Operations

2 hours ago

Report discusses future of European ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe European Union has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that the European Commission aims to reach an agreement on future biofuel policy by October. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Ethanol hedge for corn farmers working as expected in 2014

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWith corn prices the lowest in years, the question arises whether farmers who invested in ethanol plants are finding it an effective hedge. Retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand analyzed the question in a recent newsletter. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

DOT proposes new standards for ethanol, crude oil rail shipments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released proposed rulemaking that aims to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, particularly crude oil and ethanol. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

In Depth: Toolkit For Ethanol's Next Stage

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessForward-thinking producers will build on technological improvements implemented in recent years. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe agenda for the 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo has been released. The Oct. 13-14 event, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will focus on next-generation biofuels technology integration opportunities for existing biofuel plants. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

Bioenergy education program comes to SFSC this fall

BY South Florida State College Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessBeginning this fall, South Florida State College will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy. The program will focus on preparing students for technician positions. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

In Depth: New Technology Reduces Natural Gas Consumption

BY Ed SanchezFound In:Operations, BusinessInstalling draft regulator in exhaust stack improves boiler operations, thermal efficiency. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

NGFA proposal to the STB could benefit shippers of ethanol, DDGS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe National Grain and Feed Association has submitted an extensive proposal to the Surface Transportation Board, urging the STB to establish new rules and procedures that captive grain shippers could use to challenge unreasonable rail freight rates. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Andritz to deliver pretreatment technology to Fiberight plant

BY Group Andritz Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessInternational technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight's cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015. READ MORE