Operations

June 04, 2018

Ag committee members advocate for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 4, a group of eight members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry sent a letter to committee chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow expressing support for the Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of the country sold 1.13 billion liters (289.51 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of May, up 17 percent from the same period of 2017. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

In Depth: Well-Fed, Stress-Free Yeast Required

BY Jim Miers Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The best way to minimize issues from stress or contamination and maximize yield is to cultivate healthy, actively growing yeast. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Opinion: A Bit of Everything

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including features about Brazil's ethanol market, U.S. ethanol industry job market, progress on ethanol plants under construction and more. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

In Depth: All Eyes On Ethanol

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Brazil’s ethanol industry continues to grow with the help of renewable fuel goals and international partnerships. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Rex American Resources reports increased ethanol sales in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn May 23, Rex American Resources Corp. released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol sales volumes and gross profit when compared to the same period of 2017. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

In Depth: Settled In

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Success and lack of turnover have created a shortage of open positions in the ethanol industry. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

In Depth: Ethanol: The Renewable Naphtha

BY Luca Zullo Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: With existing capabilities, chemical coproducts represent a low-hanging fruit for the industry. Ethanol, in fact, is a better feedstock for some chemicals than oil-based sources. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

In Depth: Integrated Innovation

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Element LLC employs ICM’s new process technologies, coproduct systems and efficiency improvements in one state-of-the-art facility. Construction is underway. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

Opinion: Need for Global Adoption of Transport Biofuels is Pressing

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Global Renewable Fuels Alliance President Bliss Baker says global adoption of transport biofuels is a pressing matter in order to combat climate change. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

In Depth: On The Front Lines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The old battle between ethanol and oil takes center stage with the RFS. Ethanol Producer Magazine recaps the many recent attempts to hinder the policy, and looks beyond 2022. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

Opinion: A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest, pumping millions of dollars into the economy. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

In Depth: Down to the Details

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies, RINs and more. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

In Depth: Best in the Business

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: This year, Ethanol Producer Magazine launched the Ethanol Producer Awards, naming winners based on open nominations in five categories. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UNICA reports record production of hydrous ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of Brazil produced a record 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the second half of April. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Gevo to focus on ethanol production, improvements at Luverne

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that the company currently sees ethanol as a pathway to profitability. The company’s near-term plans include making improvements its plant in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

The Andersons report improved ethanol margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins and providing an update on the construction of Element LLC, a 70 MMgy ethanol plant under development by The Andersons and ICM Inc. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

EIA revises 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts in May STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, slightly altering its ethanol production forecasts for 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Pacific Ethanol reports improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results on May 8, reporting improved margins and an increase in total ethanol gallons sold. Net sales were also up for the quarter. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Green Plains: Margins improving in second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOn May 7, Green Plains Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results, providing an overview of company operations and announcing plans to implement Fluid Quip’s patented high-protein technology. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up in first half of April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region produced significantly more ethanol during the first two weeks of the new harvest season when compared to the same period of the previous season. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Nebraska-based E Energy Adams to install Whitefox ICE

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessE Energy Adams is to be the first ethanol plant in Nebraska to install a Whitefox ICE system. The ICM-designed plant began operations in 2007 and currently has an annual production capacity of 80 million gallons. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

EIA: US exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.2 billion gallons set in 2011. U.S. imports of ethanol in 2017 increased compared with 2016 but remained relatively small at 77 million gallons. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

ADM: Current blending economics for ethanol favorable

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn May 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that earnings for the company’s bioproducts segment were down when compared to the same period of last year due to weak ethanol margins. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Valero reports improved Q1 earnings for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2018 financial results on April 26. The company reported $45 million of operating income for its ethanol segment, up from $22 million during the same three-month period of 2017. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

LLNL maps out deployment of CCS for ethanol production

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessTo better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing CO2, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have mapped out how CO2 might be captured from U.S. ethanol biorefineies and sequestered underground. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE