Operations

September 19, 2014

Gevo provides update on Luverne, Minnesota, plant

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsGevo reported an update on the progress of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Control System Upgrade Yields Greater Sustainability and Output

BY Mitch Miller Found In:Operations, BusinessCarbon Green BioEnergy's Mitch Miller details a plant turnaround effort. The company purchased a mothballed plant in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and brought it back online. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Pacific Ethanol to sell CO2 from Columbia plant in Oregon

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has announced an agreement with Kodiak Carbonic LLC to sell CO2 from the Pacific Ethanol Columbia plant located in Boardman, Oregon. Kodiak plans to construct a liquefaction and dry ice processing facility adjacent to the plant. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Legislation, hearing aim to alleviate rail delays

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs the 2014 harvest season kicks off, members of the U.S. Senate are taking action to ensure the Surface Transportation Board has the authority necessary to help mitigate the rail backlog currently plaguing the Midwest. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Red River Energy restarts operations, plans upgrades

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessRed River Energy LLC's ethanol plant in Rosholt, South Dakota, is once again operating after sitting idle for approximately 18 months. As production continues, the company plans to increase capacity and complete several improvement projects. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Legacy 18 MMgy Minnesota plant restarts ethanol production

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessMinnesota-based Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels recently restarted operations. The 18 MMgy plant, which was purchased out of bankruptcy in 2012, has undergone repairs and upgrades, including the installation of a new solids separation technology. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

QCCP celebrates grand opening of bolt-on cellulosic facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGlava, Iowa-based Quad County Corn Processors celebrated the grand opening of its 2 MMgy bold-on cellulosic facility on Sept. 9. The project, which converts corn kernel fiber into ethanol, began operations earlier this summer. READ MORE

September 05, 2014

STB hearing features testimony from S.D. ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 4, the Surface Transportation Board held a hearing to discuss rail service issues and delays. Among those offering testimony were two Midwest ethanol producers. READ MORE