Operations

July 31, 2015

FRA rule aims to prevent unattended trains from rolling away

BY U.S. Department of Transportation Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn July 29, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Pacific Ethanol sets second quarter record for ethanol sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting the company sold a record 140.7 million gallons of ethanol during the three-month period. Net sales were $277.6 million and gross profit was $6.3 million. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

Valero Energy Q2 earnings strong overall, weaker on ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:OperationsValero Energy Corp. reported strong second quarter earnings for the company on July 30, reporting net income from continuing operations attributable to Valero stockholders of $1.4 billion, or $2.66 per share, compared to $1.22 in Q2 2014. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Pacific Ethanol now producing corn oil at Columbia plant

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor's corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. All four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing the coproduct. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

DuPont: Iowa cellulosic biorefinery mechanically complete

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessDuPont has released second quarter financial results, reporting an 11 percent drop in sales and a slight increase in earnings per share. The company also noted its cellulosic refinery in Iowa is now mechanically complete. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Biofuel industry voices support for RFS as comment period ends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyJuly 27 is the final day members of the public can weigh in on the U.S. EPA's recently released renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal. As the comment period comes to a close, supporters of the biofuel industry are actively making their voices heard. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy completes commissioning

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, BusinessA press conference was held at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant in North Dakota, marking the facility reaching its full commercialization phase. It’s the first corn-ethanol plant to be built in the U.S. in more than five years. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales set new record in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced ethanol production and sales by mills in the country's south-central region hit record levels in June. Sales of hydrous ethanol were up 51.76 percent when compared to June 2014. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

EPA: 12.42 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 12.41 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE