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By Erin Voegele


CoBank maintained its positive outlook for U.S. ethanol production in its latest Quarterly Research Report, released July 11, with higher margins and a strong export market continuing to benefit ethanol producers.

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CF Industries and POET to demonstrate the use of low-carbon Fertilizer in corn production to reduce carbon intensity of ethanol

CF Industries Holdings Inc. and POET LLC on July 15 announced a collaboration to pilot the use of low-carbon ammonia fertilizer to reduce the carbon intensity of corn production and ethanol. The project is expected to kick off this fall.

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Gevo Inc. announced on July 15 that its renewable natural gas (RNG) business achieved an annualized production rate of approximately 402,000 MMBtu in May, exceeding the previous record, which was set in March.

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In June, the industry gathered in Minnesota for the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world. After four decades, the FEW remains a can’t-miss early summer event for ethanol plant personnel and the companies that support them. Photos: BBI/Sarah Morreim

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The USDA maintained its forecast for 2024-’25 corn use in ethanol production in its latest WASDE report, released July 12. The agency increased its forecast for corn production and reduced its forecast for corn prices.

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As the first-ever ethanol producer to deliver carbon removal credits to the voluntary market, Red Trail Energy and its partners are creating a blueprint for others to follow.

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Ethanol producers are increasingly relying on high-tech equipment and AI to stay ahead of the biorefinery maintenance curve.

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Efficiency Trade-offs

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By Sue Retka Schill

May 13, 2024

More ethanol and oil wrung from each bushel of corn means less DDGS. How well does it pay?

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The 2024 Ethanol Plant Personnel Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey results show an industry rewarding managers and department heads with pay ranging from $100,000 to over $200,000.

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