August 2021

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Business Briefs

McPherson Jr.

Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine



The Biofuels Revolution Coming to the Friendly Skies

By Leticia Phillips



Beyond transportation fuel, ethanol could contribute to greener electricity. From large-scale power generation to support the grid to small and decentralized applications that provide renewable energy for remote electric vehicle charging.

POWER PLAY: Poet, the largest U.S. ethanol producer, has installed natural gas-fired turbines like this one at several of its facilities.

Revisiting CHP

By Susanne Retka Schill

Carbon reduction incentives are improving the payback on cogeneration for ethanol plants. Only a fraction of U.S. producers are currently doing it, but that could change as the industry has new reasons to get more efficient with heat and power.

Aemetis' refinery will produce renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel from almond orchard and forest wood waste, which will also yield a negative carbon sugar source for ethanol. The Keyes, California, plant is also ditching fossil-based power.

The Summit Carbon Solutions' pipeline, a visionary multi-billion dollar project in the making representing about 15% of the U.S. ethanol industry, will allow producers to permanently sequester their carbon dioxide and cut their CI scores in half.


Aspiring Univere Corp., a spinout of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has created a massive database of every plot of farmland across the globe. The tool could help ethanol plant managers better anticipate local grain availability.

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