August 2011

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Business Briefs

1. Senior VP: Ron Lamberty was recently promoted at ACE. He owns two fuel stations and has more than 30 years experience in the ethanol and petroleum industries.

Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine Staff

David Robertson is chief operating officer at Ze-Gen and will lead the company's operations and technology development.

Business Briefs

By Staff



One plant's success story in an ever-evolving industry

Multi-pronged approaches to optimization

Competitive salaries aren't the only thing people look for in their job choice

The next generation of corn ethanol coproducts is here

2011 FEW Review

By Holly Jessen, Kris Bevill, Ron Kotrba and Susanne Retka Schill

Advancing the Industry Through Promotion, Policy and Technology

Time for Dialogue: Discussion over juice at Copacabana beach in Rio.

Seeking Common Ground

By Julia Olmstead

Traveling together to Brazil, Americans representing a range of perspectives on ethanol and environmentalism attempt to forge a shared path toward ethanol sustainability

Reviewing the basics of fermentation from a lab analyst's point of view

Not content to let Brazil hog all the glory, three development-stage companies eye sugar-based ethanol feedstocks

Cellulosic producers present multiple paths forward

While organic waste-to-biogas power technologies are common in Europe, they are first-of-a-kind in most U.S. states and need to prove themselves before they can become a trend.

Besides edging toward sustainability goals, a unique biodigester on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus will also provide learning opportunities, and eventually financial assistance, for students.

A five-farm digester venture in Massachusetts could be a game-changer for struggling dairy farmers.

Missouri has ample resources for a booming anaerobic digestion sector, but surprisingly few parties have taken advantage of the enormous opportunity.

Why substantial progress hasn't been made—and why it will

Sewer sludge, food and beverage wastes and plastics can provide abundant feedstock for biorefineries located onsite

R&D centers can offer important infrastructure and networking benefits to startups as they work toward commercialization

Green Fuels America spearheads an innovative approach to vertically integrated, community-scale project development

RFS2 mandates biodiesel production, but local communities need a cooperative approach

BIOJET FEED: Earli­er this year, Rentech received approval by the Province of Ontario, Canada, to ob­tain a long-term supply of up to 1.3 million tons per year of Crown timber for the com­pany’s planned biobased jet fuel project, Project Olympia

ASTM Approval

By Bryan Sims

Hydroprocessed biojet achieves significant milestone toward commercialization


How the 2008 Recession Halted the Progress of Louisiana's Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative

Novozymes describes the process behind finding innovative solutions

Ethanol has some distinct advantages as a fuel, and sweet sorghum promises even better input/output ratios

Are we headed for a pine pulpwood shortage in the U.S. South?

Biomass standards are variations of coal and petroleum coke standards, but as the use of biomass increases governing standards agencies may have to come up with more specific procedures.

Defeating NIMBYism

By Al Maiorino

Overcome project opposition through strategic offense and building a local alliance

Quick and Dirty Feedstock Characterization

By Christina Borgese and Marc Privitera

Practical advice for cash-strapped community-scale biodiesel plants

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