Operations

November 08, 2022

Western Plains to install Whitefox ICE-XL system

BY Whitefox Found In:Operations, BusinessWhitefox, a bioethanol membrane engineering innovator, has announced that Western Plains Energy LLC will be the first U.S. ethanol producer to install Whitefox ICE-XL system at its 50 MMgy ethanol plant in Kansas. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Green Plains reports progress with MSC, clean sugar projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. reported a challenging Q3, with a consolidated crush margin of negative 9 cents per gallon. Moving into the fourth quarter, however, margins are positive and the company is continuing to benefit from coproduct developments. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Aemetis discusses progress with ethanol, biogas projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 3, reporting a 44 percent increase in revenue. During an earnings call, company officials discussed progress with the company’s ethanol, biogas, SAF and biobased diesel projects. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Shell and Raízen sign large cellulosic ethanol deal

BY Shell Found In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessShell has agreed to buy a total of 3.25 billion liters of sugar-cane cellulosic ethanol under a long-term agreement with Brazil’s Raízen. The low-carbon fuel is expected to be produced by five plants that Raízen plans to build in Brazil. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

RFA, allies urge Congress to act swiftly to avoid rail shutdown

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association and nearly 200 other organizations representing a broad swath of the agricultural value chain have urged Congress to act quickly to prevent a rail strike and service shutdown on Nov. 19. READ MORE

November 06, 2022

In Depth: Shedding Light on Biointermediates

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyShoring up its provisions on biointermediates, the EPA is catching up with new and envisioned biofuel production goals. Following a workshop on the topic, Ethanol Producer Magazine spoke with a policy expert to learn more. READ MORE

November 04, 2022

In Depth: Strategies to Step Down Water Use

BY Luke GeiverFound In:OperationsAt the facility level, water experts and engineers deal with issues big and small—from advanced cooling water analyses to sealing solutions and RO membranes—to reduce the use of H2O at ethanol plants. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

UNICA: Sugarcane processing up in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing by mills in the south-central region of the country was up significantly during the first half of October. Ethanol production and sales were also up. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was up nearly 1 percent the week ending Oct. 28, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 2. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

The Andersons reports profitable Q3 for renewables segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. on Nov. 1 reported a profitable third quarter for its renewables segment despite declining ethanol margins and planned maintenance shutdowns. Further margin declines, however, are expected during the fourth quarter. READ MORE

October 31, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity reaches 21.37 billion gallons in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessTotal U.S. operable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in August, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 31. Feedstock consumption for August was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to August 2021. READ MORE

October 28, 2022

LanzaTech provides update on new demo facility in Canada

BY LanzaTech Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessLanzaTech has partnered on a next-generation bioreactor demonstration facility at the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Centre that is expected to improve the economic viability of an integrated biorefinery. The demo facility is operated by Suncor. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 432 million bushels in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for October, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in August was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to August. 2021. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

LanzaTech, Woodside Energy announce strategic collaboration

BY LanzaTech Found In:Operations, BusinessWoodside Energy and LanzaTech NZ Inc. have announced a strategic collaboration with the signing of a strategic framework agreement. Under the agreement, the companies could collaborate to develop pilot facilities related to LanzaTech's technologies. READ MORE

October 26, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks up 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 2 percent the week ending Oct. 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 26. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were also up 2 percent. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

ADM reports strong Q3 despite reduced ethanol earnings

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 25, reporting significantly higher results for its Carbohydrate Solutions business segment despite reduced ethanol margins. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

Valero reports profitable Q3 for renewable diesel, ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 25, reporting both its renewable diesel and ethanol operations were profitable during the quarter. The company also said additional renewable diesel capacity will be online next month. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

Gevo enters new SAF sales agreement with Qatar Airways

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. has announced new fuel sales agreement with Qatar Airways for the purchase of 5 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years from Gevo’s future commercial operations. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that 1.72 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the RFS in September, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Opinion: It’s All About Carbon Reduction Now

BY Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine's editor reflects on the magnitude of the industry's burgeoning CCUS opportunity while previewing the November edition's coverage, from policy and trade to carbon sequestration monitoring and lab products innovation. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 9%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 9 percent the week ending Oct. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 19. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

In Depth: A Big Lift for Carbon Capture

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Inflation Reduction Act provides substantially enhanced benefits to U.S. carbon capture, utilization and sequestration projects. It should be ample incentive for developers to get more dirt moving. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production down in late September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that sugarcane crushing in the country’s south-central region was down nearly 30 percent during the second half of September due to heavy rains. Ethanol production was also down. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

Sugarcane cultivation will boost Imperial County’s energy boom

BY Steve Benson, CEO of Benson Farms Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessSugarcane ethanol production diversifies the farming economy in Imperial County, California, connecting the past with the future as part of a booming energy portfolio, according to Benson Farms CEO Steven Benson. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

In Depth: MicoSeismic Delivers Key Ethanol Plant CCS Monitoring Technologies

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:OperationsMicroSeismic, a leading provider of passive seismic technology, provides 24/7 underground monitoring of carbon capture and sequestration projects for interested ethanol producers. READ MORE

October 17, 2022

CoBank: Ethanol production down in Q3, but profitability remains

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyCoBank’s Knowledge Exchange released its latest quarterly report on Oct. 17. While U.S. ethanol production continued to trend down as the third quarter ended, CoBank stressed that profitability within the industry held. READ MORE

October 16, 2022

In Depth: Ethanol HPLC: Making Standards More Specialized

BY Tom Bryan Found In:OperationsWith an impeccable production partner, deep roots in ethanol and a customer base looking for tailored HPLC products, Enertech Solutions is elevating reference materials through customization and robust accreditation. READ MORE

October 15, 2022

In Depth: Ethanol Plant CCS: Sequestration Sensors

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, BusinessWith CCS expanding rapidly, there is an accompanying need for technology to monitor the CO2 underground. A North Dakota ethanol producer, environmental researcher and a geophysicist explain how it’s done. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Oct. 7, according to date released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 13. Ethanol stocks were up by nearly 1 percent. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

CropEnergies reports record revenue for fiscal Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG on Oct. 12 reported that the company achieved record revenues of EUR 450 million during the fiscal second quarter of 2022, the three-month period ended Aug. 31. READ MORE