Operations

July 07, 2017

UNICA reports reduced exports of ethanol in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced mills in the south-central region produced 5.81 billion liters (1.53 billion gallons) from the start of the current harvest season through June 16. READ MORE

June 29, 2017

U.S. ethanol production capacity continues to increase

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFuel ethanol production capacity in the U.S. reached 15.5 billion gallons per year, or 1.01 million barrels per day, at the beginning of 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

June 28, 2017

Xylogenics releases new yeast strain

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, BusinessXylogenics Inc. has released a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast and fermentation process. The company said it has performed more than 10,000 commercial lab-scale fermentations with the new yeast design. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Service providers partner to build ethanol plants in India

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CellulosicL&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

CropEnergies reports improved first quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGermany-based CropEnergies AG released first quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues and results when compared to the same period of last year. The improved results are primarily attributed to increased utilization of its plants. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Opinion: Greener, on our own Accord

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Time will tell how President Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord will affect the U.S. ethanol industry, which is banking on foreign demand for its low-carbon, high-octane fuel to grow. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

In Depth: Sustainable certification for the ethanol process

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized term—sustainability. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that the industry needs to work to increase ethanol demand. It’ll be driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard, he said. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

In Depth: Meeting needs, maximizing benefits

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Opinion: Tested. Proven. Driven.

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol's annual conference is coming up Aug. 15 to 17 in Omaha. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

In Depth: Charged up

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Is it the right time for ethanol producers to consider going solar? READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Opinion: Winning the battle against climate change

BY Jim Grey Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Governments in Canada appear poised to take the steps necessary to provoke further reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Canada’s ethanol industry is likely to have a feature role in the policy response. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

In Depth: Process checkups

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Having captured the low-hanging fruit, debottlenecking and plant optimizations begin a second round. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

In Depth: Outfoxing dehydration

BY Tim PortzFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is poised to eliminate molecular sieve regeneration cycles from ethanol plants forever. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

In Depth: Understanding API tank requirements

BY Cassandra Thomason Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Opinion: OSHA rescinds union walkaround memo

BY Ryan Funk Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed that an Obama administration OSHA memorandum permitting union or community organization representatives to take part in OSHA workplace. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRed Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, falling to 1.02 million barrels per day in 2018. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

USDA, DOE open $9 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy are making up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to support the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

RFA analysis: RFS has been ‘tremendous success’ since adoption

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMore than a decade after the original Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

USDA: April corn use for ethanol up compared to last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the June edition of its Grain Crushings and Coproducts Production report, announcing corn consumed for fuel alcohol was 433 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March, but up 8 percent when compared to April 2016. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

GRFA: Ethanol production does not drive food prices

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has released a chart showing opposite trends in the UN FAO Food Price Index and world fuel ethanol production since 2008, demonstrating clearly that ethanol production is not a main driver of global food prices. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Opinion: Working With Purpose

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyEPM's editor in chief reviews the line-up of ethanol industry coverage appearing in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

In Depth: Sustaining Opportunities

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, BusinessThe ethanol industry provides young people with wealth of job opportunities. This article in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine profiles the career paths of several relative newcomers. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

ICM installs SMT V2 at Carbon Green BioEnergy, Iroquois BioEnergy

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessICM Inc. and NUVU Fuels LLC have announced the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) at Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE