15 hours ago

Hungarian ethanol plant to expand capacity above 100 MMgy

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessNearly three years after construction was completed at a corn-ethanol plant in Dunafoldvar, Hungary, Pannonia Ethanol has signed a loan deal so it can expand its production capacity. READ MORE

15 hours ago

Finland provides grant money to build cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessThe government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million to help build a cellulosic ethanol plant. A separate project to produce biogasoline, biodiesel and smaller amounts of other renewable products was also granted funding. READ MORE

15 hours ago

BPC report highlights 40 RFS policy options

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has responded to a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center that describes several options for reforming the renewable fuel standard (RFS), noting it pushes some of same tired talking points Big Oil has relied on for years. READ MORE

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USGC ethanol assessment team finds potential in the Philippines

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large exports of U.S. ethanol to Southeast Asia. READ MORE

December 18, 2014

Opinion: Labs Leverage Benchmarking, Data

BY Tom BryanFound In:OperationsTom Bryan, president and editor in chief of Ethanol Producer Magazine, writes about the stories featured in the January issue of the magazine, which has a lab management theme. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOttawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

USDA improves forest health by harvesting biomass for energy

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.This summer, 19 energy facilities in 10 states participated in BCAP. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

RFA: The RFS celebrates 7 years of success

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThis Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the signing into law of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The law expanded the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and set America on a path toward a cleaner, more energy-independent future. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

In Depth: Benchmarking the Ethanol Lab

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:OperationsQuality control depends on accurate test results, but how do ethanol labs control their own quality? READ MORE