May 2015

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Business Briefs


Business Briefs

By Staff



Setting The Table For The Big Score

By David VanderGriend



A sampling of employees working in ethanol plants paints a broad picture of an industry with hard-working, well-educated, generally well-satisfied and well-paid men and women.

How can employers motivate employees to reach for continual improvement?

Training programs around the U.S. offer opportunities in the biofuels industry for part- and full-time students.

Lightly staffed businesses are often nimble and innovative. Here are seven to size up at this year's International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.

A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable.

New regulations in Scotland foster a circular economy and biogas development.

OUT WITH THE OLD: At the site of Procter & Gamble's plant in Albany, Georgia, an existing biomass boiler has provided a portion of facility's steam needs for the past 30 years.

Cogeneration Cohorts

By Keith Loria

Procter & Gamble and Constellation Energy are building a $200 million cogeneration plant at P&G's Albany, Georgia, manufacturing plant.

The concept of solidifying preprocessed municipal solid waste into fuel pellets or briquettes is not new, but the market has been slow to mature.

Waste-to-energy plants have different fuel mixes, but corrosion and metal wastage is a commonality.


Lessons in creating a high-performance culture in ethanol companies.

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