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Deep Dive: Climate Change and U.S. Farmers

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) A meeting last June in Newburg, Md., represented a change for U.S. farmers, Pro’s Helena Bottemiller Evich reports . The event was hosted by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, a group made up of the heavyweights in American agriculture. It brought together three

December 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Klobuchar Leads Letter Expressing Concern that the Newly Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Blending Targets Will Be Undermined by Continued Abuse of ‘Hardship’ Waivers

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)) Klobuchar has spent months calling for an end to the harm caused by abuse of hardship waivers  —  U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a public comment letter last week to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing concern over the proposed supplemental

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Senators Ask Trump to Stick to Biofuels Agreement

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A group of United States senators asked President Donald Trump in a letter on Friday to make sure an EPA proposal to account for small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard will account for actual gallons waived. The letter is signed by Sens. Charles Grassley,

November 18, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Grains Council, Taiwan Delegation Visit Flint Hills Resources Fairmont Ethanol Plant

(Clay County News) On Oct. 23, the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont ethanol plant hosted representatives from the U.S. Grains Council, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and a delegation of feed ingredients buyers from Taiwan. The Taiwanese buyers were in the United States as part

November 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Entrepreneur Aims to ‘Revolutionize the Range’ with Pelleted Feed

by Candace Krebs (Ag Journal)  … The company he (Dusty Turner) founded, MasterHand Milling, makes an extruded pellet from dried distillers grains, commonly referred to as DDGs. Distillers grains are a byproduct of ethanol production, the process by which corn is turned into liquid fuel. One-third of the original grain is

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Whose Side Is Trump on? The Fight Continues…Corn Country and Oil Country Still Battling It out in Washington, DC

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) …  It’s a back and forth game of Trump’s promises to help farmers and agriculture and support ethanol and biofuels, EPA giving small refinery waivers to big oil companies, …. … (T)he latest responses from Midwest Senators, the American Coalition for Ethanol, how both

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Ernst Says President Trump Is Upset by EPA’s Biofuels Rules

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Iowa Senator Joni Ernst today said she’s talked directly with President Trump about the furor over proposed EPA rules which Ernst says do not fulfill the deal Trump struck in September on the renewable fuels standard. “I did visit with the president actually, again, two

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Posts Call-in Information for Oct. 30 Hearing on SRE Proposal (and Proposal) COMMENT DEADLINE: November 29, 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for its Oct. 30 hearing on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking released Oct. 15 that seeks comments on how the agency should project the volume of small refinery exemptions (SREs) in future annual Renewable Fuel Standard rulemakings

October 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Mexican Delegation Views Ethanol Industry in Grand Island Area

by Robert Pore (The Grand Island Independent)  A group of visitors from Mexico were in Grand Island Thursday to see the area’s ethanol production.  The 22 visitors represent various aspects of the ethanol industry in Mexico. They were in Grand Island to get an up-close and personal look at the Nebraska ethanol

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Farm Leaders Warn Trump Could Lose Rural Voters unless He Makes Good on Ethanol Deal

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Angry over proposed ethanol changes, Iowa agriculture leaders warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump will lose rural voters next year unless he makes good on a deal to restore millions of gallons of lost renewable fuel demand. “No more Iowa nice. Now, it’s Iowa pissed,” said Craig Floss, CEO

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

An Identity Crisis—Ethanol Blending is a Refinery?

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Biofuels Digest)  … (A)nyone who owns a blender pump woke up one day in June to find out they were a refiner! Actually, a “fuel manufacturer” to be exact, with all the numbing, strangling regulations that go with it. While the fire is raging throughout the

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Cruel Summer

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A series of unfortunate events this summer—all caused by U.S. government action or inaction—has led to a precarious situation in the biodiesel sector, but there may be a silver lining.  —  … The volume of SREs (small oil refinery exemptions) granted has exploded during the

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Choose American Ethanol to Help Fuel the Cure for Breast Cancer

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) Throughout October, drivers can help Fuel the Cure for breast cancer by choosing American Ethanol at the pump. More than 30 Nebraska gas stations will donate 3 cents for every gallon of higher ethanol blends – E15 to flex fuel E85 – sold between October 1­‑­October 31. All

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

White House Presses Biofuel, Oil Executives for Compromise

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Investors Business Daily)  Discussions aimed at breaking logjam over biofuel plan; Friday deadline issued for ideas on potential compromise  — Trump administration officials are squeezing biofuel and oil refining executives to agree to a plan to bolster corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel. In

September 12, 2019 Read Full Article

ACE Honors Ethanol Industry Contributors with 2019 Awards

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 32nd annual conference this month in Omaha. The most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, is given to individuals who have made

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

UNL Researchers Leading Biofuel Studies

(KFORNOW)  Sorghum, the third most abundant cereal crop in the United States, is emerging as a star player in the biofuels industry. Right now, however, maximizing the crop’s potential is challenging. The function of much of its complete set of DNA remains a mystery. Without pinpointing the function of more of

August 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Governors Ask EPA to Clarify Biogenic CO2 Not Regulated under CCA

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Governors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to clarify biogenic CO2 is not a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act.  “We respectively request that you prioritize regulatory reform

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article
    Fill up on E15 Knowledge   —   August 28, 2019   —   Kearney, NE

Fill up on E15 Knowledge — August 28, 2019 — Kearney, NE

Nebraska Ethanol Board invites fuel retailers from across the state to learn more about the benefits and ease of offering E15 to your customers. This one-day workshop will provide attendees with a myriad of takeaways and dispel misconceptions about the cost of offering E15. Attendees will hear best practices from

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Board Offers Fuel Retailer Training to Install E15 Blends and Higher

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted regulations against the sale of E15 throughout the summer months, the market and industry feedback has proven positive. For the first time ever, consumers driving 2001 or newer vehicles can access the fuel with up to 15% ethanol year-round. Because

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article

A ‘Golden Triangle’: In Nebraska, Ethanol, Cattle and Agriculture Are Intertwined, with Major Impacts on the State’s Economy.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s fitting that the Cornhusker State should be an important player in the nation’s ethanol industry. Second only to Iowa in production, Nebraska’s ethanol industry has a big impact on the state’s economy.  In addition to a strong corn-growing contingent, Nebraska has an impressive cattle

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

New Renewable Natural Gas Processing Facility Opens in Nebraska

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Michigan-based Aria Energy recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, located at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City, Neb. Aria Energy, which constructed the project, also owns and operates the facility, which processes and purifies up to

August 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Intervention Delaying EPA Biofuel Waiver Action, Sources Say

by Humeyra Pamuk  (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump’s request for a review of the administration’s expanded use of biofuel waivers for oil refiners is holding up its decisions on 2018 applications, according to three sources familiar with the matter, two of whom said Trump may soon host a meeting on the

July 11, 2019 Read Full Article

US Biofuel Makers Expect Weaker Demand from 2020 Blending Mandate

by Meghan Gordon (S&P Global Platts)  Ethanol RINs fall after EPA proposes 2020-21 volumes; EPA declines to restore 2016 volumes flagged by court; Platts Analytics sees ethanol inputs above 10% this summer  —  The Trump administration’s proposed 2020 biofuel mandate — for refiners to blend 20.04 billion gallons, up less than 1% from this year

July 9, 2019 Read Full Article

AFPM Launches Ad Campaign Urging the President to Protect Refinery Jobs

(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)  Today (July 8, 2019), AFPM launched an advertising campaign asking President Trump to keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners from unchecked ethanol mandates that threaten to kill our jobs. This campaign comes on the heels of increasing calls from the ethanol industry to eliminate small

July 9, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Farm State Senators Unveil Bill to Overhaul Biofuel Waiver Program

by Jarrett Renshaw and Richard Valdmanis (Reuters)  Two Midwest senators said on Friday they have introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s opaque biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers here by threatening ethanol demand. The bill, introduced by Republican Deb Fischer of

June 17, 2019 Read Full Article
    Lignofuels Americas   —   March 11-12, 2020   —   Omaha, NE

Lignofuels Americas — March 11-12, 2020 — Omaha, NE

Made from renewable resources, lignocellulosic ethanol is considered to be environmentally friendly, thus we are facing the effort to rehabilitate corn ethanol whilst keeping up with the renewable fuel standards.  Following the success of the European edition of Lignofuels conference which is now in its 10th year running and going from

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

All For One: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s Annual Washington, D.C., Fly-In

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During a meeting with three attendees of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s 2019 Washington, D.C., fly-in, Jaqueline Schmitz, senior policy advisor for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said New Jersey voters are against ethanol. They don’t like the emissions and they don’t want to use it

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Husker Ag to Produce 1 Billionth Gallon of Ethanol in May

(Husker Ag/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Husker Ag started production in 2003 as a Fagen ICM 20-million-gallon plant located in Plainview, Nebraska. In 2007 the company expanded by adding an ICM 40-million-gallon plant. Today after a series of ongoing efficiency and expansion projects, the company is proudly producing over 300,000 gallons per day of

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article
    American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference    —   August 14-16, 2019   —   Omaha, NE

American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference — August 14-16, 2019 — Omaha, NE

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) opened registration for its 32nd annual conference August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska. This year’s “What it Takes” conference theme and programming reflect the ethanol industry’s fortitude for growing the business of clean fuel despite several headwinds the industry

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Significance of Ag’s Role in Addressing Climate Change Grows in Congress This Week

(Solutions from the Land)  A hearing held this week by the Senate Agriculture Committee on the impact of climate change on the ag sector marks what is hoped will be the start of a serious effort by Congress to address the needs of farmers, ranchers and forestland owners as they face increasingly

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in The U.S.

(UPS) Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons  —  UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.(NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/KTIC)  On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15 to promote higher ethanol blends. “Nebraska’s

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Farmers Position Their Operations for the Next Generation

(Omaha World-Herald)  When Taylor Nelson of Jackson, Nebraska, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012, the farm economy was on fire. Rents and land values were increasing at an unprecedented rate, and farmers were snapping up every opportunity they could. The stakes were high, and the market seemed impenetrable for

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

California Certifies Two Edeniq Customers for Corn Kernel Fiber Ethanol

(Edeniq/Business Wire)  Siouxland Ethanol and Elite Octane received LCFS approvals using Edeniq’s Intellulose 2.0 corn fiber technology —  Edeniq, Inc. (“Edeniq”), a leading biotechnology company that develops processes for producing and measuring cellulosic ethanol, today announced that the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) approved its first two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

House Members Call on EPA to End Refiner Exemptions

(St. Joseph Post)  A bipartisan coalition of 35 members of the House of Representatives says the Environmental Protection Agency should stop issuing small refiner exemptions to large or unqualified refiners. The EPA has approved 54 waivers through the Renewable Fuel Standard, totaling 2.61 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons of renewable fuels in the

May 10, 2019 Read Full Article

RNG Project Comes Online in Springfield, Nebraska

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  U.S. Gain has brought online a new renewable natural gas (RNG) development project in Springfield, Neb.  The project, producing clean fuel for the transportation industry, also has an RNG supply contract for Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) natural gas fueling station network. As a vertically integrated RNG

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Nebraska Legislature Passes Cost Share Program for Ethanol Infrastructure

(WNAX)  Last week Nebraska State Senators voted unanimously to pass LB 585, a measure creating a cost share grant program for installing infrastructure used to store, blend or dispense gasoline ethanol blends. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Sarah Caswell says the overwhelming backing for the measure shows lawmakers support for the renewable

May 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Celebrating Mother Earth at Siouxland Earth Day event

(Siouxland News)  Siouxlanders had the chance to get in touch with nature Sunday afternoon at the Siouxland Earth Day Celebration. From birds and bees to plants of all shapes and sizes, this event had various activities and experiences, all as a way to get in touch with Mother Earth. “Learning about different

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Study of Sorghum-Munching Aphids Earns NSF Award

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)  … University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist Joe Louis is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

2019 Ethanol Producer Award Winners Announced

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2019 Ethanol Producer Award winners have been selected. Following a nomination period and voting process that included Ethanol Producer Magazine editorial staff and editorial board members, EPM is proud to announce this year’s winners. They are as follows: Project of the Year: Flint Hills Resources Fairmont

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Exec Says Don’t Blame the Flood for Higher Prices at the Pump

by Brent Martin (St. Joseph Post)  … CEO Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association acknowledges a decrease in ethanol production has played a role, but contends the oil industry is just looking for an excuse for a 60-cent rise at the pump since the beginning of the year. “Not surprisingly,

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

A Different Animal: Ethanol Producers Are Increasingly Turning to a Burgeoning Aquaculture Industry for Another Coproduct Revenue Stream.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  While ethanol’s coproducts are well-known to the livestock industry, innovative technologies and processes are opening new markets for dried distillers grains with solubles. The aquaculture industry is one of those new markets, and a partnership between White Dog Labs and Midwest Renewable Energy LLC positions

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Midwest Sees Surge in Clean Energy Jobs

by Casey Leins (US News and World Report)  The Midwest added more than 28,000 clean energy jobs in 2018, resulting in a 4 percent growth rate, according to a recent report released by national advocacy groups Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs. The 12 Midwestern states employed more than 737,000 workers

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

US Gain Expands Renewable Natural Gas Supply Network in California

(Bioenergy Insight)  American renewable natural gas (RNG) supplier US Gain has announced that a new RNG project in Springfield, Nebraska has come online, providing clean fuel for the transportation industry. The company has also signed a supply contract with Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) to supply RNG across its fuelling station network.

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Study Shows Ethanol’s Impact

by John Huthmacher (Hastings Tribune)  Ethanol continues to be a driving force in Nebraska’s economy, affecting a sizable portion of the state’s business sector. This, according to a recent impact study released by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists. The report examines the economic impact of Nebraska’s ethanol industry between 2015-17. Authors are UNL agricultural

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Program Fuels Ethanol Demand

by Andy Raun (Hastings Tribune)  An infrastructure investment initiative funded three years ago by several agencies and businesses has doubled the number of ethanol blender pumps in place throughout the state, giving motorists more options for powering their vehicles with renewable fuels. The last of 88 new advanced blender pumps was

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Roiled by Flooding, Lifting SoCal Gasoline Prices Near $4/gal

(Seeking Alpha)  The floods that inundated the Midwest also have slammed a U.S. ethanol industry that already was struggling with high inventories and sluggish domestic demand growth. Ethanol shortages from the Midwest are one factor pushing gasoline prices in Southern California to the highest in the U.S., possibly topping $4/gal for the first

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Recognized Five Ag Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

by Teia Goodwin (KTPM) The Nebraska Corn Board says that five recognition awards were presented to individual, educational and industry leaders at the Nebraska Corn Board’s 2019 awards dinner held March 28 in Lincoln. … The Ethanol Industry Appreciation Award was presented to Siouxland Ethanol out of Jackson. The ethanol plant

April 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Rack Gasoline Jumps Nearly 34 Cents in Two Weeks on Ethanol Troubles

by Kenneth Raphael, Jeffrey Bair and Wes Swift (S&P Global Platts)  Portland, Oregon, rack gasoline has jumped more than 33 cents since March 12 on ethanol shortages tied to the recent “bomb cyclone” in the US Midwest that set off flooding and interrupted rail movement of ethanol, according to DTN data

March 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Floods Threaten to Cause Ethanol Disruptions and Higher Pump Prices

by Mario Parker and Michael Hirtzer  (Bloomberg)  Midwest rail lines have washed out, delaying biofuel shipments; Gasoline futures rise to five-month high before peak season  —  Flood waters spilling across the U.S. Midwest have swamped ethanol shipments, disrupting refineries and threatening to push up gasoline pump prices ahead of the summer

March 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Celebrating Leading Women in Biofuels

(Growth Energy)  Supporting American ethanol … also means supporting female leadership. In honor of International Women’s Day, we are taking a moment to recognize just a FEW of the female pioneers leading the biofuels industry – and all the women who advance technologies and innovative solutions in our industry every day.

March 22, 2019 Read Full Article

RPT-Floods Shut Nearly a Sixth of U.S. Ethanol Production

by Humeyra Pamuk, Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies like

March 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Midwest Storms Wreak Havoc on Ethanol Trade and Potentially Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, Platts reports that last week’s major storm that saw flooding and blizzards across the Midwest lead to major disruptions of ethanol supplies around the region as well as getting product to deficit markets on the coasts and in the southern states, with trouble especially for western

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article
    Ethanol 2019: Emerging Issues Forum   —   March 7-8, 2019   —   Omaha, NE

Ethanol 2019: Emerging Issues Forum — March 7-8, 2019 — Omaha, NE

Biofuel stakeholders from across the country will be in Omaha for the 14th annual Nebraska Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum on March 7-8, kicking off with a welcome from Governor Pete Ricketts. The Nebraska Ethanol Board organizes the forum, which brings together ethanol producers and others involved in production, technology, policymaking and marketing

March 1, 2019 Read Full Article

GROWMARK Offers Pre-Blended E15 at More Terminals

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  GROWMARK Energy is adding to the number terminals around the Midwest offering pre-blended E15, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, which has worked closely with the farmer-owned cooperative on related issues such as regulatory compliance and adoption of RFA’s Misfueling Mitigation Plan (MMP). GROWMARK will now offer pre-blended E15

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Despite Challenges, Ethanol Supporters Say Industry Is Vital

by Steve White (NTV-ABC) Nebraska’s a world leader in ethanol, but global politics have the industry treading on thin ice. “Tougher together” is Chris Vincent’s motto these days. The CEO of Aurora Cooperative stands behind ethanol, even as the profitability has disappeared. … The co-op is a partner with Pacific Ethanol in

February 20, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study Reveals Positive Economic Impacts of Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry

(KRVN) A recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity increased by 23 percent since 2014, and continues to be a significant driver of economic impact for the state. “The state sees what economists describe as an economic ‘bounce’ when we take advantage of the

February 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Production Project Launched in Nebraska

(Aria Energy/NGV Journal)  Aria Energy announced the commissioning of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas project at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City, Nebraska. Aria Energy constructed, owns and operates the project, which processes and purifies up to 1,000 cubic feet per minute of biogas into pipeline

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

On Tap: Retailers Preparing for Year-Round E15 Have Options for Pumps, Financing and Marketing.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(W)ith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expected to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15, hopefully before next summer’s driving season. Retailers will have to decide not only if they will offer the blend, but how they’ll dispense it. For those who

January 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Benefuel Secures Land for Sarnia Biodiesel Plant

by Paul Morden (The Sarnia Observer) … (Benefuel CEO Rob) Tripp said Benefuel has successfully commercialized its patented process for manufacturing low carbon biodiesel and bio-lubricants from waste feedstocks, such a used cooking oil and byproducts from ethanol refining. It has demonstrated the process at a biodiesel refinery in Nebraska for

January 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Farmland Expansion Increases Carbon Footprint across Northern Corn Belt

(Illinois Farmer Today)  Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently published research from an Iowa State University scientist. The study, published in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters, shows that increases in crop production due

January 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Ricketts: My Goals for 2-19

by Pete Ricketts (Office of Governor of Nebraska/Star Herald)  As we enter the new year, I have put together a list of goals for our state in 2019. I am sharing a few of them here. … Year-Round E15 – In October, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and I joined President Trump in

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Enemy Submarine Detecting Microorganisms, Algae-Based Polymers, Edible Antimicrobial Film, Limestone-Based Bags, Soybean Oil Based Road Sealant: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 26th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 26th. In today’s Digest, enemy submarine detecting microorganisms, algae-based polymers, edible antimicrobial film, limestone-based bags, soybean oil based road sealant — these and more,

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Layoffs, Shut-downs, Idling in US Biorefineries

Pacific Ethanol Shuts Down Nebraska Plant, Fires 26 Workers (24/7 Wall St.) Pacific Ethanol Idles Nebraska Ethanol Plant (Wisconsin Ag Connections) Pacific Ethanol lays off workers, idles Nebraska ethanol plant: sources (Reuters) Pacific Ethanol idles Aurora East plant (Ethanol Producer Magazine) U.S. ethanol producers seek pricing reform as markets plunge,

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food Announce Formation of Aquafeed Joint Venture

(Green Plains, Inc./Globe Newswire) Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) and Optimal Fish Food LLC. today announced the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary techniques and high-protein feed ingredients. The joint venture brings together Green Plains’ production capabilities, commodity expertise, and back office

December 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Enterprises Celebrates Two New BossFuel Grand Openings

by Robert Pore (The Grand Island Independent)  Business was brisk at the Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry at the intersection of Highway 281 and Capital Avenue on Friday morning. Hundreds of motorists waited in line for a super deal in homegrown Nebraska fuel. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Super 88

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Invest Nebraska Announces Investment in White Dog Labs

(White Dog Labs/Invest Nebraska/Globe Newswire)  WDL’s premium protein product, ProTyton™, complements ethanol production   —  Invest Nebraska added to its growing portfolio of high-growth companies with an investment in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry.  “We conducted due diligence on WDL’s technology, products and plans and

November 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Company Removing Nitrates from Water Using Algae

by Jon Vanderford (1011 Now)  The algae found in a lab at the University of Nebraska’s Beadle Center may hold the key to clean water. Research on algae first started several years ago with a goal of producing oil. “The initial impetus was a DOE project involving many labs here in

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Editorial: Iowa State Analysis Makes Clear the Trade Wars’ Damage to Ag Producers

(Omaha World-Herald)  A recent report from Iowa State University offers sobering findings that show why our country needs to resolve its tariff wars with China and other nations. The university researchers found that over the next year, the disruptions and loss of market share will cost the Iowa economy between

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Fuel Retailers Add Ethanol Options to Set Themselves Apart

by Steve White (NTV) … “We’ve got options, we’ve got a lot of things our customers don’t have,” said Charlie Bosselman, president of Bosselman Enterprises. … Charlie Bosselman unveils a new line of fuels his company calls “Bossfuel”. … While most gas stations give customers two choices, many of the Pump

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Cooperative Producers Adds E15 at Funk Location

(Nebraska Ethanol Board)  The Nebraska Ethanol Board applauds Cooperative Producers, Inc. (CPI) for adding E15 at their fuel site in Funk, Nebraska. This is CPI’s third location selling E15 in Nebraska. “As a farmer-owned cooperative we need to support the folks who do business with us,” said Gary Brandt, vice president

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm in Gothenburg Providing Corn to Make Ethanol Gas

by Holly Barraclough (KNOP News 2) A family farm in Gothenburg has hundreds of acres of land used to grow corn and some of the crop is used to make ethanol gas. Scott McPheeters is a corn farmer in Gothenburg and said some of his corn goes to chips, some as

October 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Analyst: Ethanol Industry Has Room to Grow: Exports on Pace to Shatter Last Year’s Record.

by Daniel Grant (FarmWeekNow) The rate of growth for the U.S. ethanol industry may have slowed in recent years, but it’s far from over, according to Bill Holbrook, senior analyst for ProExporter. Production capacity continues to grow as producers look to overseas markets to export ethanol and one of its key co-products,

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

OMB Releases Estimated Timelines for EPA’s E15 Rule, 2 RFS Rules

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets. The administration released a summary of its Fall 2018 Unified

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article
    Great Plains Biochar Initiative Workshop Series   —   October 23, 2018 — Chadron, NE;  October 24, 2018 — Norton, KS;  October 25. 2018 Pratt, KS

Great Plains Biochar Initiative Workshop Series — October 23, 2018 — Chadron, NE; October 24, 2018 — Norton, KS; October 25. 2018 Pratt, KS

Wilson Biochar Associates: Helping Your Biochar Project Reach Its Goals Biochar is an exciting new field with great potential but significant uncertainties. That’s where expertise from Wilson Biochar Associates can make all the difference for the success of your enterprise. Wilson Biochar Associates specializes in biochar technology, market development, education

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

October’s Pink at the Pump® Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer with Cleaner-Burning E15

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Join participating Iowa E15 retailers, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), and The Hormel Institute for October’s Pink at the Pump® campaign to fight breast cancer with cleaner-burning E15. Participating Iowa E15 retailers will donate 3-cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the entire month of October to NBCF and The

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Myth-Buster or Warranty-Buster? Nebraska Ethanol Test Will Push beyond Auto Manufacturers’ Specs

by Joe Duggan (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  Nebraska literally put the rubber to the road more than 40 years ago to give ethanol a shot of much-needed street cred. It was called the “Nebraska 2 Million Mile Gasohol Road Test Program.” It began on Dec. 23, 1974, when a roads department supervisor

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Will Test 30 Percent Ethanol Blend in State Vehicles

by Joe Duggan  (Omaha World-Herald)  Nebraska will run 50 state-owned vehicles on a 30 percent ethanol blend to see how the corn-derived fuel performs in conventional engines. The pilot program will monitor the effects of E-15 and E-30 blends on vehicle performance, fuel economy and emissions control systems in state

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Smith Awarded “High Octane Champion” Award from Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry

by Chad Moyer (KTIC Radio)  Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been recognized as a 2018 High Octane Champion by Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the trade association for Nebraska’s ethanol industry. The award was developed by the RFN membership as a way to recognize public policy leaders that strongly support Nebraska’s $5 billion

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Pushes Back on Urban Air Challenge of Faulty Emissions Model

(Urban Air Initiative)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has refused to acknowledge it used faulty science and blending practices to paint an inaccurate picture of ethanol emissions in a long-awaited response to the Urban Air Initiative (UAI). In January 2017, UAI, the states of Nebraska and Kansas, and the

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Pumps in St. Paul Expand Fuel Options

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  … Aurora Cooperative celebrated the grand opening of new ethanol pumps in St. Paul on Friday. … The farmer-owned company is a partner in an ethanol plant, and also sells ethanol to consumers. The CEO says he’d like 20 percent of the fuel used in Nebraska

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Making America Great Again Starts with the States

by David Vander Griend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Dave VanderGriend, president of Urban Air Initiative, doesn’t mince words in his column this month, calling out EPA for what he says is collusion with the oil industry. —  … The 15.8 billion gallons of ethanol we produce and the economic benefits it

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Consider this a blueprint for restoring the trust EPA has broken with farmers and rural America. 1. Make good on the president’s promises to allow E15 use year-round.  Trump has made three or four public promises to allow E15 use year-round and

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Six States Account for More than 70% of U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Six states accounted for 72% of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates from EIA’s State Energy Data System. Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and South Dakota collectively produced 265 million barrels of fuel ethanol out of the U.S. total of 367 million

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Offers Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grants, Urges EPA to Maintain RFS Committment

(Nebraska Corn Board/KTIC)  The Nebraska Corn Board is committed to expanding corn markets for farmers and offering motorists a greater selection of clean-burning, home-grown fuel options. The Board recently allocated funds in its 2018-2019 fiscal year budget to help further develop the renewable fuel infrastructure in the state. Through this grant

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions, and today has operating segments throughout the ethanol value chain. Operations begin upstream with a grain handling segment, continue through

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

How the Global Heatwave Is Harming Agriculture Today and Creating Problems for the Bio-Economy Tomorrow.

by Tom Joslin (Bio-Based World News)  … Few of you will have escaped the heatwave that seems to have enveloped most of the northern hemisphere. Soaring temperatures exceeding 46°C have been recorded in Alvega, Portugal, while seventeen of eighteen of the countries regions experienced temperatures above 45°C. This follows recent headlines reporting

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

“There’s No Place Like Home” Grown Sorghum

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Sorghum sights are set high with EPA approval and recent genetic improvements  — … U.S. EPA opened up pathways for sorghum oil to become renewable fuels.  … Sorghum is a grass grown in many places and regions around the world, but also is increasingly being grown

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Fischer Joins Acting EPA Administrator to Announce Approved Fuel Pathway for Sorghum Oil

(Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE))  U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement today after participating in an event at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce an approved fuel pathway for grain sorghum under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “More and more

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels: A Straightforward Fix for US Farmers’ Tariff Exposure to China?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This is the first of a two-part series in which we look at strategic shifts in global commodity prices and policies that could dramatically impact the outlook for biofuels, In this part, we look at grain markets and the emerging US-China trade war. As most know

July 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry, Aurora Co-Op Continue to Expand in Nebraska

by Robert Pore (Kearney Hub)  … Aurora Cooperative is opening its new A-Stop 24 pump site just north of Grant on Highway 61. Friday’s ceremony was attended by Gov. Pete Ricketts, area chamber members and Nebraska corn and ethanol board representatives. The A-Stop 24 will provide E10, E15, E30 and E85

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has a goal of developing an integrated carbon dioxide (CO2) collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for Survival in the Bioeconomy

Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Some of these started with biofuels then went into chemicals, nutrition or protein and some are going back to their beginnings. What they all have in common, however, is they are transforming…as markets change, as the economy changes, as technologies change, they recognize that the

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Edeniq Pathway Technology Renamed to Intellulose

(Edeniq)  Edeniq, Inc., a leading biotechnology company that develops processes for producing and measuring cellulosic ethanol, announced today that its Pathway technology has been renamed Intellulose, effective immediately. The rebranding effort includes a new Intellulose logo and has been implemented in company-related materials. “Our mission is to help our customers lead

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Scholarship Program Announces 2018 Winners

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates the 2018 scholarship recipients Keithen Drury, Brett Galles, and Emma Baker. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s scholarship program to help further their collegiate education. … Keithen Drury from Blue Hill, Nebraska, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt Heads out on Ethanol Visit

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to travel to Kansas this morning, where he’ll stop by East Kansas Agri-Energy’s ethanol plant in Garnett. The trip comes a week after the White House quashed the release of a plan to change the Renewable Fuels Standard amid

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Nebraska’s Governor Is a Champion of Biofuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently declared May as Renewable Fuels Month to draw attention to clean burning biofuel options. He’s focused on grassroot efforts to educate and expand access of  mid-level blends for his citizens. Urban Air believes states and grassroots efforts can help pave the way and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest, pumping millions of dollars into the economy. —  … The problem lies in the fact that Iowa consumes 1.4 billion gallons

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol: The Renewable Naphtha

by Luca Zullo (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Greenyug)  With existing capabilities, chemical coproducts represent a low-hanging fruit for the industry. Ethanol, in fact, is a better feedstock for some chemicals than oil-based sources. … The chemical industry predates the oil industry, but it is the development of industrial organic chemistry, made possible by

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Integrated, Hedged, Evolving: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions, and today has operating segments throughout the ethanol value chain. Operations begin upstream with a grain handling segment, continue through

May 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific (Summit), focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Educational Opportunities for Ethanol Plant Employees

by Carrie Muhlling (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol plant employees will have the opportunity to further their education this summer with two courses from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Partnership. The Process Control Essential Short Course is a two-day offering held June 25-26 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln intended for plant operators, maintenance personnel and

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Travel Center to Unveil Flex Fuel Pump; Governor to Attend

by Robert Pore (Grand Island Independent)  Gov. Pete Ricketts will help cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the Bosselman Travel Center’s new flex fuel pumps on Friday. “We are excited to host Gov. Ricketts for our ribbon cutting at the Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island,” said Charlie Bosselman,

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Sapp Bros. Opens Columbus Biodiesel Blending Facility

 by Aryel Smith  (KTIC Radio/ Nebraska Soybean Board)  The new Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility will hold its grand opening in Columbus on May 24.  The new blending facility is located five miles from the Columbus NuStar terminal. Fuel suppliers can load diesel on their transport at the terminal, then load biodiesel at

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Aurora A-Stop To Offer E85 And Other Blended Fuel

by Brooke Robertson (Grant Tribune Sentinel) Construction began on Aurora A-Stop the first week of April and is expected to become operational June 1. The blender pump station, located west of Aurora Cooperative on Highway 61 just north of Grant, will be the only station in the area to offer E85

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Groups Ask EPA to Prioritize Cellulosic Pathway Approvals

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today (May 3, 2018) five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from demand-destroying Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and toward pathway approvals for cellulosic ethanol. The letter was signed by the Iowa Renewable

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Save $10 per Fillup — Ethanol

by Todd Sneller (Nebraska Ethanol Board/Kearney Hub)  Many consumers felt their wallets lighten as the numbers ticked up on the gas pump again this week. AAA reports the national gas price average for May 1 reached $2.81, the highest price per gallon since November 2014. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s Renewable Fuel Attacks Cost Him GOP Support in Congress

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  As the drip, drip of Pruitt scandals becomes a deluge, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s supporters continue to claim that he should be protected because he’s “advancing the president’s agenda.” But because he’s breaking a key Trump promise made to Iowa voters, he is losing the support

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Travel Center to Observe Renewable Fuels Month on May 18

by Robert Pore (Grand Island Independent)  Bosselman Travel Center at 3335 W. Wood River Road in Grand Island will be celebrating Renewable Fuels Month in May. The Bosselman event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18. At that time, E-15 will sell for $1.88 per

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Mail Call! Biofuels Write to EPA on Strategy

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A coalition of Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter Thursday to EPA asking it to move administrative time and staff away from Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions and instead toward approvals for cellulosic ethanol. “The discrepancy between the way EPA is handling RFS exemptions and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Hatching Higher Protein

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe.  —  The pile of distillers grains at nearly a dozen plants is about to get smaller. Production of Fluid Quip Process Technologies LLC’s high-protein feed ingredient is expected

April 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they didn’t howl at the moon, they were voracious, vicious wolves analyzing 8 major projects with

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Expected to Meet Growing E15 Demand

by Terry Anderson (Midwest Messenger News) … One day after President Trump told a group of governors and lawmakers invited to the White House that he supports sales of E15 — 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline — all year, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts told a gathering of ethanol leaders

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Partners in Production–Chemical Companies Are Developing Technologies that Would Create New Market Opportunities for the Ethanol Industry

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has polished its coproduction of distillers grains. Now, a handful of companies have found different uses for DDGS, or ethanol itself, that can provide new value-added coproducts for the industry. Ethanol is flexible and can be used to make chemicals for products

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Addressing Ethanol Marketing Challenges at NEB Forum

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Nebraska, about assessing new markets based on ethanol’s low carbon emissions benefits. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Educates Tomorrow’s Drivers

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Pam Miller, Board Chair and Director of Industry and Investor Relations for Siouxland Ethanol in Nebraska, recently visited a local fifth-grade classroom to educate the next generation of drivers about ethanol. Using the Renewable Fuels Association’s “Ethanol in the Classroom” curriculum as a guide, Miller says the students at Harney Elementary

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers Grow Their Own Market through Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  Nebraska farmers grow their own market through ethanol. It creates jobs, but it also provides hometown demand for corn and they’re optimistic Pres. Trump will help the industry. Farmers like Bill Schuster of Hamilton County can’t imagine where corn prices would be without biofuels. “If we

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Algae Chases Omega-3 Dominance: DSM, Evonik Enderway on $200M Algae Project in Nebraska

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally been made from wild-caught fish oil. They’re calling it Veramaris — and they’re cutting out

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

by Katrina Cornish and Corinne Young (re:chem/Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University/Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises)  Bioenergy/biofuel/platform chemical biomasses, whether grown (crops) or collected (forestry waste and municipal wastes of various kinds), still struggle with commercial competitiveness against the low cost, enormous scale, and market barriers presented by mature fossil fuels juggernauts. The answer is

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Grant to Help Ethanol Production

by Sam Farmer (Wahoo Newspaper)  Integrated Recycling of Mead was recently awarded a $35,495 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to aid in recycling efforts. The funds will go toward a food de-packager/perforator to process 2,000 pounds per hour of full, outdated beverage cans and bottles. The liquid

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Husker Researchers Explore Economic Potential for Sweet Sorghum Ethanol in Western Nebraska

by Richard Perrin (University of Nebraska IANR News)  A team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska. Sweet sorghum is a cultivar of sorghum primarily developed for the harvest of juice. Due to its high sugar content

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE: Real Cost of Adding E15, Flex Fuels Addressed in New Video

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol has announced the release of the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring real world E15 and flex fuel retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing the fuels. This video addresses one of the most

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Sweet Sorghum as an Ethanol Feedstock in Western Nebraska – Could It Happen?

by Richard Perrin, Lilyan Fulginiti, Subir Bairagi, Ismail Dweikat (KRVN)  It has been proposed that non-irrigated sweet sorghum might be grown in western Nebraska as a seasonal substitute for corn grain in corn ethanol plants. In the research summarized here1, we examine the economic feasibility of this possibility, based on the

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels and chemicals, or renewable chemical plants, you see the first and the most, here. There are three drivers for that:

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) 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.  —  As we head into 2018, ethanol producers have plenty to think about and likely have predictions

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Midwest Lawmakers Will Consider Biofuel Changes to Help Refiners

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to help the oil refining industry cope with the nation’s biofuels regulation, but would never agree on anything that diminishes the program. The price of

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Mid America Agri Products – Wheatland LLC Receives EPA Approval for Cellulosic Ethanol Using Edeniq’s Technology

(Edeniq/Business Wire)  Edeniq, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Mid America Agri Products – Wheatland LLC’s (MAAPW) registration to produce cellulosic ethanol at its ethanol production facility in Madrid, Neb. using Edeniq’s Pathway technology. The 48 million gallon per year MAAPW facility began using Edeniq’s

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

That Unsold Bottle of Merlot Is Probably Winding up in Your Gas Tank

by John Capone (Quartz Media)  … It’s where the dregs of every vodka still and every 9-year-old barrel-aged small batch bourbon expire. It’s where all the watery beer that didn’t end up at frat parties does its final keg stand. And it’s the fate that awaits the wine Robert Parker spits

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE: Video Series on E15 and Flex Fuel Retailers Debuts

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website Nov. 13, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. The series will address common marketer questions about E15 and

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

HTF – Siouxland Ethanol Tour

by Jacob Heller (KMEG14/Siouxland News)  … A group of students from a South Sioux City elementary got a chance to learn how ethanol is made this week, by taking a tour of Siouxland Ethanol, outside of Jackson, NE. “These are farmers that grow corn just around this area, about 50 miles

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This Before — Kathleen Hartnett White’s Nomination

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) Two corn-state Republican EPW senators – Deb Fischer and Joni Ernst – are publicly undecided about Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination to run the White House Council on Environmental Quality after meeting with her over past critical comments toward the Renewable Fuel Standard. “I am withholding

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Public Pulse: Investing in Biofuels Pays off

by Brendan Sullivan, Kyle J. Nixon (World-Herald)  Novozymes was honored to have Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts join us earlier this year to announce a $36 million expansion in Blair, Nebraska, where we’re pioneering technologies that will accelerate Nebraska’s leadership in renewable fuel production. Part of what makes investments like these possible

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Lincoln, Neb., Expects Major Savings by Turning Biogas into Vehicle Fuel

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  The City of Lincoln, Neb., has announced it is upgrading its technology to allow the biogas produced by wastewater treatment to be processed into vehicle fuel. According to a press release, the project could deliver $800,000 to $4 million annually in added revenue for the city’s Lincoln

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Offer Grants to Put in More Flex Fuel Pumps

by Jerry Oster (WNAX/Nebraska Radio Network)  Gas stations across Nebraska are being offered cash incentives of up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Roger Berry, the market development director for the Nebraska Corn Board, says the goal is to get higher blends of ethanol available to consumers while helping retailers.

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Grassley Says Midwestern Senators Who Are Upset over EPA’s New Renewable-Fuel Proposals Could Hold up Agency’s Nominees

by Joseph Morton (Omaha World-Herald) The head of the Environmental Protection Agency sought Tuesday to calm Midwestern senators who could block his nominees if the agency sets renewable fuel mandates too low. All four GOP senators from Iowa and Nebraska attended Tuesday’s face-to-face meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in the

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Pruitt’s Charm Offensive Has Few Actual Promises

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Seven corn-state Republican senators emerged smiling from what they deemed a “good” meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday but they got no concrete policy promises on the Renewable Fuel Standard from him, Pro’s Eric Wolff and your ME host report. Iowa Sen. Chuck

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

E15 Fuel Makes Its Way to the Panhandle

by  Jillian Parker (NBC Nebraska)  A fuel containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline, otherwise known as E15, has made its way to the Panhandle. Western Travel Terminal in Scottsbluff began selling the fuel on September 18th in place of E85. … The University of Nebraska got behind E15 with their new

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article
  National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo   —  June 11-13, 2018   —   Omaha, NE

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo — June 11-13, 2018 — Omaha, NE

With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) — June 11-13, 2018 — Omaha, NE   DEADLINE:  February 16, 2018

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) — June 11-13, 2018 — Omaha, NE DEADLINE: February 16, 2018

Now in its 34th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine.  From its inception, the mission of the

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW)   —   June 11-13, 2018   —   Omaha, NE

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) — June 11-13, 2018 — Omaha, NE

Now in its 34th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine.  From its inception, the mission of the

October 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

University of Wyoming Scientists Part of $6 Million Biofuel, Carbon Capture Project

(University of Wyoming)  Agricultural economists at the University of Wyoming will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented. UW is part of the four-year, $6 million National Science Foundation project working with Montana State University

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Speaks at Governor’s Conference

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Each of the governors shared initiatives their states are implementing to support the use of ethanol-blended fuels during the conference. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds mentioned a test program for E30 in the Iowa Energy Plan. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who recently keynoted ACE’s 30th

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Integrated, Hedged, Fast-Growing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions, and today has operating segments throughout the ethanol value chain. Operations begin upstream with our grain handling segment, continue through

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to get higher blends of ethanol out to consumers and help retailers. He says grants are available on a first come

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The ‘Cool’ Fuel

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Multiple trade groups and ethanol companies offer internships, contests and events to get young people interested in biofuels. The next generation is drawn to ethanol’s environmental and economic benefits.  —  … The recent addition of a young millenial to NCERC’s staff at Southern Illinois University

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Local Retailer Kicks-Off Husker Fuel

by Chabella Guzman   (KTIC Radio)  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Renewable Fuel Nebraska are getting behind ethanol and have signed on with retailers to launch Husker Fuel, an E15 blend at the pump this fall. In the Panhandle, Western Travel Terminal has joined in, as a retailer for the

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Rolls Out Flex Fuel Pump Grant Program

(WNAX)  The Nebraska Corn Board is offering qualifying retailers up to $50,000 to install flex fuel pumps. Corn Board’s Director of Market Development Roger Berry says the goal is to get higher blends of ethanol out to consumers and help retailers. He says grants are available on a first come

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:  From KTIC RADIO. According to the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Blue Heron is the only fuel station in Gothenburg with flex fuel pumps offering a variety of cleaner-burning ethanol blends with flex fuel pumps that dispense E10, E15, E30, E40 and E85. … In addition to state and federal

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Grand Opening In Gothenburg

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KTIC)  Flex fuel vehicle drivers can take advantage of huge savings on E85 for just $0.85 a gallon at the Gothenburg Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza (1102 S. Lake Ave.) Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consumers will be limited to 30 gallons and

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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