Coproducts

January 05, 2021

Green Plains, Ospraie acquire majority stake in Fluid Quip

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has acquired a majority interest in Fluid Quip Technologies in a joint transaction led by Ospraie Management LLC. The transaction will rapidly expand installation of Ultra-High Protein production across Green Plains’ facilities. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Koch Project Solutions to execute Gevo expansion projects

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has engaged Koch Project Solutions LLC to provide front end engineering, design and project execution management services for the expansion projects that Gevo is in the process of financing with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Canadian Hutterites investigate US DDGS value in swine diets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsCapitalizing on successful virtual engagement with the Mennonite community in Southeast Mexico, the USGC recently began promotion of the nutritional and economical value of U.S. DDGS with Hutterite swine producers in western Canada. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 433 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 reached 433 million bushels in October, up from the previous month, but down from October 2019. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

CoBank: 2021 outlook for ethanol is stable but guarded

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessCoBank on Dec. 17 issued a report on the year ahead, predicting the 2021 outlook for ethanol is stable but guarded, with considerable growth and margin opportunities favoring ethanol coproducts versus fuel. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

SCALE Act could help ethanol plants transport CO2 to customers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe SCALE Act was introduced on Dec. 16. It supports the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered underground. READ MORE

December 15, 2020

Bill aims to enact tax credits to support biobased chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyReps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., on Dec. 4 introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act, which aims to create tax credits to support the production of biobased chemicals and investments in production facilities. READ MORE

December 08, 2020

45Q CCUS Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2020 introduced in Senate

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe 45Q Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2020 was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 7. The bill makes targeted statutory changes to maximize the utility of the credit. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

USDA: US ethanol exports at 127 million gallons in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 126.52 million gallons of ethanol and 951,500 tons of distillers grains in October, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 4. Exports of both products were up when compared to October 2019. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

McKinley, Veasey introduce ACCESSS 45Q Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyReps. David McKinley, R-W.V., and Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Dec. 3 introduced the ACCESS 45Q Act, which extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the credit by 10 years and provides a direct pay elective. READ MORE

November 29, 2020

In Depth: Security of Scale

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsAs one of America’s largest biorefiners moves forward with two more installations of Fluid Quip Technologies’ 50% protein technology, critical production redundancy is in hand. Products with even higher protein levels are already in the pipeline. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 401 million bushels in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for November, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 401 million bushels in September, down from both the previous month and September 2019. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Aemetis signs distributor agreement for health safety products

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aemetis Health Products, Inc., has received a $24 million initial purchase order after signing a supply agreement for sanitizer alcohol and nitrile gloves with a California distributor. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

Aemetis awarded $7.8M for phase 2 RNG dairy digester projects

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Biogas LLC, a wholly woned subsidiary of Aemetis Inc., has been awarded $7.8 million in matching grants through the 2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture Dairy Digester Research and Development Program. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Element produces high-protein animal feed using ICM technologies

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessElement LLC, a leading-edge biofuels producer in Colwich, Kansas, announced that it has started production on a yeast-enriched, 50 percent protein animal feed called ANDVantage 50Y. The process utilizes three proprietary technologies from ICM Inc. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USGC provides comments on ethanol trade barriers to USTR

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council on Nov. 5 submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting significant trade barriers facing exports of U.S. coarse grains, ethanol and co-products. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

USGC: Virtual roadshow highlights value of corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsEight U.S. Grains Council members discussed the value of U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the Canadian beef market with customers and potential customers during a webinar in early October. READ MORE

November 13, 2020

Aemetis reports progress with sanitizer products, RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc. discussed company’s business in the sanitizer market and provided an update of its renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 12. READ MORE

November 13, 2020

Flint Hills Resources begins production of NexPro at second plant

BY Flint Hills Resources Found In:Coproducts, BusinessFlint Hills Resources has begun deliveries of its NexPro protein ingredient from its Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant. The company installed Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) technology at the plant earlier this year. READ MORE

November 12, 2020

Ethanol exports down in September, distillers grains exports up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 77.21 million gallons of ethanol and 1.16 million metric tons of distillers grains in September, according to data released by the USDA on Nov. 4. Exports of ethanol were down, but exports of distillers grains were up. READ MORE

November 11, 2020

Gevo discusses development plans during Q3 earnings call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessPatrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo Inc., discussed demand for the company’s renewable hydrocarbon products and the planned development of three proposed production facilities during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 10. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

USGC expands DDGS marketing efforts in Mexico, Belize

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:CoproductsTo reach the Mennonite community and their cattle industry in southeast Mexico despite travel restrictions, the USGC has shifted its strategy to sharing information and resources about U.S. DDGS via WhatsApp, text message capsules and webinars. READ MORE

November 02, 2020

USGC: New trade pacts needed to drive future grains exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe 20 countries with which the United States has formal free trade agreements (FTAs) bought 41 percent of all U.S. ag exports and 61 percent of all U.S. coarse grains and co-products exports in 2019, according to the USGC. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 411 million bushels in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for October, reporting that corn use for ethanol production in August was at 411 million bushels, down from both the previous month and August 2019. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Green Plains, Hayashikane form exclusive partnership

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Optimal Aquafeed, on Oct. 27 announced the formation of an exclusive partnership with Hayashikane Sangyo of Japan, one of the oldest and most successful integrated aquafeed companies in the world. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Gas car ban would have disproportionate impact on biofuels, ag

BY Agricultural Retailers Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 27, the Agricultural Retailers Association, a member of the Transportation Fairness Alliance, released a new study that analyzes the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Growth Energy: Biofuels can help meet ag innovation goals

BY Growth Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has submitted comments to the USDA as part of USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda, regarding readily available technologies that enable our domestic agriculture sector to increase production while reducing its environmental footprint. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Letter urges EPA to recognize de minimis nature of biogenic CO2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA group of 13 members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 19 urging the agency to promulgate a rulemaking recognizing the de minimis nature of biogenic carbon emissions from agricultural crops. READ MORE