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Pacific Ethanol reports strong Q3 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter financial results. During an investor call, Neil Koehler, president and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, noted 2014 is on pace to be a record year for the company. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Green Plains produced record ethanol, coproduct volumes in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has released financial results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting net income of $41.7 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, up from $9.4 million, or 28 cents per diluted share, during the same period of last year. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Court rules against GreenShift in corn oil separation case

BY Holly JessenFound In:OperationsThe U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued a sealed order which holds all asserted corn oil separation patents held by GS CleanTech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corp., as invalid and not infringed on. READ MORE

October 24, 2014

Class I railroads file first weekly status reports with the STB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 8, the Surface Transportation Board published a decision announcing new weekly data reporting requirements for Class I railroads in order to help mitigate issues with poor service and delays. The first reports were filed Oct. 22. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

Economist: Ethanol profits face decline

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessEthanol production profits hit a wall in the past month, according to an analysis by University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin in a recent FarmDocDaily post. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

In Depth: 3 P's of Maintenance

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, BusinessMaintenance professionals talk about preventative, predictive and precision maintenance. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Maple Energy announces strategic investment offer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPeru-based Maple Energy plc has announced it has received an offer from two strategic investors. The agreement is expected to provide sufficient capital to support ongoing operations of the company's ethanol business. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Total supplying racing fuel containing Gevo's biobased isooctane

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced that it is selling renewable isooctane to Total for formulation into Formula 1 racing fuel. Gevo's renewable isobutanol from Luverne, Minnesota, is being converted into bio-isooctane at its biorefinery at South Hampton Resources. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

In Depth: Reinvention With LESS Innovation

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessA legacy ethanol plant showcases a new low-energy solids separation system. READ MORE