Operations

September 07, 2018

Opinion: On-Site, Automated and Efficient

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, automation, plant morale and more. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Aemetis to add Zebrex membrane technology at Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessAemetis Inc. has announced plans to implement the Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. Zebrex membrane dehydration system at its 60 MMgy ethanol plant in Keyes, California. As MCC’s EPC partner in the U.S., IMC Inc. will design and fabricate the unit. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

UK ethanol plant to shut down Sept. 30 due to E10 delay

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyU.K.-based Vivergo Fuels Ltd. has announced plans to idle its 420 MMly (110 MMgy) ethanol plant, citing a difficult trading environment and delays in the introduction of E10 into the U.K. marketplace. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Opinion: EPA Needs to Reallocate Gallons from RFS Waivers

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Incoming RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper addresses the small refiner exemptions issued by the U.S. EPA last year, and how they affect the ethanol market. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

In Depth: Advanced and Enhanced

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Plants large and small, with new or old control systems, tap into advanced controls and innovative data management solutions. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Opinion: Nobody Wins When Countries Erect Trade Barriers

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recaps recent trade barriers and explains their implications. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

In Depth: Pride in Product and Profits

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Managing employee morale requires offering opportunities for advancement and keeping employees informed about the companies’ successes. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Opinion: Making America Great Again Starts with the States

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Dave VanderGriend, president of Urban Air Initiative, doesn't mince words in his column this month, calling out EPA for what he says is collusion with the oil industry. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

In Depth: Pressure to Perform

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Growing export markets and new coproduct lines are increasing demands on the ethanol laboratory. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

In Depth: DCS Upgrade Detailed

BY Jason Hurst Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Distributed control systems continuously evolve. Trident Automation has tips for staying current and efficient. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Red River Biorefinery breaks ground in North Dakota

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ethanol plant that will process sugar beet tailings, as well as potato and pasta processing waste held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22, despite the fact that construction already has begun on the 11-acre site. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

In Depth: On the Brandwagon

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Prime the Pump has branded E15 as Unleaded88, with a strategy in place to expand the name and pump design across the industry. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol sets a new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, recently announced that sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of July, reaching approximately 930.4 million liters (245.79 million gallons). READ MORE

August 17, 2018

EIA: 6 states account for majority of US fuel ethanol production

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessIowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and South Dakota accounted for 72 percent of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates from EIA’s State Energy Data System. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Opinion: Branding and Policies, With a Little Production

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the September issue, including features on E15 branding, corn oil extraction, regulations and safety. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

In Depth: Extraction Optimization

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: New enzymes and fractionation technologies require multiple adjustments to corn oil extraction. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Opinion: RVP Season Ends, New Identity for E15 Begins

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor praises the organization's Prime the Pump initiative and the work it's done to brand E15. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

In Depth: Violation, Education and Documentation

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Up-to-date knowledge of environmental permits and laws, as well as thorough record keeping, can prevent noncompliance that results in costly penalties. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Opinion: A Reality Check on Clean Mobility

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: EPure's Emmanuel Desplechin emphasizes the important role ethanol must play in reducing Europe's transportation emissions. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Aemetis reports progress with cellulosic ethanol project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting increased revenues and gross margins. The company also reported process being made with its Riverbank cellulosic ethanol plant. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

In Depth: Outside OSHA’s Umbrella

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Organizational standards and safety strategies can help eliminate incidents that fall outside the coverage of OSHA regulations. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Opinion: An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: American Coalition of Ethanol's Brian Jennings has some advice and suggestions to share with acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Pacific Ethanol discusses impact of trade barriers, EPA actions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting a slight increase in net sales. The company also discussed how current trade barriers and the U.S. EPA’s administration of the RFS are impacting ethanol demand. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Gevo discusses future expansion plans for Luverne plant site

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessGevo Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 8, reporting a 28.9 percent increase in product sales when compared to the same period of last year, and discussing the company’s future plans. READ MORE

August 08, 2018

The Andersons reports strong performance for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe Andersons Inc. released second quarter 2018 financial results on Aug. 7, reporting improved performance for the company’s ethanol group and the company as a whole. The ethanol group reported a 30 percent year-over-year increase in pretax income. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its July prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 billion barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

August 03, 2018

UNICA: New record set for bioweekly hydrous ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released sugarcane milling and ethanol production data for the first half of July, reporting ethanol production was up 26.24 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Green Plains reports improved performance of its ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn Aug. 1, Green Plains Inc. released second quarter financial results reporting a year-over-year increase in revenues, reduced net loss and improved performance for its ethanol production segment. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

ADM releases Q2 results, discusses China’s impact on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting strong overall net earnings, but lower results for the bioproducts segments, which includes ethanol. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

Valero reports increased operating income for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. has released second quarter financial results, announcing that its ethanol segment reported $43 million of operating income for the three-month period, up from $31 million during the same period of last year. READ MORE