Operations

September 18, 2018

Green Plains idles plant, responds to market conditions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessFollowing news reports that Green Plains Inc. is idling two Iowa ethanol plants, the company has confirmed that its Superior, Iowa, plant has temporarily ceased production but stressed that it flexes production at its facilities on a regular basis. READ MORE

September 18, 2018

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to Install Whitefox ICE

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC and Whitefox Technologies have reached an agreement to install a Whitefox ICE advanced membrane dehydration system at the SIRE plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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 17, 2018

Ergon BioFuels plans to close ethanol plant

BY Ergon Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessErgon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Ergon Inc., has announced plans to close its ethanol plant in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in December 2018. The 26.5 MMgy plant was constructed in 2007. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

EIA ups 2018 ethanol production forecast, reduces 2019 forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, increasing its forecast for 2018 ethanol production, but lowering its estimate for 2019 production. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

In Depth: LCFS Matures

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Amendments to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could lead to favorable changes for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

Opinion: On-Site, Automated and Efficient

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, automation, plant morale and more. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Aemetis to add Zebrex membrane technology at Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessAemetis Inc. has announced plans to implement the Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. Zebrex membrane dehydration system at its 60 MMgy ethanol plant in Keyes, California. As MCC’s EPC partner in the U.S., IMC Inc. will design and fabricate the unit. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

UK ethanol plant to shut down Sept. 30 due to E10 delay

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyU.K.-based Vivergo Fuels Ltd. has announced plans to idle its 420 MMly (110 MMgy) ethanol plant, citing a difficult trading environment and delays in the introduction of E10 into the U.K. marketplace. READ MORE