Coproducts

March 23, 2018

Colombia increases ethanol blend mandate to E10

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Colombian government increased its national blend mandate for ethanol to E10 as of March 1, 2018, according to an announcement by the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the government authority that regulates biofuels policy. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExport Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and related products. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

NCGA: Consider Corn Challenge winners named

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Coproducts, BusinessLygos, Annikki, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Vertimass, Sasya and South Dakotas State University were recently named as winners of the National Corn Grower Association's inaugural Consider Corn Challenge. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

Pacific Ethanol to sell CO2 from its Stockton plant

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has announced an agreement with Airgas USA LLC, an Air Liquide company, to sell CO2 from its Stockton, California, plant. Airgas plans to construct a liquid CO2 production plant adjacent to the Stockton facility. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up year-over-year in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsUSDA’s latest Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report shows 476 million bushels of corn went to fuel ethanol production in January, down 2 percent from December, but up 1 percent when compared to January 2017. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

RFA report: Distillers grains exports dip to 4-year low in 2017

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. exports of distillers grains—a high protein co-product of dry mill ethanol production used to feed livestock and poultry—totaled 11.08 million metric tons in 2017, according to a summary of 2017 ethanol coproduct trade data published by the RFA. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

Partners consider renewable methanol project in Rotterdam

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

USDA releases 10-year forecasts for ethanol, biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA Economic Research Service has released updated 10-year agricultural projections through 2027. The report predicts ethanol production will increase for several years, before declining to 2016 levels toward the end of the projection period. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

USGC: Advisory teams engage on trade issues in Houston

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyGrain producers and agribusiness representatives met to help chart the operational course for the U.S. Grains Council during advisory team (A-team) meetings Feb. 13 in Houston, Texas. One A-team is dedicated to ethanol. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

Stora Enso launches lignin product to replace oil-based phenol

BY Stora Enso Found In:Coproducts, BusinessStora Enso has announced the launch of Lineo, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

The Andersons reports increased E85 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting net income of $68.4 million, or $2.42 per diluted share, for the three-month period, up from $10.1 million, or 36 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2016. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

USGC assesses ethanol market potential in UAE, Pakistan

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Meridian, Genarex partner on bio-additives for plastics

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessMeridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

In Depth: Next-Level Nanoscience

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: The accidental discovery that a carbon, nitrogen and copper-based catalyst can convert carbon dioxide to ethanol shows potential. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Sylvatex, Valicor announce joint development agreement

BY Sylvatex Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSylvatex Inc. and Valicor Inc. have entered into a joint development agreement that will oversee the development, construction, and commercialization of Sylvatex’s MicroXTM technology to convert distillers corn oil into MicroXTM renewable blendstock. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

RFA CEO: Outlook for domestic ethanol industry is strong

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyWith record production, blending and exports for the U.S. ethanol industry last year, the outlook for the domestic ethanol industry isn’t just strong—it’s Ethanol Strong, said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, at the 23rd annual NEC. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

SIRE reports reduced revenue, increased ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy has released financial results for the fiscal first quarter of 2018, reporting net income of $1.2 million, or $88.62 per unit, down from $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the same period of the previous year. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsCorn use for fuel alcohol production reached 487 million bushels in December, up 2 percent from November and up 3 percent when compared to December 2016, according to the USDA's February Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

USGC welcomes new member Conestoga Energy Partners

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently announced Conestoga Energy Partners LLC as a new member. Established in 2006 and located in Liberal, Kansas, Conestoga Energy operates three ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 205 MMgy. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

Comment period on distillers sorghum oil NPRM closes Jan. 26

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to qualify distillers sorghum oil as an advanced biofuel feedstock is set to close Jan. 26. The EPA first published the proposed rule in late December. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

USGC: DDGS exports set new record to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council has announced U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports to Southeast Asia set a new record of 2.3 million metric tons in 2016/2017, despite an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Algeria removes value-added tax on US DDGS, corn gluten feed

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing year. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

FQPT completes 10th successful feeding trial with Still Pro 50

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:CoproductsRecent trials of Fluid Quip Process Technologies's 50 percent purity protein product add to the portfolio of nutritional data the company has collected for the past eight years. The product is made using FQPT's Maximized Stillage Co-Products system. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada named resource champion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

In Depth: CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities

BY Joe Leo Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Generating heat and power on-site saves money and lowers carbon intensity, but has barriers to success. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

USGC sees growth potential for US grain exports to Myanmar

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently assessed the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors, and has shown how that growth could translate to increased feed grain exports, including distillers dried grains with solubles. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessBio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA awards Attis $3 million grant for lignin technology

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessMeridian Waste Solutions Inc. has announced the USDA awarded its subsidiary, Attis Innovations, a $3 million grant to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

ADM partners with PNNL to produce biobased propylene glycol

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy success story where Archer Daniels Midland partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to become a leading producer of biobased propylene glycol. READ MORE