Coproducts

May 16, 2017

OSU launches new program in bioenergy and biowaste management

BY Ohio State University Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute has announced a new associate of applied science program in bioenergy and biological waste management to prepare students for careers in wastewater and drinking water treatment. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Gevo discusses future plans for Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has announced first quarter financial results. During an investor call, the company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

In Depth: Pushing DDGS

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Markets, CoproductsPrices may be low, but the cure is kicking in and markets are expanding worldwide for the ethanol industry's most important coproduct, distillers grains. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

In Depth: Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Coproducts, PolicyDDGS' environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWith 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: DCO Extraction Optimization Adapts to Changing Properties of Stillage

BY Jennifer Aurandt Found In:Operations, CoproductsUnderstanding of the variables impacting corn oil extraction is needed as the ethanol industry adopts new process technologies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: Evaluating Alternative Diversification Options

BY Rob Sauer Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessEthanol plants need to go beyond calculating return on investment to consider risks and net present value when considering diversification strategies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessBBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessPixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

RFA: February ethanol exports neared record, DDGS shipments rose

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBrazil was again the top ethanol customer, taking more than one-third of all U.S. exports, but 14 percent less than the record volume it received in January. Ethanol shipments to Canada dipped while India doubled its intake. DDGS exports picked up. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

FEW announces technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTechnical agenda announced for the 33rd International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, scheduled for June 19-21 in Minneapolis. The agenda includes more than 140 speakers in four comprehensive tracks. More than 2,000 attendees are expected. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Companies partner on reference plant for biobased chemicals

BY Avantium Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAvantium has announced a partnership with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl to evaluate the feasibility of a wood-to-chemicals biorefinery. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

In Depth: Adding Flowability

BY Debbie Sniderman Found In:Operations, CoproductsNew DDGS additive saves ethanol plants energy and improves flowability. In-depth reporting profiles a new technology in the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Green Plains reports Q4, 2016 profits, good prospects for 2017

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. reported profitable fourth quarter and year-end results, with earnings before taxes and depreciation of $174.4 million and a net income of $10.7 million, or 28 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

NDSU scientists study distillers grains as fertilizer

BY North Dakota State University Found In:Feedstocks, CoproductsWet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

QRFA: Ethanol fuel tide carries all industries

BY Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyQueensland Renewable Fuels Association is addressing concerns and questions over the impacts of the ethanol fuel industry on other agricultural industries, such as grain and livestock, now that the Queensland ethanol fuels mandate is in force. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

BY Steffen Mueller Found In:Coproducts, BusinessStrategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced. This expert contribution appears in the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

ADM corn processing performs well in Q4; annual earnings down

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyArcher Daniels Midland Co. reported a strong fourth quarter, making up for what was described as difficult marketing conditions for much of 2016. ADM reported Q4 net earnings of $424 million. For the year, earnings before taxes were at $1.82 billion. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol up in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the February edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 477 million bushels in December. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

RFA to offer FSPCA preventive controls for animal food course

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has scheduled a training course to help ethanol plants meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This class is designed for personnel overseeing a facility’s food safety plan. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Rayeman Elements announces DDG range cube technology

BY Rayeman Elements Found In:Coproducts, BusinessRayeman Elements and its team have successfully designed a patented technology that takes distillers dried grains (DDGs) and densifies them into a “compact, non-breaking, economical form.” READ MORE

January 23, 2017

In Depth: Pelleted Feed Innovation from Nebraska

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Coproducts, BusinessBig in ethanol and corn, Nebraska's corn stover and distillers grains resources are being tapped for new, enhanced feed products from two emerging companies. This feature appears in the February print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol CO2 & Concrete Cement a Relationship

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Coproducts, BusinessCarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete while reducing its carbon footprint. This feature on a new use for the ethanol coproduct appears in the February print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE