December 2011

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Business Briefs

1. Promoted: Aaron Potter has 14-plus years experience as a systems and design engineer for Innovative Processing Solutions and its affiliate, Stedman Machine Co.

Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine Staff

Andy Blythe will initially focus on improving B&W's presence in the ports and terminal sector and other high-end markets.

Business Briefs

By Staff


Business Briefs

By Biorefining Magazine Staff


Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels

Jason Matlof, partner, Battery Ventures

Sue Ellerbusch, president, BP Biofuels North America

Peter Williams, CEO, Ineos Bio

Bird’s Eye: An Illinois state police helicopter provides the bird’s eye view of the wreckage from a massive ethanol tank car fire that kept fire crews on site for more than 48 hours.

Plan for the Worst

By Kris Bevill

The Tiskilwa ethanol tank car fire demonstrates the need for preparedness and cooperation between local fire crews and ethanol plants

How ethanol moves and where it's going

Outlook 2012

By Kris Bevill and Holly Jessen

Insights and perspectives from ethanol industry executives

Walt Wendland, president, CEO, Golden Grain Energy, Homeland Energy Solutions

Todd Becker, president, CEO, Green Plains Renewable Energy

Despite regulatory uncertainty, renewable energy businesses did well in 2011 and expect continued success in the new year.

Key leaders in the biomass power and thermal industries discuss their sectors' outlooks for 2012, drawing from experiences in 2011.

Partnering to produce energy from stover could be an attractive option for corn ethanol plants.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is elevating its reliance on renewable energy by investing in combined-heat-and-power projects nationwide.

Is the current regulatory regime hindering commercialization of advanced biofuels?

For all the gripes, some government-backed programs are working

Uncertainty from a challenging political environment, focus on debt reduction and cuts to tax incentives could slow the industry's progress

Safety risks and costs with restarting previously idled biodiesel plants

A Safe Trajectory

By Luke Geiver

In a record year, safety still matters

PRODUCING SAFE EMPLOYEES: Biofuel training programs emphasize lab and industrial safety.

An Education in Safety

By Erin Voegele

Programs around the U.S. tailor safety training to fit a wide range of students, professionals and novices


Brokers play an important role in effectively using swaps, other risk management tools

Can your motor vehicle administration break the blend wall and help meet the RFS?

A tech firm, seal maker work together to reduce biorefining commercialization costs

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