June 2015

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Business Briefs

Duane Kristensen (left) accepts Ethanol Industry Appreciation Award from Dennis Gengenbach, farmer-director on the Nebraska Corn Board.

Business Briefs

By Staff


Donna Funk

Weathering Tight Margins

By Donna Funk



A Minnesota ethanol plant is first in line to produce high-value renewable chemicals.

After a long stretch of profitability, there are few U.S. ethanol producers "approaching the table" to sell. But that could change.

Sustainability drives growing interest in renewable chemicals from ethanol.

After a period of incredible profitability, leaders in the ethanol industry are better positioned for thinner margins.

A good understanding of financial ratios is essential when making strategic plans.


Blue Flint Ethanol stimulates corn expansion in McLean County, North Dakota.

Advisors provide guidance and tools to achieve more sound financial footing.

Attempts to bring crowdfunding to industry fall short, but new mechanisms are available.

Volatility, a function of fluctuating prices for corn and natural gas inputs, is changing revenue values for ethanol, DDGS and corn oil.

A team effort determines the most accurate, efficient, cost-effective emission compliance testing.


Same Vision: Neil Harrison and Christiane Egger, above, and Gustav Melin, next page, have put their stamp on Europe’s biomass heat market, which has grown tremendously over the past few decades.

Setting the Scene

By Katie Fletcher

In Europe, the stage for biomass heat is set and industry leaders are engaging crowds, ready for the next act.

Leveraging Dan Cummings' 25-year career in energy and clean technologies, POET-DSM names him first president of the joint venture.

Aria Energy Business Development Manager Chris Voell discusses his long, impactful career in waste management and landfill gas energy development.

Four pellet plant executives sit down for a frank discussion regarding the industry's biggest challenges, the importance of building a cohesive and effective team, and plans for the next 18 months.

Brent Boyko and Faron Rollins are the faces of the standout utility's biomass initiatives.

A photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis.

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