Operations

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

October 17, 2014

Abengoa celebrates grand opening of cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessOn Oct. 17, Abengoa celebrated the grand opening of its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. Construction on the 25 MMgy facility was completed in mid-August and ethanol production commenced in late September. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

NABCE 2014 comes to an end with Poet-DSM fantasy fuel plant tour

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessA sold-out bus trip that traveled three hours southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuel LLC's cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa rounded out the 2014 National Advanced Biofuel Conference and Expo. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Public comments on low carbon fuel availability due Oct. 16

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, PolicyThe recently established Low Carbon Fuels Coalition is encouraging low carbon fuel producers and other industry stakeholders to weigh in on the availability of low carbon fuels by submitting comments to the California Air Resources Board. READ MORE