. He also indicated EPA will issue a final rule maintaining the current point of obligation. READ MORE

October 19, 2017

Summit enlivens discussions of global ethanol use

BY U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIndustry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol in the region. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

Reynolds, Grassley continue to push Trump, Pruitt on RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and senators representing several Midwestern states are continuing to push President Donald Trump and U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to abandon proposed cuts to Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

Comment period on EPA’s NODA to reduce RFS RVOs closes Oct. 19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s recent notice of data availability (NODA) that proposes reductions in 2018 and 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVOs) must submit comments by 11:59 p.m. ET Oct. 19. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

Aemetis signs lease for cellulosic ethanol plant site

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 55 year lease at a former U.S. Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California, for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

UW scientists part of $6 million biofuel, carbon capture project

BY University of Wyoming Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsAgricultural economists at the University of Wyoming will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released the October edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, which shows corn use for fuel ethanol was up in July. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Gevo collaborates with national labs on fuel, ETO projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessOn Oct. 9, Gevo Inc. announced two collaborations with the U.S. Department of Energy’s national labs. One collaboration aims develop missile fuel while the other aims to optimize Gevo's ethanol-to-olefins catalyst performance. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Energy Conference focuses on profitable energy independence

BY Huggins Consulting Group LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessCompetitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group of nearly 150 thought leaders, industry representatives, researchers and suppliers convened at the Energy Conference in Iowa Sept. 11-13. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Grant to help beef up biofuels using evolutionary approaches

BY Michigan State University Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicResearchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to fight disease in switchgrass by identifying regions of the genome that cause disease resistance. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

Gevo to supply jet fuel to Virgin Australia at Brisbane Airport

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced that it expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ . READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Hearing focuses on Farm Bill rural development, energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill focused on rural development and energy programs. The committee has now held nine hearings this year focused on Farm Bill development. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

USGC: Canada top market for US feed grains, coproducts

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyCanada is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and coproducts like ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) thanks to geography and strong trade policy, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

USGC: Marketing programs pay off for US coproducts in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced Turkey is the second largest buyer of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2016-‘17 marketing year with 1.29 million metric tons of imports, nearly double the total from last marketing year. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

USDA NIFA announces $21.1 million to grow the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

Ethanol industry ideal carbon source for advanced oil recovery

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOccidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). That CO2 currently comes mostly from natural sources, but could come from ethanol plants in the future. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

BFC keynote addresses policy, technology, economy

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association discussed market trends and their effects on biofuels policies at the Biofuels Financial Conference Sept. 27 in Minneapolis, noting its tough to predict the future. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

USGC: New Zealand triples US DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNew Zealand’s got milk—record amounts of milk production—and the country’s dairy industry is feeding triple the amount of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) year-over-year. READ MORE