Operations

May 03, 2018

Nebraska-based E Energy Adams to install Whitefox ICE

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessE Energy Adams is to be the first ethanol plant in Nebraska to install a Whitefox ICE system. The ICM-designed plant began operations in 2007 and currently has an annual production capacity of 80 million gallons. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

EIA: US exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.2 billion gallons set in 2011. U.S. imports of ethanol in 2017 increased compared with 2016 but remained relatively small at 77 million gallons. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

ADM: Current blending economics for ethanol favorable

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn May 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that earnings for the company’s bioproducts segment were down when compared to the same period of last year due to weak ethanol margins. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Valero reports improved Q1 earnings for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2018 financial results on April 26. The company reported $45 million of operating income for its ethanol segment, up from $22 million during the same three-month period of 2017. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

LLNL maps out deployment of CCS for ethanol production

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessTo better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing CO2, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have mapped out how CO2 might be captured from U.S. ethanol biorefineies and sequestered underground. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Opinion: Crafting Coproducts

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about coproducts, carbon capture, dryer safety, and a preview of the upcoming International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

In Depth: Hatching Higher Protein

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessD3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up nearly 2 percent in 2017-2018 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2017-2018 harvest, which ended March 31. The data shows ethanol production was up despite lower volumes of sugarcane processing. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

In Depth: Enhanced Oilfield Opportunities

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The amended 45Q tax credit makes selling carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery a viable strategy for some ethanol plants. With an interconnected pipeline infrastructure, the opportunity grows. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

EPA: Biomass from managed forests is carbon neutral

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn April 23, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that in future regulatory actions biomass from managed forests will be treated as carbon neutral when used for energy production at stationary sources. READ MORE

April 20, 2018

In Depth: The Defense Is in the Details

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Proactive training, knowledgeable operators and even new technologies can mitigate fire risk. READ MORE

April 20, 2018

Opinion: Europe’s Renewables ‘Multipliers’ Only Subtract

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: ePure's Emmanuel Desplechin writes his column about Europe's renewables policies and the loopholes that reduce their impact. READ MORE

April 19, 2018

In Depth: Partners in Production

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Chemical companies are developing technologies that would create new market opportunities for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

April 19, 2018

Opinion: Stay Vigilant

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: ACE's Brian Jennings discusses the importance of paying attention and remaining active in ethanol advocacy. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Advanced BioEnergy adds grain receiving, storage capacity

BY Advanced BioEnergy LLC Found In:Operations, BusinessAdvanced BioEnergy LLC announced April 9 it will build an initial 800,000 bushels of year-round corn storage and related grain receiving capabilities at its Aberdeen, South Dakota, ethanol plant. Additional expansions are planned for the future. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The agenda for the world’s largest ethanol conference is, as always, jam-packed with relevant and intriguing panel discussions. Attendees will need to plan which concurrent tracks they’ll attend. Here’s the info. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

RICanada applauds Ontario’s move to E10

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyBuilding on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10 percent by 2020. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

CVEC to install Whitefox ICE bolt-on membrane dehydration system

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Found In:Operations, BusinessWhitefox Technologies has announced Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company is to install a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its plant in Benson, Minnesota. The installation will allow CVEC to increase its production capacity by 7.5 MMgy. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

RFA, Pinnacle host webinars on combustible dust hazards

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host two webinars on educating facility personnel about the hazards of combustible dust. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Gevo: ASTM subcommittee approves additional route to ATJ fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. announced April 2 that an ASTM International subcommittee has voted in favor of revising specification D7566 to include ethanol in addition to isobutanol and to increase the approved blend levels from 30 percent to 50 percent. READ MORE

March 30, 2018

Aemetis discusses plans to upgrade Keyes plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released fourth quarter 2017 financial results on March 29, highlighting progress with the development of its proposed 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and discussing plans to upgrade its existing corn ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Gevo discusses financial status, market development activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released 2017 financial results on March 28, providing an overview of its financial status, production and sales, and market development activities. The company's Minnesota biorefinery is expected to focus on ethanol production in 2018. READ MORE

March 28, 2018

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales up in first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that production units in Brazil’s south-central region processed 3.34 million metric tons of sugarcane during the first half of March, producing 182.79 million liters of ethanol. READ MORE

March 27, 2018

Rex releases 2017 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 on March 22, reporting reduced net sales, revenue and gross profit. The company, however, indicated conditions are improving in the first quarter. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

In Depth: New Expectations

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: With the release of Innova Drive, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes has entered the yeast market for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

Opinion: Spring Swing

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the features this month. Among other topics, our stories profile a new yeast on the market, explore asset management techniques and discuss cleaning services. READ MORE