Luke Geiver

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September 19, 2022

Staying Stocked

Supply chain constraints are improving, but ethanol producers are still dealing with the higher costs and tighter availability of almost all production inputs, parts and equipment. READ MORE

September 17, 2022

Elevating Quality Control

When lab personnel aren’t ushering in new innovations, testing ethanol fermentations and producing real-time production data for their colleagues, they’re making sure what’s arriving at the gate is fit for today’s production needs. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

Adding Up CCS Revenue Streams

The dual financial motive behind ethanol’s move into CCS helps explain how and why producers intend to monetize their vital new role in the carbon sequestration movement. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Sequestering In Place

Pipeline aggregation of ethanol plant CO2 has captured industry attention, but stand-alone CCS projects might be uniquely positioned for early success. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

Ethanol’s Own SAF Runway

The world’s major airlines are racing to decarbonize air travel by backing and using sustainable aviation fuel. Much of it is now being produced via plant-based oils in tandem with renewable diesel. Soon, it may also come from ethanol. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

Scoring Returns with Renewables

With the decarbonization movement underway, ethanol producers installing solar and wind power offer a blueprint—and benefit-reveal—for carbon intensity reduction. And they're not doing renewables alone, but in parallel with other low-CI strategies. READ MORE

August 24, 2020

Less Than Expected, More Than Enough

Ideal growing conditions and optimal yields should provide a silver lining for the 2020-’21 corn crop following lower than expected planting numbers. It's still early, but as of late August, the crop appears to be in good to excellent shape. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Risk Reoriented

As the ethanol industry seeks normalcy after the shock wave of COVID-19, new notions about capital investment and risk are surfacing. Experts say what was historically a mediocre margin may be considered a good margin moving forward. READ MORE