July 2018

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Business Briefs


Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine



FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy recycling technologies and changing market dynamics provide new options for electricity production, and revive opportunities for old ones.

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Cellulose molecules are more complex than starch molecules, so employing the proper enzymes in cellulosic ethanol production is vital. Optimization research is ongoing.

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth.

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: The energy efficiency push has achieved industry-wide results that experts hope can change outdated government and consumer perceptions of ethanol's benefits.

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy efficiency projects in distillation, dryers and centrifuges are reducing expenses and natural gas usage, but also boosting plants' capacities.


FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Analyzing data from computerized maintenance management systems can boost operational efficiency and streamline HR, equipment monitoring, inventory and more.

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Sustainability reporting helps boost plant efficiency, and affects top and bottom lines.

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