September 2023

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine


Is the EU Waking Up to the Strategic Importance of Ethanol?

By David Carpintero



Staying Power

By Luke Geiver

Benefitting from the experience of its many longtime personnel, Adkins Energy has transformed itself over the past 20 years into a one-of-a-kind biorefinery worth celebrating. Adkins Energy was formed in 2002 to provide value to local corn producers. Although its origin may not sound unique to the ethanol industry, the plant’s 20-plus year run proves otherwise. Ethanol Producer Magazine caught up with the team in late July to talk about about the evolution of Adkins and how the plant has transformed in size, scope and direction. Much has changed at the Lena, Illinois, biorefinery, but as you’ll hear from one of the company’s original employees, its ability to thrive over two decades is not only about what has changed, but what hasn’t.

IT/OT professionals can help safeguard biorefineries from cyberattack by understanding criminal tactics, backing up data and being ready to act when bad things happen.

Front and Center at the FEW

By Katie Schroeder

The keynote speaker and general session panelists at the world’s largest ethanol conference discussed the industry’s role in decarbonizing the transportation sector, recent policy developments and the importance of CI modeling to ethanol’s future.


Mole-Master Services Corporation helps ethanol producers avoid stress when it comes to cleaning and removing blockages in bulk dry storage vessels during shutdown.

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