Coproducts

August 01, 2019

In Depth: Efficiency, Opportunities, Equipment

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Finances, technology, streamlined processes and more take the stage at FEW 2019. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

In Depth: A 'Golden Triangle'

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: In Nebraska, ethanol, cattle and agriculture are intertwined, with major impacts on the state's economy. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Irish swine to dine on US DDGS thanks to USGC engagement

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA leading feed mill in Ireland has upped its inclusion rate of U.S. DDGS thanks to the U.S. Grains Council’s work to promote the benefits of the feed ingredient in swine diets, adding 75,000 metric tons in additional demand annually. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

516 million bushels of corn used for ethanol production in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from May, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was up from the previous month, but down when compared to May 2018. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

USGC programs spur record ethanol exports to South Korea, India

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. ethanol exports for industrial uses to India and South Korea reached records in the 2017/2018 marketing and are on pace to achieve those records again in the current marketing year, with potential for dramatic future growth, according to USGC. READ MORE

July 26, 2019

Airgas celebrates opening of Stockton facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessAir Liquide announced July 18 that its Airgas division recently celebrated the grand opening of its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility in Stockton, California. The facility is located adjacent to Pacific Ethanol's corn ethanol plant. READ MORE

July 23, 2019

Stora Enso to pilot technology for lignin-based carbon products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessFinland-based forestry company Stora Enso has announced plans to invest €10 million ($11.15 million) to build a pilot facility that will produce biobased carbon materials from lignin that can be used in batteries. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Green Biologics to cease operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessA former Little Falls, Minnesota, ethanol plant that was converted to biobased butanol and acetone production in 2016 it ceasing operations. Green Biologics Ltd. recently announced it has begun “an orderly closure of operations.” READ MORE

July 08, 2019

USDA: May ethanol, distillers grain exports up from 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data July 3, reporting that the U.S. exported nearly 99.61 million gallons of ethanol and approximately 1.02 million tons of distillers grains in May. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

Researchers synthesize acetaminophen from lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:CoproductsWith a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

Vertimass licenses technology to Alliance BioEnergy Plus

BY Vertimass Found In:Coproducts, BusinessVertimass completed its first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida, to produce renewable jet fuel along with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). READ MORE

July 02, 2019

USGC bids fond farewell to Tom Sleight

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTom Sleight, long-time USGC president and CEO, hands over the organization’s reins this week to Ryan LeGrand. His legacy includes a strong global team consciously built over decades to take on the challenges of a dynamic market development portfolio. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

Virgin Australia flies 1 million kilometers with Gevo’s jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessVirgin Australia has used Gevo’s sustainable aviation jet fuel to power 1 million kilometers of flights, for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when the fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

Highwater Ethanol publishes Q2 results, plans production increase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessLamberton, Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol LLC recently published financial results for the second quarter of 2019 and announced plans to increase its annual production by more than 10 million gallons, to approximately 70 MMgy. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Report: E10 could save UK drivers £100 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA reported released June 11 by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol found that the immediate introduction of E10 in the U.K. market could save drivers approximately £100 million ($126.44 million) in 2020. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

US exports 150 million gallons of ethanol in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported more than 150 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 918,000 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA FAS on June 6. Exports of both products were down when compared to April 2018. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Researchers build catalyst to generate electricity from ethanol

BY University of Arkansas Found In:Coproducts, BusinessJingyi Chen, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, worked with scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop a highly efficient catalyst for generating electrical energy from ethanol. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

From FEW: 45Q represents opportunity for ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyUnder new size specifications for the 45Q tax credit, almost all ethanol plants are eligible, said Jamey Cline, in business development for Christianson PLLP, during a carbon market panel discussion during the 2019 FEW in Indianapolis. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

DuPont launches Optimash DCO+ at 2019 FEW

BY DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Found In:Coproducts, BusinessDuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of DuPont Optimash DCO+ for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants. Optimash DCO+ provides a flexible solution for ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

Croda, Trucent introduce new distillers corn oil emulsion breaker

BY Trucent Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessOn June 11, Trucent Inc. and Croda International Plc announced their partnership to manufacture and distribute Ascent, a novel emulsion breaker chemistry to improve distiller’s corn oil (DCO) recovery within ethanol plants. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

USDA: 440 million bushels of corn used for fuel alcohol in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA has released the June edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data for April, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was up from the prior month, but down from April 2018. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

USGC: DDGS events aim to expand inclusion rates in South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USGC is helping U.S. DDGS suppliers capture more market demand in South Korea through two events held in May that provided updated technical information to formulators, research and development staff and feed industry buyers. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

USDA: March corn use for ethanol up 10% from February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from March, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was up from the prior month, but down from March 2018. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

In Depth: Industry Accolades

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: In their second year, the Ethanol Producer Awards honor worthy people, projects and partnerships. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

USGC promotes DDGS, ethanol during USDA ATM to Taiwan

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSGC members and staff participated in a recent trade mission to engage targeted Taiwan customers, connect them with U.S. suppliers to capture additional demand for products like U.S. DDGS and encourage increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

In Depth: Opportunities in High-Protein Feed

BY Mallorie F. Wilken Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The market is growing and ethanol can play an important role, providing diversified revenue streams. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

Gevo announces plans to decarbonize Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 8, highlighting efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and predicting the company could be become profitable during the next 18 months. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

In Depth: The Case for a Credit

BY Steffen Mueller and Sam Rushing Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Ethanol plants contribute up to 40 percent of merchant carbon dioxide, reducing emissions from fermentation while providing a crucial product. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

EPA issues guidance on registration of corn kernel fiber pathways

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe EPA has released guidance on how to demonstrate that an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch at a traditional ethanol plant satisfies applicable regulatory requirements. READ MORE