Operations

June 03, 2019

Attis acquires New York ethanol plant from Sunoco

BY Attis Industries Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessAttis Industries Inc. has completed the acquisition of a 100 MMgy corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, New York, from Sunoco LP. Attis plans to develop the site into a state-of-the-art green tech campus. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

RFA congratulates Husker Ag on hitting 1 billion gallon milestone

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has congratulated member company Husker Ag LLC, as it recently produced its 1 billionth gallon of ethanol. The Plainview, Nebraska, facility began production in 2003 and expanded its production capacity in 2007. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

Rex discusses impact of weather, flooding on plant operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources Inc. released fiscal first quarter 2019 financial results on May 30, discussing the impact of weather-related interruptions to the company’s business and projecting continued low crush margins into the second quarter. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

SPX Cooling Technologies displays cooling tower components at FEW

BY SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessSPX Cooling Technologies Inc. will showcase its mobile display trailer with displays of field-erected cooling tower components during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop, June 10-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

Husker Ag to produce 1 billionth gallon of ethanol in May

BY Husker Ag Found In:Operations, BusinessPlainview, Nebraska-based Husker Ag will produce its 1 billionth gallon of ethanol in May. The facility first started operations in 2003 with 20 million gallons of capacity. The plant has since expanded production capacity to 110 MMgy. READ MORE

May 20, 2019

Opinion: Largest Issue, Largest Event

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about D3 RIN pathway approvals, a summary of ACE's April fly-in, the 2019 FEW award winners, and more. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

CropEnergies: 2018-’19 results impacted by low ethanol prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessCropEnergies AG has released financial results for its 2018-’19 financial year, reporting earnings were impacted by low ethanol prices and high input costs. Moving forward, the company expects prices to remain volatile, but improve slightly. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Whitefox successfully starts up ICE system at E Energy Adams

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessWhitefox Technologies has announced the sixth successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox's first installation in Nebraska. The system is now operational at ethanol plants in five states. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

In Depth: Industry Accolades

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: In their second year, the Ethanol Producer Awards honor worthy people, projects and partnerships. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

SIRE reports increased ethanol production for Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy Inc. recently released financial results for its fiscal second quarter, the three months ended March 31. The company reported increased ethanol production and a slight decrease in revenues. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

In Depth: ‘A Personal Business’

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Two ethanol company executives discuss their career changes, lessons they’ve learned and their impressions of our industry. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

California certifies 2 plants for corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc., Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, PolicyEdeniq Inc. announced May 13 that the California Air Resources Board approved its first two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber. The customers are Siouxland Ethanol and Elite Octane. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

Aemetis details progress with RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 9, reporting progress with its advanced biofuel projects, including its proposed cellulosic ethanol plant and its dairy digester project to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

May 10, 2019

Green Plains discusses plant improvement projects, Q1 performance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessGreen Plains Inc.’s first quarter 2019 financial performance was impacted by weak ethanol margins and severe weather. However, Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains, said the worst of the low ethanol margin cycle could be over. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

In Depth: Opportunities in High-Protein Feed

BY Mallorie F. Wilken Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The market is growing and ethanol can play an important role, providing diversified revenue streams. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

Gevo announces plans to decarbonize Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 8, highlighting efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and predicting the company could be become profitable during the next 18 months. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

In Depth: The Case for a Credit

BY Steffen Mueller and Sam Rushing Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Ethanol plants contribute up to 40 percent of merchant carbon dioxide, reducing emissions from fermentation while providing a crucial product. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

UNICA: Data shows record setting 2018-’19 season for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data confirming the country set new records for ethanol production, consumption and sales in 2018-’19. UNICA also released data on the first two weeks of the new harvest season. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

The Andersons: Profitable Q1 for ethanol, Element startup in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPat Bowe, president and CEO of The Andersons, has announced a profitable first quarter 2019 for the company's ethanol group and confirmed its Element ethanol plant in Kansas is expected to be operational by the end of the year. READ MORE

May 03, 2019

Pacific Ethanol reports improved margins, considers asset sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. held an earnings call to discuss first quarter 2019 financial results May 2. The company reported significant improvement when compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 but is continuing to consider the sale of production assets. READ MORE

May 03, 2019

Katzen to design corn ethanol plant in Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessKatzen International Inc. announced April 29 it will design a new corn ethanol plant in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Construction on the 74 MMgy plant is underway, with startup expected in mid-2020. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: E15 expansion

BY Mike O'Brien Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy joined renewable fuel leaders at Royal Farms outside of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the launch of a sustainability initiative and the grand opening of the latest renewable fuel station in our capital. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Are we almost there?

BY Ron LambertyFound In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerRon Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol, compares the path to widespread E15 use year-round to a summer family road trip. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Prepare for the future

BY Robert WhiteFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerIt is more important than ever that as equipment changes are considered, retailers are thinking of all the possibilities that come into play over the course of those equipment lifespans. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Eni, Fiat Chrysler develop new low-emission fuel

BY Eni S.p.A. Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerEni, an Italian energy company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have partnered to create a new fuel, which Eni says has lower emissions and has a 15 percent methanol and 5 percent bio-ethanol content. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

Advanced Biofuels Canada report shows record GHG reduction

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyA report commissioned by Advanced Biofuels Canada shows record reduction in GHG emissions. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Whitefox announces startup of ICE system at ACE Ethanol

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessWhitefox Technologies Ltd. has announced the successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at ACE Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. The membrane system is part of a wider project that will integrate D3Max's technology at the facility. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Novozymes reports drop Q1 bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessNovozymes released first quarter 2019 financial results April 24, reporting a 4 percent drop in sales. Bioenergy sales were down 8 percent due primarily to weaker performance of the U.S. ethanol industry, which was impacted by flooding. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

EPA: 32.61 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 32.61 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Opinion: Finding the Value

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about a growing market for coproducts, how plants are capturing value from high-protein coproducts, and the ethanol lobby's message to the U.S. House, and more. READ MORE