September 27, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn used for fuel alcohol production reached 480 million bushels in July, up 4 percent from June and up 6 percent from July 2017. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

USGC: DDGS market continues to diversify

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, PolicyMajor market disruptions dominate the headlines and often spur negative price trends, but buyers around the world continue to expand purchases of U.S. DDGS, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the USGC. READ MORE

September 18, 2018

USGC outreach encourages Mexican customer to reexamine US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessReversing an overseas buyer’s single bad experience can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one for the USGC. A recent trade team representing the Mexican company Granjas Carroll exposed key decision-makers to improvements in U.S DDGS. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Flint Hills, FQPT start up MSC protein system at Nebraska plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFluid Quip Process Technologies has announced the commissioning of the FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Nebraska, facility. The MSC technology produces high-value protein animal feed. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Virgin Australia leads trial using Gevo’s biojet in Brisbane

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOn Sept. 11, Virgin Australia announced the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. Biojet used during the trail was supplied by Gevo Inc. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

Enerkem produces bio-DME

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. announced Sept. 10 that it has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (bio-DME), a byproduct of biomethanol, that could replace the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

DOE funds 36 bioenergy research and development projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 36 projects a combined $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development to enable cost-competitive drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, biobased products and power. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

ePURE: New data shows record GHG reductions from European ethanol

BY ePURE Found In:Coproducts, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion liters of ethanol and 5.71 million metric tons of beneficial coproducts in 2017, according to new audited data released by the industry group. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Watchorn to keynote Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association have announced that Roger Watchorn, group leader at Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain North America, will be the keynote speaker for Export Exchange 2018 next month. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Ricketts cuts ribbon on Prairie Catalytic facility in Nebraska

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Coproducts, BusinessOn Sept. 5, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts attended a ribbon cutting in Columbus to celebrate the grand opening of Nebraska-based Prairie Catalytic LLC’s new $50 million biobased ethyl acetate production facility. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Researcher wins DOE grant to create value from biorefinery waste

BY South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Found In:Coproducts, BusinessRajesh Shende, an associate professor at SD Mines, has received a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to research and demonstrate ways to turn waste from biorefineries into valuable products. READ MORE

August 24, 2018

USGC: Trade talks with key grains partners keep Washington busy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs Washington, D.C., confronts the peak of its infamous August weather, trade talks have also heated up, with officials from Mexico, China and the European Union in town to meet with their counterparts. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Red River Biorefinery breaks ground in North Dakota

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ethanol plant that will process sugar beet tailings, as well as potato and pasta processing waste held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22, despite the fact that construction already has begun on the 11-acre site. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

USGC: Conference highlights burgeoning markets for US corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyBuilding industry relationships and developing opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Southeast Asia were the goals of the 2018 Southeast Asia U.S. Agriculture Cooperators Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, cosponsored by the USGC and others. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Corn use for fuel ethanol reaches 463 million bushels in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 463 million bushels in June, down 2 percent from May, but up 5 percent from June 2017. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Opinion: Branding and Policies, With a Little Production

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the September issue, including features on E15 branding, corn oil extraction, regulations and safety. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

In Depth: Extraction Optimization

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: New enzymes and fractionation technologies require multiple adjustments to corn oil extraction. READ MORE

August 08, 2018

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 06, 2018

Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology

BY Rep. Scott Peters’ Office Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyRep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, recently introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

DOE aims to develop CO2 infrastructure for ethanol, power plants

BY Nebraska Public Power District Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyNebraska Public Power District is participating in a Department of Energy study that aims to develop an integrated carbon dioxide collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

NREL: New finding will help convert lignin to useful products

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicAn research team, including scientists from NREL, has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

Attis announces site for biorefinery, selects feedstock provider

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessIn mid-July Attis Industries announced plans to purchase a site in Georgia to locate its first commercial-scale biorefinery and said it has executed a letter of intent with a timber company to provide feedstock for the proposed facility. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

USGC emphasizes commitment to Mexican trading partnership

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s next president will add new elements to the already-complex U.S.-Mexico trading relationship, negotiations for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement and the global grains marketplace. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

In Depth: Policy, Production, Potential

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: A recap the events at the 2018 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska, including an opening speech from Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor; panels focused on efficiency, compliance, finance and more; and a tour of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy READ MORE

July 11, 2018

LanzaTech wins UK grant to support alcohol-to-jet project

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, BusinessLanzaTech and its partners are one-step closer to building an alcohol-to-jet facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the U.K. through a recent government grant awarded under the Transport Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

DOE publishes report on performance-advantaged biobased chemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has published the summary report for its workshop on Moving Beyond Drop-In Replacements: Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals, that took place on June 1, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

North Dakota ethanol plant to explore use of barley feedstock

BY Industrial Commission of North Dakota Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded a grant to Midwest AgEnergy Group to research using barley to produce a high-value protein concentrate designed for aquaculture and a low-carbon advanced ethanol at Dakota Spirit AgEnergy. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for October 22-24

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USGC, the RFA and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and coproducts, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2018, scheduled for October 22-24, 2018, in Minneapolis. READ MORE