Argus Biofuels & Feedstocks 2016
October 18-20, 2016 - London UK

FEW: Spectroscopy tools come in handy

Analytical methods may not sound sexy, but they are vital in all ethanol plants for the monitoring of various stages of the production process. Among other benefits, these methods can indicate to plant operators the potential for infections long before they are obviously apparent, so they can add more antibiotics (as one option) and save plants from costly cleaning processes. The concept was discussed in depth in a breakout session at the 2008 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Nashville on June 17.READ MORE

FEW: Soybean hulls can be ethanol feedstock

The more the price of corn rises, the more producers and investors want to talk about alternatives. One of the breakout sessions at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo addressed that very topic June 17. More than 100 people attended the session in order to learn more about some of the intriguing options now becoming available for ethanol production in the United States.READ MORE

FEW: Increased efficiencies driving plant profits

Fuel ethanol producers continue to tweak production processes in order to maximize efficiency and boost the bottom line. While the industry has always done so, it now has the option of specialized optimization techniques, including software programs and technology. Several industry experts discussed the importance "data visibility" plays in the industry at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo on June 17 in Nashville, Tenn.READ MORE

FEW: Impact of EPA's 250-ton rule

The impact of environmental regulations on the ethanol industry was the topic of one session at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo on June 17 in Nashville.READ MORE

FEW: BBI doles out awards, scholarships

Businesses and individuals were honored for their achievements and research in the ethanol industry during the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo general session June 17.READ MORE

FEW: General session tells it like it is

The celebration at the 24th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo general session was bittersweet as the ethanol industry pioneer who hand-crafted the world's most renowned ethanol conference nearly a quarter-century ago—Kathy Bryan, president of BBI International—was absent for the first time since the show's inception due to her battle with cancer. "The industry wouldn't be what it is today were it not for Kathy," said Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association. A woman with "indomitable spirit," in the words of Dinneen, Bryan received a heartfelt standing ovation from the audience and warm wishes for a speedy recovery.READ MORE
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