August 2015

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Business Briefs

By Staff


Francina Dlouhy

Iowa Supreme Court says “no” to natural gas tax challenge

By Francina Dlouhy



The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all people of the ethanol industry. This article appears in the August issue of EPM.

Chris Standlee, Abengoa, and Dan Cummings, POET-DSM, listen while Ray Defenbaugh, Big River Resources, talks during the general session. Other companies represented include Pacific Ethanol, Guardian Energy and DuPont.

“Promoting Innovation Connecting the Industry”

By Holly Jessen and Susanne Retka Schill

About 2,000 people gathered in Minneapolis June 1-4 for the annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. This story appears in the August issue of EPM.

When Ethanol Producer Magazine asked for nominations of rock star operators, the name of an industry veteran of almost two decades rose to the top. This story appears in the August issue of EPM.

Companies aim to tweak and transform key systems to reduce energy use and resolve bottlenecks. This story appears in the August issue of EPM.

New products undergo extensive research and collaboration before real-time testing. This story appears in the August issue of EPM.

Adequately drying wood chip fuel is an important component of maximizing heat and power production, and techniques vary widely.

Dual Membrane: VSO Biogas Technologies’ double-membrane gas holders consist of a polyester composite and a PVC coating. The inner 
membrane has chemical resistance to biogas elements, and the outer has mechanical characteristics resistant to climat

Biogas Buffer

By Katie Fletcher

Storage at biogas plants, although usually short-term, can ensure generating systems receive a steady gas flow at desired volume and pressure.

Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe.

STACKING UP PROFITS: Recognizing that the vast majority of wood-burning appliances in North America cannot handle wood pellets, producers of are increasingly introducing briquette and log products into their production environment.

Densifying Dynamos

By Tim Portz

Fuel log, puck and briquette production equipment manufacturers are expanding customers' feedstock options and extending their market reach.


Plymouth Energy collaborates with corn growers to increase plant efficiency and make ethanol more sustainable. This story appears in the August issue of EPM.


Optimizing gas collection at landfills is the core component of Loci Controls' new technology.

Cognizant of rapidly evolving farming and biomass sectors, New Holland aims to stay ahead of the game.

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