August 24, 2018

USGC: Trade talks with key grains partners keep Washington busy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs Washington, D.C., confronts the peak of its infamous August weather, trade talks have also heated up, with officials from Mexico, China and the European Union in town to meet with their counterparts. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Red River Biorefinery breaks ground in North Dakota

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ethanol plant that will process sugar beet tailings, as well as potato and pasta processing waste held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22, despite the fact that construction already has begun on the 11-acre site. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

USGC: Conference highlights burgeoning markets for US corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyBuilding industry relationships and developing opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Southeast Asia were the goals of the 2018 Southeast Asia U.S. Agriculture Cooperators Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, cosponsored by the USGC and others. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Corn use for fuel ethanol reaches 463 million bushels in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 463 million bushels in June, down 2 percent from May, but up 5 percent from June 2017. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Opinion: Branding and Policies, With a Little Production

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the September issue, including features on E15 branding, corn oil extraction, regulations and safety. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

In Depth: Extraction Optimization

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: New enzymes and fractionation technologies require multiple adjustments to corn oil extraction. READ MORE

August 08, 2018

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 06, 2018

Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology

BY Rep. Scott Peters’ Office Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyRep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, recently introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

DOE aims to develop CO2 infrastructure for ethanol, power plants

BY Nebraska Public Power District Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyNebraska Public Power District is participating in a Department of Energy study that aims to develop an integrated carbon dioxide collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

NREL: New finding will help convert lignin to useful products

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, CellulosicAn research team, including scientists from NREL, has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

Attis announces site for biorefinery, selects feedstock provider

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessIn mid-July Attis Industries announced plans to purchase a site in Georgia to locate its first commercial-scale biorefinery and said it has executed a letter of intent with a timber company to provide feedstock for the proposed facility. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

USGC emphasizes commitment to Mexican trading partnership

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s next president will add new elements to the already-complex U.S.-Mexico trading relationship, negotiations for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement and the global grains marketplace. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

In Depth: Policy, Production, Potential

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: A recap the events at the 2018 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska, including an opening speech from Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor; panels focused on efficiency, compliance, finance and more; and a tour of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy READ MORE

July 11, 2018

LanzaTech wins UK grant to support alcohol-to-jet project

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, BusinessLanzaTech and its partners are one-step closer to building an alcohol-to-jet facility producing commercial quantities of fuel in the U.K. through a recent government grant awarded under the Transport Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

DOE publishes report on performance-advantaged biobased chemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has published the summary report for its workshop on Moving Beyond Drop-In Replacements: Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals, that took place on June 1, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

North Dakota ethanol plant to explore use of barley feedstock

BY Industrial Commission of North Dakota Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded a grant to Midwest AgEnergy Group to research using barley to produce a high-value protein concentrate designed for aquaculture and a low-carbon advanced ethanol at Dakota Spirit AgEnergy. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for October 22-24

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USGC, the RFA and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and coproducts, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2018, scheduled for October 22-24, 2018, in Minneapolis. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

USGC: Mission to Japan turns US ethanol opportunity into sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council explored the potential for increased exports of U.S. ethanol under Japan’s new energy policy as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural trade mission to the country in June. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

USGC: Trade school empowers corn state leaders to talk trade

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNearly 50 corn state leaders convened in St. Louis, Missouri, in June to arm themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for trade at and event conducted by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Saipem signs MOU with California Ethanol & Power

BY Saipem Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSaipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power LLC for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, electricity, biomethane and other products. READ MORE

June 29, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 28, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. The legislation, titled “The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” includes mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 27, 2018

USDA: April corn use for ethanol up year-over-year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 445 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March but up 3 percent from April 2017. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

In Depth: A Shift in Power

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy recycling technologies and changing market dynamics provide new options for electricity production, and revive opportunities for old ones. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Opinion: Energy, Enzymes and Eco-Friendly Efforts

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Managing editor previews this issue of the magazine including features about energy efficiency-boosting methods for plants, energy efficiency improvement data, how far combined-heat-and-power applications have come and more. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Ethanol, oil companies to study feasibility of CO2 project

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Coproducts, BusinessOccidental Petroleum Corp. and White Energy have agreed to evaluate the economic feasibility of carbon capture, utilization and storage project that would use CO2 from White Energy's ethanol plants in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Gevo, Avfuel enter into renewable jet fuel supply agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corp., effective July 1. Avfuel is a leading global supplier of aviation fuel that more than 3,000 locations. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

EPA approves isobutanol fuel registration filed by Butamax

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has issued a letter of notification to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC registering isobutanol as a fuel additive for blending into gasoline at levels up to 16 percent. The approval could lead to more widespread blending of the biofuel. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, BusinessASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5, Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons, based on fuel produced by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partner LanzaTech. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE