Coproducts

October 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 122.52 million gallons in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released August export data on Oct. 4, reporting that the U.S. exported 122.52 million gallons of ethanol and 1.12 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

DOE awards $75 million to 35 bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Oct. 1 it is awarding $73 million to 35 bioenergy research and development projects that aims to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable the production of biomass products. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Little Sioux Corn Processors to add FQT’s protein technology

BY Fluid Quip Technologies Found In:Coproducts, BusinessLittle Sioux Corn Processors announced Sept. 30 it will install Fluid Quip Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) system at its Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant. This will be the seventh installation of MSC technology worldwide. READ MORE

October 01, 2019

South Korean team purchases U.S. DDGS following Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA group of South Korean feed grains buyers attended Export Exchange in 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the U.S. Grains Council, which led to the group purchasing 127,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from July, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down when compared to both June 2019 and July 2018. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

USGC: Taiwan goodwill mission members commit to DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTaiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 18 committing to purchase 5 million metric tons of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), extending their stable buying commitment for another two years. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

White House seeks information on US bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

ePURE: Ethanol reduces emissions, increases food security

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million metric tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released Sept. 5 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Alcohol School: The case for fractionation

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessVijay Singh, professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told his Alcohol School audience Sept. 12 that he was going to “make the case for fractionation.” READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Gevo, Leaf Resources sign JDA

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Leaf Resources have signed a joint development agreement to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

USDA: US exports 120 million gallons of ethanol in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 120.12 million gallons of ethanol and 834,515 tons of distillers grains in July, according to export data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Sept. 4. Exports of both products were down when compared to June. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Gevo converts isobutanol or fusel oils to renewable diesel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary processes that converts either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down slightly from both the previous month and June 2018. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Panel discusses high protein feed products at ACE conference

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, BusinessToday's ethanol producers are working to diversify their products. Fluid Quip Technologies and ICM Inc. presented their cases for diversifying into protein production at the American Coalition for Ethanol's annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for hydrocarbon, RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 14. During an earnings call, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber discussed the company’s future plans for aviation fuel production and announced plans to launch a renewable natural gas (RNG) division. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

ACE conference: USGC optimistic about future of ethanol exports

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol kicked off its annual conference in Omaha Aug. 15. While there was some discussion of the state of the industry and the harm done by small refinery exemptions, there were also messages of optimism. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

In Depth: Reinvestment and Risk Management

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Plants that planned ahead when margins were better are leading the industry today. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Golden Grain receives LCFS certification using Edeniq technology

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. announced Aug. 8 the California Air Resources Board has approved Golden Grain Energy LLC for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber. Golden Grain is a 120 MMgy corn ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

The Andersons report profitable Q2 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 7, reporting that its ethanol group remained profitable during the three-month period. Ethanol earnings, however, were down significantly due to the poor margin environment. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 128.42 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 128.42 million gallons of ethanol and 962,592 tons of distillers grain in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 2. Exports of both products were both down when compared to June 2018. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

USGC: Feeding trials in southeast Mexico expand US DDGS use

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUtilizing Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office has invested in marketing U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through strategic feeding trials in southeast Mexico. READ MORE

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