Operations

January 23, 2019

Opinion: See You in the Sunshine

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, options available to retailers who want to add E15, a look at loadout area safety improvements, and more. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

In Depth: California Carbon Check

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: With values better than 1.6 cents per gallon per point, driving down carbon intensity brings a nice payback in the Golden State. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Opinion: Powered with Renewed Energy

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The RFA looks forward to facing challenges and seizing opportunities at this year's NEC. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

In Depth: Out of Harm’s Way

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: A fatal fire at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in 2016 prompted the facility to make changes and encourage other plants to do the same. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

Attis to buy New York ethanol plant, collaborate with Novozymes

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAttis Industries Inc. has announced plans to purchase a New York-based ethanol plant. The company also recently announced a collaboration with Novozymes to provide biotechnology for ethanol production at its biorefineries. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

In Depth: HRSG Health: Efficiency and Performance

BY Evan Almberg Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Plants built in the ethanol construction peak are approaching 10 to 15 years of operation, and many are exploring whether to repair or replace. HRST Inc. has some advice. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

EIA: Ethanol production to remain relatively flat in 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its December forecast for 2019 ethanol production levels and offering its first short-term forecast for 2020 production. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

Iowa ethanol plants produce record 4.35 billion gallons in 2018

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyIowa ethanol plants saw another record-breaking year in 2018, producing 4.35 billion gallons. This was up from 4.2 billion gallons in 2017. While a record, 2018 production was below the 4.5 billion gallon capacity of Iowa’s ethanol producers. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

UNICA: Increased production, sales of ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that a significant number of sugarcane processing mills have closed for the season. Increased sales and production of ethanol, however, continued in early December. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Study: Corn ethanol production has minimal effect on cropland use

BY University of Illinois, College of ACES Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA new study co-authored by a University of Illinois researcher shows that the overall effects of ethanol production on land-use have been minimal despite the sharp increase in ethanol production over the past decade. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: For Safety and Security's Sake

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Camera system technologies are updated continuously, and plants stay up to date to protect personnel and property. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Greener days ahead for carbon fuels

BY U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Operations, BusinessResearchers discover copper has potential as a catalyst for turning carbon dioxide into sustainable chemicals and fuels without any wasteful byproducts, creating a green alternative to present-day chemical manufacturing. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

In Depth: Ethanol's Impact

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Iowa’s status as the largest ethanol-producing state means its ethanol economy affects the entire industry. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

RFA, TRANSCAER to host ethanol safety webinars next year

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, BusinessThe RFA will host four safety webinars in 2019, focused on ethanol emergency response training. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Pacific Ethanol idles Aurora East plant

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFaced with poor market conditions, Pacific Ethanol has idled its Aurora East plant in Aurora, Nebraska, and laid off 26 workers at the Pacific Aurora campus. The 45 MMgy facility has been in operation since 1995. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Opinion: Welcome, 2019

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about Iowa's importance to ethanol, an update on two corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol plants, a look at plant safety and security, and more. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

UNICA: Increased ethanol production, sales continue in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production by mills in the country’s south-central region was up during the second half of November despite a drop in the volume of sugarcane that was processed. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

The Andersons to implement ICM technologies at multiple plants

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessICM Inc. and The Andersons Inc. have announced plans to implement value-added technologies in multiple ethanol plants operated by The Andersons. The Andersons will license FST Next Gen, SMT V2, and TS4. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Agenda released for 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

UNICA: Increased sales of hydrous ethanol continue into November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales by production units in the south-central region of the country were up during the first half of November. The volume of sugarcane milled, however, was down. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

FQPT to install SGT System at Marquis Energy

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Operations, BusinessMarquis Energy is installing the Fluid Quip Process Technologies Selective Grind Technology at its Hennepin, Illinois, facility. The Hennepin FQPT SGT System will be the largest installation to date at an ethanol facility worldwide. READ MORE

November 23, 2018

In Depth: Immovable Objects

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Railroad delays in 2014 forced ethanol plants to slow production or find other ways to move their products. Four years later, the situation has improved, but rail traffic is on the rise again. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons). READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs

BY White Dog Labs Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessInvest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

In Depth: True Value

BY Jerry Shurson Found In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The actual nutritional and economic appraisal of DDGS is more complex than simply measuring profat content. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Green Plains decommissions Virginia plant, closes on Valero sale

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn Nov. 15, Green Plains Inc. announced it is permanently closing its 60 MMgy ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. The company also announced it has closed on the previously announced sale of three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

Aemetis discusses cellulosic project, plant improvements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues. The company also provided an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol project in Riverbank, California, which will feature LanzaTech technology. READ MORE