Coproducts

January 24, 2019

Attis, Iowa State partner on lignin-based carbon fiber

BY Attis Industries Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries Inc. has announced a partnership with Iowa State University to develop carbon fibers for use in a wide variety of applications derived entirely or predominately from lignin produced at Attis’ planned biorefineries. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Attis plans to convert Fulton ethanol plant to green tech campus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries has announced plans to purchase a 85 MMgy corn ethanol plant in Fulton, New York, from Sunoco LP and develop the site into a green tech campus that will produce corn ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and other biomass-based products. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

USGC: Peru poultry producer resumes purchases of US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA decade since its last purchase of U.S. DDGS, the largest poultry producer in Peru imported U.S. DDGS again following direct engagement by U.S. Grains Council staff in the Western Hemisphere. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 462 million bushels in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:CoproductsThe USDA recently released the December edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel ethanol was at 462 million bushels in October, up 4 percent from September, but down 2 percent from October 2017. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicScientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

Aemetis closes on dairy digester RNG equity investment

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe project will initially connect about a dozen dairies to Aemetis’ ethanol plant in Keyes, California, with expansion plans to more than three dozen dairies in the local area. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

In Depth: The Most of Every Kernel

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants are under construction, stirring hope that the concept is gaining steam. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

In Depth: Ethanol's Impact

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Iowa’s status as the largest ethanol-producing state means its ethanol economy affects the entire industry. READ MORE

December 21, 2018

USGC releases Corn Harvest Quality Report

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USCG's latest quality report indicates near-record yields and good quality for 2018's corn crop. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Green Plains, Optimal Fish Food form aquafeed joint venture

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. and Optimal Fish Food LLC. Announced Dec. 12 the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary techniques and high-protein feed ingredients. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

DDGS, grains sales top $400M at 2018 Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and coproducts, including DDGS and feed grains. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Agenda released for 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

USGC helps capture US DDGS potential in Cambodia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGrowing demand for meat in Cambodia has spurred a commensurate increase in imports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed and meal and the first major U.S. corn purchase in recent history. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renmatix, Gevo sign joint development agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGevo Inc. and Renmatix have announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFT technology and alcohol to jet process. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Peruvian poultry producer imports U. DDGS for the first time

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council believes that the Peruvian poultry sector—the largest feed sector in the country—could use 100,000 metric tons of DDGS per year if the sector has a full understanding of the product. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Progress on trade deals could be good news for ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOver the past few days, the Trump Administration has announced progress on trade deals with Canada, Mexico and China that could have a positive impact on export markets for U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

November 29, 2018

September corn use for ethanol production up year-over-year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsCorn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 449 million bushels in September, down 7 percent from August, but up 1 percent from September 2017, according to the November edition of USDA's Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Researchers develop, test system for making biobased chemicals

BY Iowa State University Found In:CoproductsIowa State University researchers will test a new way of producing biobased chemicals that’s backed by 10 years of working in laboratories, partnering with industries and launching startups. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs

BY White Dog Labs Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessInvest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

In Depth: True Value

BY Jerry Shurson Found In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The actual nutritional and economic appraisal of DDGS is more complex than simply measuring profat content. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

USGC DDGS promotion efforts in Taiwan lead to increased sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySome of the new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan lack of experience with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The USGC organized a variety of DDGS promotional activities last year to better educate those nutritionists. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGeoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

USGC marketing results in additional corn, DDGS sales to Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyUtilizing Market Access Program funds, the USGC's Mexico office sponsored a group of cattle feeders from Mexico during a trade mission to Kansas in August 2017. The visit resulted in increased yellow corn and DDGS sales. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Green Plains releases Q3 results, discusses E15, exports markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting a $12.5 million net loss. The company also discussed the sale of several assets, plant improvement projects, and the importance of E15 and export markets to the industry. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

Gevo releases third quarter results, discusses future plans

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessOn Nov. 6, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results and hosted an investor call discussing efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and develop business opportunities for its isobutanol, jet fuel and isooctane products. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

USGC leadership visits Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled together to Mexico last week to meet with longtime customers and incoming officials from the Mexican government on the heels of the recently-concluded U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

USGC addresses Malaysian concerns about DDGS, prompts new demand

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn 2017, the U.S. Grains Council’s Kuala Lumpur office hosted a promotion program for U.S. DDGS in the region featuring a highly respected U.S. poultry nutritionist. The event helped create new demand in Malaysia for the ethanol coproduct. READ MORE