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In Depth: Out of Harm’s Way

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: A fatal fire at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in 2016 prompted the facility to make changes and encourage other plants to do the same. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

Attis to buy New York ethanol plant, collaborate with Novozymes

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries Inc. has announced plans to purchase a New York-based ethanol plant. The company also recently announced a collaboration with Novozymes to provide biotechnology for ethanol production at its biorefineries. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

In Depth: HRSG Health: Efficiency and Performance

BY Evan Almberg Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Plants built in the ethanol construction peak are approaching 10 to 15 years of operation, and many are exploring whether to repair or replace. HRST Inc. has some advice. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

EIA: Ethanol production to remain relatively flat in 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its December forecast for 2019 ethanol production levels and offering its first short-term forecast for 2020 production. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

Iowa ethanol plants produce record 4.35 billion gallons in 2018

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyIowa ethanol plants saw another record-breaking year in 2018, producing 4.35 billion gallons. This was up from 4.2 billion gallons in 2017. While a record, 2018 production was below the 4.5 billion gallon capacity of Iowa’s ethanol producers. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

UNICA: Increased production, sales of ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that a significant number of sugarcane processing mills have closed for the season. Increased sales and production of ethanol, however, continued in early December. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Study: Corn ethanol production has minimal effect on cropland use

BY University of Illinois, College of ACES Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA new study co-authored by a University of Illinois researcher shows that the overall effects of ethanol production on land-use have been minimal despite the sharp increase in ethanol production over the past decade. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: For Safety and Security's Sake

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Camera system technologies are updated continuously, and plants stay up to date to protect personnel and property. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Greener days ahead for carbon fuels

BY U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Operations, BusinessResearchers discover copper has potential as a catalyst for turning carbon dioxide into sustainable chemicals and fuels without any wasteful byproducts, creating a green alternative to present-day chemical manufacturing. READ MORE