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December 20, 2017

Opinion: A Leap into the New Year

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this edition of the magazine, including features focusing on RINs, risk management and the year ahead. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

In Depth: Inside Insight

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Opinion: Delivering ‘Big League’

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor looks back on 2017. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

In Depth: Assuring RIN Validity

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: For some biodiesel, cellulosic and biogas fuel producers, EPA’s quality assurance program is virtually a requirement. Corn ethanol has gotten a pass, but that could change as the industry diversifies. READ MORE

December 18, 2017

Opinion: How to Get EU’s Biofuels Policy Moving Again

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Emmanuel Desplechin, secretary general of ePure, talks about the importance of transportation fuels in the European Union's greenhouse gas reduction goals. READ MORE

December 18, 2017

In Depth: People, Processes and Playing the Market

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Ethanol plants have a few options when it comes to protecting their margins. The main ones fall into three categories: technology, commodities and personnel/insurance. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Opinion: Summary of Accomplishments

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings recaps the organization's successes in 2017. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

EPA approves several efficient producer pathways

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has approved efficient producer pathways from several U.S. ethanol plants. READ MORE

December 11, 2017

DOE makes second small-business research funding announcement

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessA second round of funding has been announced for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovations Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for 2018. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

FTC issues annual report on concentration of the ethanol market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe Federal Trade Commission has released its 2017 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, finding that concentration is substantially unchanged from a year ago. The report also notes that ethanol capacity increased for the fourth consecutive year. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

US ethanol industry sets new production record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. ethanol industry set a new production record the week ending Dec. 1, with production averaging 1.108 million barrels per day, according to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

EPA approves fuel pathway for Homeland Energy Solutions

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer petition by Homeland Energy Solutions LLC for a fuel pathway at its production facility in Lawler, Iowa. The facility achieves a 26.1 percent GHG reduction when compared to baseline gasoline. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

First shipment of ethanol departs from Beaumont Terminal

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, BusinessJGP Energy Partners, a joint venture between Green Plains Inc. and Jefferson Energy Companies, loaded its first vessel with nearly 3 million gallons of ethanol destined for Brazil Dec. 4. The newly constructed terminal is located in Beaumont, Texas. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

MAAPW receives EPA approval to produce cellulosic ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessEdeniq Inc. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Mid America Agri Products – Wheatland LLC’s registration to produce cellulosic ethanol at its ethanol production facility in Madrid, Nebraska, using Edeniq’s Pathway technology. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales up during first half of November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released production data for the first half of November, reporting more than 57 percent of the sugarcane processed went to ethanol production. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

United Ethanol to install Whitefox ICE bolt-on membrane system

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessUnited Ethanol LLC is to install a Whitefox ICE membrane system at its plant in Milton, Wisconsin. The modular bolt-on system frees up capacity in the distillation-dehydration section, enabling the plant to increase its annual production capacity. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Rex releases third quarter financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that net sales and revenue reached $121.2 million, up 4.2 percent when compared to the $116.3 million reported for the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

US ethanol industry breaks weekly production record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. ethanol industry produced a record-setting 1.074 million barrels per day the week ending Nov. 17, overcoming the previous record of 1.061 million barrels per day set the week ending Jan. 27. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

In Depth: Injury Inventory

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Insurance claim data show certain incidents occur more often than others in the ethanol industry. Policies, culture and rapid emergency response can help prevent serious injuries. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

USGC, USDA explore future of ethanol exports to India

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently participated in a USDA agricultural trade mission to India, led by new Undersecretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

AURI names Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. ag innovator of 2017

BY Agricultural Utilization Research Institute Found In:OperationsThe Agricultural Utilization Research Institute has named The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. of Benson, Minnesota, its 2017 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award is the group's highest honor. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

In Depth: Extract or Enrich

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil maximization seems an obvious goal, but some DDGS feed markets prefer a higher oil content for better energy value. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol sales, production increase in late October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol continued to increase during the final half of October, reaching a near record high of 839.63 million liters domestically. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

In Depth: Pollutant Powerplay

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Ener-Core’s power oxidation system draws energy from volatile organic compounds to produce heat and power, offsetting natural gas use. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up year-over-year in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, CoproductsThe USDA has released the November edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 448 million bushels in September, down 7 percent from August, but up 3 percent from September 2016. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

In Depth: A New Reality

BY Lynn Knox Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Off-take agreements lose their financial appeal under a new provision taking effect at the end of next year. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol initiatives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenues for its ethanol business grew 6.2 percent when compared to the same quarter of last year. Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee also noted ethanol production increased 4 percent. READ MORE