Coproducts

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

October 30, 2018

DDGS sales to Turkey soar following USGC marketing programs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPromotion and market development for U.S. DDGS has been a mainstay of the U.S. Grains Council’s work for more than a decade, supporting a market of approximately 11 million metric tons exported annually for use in livestock feed. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released the October edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 479 million bushels in August, down slightly when compared to July and August 2017. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USGC programs overcome market access barrier for DDGS in Vietnam

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessIn October 2016, Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department issued a decision to suspend imports of U.S. DDGS following the detection of quarantine pests. The USGC's response helped return open access to the country's fast growing feed market. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Redfield Energy to implement ICM’s TS4 system

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessICM Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

US trade policy spotlighted at Export Exchange 2018

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe challenges and opportunities surrounding transportation of U.S. feed grains to end-users in countries around the world was the topic of conversation at Export Exchange 2018 on Oct. 24, according to the RFA and Growth Energy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 speakers highlight DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSDA and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its coproducts—highlighting the importance of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)—at Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis Oct. 23. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Texas A&M AgriLife Research wins $2 million for biofuel research

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Feed grain buyers, suppliers arrive at Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyMore than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and coproducts from upwards of 35 countries are arriving in Minneapolis for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

Global grain buyers embark For Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe first half of 21 U.S. Grains Council trade teams are already on the ground exploring U.S. farm country as global grain buyers and U.S. sellers are set to arrive in Minneapolis Oct. 22 for Export Exchange 2018. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Weighty Corn’s fiber separation process employed at Hungary plant

BY Weighty Corn Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPannonia Bio Zrt, a 130 MMGY fuel ethanol plant, built and operated a pilot plant for Weighty Corn’s fiber separation process in Hungary for more than a year. Pannonia Bio Zrt is now implementing the process on a commercial scale. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

In Depth: Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Renewable diesel and supercritical biodiesel address corn oil’s high FFA content in different ways. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Opinion: Into November and Welcoming Winter

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about technologies used for producing coproducts, plant expansions, current ethanol construction projects, and more. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin

BY BBI International Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessD3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

USGC: Exports of ethanol, DDGS up in marketing year 2017-‘18

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council has released final numbers for marketing year 2017-’18 exports. For the second year in a row, the U.S. has set a new record for exports of feed grains and coproducts, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Sylvatex, Trucent announce scale up of MicroX technology

BY Trucent Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSylvatex Inc. and Trucent recently announced successful scale up and blending of MicroX renewable blendstock from an optimized distillers corn oil (DCO) to free fatty acid (FFA) hydrolysis process. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing isobutanol

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Feed grain buyers, suppliers will gather at Export Exchange 2018

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA cadre of international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

USGC encourages use of US corn, DDGS for Alberta cattle

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMore Canadian cattle feeders are well aware of the opportunity to feed U.S. corn and DDGS and are becoming more knowledgeable about pricing and logistics, in large part due to work completed by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

PNNL, Lanzatech team to make new jet fuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, BusinessCarbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel powered a commercial flight for the first time Oct. 2. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 ushered in a new era for low-carbon aviation. READ MORE