Luke Geiver

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January 18, 2023

A Lot On The Lines

After averting a national labor strike and starting to address declines in speed and service, the rail industry appears ready to roll past a rough stretch—and that's good for U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

January 16, 2023

Cashing In On Clean

Clean-in-place service experts and hygiene specialists explain the steps to get—and stay—clean for enhanced microbial control, optimal yield and productivity. READ MORE

December 19, 2022

Stepping Up to CHP Platforms

While combined heat and power has been an enticing option for energy progressive ethanol plants for years, it’s now a front-and-center play for producers on carbon reduction quests. READ MORE

December 14, 2022

Drawing Out More

Today’s ethanol producers expect new yeasts to be flexible agents of plant efficiency, yield enhancement, coproduct optimization and input reduction. Their suppliers have even higher expectations. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Adding Thrust to Ethanol-Based SAF

Policy makers are incentivizing sustainable aviation fuel across the globe. Airlines are eagerly signing offtakes and taking every drop they can get. With other feedstocks in tight supply, ethanol-based SAF production is ready to soar. READ MORE

November 04, 2022

Strategies to Step Down Water Use

At the facility level, water experts and engineers deal with issues big and small—from advanced cooling water analyses to sealing solutions and RO membranes—to reduce the use of H2O at ethanol plants. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

The Road Ahead for the RFS

Starting now, the U.S. EPA—with input from other agencies—will have new guideposts and increased interpretive authority for determining the annual renewable volume obligations of the RFS. READ MORE

October 14, 2022

More Ethanol Needed North of the Border

With its new Clean Fuels Regulation in place, Canada is calling for more domestically produced biofuels while leaving the door open to record amounts of U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

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