Coproducts

June 21, 2022

USGC: US DDGS, sorghum showcased in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. Grains Council staff in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region recently spent time in Turkey to promote the benefits and uses of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum. READ MORE

June 17, 2022

EU ethanol sets new record for GHG reduction

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessRenewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced GHG emissions by 77 percent compared to fossil fuel in 2021, according to the latest audited producer data. ePURE also said ethanol refineries produced more feed than fuel. READ MORE

June 17, 2022

USGC: Targeted DDGS promotion efforts drive sales in Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USGC has taken a targeted marketing approach to DDGS promotion in one region in western Mexico, recognizing that members of the Sonora Pork Producers Union and the Sonora Poultry Association could represent a market for 90,000 MT of DDGS. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

Partnership aims to enhance ethanol-to-hydrogen technology

BY Proteum Energy LLC Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessProteum Hydrogen Technologies Corp. and the University of Regina have embarked on a joint project aimed at advancing Proteum’s patented and proprietary steam SnMR technology to produce hydrogen from ethanol. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Gevo injects dairy RNG into Iowa natural gas pipeline

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced that its RNG project in Northwest Iowa has been producing biogas and is now upgrading and injecting RNG into the natural gas pipeline. The project generates RNG from dairy cow manure supplied by three dairy farms. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Feed formulation training gives feeders confidence to use DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessHoping to increase DDGS inclusion rates in Indonesian feed lots, the U.S. Grains Council’s team in Southeast Asia and Oceania recently partnered with a local distributor to demonstrate the benefits it offers in beef cattle feed rations. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

FEW speakers focus on carbon, new market opportunities

BY Tom Bryan and Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSome of the biggest names in ethanol kicked off the general session of the 38th International Fuel Ethanol Conference & Expo on June 14 with discussions focused on policy, carbon and new market opportunities. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Aemetis, PG&E celebrate commissioning of RNG interconnection

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. and PG&E on June 10 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of Aemetis’s RNG cleanup and compression unit and interconnection with PG&E’s gas pipeline for the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Trucent launches technology to improve distillers corn oil

BY Trucent Separation Technologies LLC Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTrucent Separation Technologies LLC announced the launch of CORE, a new technology to significantly reduce impurities in distillers corn oil (DCO), resulting in a cleaner oil, TruDCO, which can be sold directly to renewable diesel refineries. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Biden nominates McKalip to serve as chef ag negotiator at USTR

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Biden on June 8 announced his intent to nominate Doug McKalip to serve as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USDA, USTR and USGC have spoken out in support of his nomination. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Aemetis completes third dairy digester, expands biogas production

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. on June 9 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, connected its third anaerobic digester via pipeline to the company’s main RNG gas cleanup unit located at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes facility. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

RFA fuels up for Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association will have an active presence during the 38th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo conference, taking place June 13–15 in Minneapolis. This year, RFA has three staff members speaking at the conference. READ MORE

June 08, 2022

Gevo announces SAF fuel sales agreement with Japan Airlines

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has announced a new fuel sales agreement with Japan Airlines Co. Ltd. (JAL). The agreement outlines the details for the purchase of 5.3 million gallons per year of SAF for five years with deliveries expected to begin in 2027. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports top 185 million gallons in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 185.19 million gallons of ethanol in April, the highest level of monthly exports reported since March 2018, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 7. Distillers grains exports were down in April. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

Navigator signs LOI to supply CCUS services to Poet

BY Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessNavigator CO2 Ventures LLC announced June 7 that it has signed a letter of intent to provide carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) services to Poet. Under the agreement, 18 of Poet's ethanol plants will connect to the CCUS system. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: The Ethanol Industry’s Commercial Capture

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCO2 from corn ethanol plants is a great candidate for capture and sequestration because it is so clean. That also makes it a versatile and critical product for myriad commercial and industrial uses. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: Sequestering In Place

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessPipeline aggregation of ethanol plant CO2 has captured industry attention, but stand-alone CCS projects might be uniquely positioned for early success. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

Nutritionists from Mexico, Latin America learn latest on DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUSGC staff traveled with a group of nutritionists from Mexico and the Latin America region in May on a program built to increase their awareness of DDGS and the new technologies used in the ethanol industry to create value-added co-products. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE

BY Southwest Airlines Co. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSouthwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerProduced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

Corn use for fuel ethanol production up in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol in March was up when compared to both the previous month and March 2021. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

PHMSA announces new safety measures for CO2 pipelines

BY U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Found In:Coproducts, PolicyThe U.S. DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced it is taking steps to implement new measures to strengthen its safety oversight of carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines around the country. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

LanzaTech converts captured carbon into PET

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol, (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate, (PET), resin, fibers and bottles. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

Minnesota PUC confirms authority to regulate CO2 pipelines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Minnesota PUC on May 19 unanimously voted that the organization has existing authority to permit the siting of CO2 pipelines, including the two multi-state pipelines currently under development that will sequester CO2 from ethanol plants. READ MORE

May 23, 2022

Tallgrass announces CCS project at ADM facility in Nebraska

BY Tallgrass Found In:Coproducts, BusinessTallgrass announced it has entered into an agreement with ADM that would pave the way for Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s corn-processing complex in Columbus, Nebraska, and transport it to Tallgrass’ Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

Opinion: A Review of Global Ethanol Market Development: Where We Stand Today

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs Brian Healy, USGC director of global ethanol market development, transitions from his role at the organization, he looks back on the global ethanol market and how it has changed during his tenure. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

In Depth: Corn Ethanol Boom in Brazil

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicThe world’s second-largest corn producer, Brazil is continuing to see a rise in grain ethanol production and new plant construction. U.S. ethanol producers may gain some insight about how biomass power can be used to bring down carbon intensity. READ MORE