Enerkem, Sinobioway sign agreement to build facilities in China

Ethanol Producer - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:45
Enerkem Inc. has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem. As part of the agreement, the two companies plan to form a joint venture to develop more than 100 facilities in China.

A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

Ethanol Producer - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:58
Confidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol approvals.

RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

Ethanol Producer - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:45
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bob Dinneen looks ahead to 2018 and outlines RFA's priorities.

The Fundamentals of Fly-Ins

Ethanol Producer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:55
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The Washington, D.C., events provide opportunities for constituents to meet with lawmakers and help influence biofuels policy.

NEC scholarship awarded to NCERC technician

Ethanol Producer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:46
Christopher Wense, a former steel mill worker who has returned to school while working full-time in the U.S. ethanol industry, is this year’s student scholarship winner to attend the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada named resource champion

Ethanol Producer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:41
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada.

Study shows producers where, how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops

Ethanol Producer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:39
A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, including switchgrass, Miscanthus, sorghum, energycane, and prairie mixtures. The data could improve adoption and increase production across the country.

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

Ethanol Producer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:43
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bliss Baker looks at ethanol policies around the world.

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete

Ethanol Producer - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:05
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season.

Growth Energy: American drivers top 3 billion miles driven on E15

Ethanol Producer - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:03
Growth Energy has announced that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion.

Unexpected Incentive

Ethanol Producer - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:53
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume.

Respecting the Law

Ethanol Producer - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:42
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: David Hallberg discusses the U.S. Department of Energy's adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

Ethanol Producer - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:42
Members of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil.

JTI Services joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

Ethanol Producer - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:40
JTI Services LLC has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. The company provides electrical preventative maintenance and safety services to ethanol plants in southern Minnesota.

Bolivia announces intent to establish E10 mandate at USGC seminar

Ethanol Producer - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:36
The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. The mandate is start at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years.

CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities

Ethanol Producer - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:51
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Generating heat and power on-site saves money and lowers carbon intensity, but has barriers to success.

Business Briefs

Ethanol Producer - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:37
FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Green Plains to use Enogen corn; RICanada launches new campaign; and United Ethanol will employ the Whitefox membrane system.

USGC sees growth potential for US grain exports to Myanmar

Ethanol Producer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:45
The U.S. Grains Council recently assessed the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors, and has shown how that growth could translate to increased feed grain exports, including distillers dried grains with solubles.

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD

Ethanol Producer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:36
Bio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane.

RFA adds 4 associate members

Ethanol Producer - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:35
The Renewable Fuels Association has announced four new associate members have joined in recent weeks. The new members are NALCO Water, Whitefox Technologies, Renewable Fuels Nebraska, and K Coe Isom.