Chris Hanson

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May 29, 2014

Ethanol trade group responds to EWG report

After the Environmental Working Group released its anti-corn ethanol report, the Renewable Fuels Association responded. According to the RFA, the report relies on overblown and disputed assumptions of land use change. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

On-site RIN Collection

Some ethanol producers are capturing renewable identification numbers (RINs) and promoting higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

April 24, 2014

Alternative financing options subject of Calif. workshop

The California Energy Commission conducted a workshop aimed at alternative financing options and strategies to support the development and implementation of transportation technologies which reduces greenhouse gas and criteria emissions. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

RFA president makes appearance at rail safety forum

Renewable Fuel Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave a presentation at a rail safety forum hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board on April 23. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Ready Markets Soak Up Corn Oil

Distillers corn oil, produced at the majority of ethanol plants today, is in high demand. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Dyadic International receives new patent

Dyadic International Inc. was issued a new patent for enzyme composition and development to convert plant biomass into fermentable sugars. The patent broadens Dyadic's advanced biofuel and biobased material portfolio. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ethanol plant CO2 sequestration project reaches new milestone

The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration project stored 750,000 metric tons carbon dioxide from Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s ethanol plant in Decatur, Ill. READ MORE

March 13, 2014

Wisconsin ethanol plant pays fine, saves jobs and lenders

Marquis Energy-Wisconsin LLC will pay $125,000 to the Juneau County Circuit Court as part of a settlement for violating Wisconsin's air pollution control laws at its Necedah facility. READ MORE

March 06, 2014

Early Risers

Following multiyear feedstock procurement campaigns and vast investments of capital, resources and time, America’s first big cellulosic ethanol plants are nearing startup. EPM examines the progress of the Abengoa, Poet-DSM and DuPont facilities. READ MORE

February 14, 2014

Production Price Up

Corn’s value has retreated, but the costs of fertilizer, seed, land and machinery remain high. Have inflated expenses reset the break even point for American growers? READ MORE