Coproducts

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessLanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 05, 2021

USGC: Southeast Asia DDGS demand grows in 2020

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn the 2020 calendar year, more than one out of every three metric tons of DDGS leaving the United States headed for ports in Southeast Asia and Oceania, illustrating how increased marketing efforts in the region by USGC have paid off. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Poet expands into plant-based consumer products

BY Poet Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPoet has expanded its production of all-natural, 100 percent plant-based purified alcohol, which exceeds the highest global quality standards for alcohol. The company has also unveiled a suite of biobased products under a new label, Poet Pure. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 416 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in January 2021 was down when compared to both the previous month and January 2020. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

Rex reports profitable Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources released fourth quarter results on March 25, reporting that the company’s ethanol operations are currently profitable. Rex officials also discussed the potential for CCS and said the company continues to consider acquisitions. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

IEDA award supports ethanol production at Verbio’s RNG plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe Iowa Economic Development Authority on March 19 announced it has awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to Verbio Nevada to support a project that aims to integrate ethanol production at the RNG production facility. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

Braskem invests $61 million to increase biopolymer production

BY Braskem Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBraskem is expanding its production capacity of green ethylene, the main feedstock derived from sugarcane ethanol which is used in the production of renewable resins. These materials can therefore claim to capture CO2, a greenhouse gas. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Lawmakers introduce comprehensive CO2 infrastructure bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and David McKinley, R-W.V., on March 17 introduced the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act, a comprehensive CO2 infrastructure package. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Senate unanimously confirms Tai as US trade representative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate on March 17 voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative leads international trade negotiations and oversees the resolution of disputes. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Valero, Blackrock partner with Navigator on CCS project

BY Valero Energy Corp. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessValero Energy Corp. and BlackRock Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III announced on March 16 that they are partnering with Navigator Energy Services to develop an industrial scale carbon capture pipeline system (CCS). READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

USDA seeks public input on climate-smart ag and forestry strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on March 15 announced it is opening a 45-day public comment period to gather input on its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy, including several topics focused specifically on biofuels, bioproducts and renewable energy. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Opinion: Forward March

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPreviewing the April issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine, Editor Lisa Gibson reflects on the industry's quest for higher levels of sustainability and lower carbon emissions through water management and carbon capture and storage, respectively. READ MORE

March 11, 2021

Alto Ingredients to sell its 2 idle California ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAlto Ingredients Inc., formerly known as Pacific Ethanol Inc., announced on March 11 plans to sell its two idle ethanol plants located in California as part of its effort to focus on the production of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. READ MORE

March 08, 2021

USDA: US exports 165 million gallons of ethanol in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. exported 164.63 million gallons of ethanol and 916,541 metric tons of distillers grains in January, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on March 5. Exports of both products were up from the previous month. READ MORE

March 04, 2021

USGC: Swine feeding trial leads to DDGS sales to Ireland

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThanks to the U.S. Grain’s Council’s work promoting the benefits of DDGS to Irish swine, producers in the country have upped their inclusion of U.S. DDGS significantly, opening a market worth tens of millions annually. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

Bill funds tax credit that could benefit biofuel, CCS projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on March 1 introduced the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021, which aims to incentivize domestic manufacturing of advanced energy technologies. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Carbon Capture Coalition releases policy blueprint

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Carbon Capture Coalition on Feb. 24 released a national policy blueprint that includes near-term recommendations the group says policymakers should adopt in order to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of carbon capture projects. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Gevo signs MOU for German plant, amends SAF off-take agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. in late February announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a renewable hydrocarbon plant in Germany and has amended an agreement with a European airline for an increased off-take of sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Nebraska AG files complaint against AltEn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessNebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson on March 1 filed a complaint in the District Court of Saunders County alleging multiple environmental violations by AltEn LLC, a 25 MMgy ethanol plant located in Mead, Nebraska. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

Glacial Lakes Energy joins carbon capture project

BY Glacial Lakes Energy Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGlacial Lakes Energy has announced its four biorefineries participate in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project being developed by Summit Carbon Solutions. The project with sequester carbon dioxide underground in North Dakota. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for February, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 430 million bushels in December, down from both the previous month and December 2019. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

Green Plains Achieves 58% protein concentration milestone

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. announced that development efforts between Green Plains, Fluid Quip Technologies and other innovation partners have led to the production of 58 percent sustainable Ultra-High Protein at Green Plains’ Shenandoah, Iowa biorefinery. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

USGC: Global Ethanol Summit leaders to ethanol exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUsing ATP program funds, the U.S. Grains Council sponsored participation at the Global Ethanol Summit of ethanol buyers from nearly two dozen Middle Eastern, European and African countries, who subsequently purchased $245 million in U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

February 18, 2021

Large-scale CCS project will sequester CO2 from ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSummit Agricultural Group and Green Plains Inc. on Feb. 18 announced the launch of a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Midwest that will lower the carbon footprint of biorefineries and other carbon dioxide emissions sources. READ MORE

February 17, 2021

The Andersons: Ethanol segment performed well in Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc.’s ethanol group performed well during the fourth quarter of 2020, said President and CEO Pat Bowe during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call on Feb. 17. The first quarter of 2021, however, has seen falling margins. READ MORE