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By Erin Voegele

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Rex American Resources Corp. on May 22 reported that the company achieved near-record financial results during its fiscal Q1 2024. The company also announced it secured 100% of the rights of way for its planned 6-mile carbon pipeline.

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The House Committee on Agriculture on May 24 completed markup of its version of the 2024 Farm Bill and passed the proposed legislation by a 33-21 vote. Among the provisions included in the bill are those that support the SAF industry.

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To further the export growth of U.S. DDGS, the USGC and the North Dakota Corn Council in May led a group of East and West African industry stakeholders on a tour of U.S. production facilities and the transportation supply chain.

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Verbio on May 23 celebrated the groundbreaking of a conversion project at its ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana, that will allow the facility to produce both ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) using an innovative production approach.

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Growth Energy has presented Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen with its highest honor—the America’s Fuel Award— in recognition of his commitment to American bioethanol and his efforts to make Nebraska’s biofuels industry among the strongest in the nation.

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Trident Automation leverages its industry experience and innovation to help ethanol producers maintain and install distributed control systems.

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Data collection, storage and reporting are vital to ethanol plant operations. A Minnesota-based software integrator is automating those functions to help producers optimize business processes and drive financial success.

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Eight Midwest states now have federal approval to allow E15 sales year-round—but not until 2025. For proponents of the stepped-up blend, the regulatory victory is bittersweet, and their sights are set on a larger goal.

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A Proposal To Press

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By Luke Geiver

April 01, 2024

Is the diaphragm filter press a viable alternative to the centrifuge decanters used in dry mill DDGS production? A pair of engineers from the U.S. and China think so.

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S3 E6 This month's Ethanol Producer Magazine podcast features, Matt Bilski, Lead Chemist, Ecolab, Inc. Hosted by Danielle Piekarski, Int'l Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. View the Full Agenda or Register for the FEW Conference: https://few.bbiconferences.com View More.

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Granite Falls Energy

Process Operators

POSTED BY: Granite Falls Energy

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Learn and operate all processes associated with the plant, • Learn and operate DCS (computer control system) for the plant. • Learn and follow procedures for plant start-up, shut down, cleaning and batching. • Keep accurate and timely logs. • Respond to collected data and make adjustment to optimize plant operation. • Keep plant facilities clean. • Keep operators coming on shift briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift. • Do quality control test on product streams. • Responsible for notifying supervisor of any problems. • Complete any and all tasks assigned by Supervisor. • Safe work practices are a condition of employment. Report any safety issue or problem to your supervisor and safety coordinator immediately. • Maintain a team environment with other plant employees. • Perform other duties as necessary/assigned. • Promote Granite Falls Energy, LLC in the community.
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International Flavors & Fragrances

Technical Service Account Manager - Grain Processing

POSTED BY: International Flavors & Fragrances

At IFF, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. Passionate, creative, empowered, and expert, we are constantly looking for new challenges—and developing new-to-world solutions that answer them.  The Technical Service Account Manager of Grain Processing will be directly responsible for providing technical service to existing and new customer accounts within the Carbohydrate Processing and Fuel Alcohol markets. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Help customers optimize enzyme/yeast performance through routine plant visits to perform process audits and lab analysis. Provide training and guidance to the customer for product selection and application optimization. Analyze process and lab data to make recommendations for improvement to the process. Develop tools or models to improve data analysis. Help develop and execute account plans. Assess business development opportunities from a commercial and technical perspective. Establish/maintain strong contacts both externally (at customer) and internally with sales, marketing, R&D.
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Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

Process Operator

POSTED BY: Heron Lake BioEnergy, LLC

The Process Operator is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment in a highly automated chemical facility. Operators are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process. The team member in this position is responsible for understanding and executing standard operating procedures and is expected to ensure proper response during normal and abnormal operating situations. Additionally, Operators are responsible for communicating process events to both Process Leads and on-going shift team members. Continuous plant operation requires Team member to adapt to 12-hour workdays and be able to meet call-in and overtime requirements as needed.
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