Carbon intensity scores determine, in part, the value producers get for each gallon of ethanol they produce. Today's CI calculations don't factor in low-carbon farming practices, but industry leaders like Brian Jennings are determined to change that.
Little Sioux Corn Processors™ CEO and plant manager discuss the plant expansions, coproduct optimizations and debottlenecking successes behind the facility™s remarkable growth over two decades.
By Susanne Retka Schill
A startup advanced biofuel company is including first-generation corn ethanol plants in its commercialization strategy. Its vision includes regional crop conversion and enabling today's biorefineries to process woody biomass.
By Luke Geiver
Sound leak detection and repair practices are essential to modern ethanol plant operations. Both procedural and high tech, LDAR is rooted in compliance, but closely tied to everyday maintenance and project planning.
By Luke Geiver
From CI-score reduction to back-end feed ROI, a growing number of ethanol plants are in pursuit of the multi-part benefits of ICM's trademarked Advanced Processing Package. It should come as no surprise that ICM Inc. has made its Advanced Processing Package system—an innovative suite of bolt-on technology systems for ethanol plants looking to diversify revenue streams and lower carbon intensity (CI) scores—seem so simple. The Kansas-based ethanol process technology pioneer first unveiled its APP system in 2019. Since then, multiple ethanol plants have acquired APP and are currently in various stages of implementation.
New decarbonization incentives present an opportunity not seen in a generation.
The industry is changing. The new focus is on all areas of second-generation biofuels construction, and Fagen Inc. is currently building carbon capture systems and combined heat and power projects for new and past clients.
By Michael Hettegger
A European company is turning smartphones into mobile inspection systems for leak detection in valves with an app that provides instant results.
By Katie Schroeder
Ethanol producers share their experiences with Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions, which offers value-added treatment products and services to address some of the most challenging reliability and sustainability issues biorefineries face.