Coproducts

September 16, 2020

Skor focuses on the road ahead in FEW keynote

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, Retailer“What a year we’ve had,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said in her keynote address at the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. She discussed the many challenges the U.S. ethanol industry currently faces. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Prairie Horizon adopts ICM’s APP to produce higher-value feed

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessICM Inc. has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy LLC. The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings, thereby increasing revenues. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

USGC assistance leads to DDGS-based aqua feed sales in Egypt

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOne of the largest feed producers in Egypt is now selling aqua feed produced with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM), thanks to a product quality trial conducted with the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

Mexican cattle producers take virtual tour of US ethanol, corn

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:CoproductsThe USGC ook cattle ranchers in southeast Mexico on a virtual tour of the production of corn, ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Indiana in late August. The event helped the ranchers understand how DDGS is made. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

CCC urges passage of comprehensive energy legislation

BY Carbon Capture Coalition Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Carbon Capture Coalition, along with 72 other organizations, sent a letter to Senators on Sept. 11 urging them to pass the American Energy Innovation Act this Congress. In addition, 35 coalition members sent a letter to the House. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 04, 2020

UNICA: Fuel ethanol sales down 18% in early August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of fuel ethanol were down during the first half of August. Sales of alcohol for non-fuel use, however, continued to remain high. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

USDA: Ethanol exports fall in July, distillers grains exports up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 74.04 million gallons of ethanol and 1.08 million tons of distillers grains in July, according to data released by the UDSA FAS on Sept. 3. Ethanol exports for the period were down, while distillers grains exports were up. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

Highwater to add equipment to produce USP grade ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessHighwater Ethanol LLC filed an 8-K with the U.S. SEC on Sept. 1 announcing an agreement with Nelson Baker Biotech Inc. for the installation of a system to produce 20 MMgy of hydrous USP grade ethanol. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

CCC urges House to add carbon capture language to upcoming bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Carbon Capture Coalition on Aug. 31 sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives asking lawmakers to look for opportunities to include Section 503 of the House Energy and Commerce’s CLEAN Future discussion draft in any upcoming legislation. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Aemetis receives FDA NDC for OTC sanitizer products

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc., a producer of biofuel and high-grade alcohol, announced on Sept. 1 that the Food & Drug Administration has issued a National Drug Code to to the company for the production and marketing of over the counter sanitizer products. READ MORE

August 31, 2020

USGC: One-third of US DDGS exports go to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsSoutheast Asia represents one-third of all U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports, and that market share continues to grow, according to data from the USDA and the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 379 million bushels in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production was at 379 million bushels in June, up from the previous month, but down from June 2019. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 24, 2020

Gevo, Trafigura sign biofuels agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced Aug. 20 that it has entered into a binding renewable hydrocarbons purchase and sale agreement, dated Aug. 17 with Trafigura Trading LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

EPA seeks nominations for Science Advisory Board, SAB committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees. Nominations are due Aug. 31. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

Aemetis completes construction of phase one RNG project

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. has completed of construction of the first two dairy digesters and four mile pipeline for the production of RNG. The project will supply RNG to displace natural gas use at the Keyes ethanol plant and for use as a transportation fuel. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Ricketts signs bill establishing renewable chemical tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Aug. 20 signed LB 1107, a legislative package that includes a production tax credit for renewable chemicals and provides property tax reform that will benefit various types of property owners, including biofuel plants. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

ACE conference to feature USDA official, fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerACE's 33rd annual conference is being held as a live virtual event on Sept. 16 and will feature a USDA official, fuel retailers and a market analyst. Attendees will have dual access the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

Gevo, Praj to commercialize sustainable aviation fuel in India

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. and Praj Industries Ltd. have announced that they have signed a binding, definitive master framework agreement to collaborate on providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable premium gasoline in India and neighboring countries. READ MORE

August 18, 2020

USGC North Asia offices work together on US DDGS education

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe North Asian offices of the U.S. Grains Council teamed up in July to jointly conduct a webinar addressing the efficient use of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in swine and poultry diets as well as overall DDGS supply and demand. READ MORE

August 14, 2020

New York ethanol plant wins hydropower allocation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe New York Power Authority announced on July 28 that its board of trustees approved a 700-kilowatt (kW) hydropower allocation to Western New York Energy to support the creation of 10 jobs and $17.5 million in capital investments. READ MORE

August 13, 2020

Aemetis prepares for transition to USP-grade alcohol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis, on Aug. 13 detailed upgrades the company is making to its Keyes, California, ethanol plant to enable the production of USP-grade alcohol. The plant's entire capacity could be transitioned to the product. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

Pacific Ethanol focuses on high-quality alcohol, coproducts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessMike Kandris, co-CEO of Pacific Ethanol Inc., announced on Aug. 12 that the company does not expect to reopen its idle fuel ethanol plants until it can better secure positive forward operating margins for the idle facilities. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

In Depth: Biogenic Emissions: Credit Where It’s Due

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, PolicyThe push to alter biogenic emissions regulations could boost corn farming and ethanol production while cementing the role of biobased solutions in the fight against climate change. Political inertia, however, remains the primary barrier to change. READ MORE

August 10, 2020

PNNL waives fee to test-drive portfolio of intellectual property

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAs businesses of all sizes weather today’s tough economy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and create new jobs. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

US ethanol, distillers grains exports partially rebound in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 78.49 million gallons of ethanol and 883,193 metric tons of distillers grains in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on Aug. 5. Exports of both products were up when compared to May. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

USGC webinars tackle DDGS nutrition, quality and storage

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTwo technical webinars in July expanded the U.S. Grains Council’s engagement and future export opportunities for U.S. distillers dried grains with solubes (DDGS) to Southeast Asia. One-third of all U.S. DDGS exports currently flow to the region. READ MORE

August 04, 2020

Green Plains focuses on high-quality alcohol, protein products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains' efforts to transform its business are continuing as the company focuses on the production of high-protein ingredients and USP-grade alcohol. As part of that effort, Green Plains is supplying high-grade alcohol to the makers of Lysol. READ MORE