Coproducts

February 27, 2020

Gevo secures funding from Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has been awarded part of The Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund to support the development of waste to biofutures projects in Queensland, Australia. W2B provides funds for biorefinery projects that process waste streams or biomass. READ MORE

February 25, 2020

USGC helps feed supplier start selling DDGS in southern Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council has helped Promexa, a rice processing company in the port of Veracruz, Mexico, bring U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles to the southern region of the country. READ MORE

February 21, 2020

USGC meeting attendees plan global trade strategy for coming year

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMembers of the U.S. Grains Council arrived in Tampa, Florida, for the organization’s winter meeting in mid-February, where they concentrated on drivers of global demand and how they affect markets overseas in which the Council does business. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

In Depth: A Natural Fit

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Some ethanol plants are turning to alternative cleaning methods and naturally derived products that are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemicals. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Study: Ethanol contributed $2.31 billion to Minnesota GDP in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, RetailerA new study conducted by ABF Economics for the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has determined Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed approximately $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

USGC/NCGA joint officer mission to Asia addresses corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe breadth and depth of the Southeast Asian market for U.S. corn and co-products are hard to imagine, but the incredible innovation and regional demand potential is plain to see once on the ground, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. reported a profitable Q4 for its ethanol group during a Feb. 13 earnings call, but noted a difficult margin environment is expected to continue. The company also reported its Element plant is producing cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

Green Plains to focus on high-protein feed products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces sustainable high-protein and novel feed ingredients in addition to biofuels during a fourth quarter earnings call held Feb. 11. READ MORE

February 14, 2020

USGC visits beef operation in Nicaragua

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessLocated in Nicaragua, the operation includes 60,000 to 70,000 head of cattle, and uses U.S. corn rolled and mixed with mombasa, a tropical grass. READ MORE

February 13, 2020

Aqua feed: The next frontier for DDGS demand in Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council is specifically targeting the aquaculture industry in Southeast Asia as one of the next big demand growth opportunities for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

February 12, 2020

February WASDE increases forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA increased its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol production by 50 million bushels, to 5.425 billion, in its latest World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 11. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 530 million bushels in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessCorn use for fuel ethanol production in December was up when compared to both the previous month and December 2018, according to the USDA. READ MORE

February 10, 2020

High school students tour Al-Corn Clean Fuel

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, CoproductsEight students from Triton High School in Dodge Center, Minnesota, toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota, Feb. 7 to learn about renewable energy production. READ MORE

February 06, 2020

RFA reports detail ethanol, distillers grains exports in 2019

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has released a pair of reports summarizing 2019 U.S. ethanol and distillers grains export and import data. The reports illustrate the important role of U.S. ethanol and distillers grains in global trade. READ MORE

February 05, 2020

White Dog Labs buys Minnesota biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessWhite Dog Labs has announced plans to purchase a biofuel plant in Minnesota that originally produced ethanol, but was later converted to produce biobased butanol and acetone. WDL plans to upgrade the plant to produce ProTyton. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

USDA recruits participants for trade mission to the Philippines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA is recruiting U.S. exporters to participate in an agribusiness trade mission to Manila, the capital of the Philippines, on April 20-23. Individuals interested in participating must apply to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service by Feb. 6. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Gevo supplies Avfuel with SAF for Banyan Air Service

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced on Jan. 31 ithat its customer and global fuel supplier, Avfuel Corp., delivered sustainable aviation fuel to Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The fuel was allotted to operators via commitments prior to its delivery. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 457 million bushels in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for January, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in November was up when compared to both the previous month and November 2018. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Trump signs USMCA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Trump on Jan. 29 signed legislation implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The trade pact replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement and is expected to benefit U.S. ethanol producers. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Aemetis wins $4.1 million grant for biogas upgrading unit

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. announced Jan. 29 that the California Energy Commission awarded the company’s subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, a $4.1 million grant under the CEC’s Low Carbon Fuel Production Program to construct a biogas upgrading facility. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Low-oil DDGS provides less energy, more protein in pig diets

BY University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Found In:CoproductsGiven greater oil-extraction efficiencies at corn ethanol plants, the resulting coproducts, DDGS, are lower in fat. That means less energy for pigs and other livestock consuming DDGS as part of their diet, according to reserachers. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

DOE offers $96 million for bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Department of Energy on Jan. 23 announced it will award up to $96 million for bioenergy research and development to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

USGC: Phase one trade deal with China promises ag sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe phase one trade deal signed with China on Jan. 15 includes confidential sales targets for a full range of U.S. agricultural products, including grains, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol, according to the USGC. READ MORE

January 17, 2020

USDA: November ethanol exports at 107 million gallons

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released November export data on Jan. 7, reporting the U.S exported approximately 107.28 million gallons of ethanol and 911,569 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Trump signs phase one trade agreement with China

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Trump signed a phase one trade agreement with China on Jan. 15. The agreement will take effect within 30 days and includes a commitment by China to purchase agricultural products over the next two years, including ethanol and DDGS. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Gevo secures biogas supply

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. has contracted with three dairies to provide manure that the company will convert into renewable natural gas (RNG). Combined, these three dairies expect to generate approximately 350,000 MMBTU biogas each year. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

USDA recruits participants for trade mission to North Africa

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA is recruiting interested U.S. exporters for its first 2020 trade mission, which will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, on March 16-19. The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa. READ MORE

December 31, 2019

USDA issues final rule for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program on Dec. 27. The program provides quarterly payments to producers of eligible advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 437 million bushels in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for December, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in October was up significantly from the prior month, but down when compared to October 2018. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

USDA seeks applications for advanced biofuel payment program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service published a notice on Dec. 18 seeking applications from biofuel producers under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, which provides quarterly payments to producers of qualified advanced biofuels. READ MORE