Coproducts

October 30, 2018

DDGS sales to Turkey soar following USGC marketing programs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPromotion and market development for U.S. DDGS has been a mainstay of the U.S. Grains Council’s work for more than a decade, supporting a market of approximately 11 million metric tons exported annually for use in livestock feed. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released the October edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 479 million bushels in August, down slightly when compared to July and August 2017. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USGC programs overcome market access barrier for DDGS in Vietnam

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessIn October 2016, Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department issued a decision to suspend imports of U.S. DDGS following the detection of quarantine pests. The USGC's response helped return open access to the country's fast growing feed market. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Redfield Energy to implement ICM’s TS4 system

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessICM Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

US trade policy spotlighted at Export Exchange 2018

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe challenges and opportunities surrounding transportation of U.S. feed grains to end-users in countries around the world was the topic of conversation at Export Exchange 2018 on Oct. 24, according to the RFA and Growth Energy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 speakers highlight DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSDA and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its coproducts—highlighting the importance of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)—at Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis Oct. 23. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Texas A&M AgriLife Research wins $2 million for biofuel research

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for waste products used in lignocellulosic biofuel production. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Feed grain buyers, suppliers arrive at Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyMore than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and coproducts from upwards of 35 countries are arriving in Minneapolis for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

Global grain buyers embark For Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe first half of 21 U.S. Grains Council trade teams are already on the ground exploring U.S. farm country as global grain buyers and U.S. sellers are set to arrive in Minneapolis Oct. 22 for Export Exchange 2018. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Weighty Corn’s fiber separation process employed at Hungary plant

BY Weighty Corn Found In:Coproducts, BusinessPannonia Bio Zrt, a 130 MMGY fuel ethanol plant, built and operated a pilot plant for Weighty Corn’s fiber separation process in Hungary for more than a year. Pannonia Bio Zrt is now implementing the process on a commercial scale. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

In Depth: Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Renewable diesel and supercritical biodiesel address corn oil’s high FFA content in different ways. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Opinion: Into November and Welcoming Winter

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about technologies used for producing coproducts, plant expansions, current ethanol construction projects, and more. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin

BY BBI International Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessD3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

USGC: Exports of ethanol, DDGS up in marketing year 2017-‘18

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council has released final numbers for marketing year 2017-’18 exports. For the second year in a row, the U.S. has set a new record for exports of feed grains and coproducts, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Sylvatex, Trucent announce scale up of MicroX technology

BY Trucent Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSylvatex Inc. and Trucent recently announced successful scale up and blending of MicroX renewable blendstock from an optimized distillers corn oil (DCO) to free fatty acid (FFA) hydrolysis process. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing isobutanol

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Feed grain buyers, suppliers will gather at Export Exchange 2018

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA cadre of international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

USGC encourages use of US corn, DDGS for Alberta cattle

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMore Canadian cattle feeders are well aware of the opportunity to feed U.S. corn and DDGS and are becoming more knowledgeable about pricing and logistics, in large part due to work completed by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

PNNL, Lanzatech team to make new jet fuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Coproducts, BusinessCarbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel powered a commercial flight for the first time Oct. 2. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 ushered in a new era for low-carbon aviation. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

USGC welcomes trade agreement between US, South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the United States and South Korea signed an updated United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) on Sept. 24, a move welcomed by the U.S. Grains Council, a long-time partner with the Korean feed and livestock industries. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

US, Mexico, Canada reach trade deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 1, the U.S. government announced it has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new agreement is named the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

USGC helps open new market for US DDGS in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUtilizing Market Access Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Western Hemisphere Office has opened up a new market for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in Ecuador by working directly with a major buying group. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Researchers find value in lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A significant challenge in realizing this vision is what to do with lignin. Researchers are currently working to solve that problem. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn used for fuel alcohol production reached 480 million bushels in July, up 4 percent from June and up 6 percent from July 2017. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

USGC: DDGS market continues to diversify

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, PolicyMajor market disruptions dominate the headlines and often spur negative price trends, but buyers around the world continue to expand purchases of U.S. DDGS, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the USGC. READ MORE

September 18, 2018

USGC outreach encourages Mexican customer to reexamine US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessReversing an overseas buyer’s single bad experience can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one for the USGC. A recent trade team representing the Mexican company Granjas Carroll exposed key decision-makers to improvements in U.S DDGS. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Flint Hills, FQPT start up MSC protein system at Nebraska plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFluid Quip Process Technologies has announced the commissioning of the FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Nebraska, facility. The MSC technology produces high-value protein animal feed. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Virgin Australia leads trial using Gevo’s biojet in Brisbane

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOn Sept. 11, Virgin Australia announced the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. Biojet used during the trail was supplied by Gevo Inc. READ MORE