Operations

February 13, 2018

Opinion: Ambitious Policies Position Canadian Biofuels for Growth

BY Jim Grey Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Jim Grey, of Renewable Fuels Canada, discusses Canada's biofuels success and what's coming. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

In Depth: Step 1: Quality Cook

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Liquefaction should be the first focus area in yield improvement efforts. Understanding enzyme enhancements and proper indicators are key to evaluating a plant’s process. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Opinion: The Wisdom of Thumper

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: ACE's Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

In Depth: Breakdown of Benefits

BY Cody Jackson Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Infrared thermography can save money, improve safety and prevent unexpected downtime. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Green Plains produces record 340.8 million gallons during Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has released fourth quarter 2017 financial results, reporting the company produced a record 340.8 million gallons of ethanol during the three-month period, up from 334.2 million gallons during the fourth quarter of 2016. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

SIRE reports reduced revenue, increased ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy has released financial results for the fiscal first quarter of 2018, reporting net income of $1.2 million, or $88.62 per unit, down from $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the same period of the previous year. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

ADM releases 2017 results, expects increased ethanol exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting reduced operating profit for the quarter and full year. Profits in the bioproducts segment, which includes ethanol, were down for the fourth quarter, but up for 2017. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Novozymes launches yeast platform for corn ethanol production

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessToday, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes launches Drive, the first product from its Innova yeast platform for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

UNICA reports increased hydrous ethanol sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced increased sales of hydrous ethanol during the first half of January. Total ethanol production for the current season is up slightly when compared to the previous season. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Valero: Ethanol net income down, ethanol production volumes up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting the company’s ethanol segment earned $37 million of operating income during the final three months of last year, down from $126 million during the same period of 2016. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Summit Agricultural Group to expand Brazilian corn ethanol plant

BY Summit Agricultural Group Found In:Operations, BusinessSummit Agricultural Group recently announced a $100 million expansion of FS Bioenergia, a corn ethanol plant in Brazil. The expansion is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2019 and will increase capacity from 60 MMgy to 140 MMgy. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Cargill to produce ethanol at Germany plant

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessCargill recently announced plans to expand its portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany, with advanced biofuels, vegetable wheat protein and industrial wheat starches. The transformation is expected to be complete by 2020. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

Mercuria plans improvements for South Bend ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessNoble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC in Indiana was recently purchased by Mercuria Investments US Inc. and changed its name to South Bend Ethanol LLC. Mercuria plans to increase capacity at the facility to approximately 100 MMgy. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

In Depth: On The Spot

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Most consumers make their fuel purchase decisions at the pump. Consistent branding based on market research can help boost ethanol’s appeal. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Opinion: Sharing Value, Building Brand

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including features about marketing E15, approval for corn fiber-to-ethanol processes, advocacy on Capitol Hill and ethanol blend pricing. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

In Depth: A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyConfidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

Opinion: RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bob Dinneen looks ahead to 2018 and outlines RFA's priorities. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

In Depth: The Fundamentals of Fly-Ins

BY Keith Loria Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The Washington, D.C., events provide opportunities for constituents to meet with lawmakers and help influence biofuels policy. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Opinion: More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bliss Baker looks at ethanol policies around the world. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

In Depth: Unexpected Incentive

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

Opinion: Respecting the Law

BY David Hallberg Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: David Hallberg discusses the U.S. Department of Energy's adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

In Depth: CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities

BY Joe Leo Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Generating heat and power on-site saves money and lowers carbon intensity, but has barriers to success. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased ethanol consumption in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production in 2018 and 2019 will be maintained at the 2017 level. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing approximately 476 million bushels of corn was consumed for fuel alcohol production in November, up 1 percent from October. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

CHS to use Enogen corn at Illinois ethanol plant

BY Syngenta Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessSyngenta has announced an agreement with CHS Inc. to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation that enhances ethanol production. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Noble Group completes sale of Indiana ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn Jan. 2, Noble Group Ltd. announced it completed the sale of its interest in Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC to Mercuria Investments US Inc. on Dec. 12 for a final consideration of $18.1 million. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Gevo issues corporate update, reduces staff

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently issued a corporate update, reaffirming the company’s focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The company also announced plans to reduce staff at its Colorado offices. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

UNICA: Increased domestic sales of hydrous ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of December, reporting mills in the south-central region continued to produce and sell large quantities of ethanol during the two-week period. READ MORE