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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

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

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

(Trestle Energy/CISION PR Newswire)  New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for agricultural states  —  Two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy.  Reports from the studies are available

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Sapp Bros. Opens New Biodiesel Fuel Center

by Eric McKay (Sand Hills Express)  Northeast Nebraska’s biodiesel footprint is getting larger.  Sapp Bros. held an open house Wednesday to celebrate the activation of their new 30,000-gallon biodiesel tank located along Highway 81 just north of Norfolk. Company officials say the tank will be filled with B100 fuel made predominantly

September 6, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Staff, Member Plant Help Educate Youth on Biofuel

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol staff and member plant, Siouxland Ethanol LLC, are partnering with the Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers in their effort to create and increase opportunities for Nebraska corn growers through advocacy, education, partnerships, and leadership development by participating in an ag youth literacy

August 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Fischer Expects Fight over Farm Bill

by Liz Morales (Columbus Telegram)  Agriculture was a main topic of discussion Wednesday during U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s listening session in Albion.  Fischer said she expects a big fight when the 2018 farm bill is debated in Congress. “The Heritage Foundation out of Washington has targeted the farm bill as

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Receives Grassroots Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented this year’s Grassroots Award to Siouxland Ethanol LLC of Jackson, Nebraska. … “The efforts of this group provide a shining example to others who seek to replicate their success,” Bunkers said. “They have hosted E15 and E30 fuel promotion events and they have

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Flint Hills Ethanol Plant Begins Construction: Plant Will Produce a High Protein Animal Feed Ingredient

(York News-Times)  Construction is now underway at the Flint Hills Resources ethanol plant in Fairmont to install a new, bolt-on technology, called Maximized Stillage Co-Products™ (MSC). Once operational, the MSC technology will allow the plant to produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of its

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Gov. Pete Ricketts among Those Touting 
Higher Ethanol Blends at Industry Conference in Omaha

By Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Ready or not, higher ethanol blends appear destined for a gas station near you, a development touted by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Wednesday at a major industry conference being held in Omaha. “The ethanol industry is a prime example of how we can add value

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Value-Added Investments Grow Agriculture

by Gov. Pete Ricketts (York News Times)  Investments in the area of value-added agriculture are helping to grow our state’s number one industry. Many people think of traditional row crops when they think of agriculture, however, modern-day technology and innovations are helping the industry add value to Nebraska’s traditional commodities. …

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Scholarship Program Awards Three Deserving Students

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces and congratulates the 2017 scholarship winners: Carrie Kemmet, Hailea DeJong and Keithen Drury. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s Scholarship Program to help further their collegiate education. “ACE congratulates these bright, young students and wishes them the best

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers Steer away from Fuel, Turn to Booze

by Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters/St. Louis Today)  A U.S. glut of fuel-grade ethanol has major producers, including Green Plains Inc. and industry pioneer Archer Daniels Midland Co., pursuing other markets and idling excess capacity in an effort to rebuild sagging margins. ADM and Green Plains both said on

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Make-Ready: Decision Time at the Bioeconomy’s Gettysburg

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts are the headliners in a battle in and about Washington DC this week. You can call it what you want: it’s Gettysburg. As Reynolds put it, “I urge the EPA to raise the advanced biofuel, biodiesel

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Hitting a New High – Hemp Industry and Innovations Continue to Grow Like Weeds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofueland is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers more than 80 new hemp growers so far this year alone. It’s been busy lately for the hemp industry. News of

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Proposal on Biodiesel Regulations Concerning to Ethanol Producers

by Russell Hubbard (BH News Service/Daily Nonpareil)  … But it is the biodiesel part that really has people asking what is going on. The EPA has proposed that 2.1 billion gallons of diesel produced from sources such as corn oil and soybean oil be used as a motor fuel in 2019,

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Young Nebraskan Launches Gubernatorial Campaign on Ag, Hemp and Biofuel Platform

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, the governor has competition for the Republican primary election next year in a young woman who is putting the focus on strengthening agriculture with a platform that heavily supports hemp production for biofuels, aiming to making the state the national leader in hemp-based biofuel manufacturing.

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

OUR OPINION: EPA’s RFS Proposal Is Mixed Bag for Farm States

(Sioux City Journal)  Announcement earlier this month by the Environmental Protection Agency on new volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standards program produced a mixed bag of news for farm states like Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The federal RFS began with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was expanded

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Next-Gen Bioproducts and Fuels, DOE Invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today (July 17, 2017) announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which will provide the scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy.

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska, has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give every Nebraskan the opportunity to use it,” said Seth

June 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Siouxland Energy Is the Fourth Edeniq Customer to Receive an EPA D3 RIN Registration

(Siouxland Energy/Edeniq/BusinessWire)   Edeniq, Inc. (“Edeniq”), a cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy Cooperative (“Siouxland Energy”) today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 million gallon per year (MGPY) corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol. Siouxland Energy

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

E85 Excitement in Nebraska Capitol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)   Nebraska’s capitol city will be all about E85 today with the grand opening of Pump & Pantry’s flex fuel pumps, which now dispense E85 and Clean 88 – a high-octane, cleaner-burning blend of 15 percent ethanol. Flex fuel vehicle drivers will be able to purchase E85

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Evaluates Camelina’s Varied Response to Location

(American Society of Agronomy/Biomass Magazine)  A new study, led by Augustine Obour at Kansas State University, looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or

June 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sustaining Opportunities

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry provides young people with wealth of job opportunities.   —  Nineteen-year-old Marcus Niehaus sees a future in the ethanol industry. The Southeastern Illinois College student said he wants to make a difference in the world and believes working in the biofuels

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

PLV Alum Awarded Fulbright for Plant Research

by Rachel George (Papillion Times)  … Jason Thomas, currently a doctoral student of plant biological sciences at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will join a research group at the Plant Reproduction and Development laboratory at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. Thomas, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Owning The Ethanol Exec Role

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One year into her role as Guardian Energy CEO, Jeanne McCaherty has tapped into her previous experience at Cargill and the unique make-up of the ethanol industry.  —  It’s hard to believe that Jeanne McCaherty holds only one title for Guardian Energy Management LLC.

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel Boost Bottom Line for Farmers

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  … Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board said, “You’re talking about 1,300 direct employ jobs across the state, across rural Nebraska, that’s key. Having those jobs and tax base there.” … “It’s building because of export demand too. Having those markets right here

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Gov. Ricketts, Novozymes Unveil $36 Million Investment in Blair

(State of Nebraska/Foreign Affairs)  Today, less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America.  The company’s new $36 million investment in the facility, which produces

May 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

(KTIC)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts designated the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a proclamation ceremony at the State Capitol. “The biofuels industry has been a key part of growing Nebraska agriculture,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Corn-based ethanol and soy biodiesel not only make our air cleaner,

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  Process Safety and Process Safety Management Boot Camp   —   July 11-14, 2017   —   Kearney, NE

Process Safety and Process Safety Management Boot Camp — July 11-14, 2017 — Kearney, NE

This four-day boot camp will provide employees with a deeper understanding of Process Safety and Process Safety Management that goes beyond personal worker safety. Process Safety Management is intended to prevent severe damage to equipment that may lead to catastrophic fires, explosions, and toxic releases. These incidents have the potential

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals.  —  The future of ethanol for intermediate chemical production can be seen next door to a wet mill in Columbus, Nebraska,

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Nebraska Farmers Make the Case for Higher Blends of Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska.TV) Pres. Trump says he wants to end job–killing regulations on ethanol, and area farmers suggest a good place to start. “Allow E15 to be sold as normal gasoline, moving forward with that is going to be great for us,” said Jan tenBensel a Cambridge farmer who serves on

April 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

GMO-Ethanol Corn Contamination Raises Concerns about Another “StarLink” Disaster

by Ken Roseboro (Huffington Post)  Food corn buyers say Syngenta’s Enogen GMO corn is contaminating non-GMO white corn fields, creating a potential “trainwreck;” may be linked to bad masa flour in California. Enogen, a genetically modified corn for ethanol production, has contaminated non-GMO white corn grown in Nebraska that is

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Introduced to Give E15 Year-Round Market Presence

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A bipartisan trio of Senators introduced a bill today that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, a move that would give E15 year-round market presence. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the Consumer

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) joined Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to introduce the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act last week, a bill that would effectively allow the sale of E15 and higher ethanol blends year-round. Donnelly said the “legislation

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol at Its Madera Plant

(Pacific Ethanol/Globenews)   Edeniq’s yield-enhancing Pathway Technology will now be installed at two Pacific Ethanol plants  —  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, and Edeniq, Inc., a biorefining and cellulosic technology company, announced they have entered into a technology licensing

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Still Big Player in Renewable Energy Game

(Kearney Hub)  … Across the United States, about 70 percent of all gasoline burned in everyday vehicles like cars and light trucks is blended with ethanol, and of that ethanol, about 2 billion gallons is produced by the state’s 25 plants right here in Nebraska using corn produced right here. …

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Mixotrophic Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioProcess Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, Neb. and is currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Inc. ethanol plant

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model

(Urban Air Initiative)  Stakeholders including the states of Kansas and Nebraska joined the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and the Energy Future Coalition as they petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to correct the agency’s flawed models that limit the use of higher blends of ethanol. According to UAI representatives, for years,

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

FHR Unveils a $50M Gambit to Make Überprotein at Ethanol Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50M in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production.

January 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Approves Flint Hills Resources for Cellulosic Ethanol from Edeniq’s Pathway Technology

(Edeniq/Business Wire)   Edeniq, Inc., a leading cellulosic and biorefining technology company, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120 MGPY Shell Rock, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. Shell Rock is the second plant to

December 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Nebraska Congressman to Continue Push for More E-15 Sales

by Brent Martin (Nebraska Radio Network)  … Congressman Adrian Smith says the move helps the ethanol industry, but he adds more can be done. “I’m continuing to work on a bill that I introduced some time ago that would allow, not mandate, but allow the sale of E-15 on a year-round basis,”

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Governors Press Trump on RFS Following Pruitt EPA Nomination

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just two days after President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was the nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition reminded Trump about his previously stated support for the Renewable Fuels Standard in a

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Hottie Trends to Watch In Bioeconomy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Proof positive on the “best is yet to come” — check out the Danforth Plant Science Center. It’s tucked away in the major agri-complex that built up around Monsanto and others in the St. Louis metro area. News of the establishment of an intriguing commercialization

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

The Biobased Economy after Trump: The States May Lead the Way

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Trump and Congressional Republicans are expected to focus on comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure development, and repealing Obamacare. Some of those initiatives may touch the biobased economy but only at the margins. Renewable chemical and biofuel producer CEOs, who make business decisions with a

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Corn: It’s What’s for Dinner, for People, Animals and Gasoline-Eating Vehicles

by Chris Beutler (Today’s Producer)  …  U.S. raises nearly 36 percent of all the corn grown worldwide, and it is the most widely produced grain in the world. … Corn is often thought of as a vegetable, but if we look back at the history and origin of the plant

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Loran Schmit: Ethanol Has Been Good for Nebraska

by Loran Schmit (Omaha World-Herald)  In 1971, Nebraska state senators championed legislation to establish the nation’s first state ethanol development program. As a farmer and state senator at the time, it was clear to me that Nebraska’s economy needed a boost to survive a prolonged downturn in agricultural exports. … Twenty-five

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Koch Brothers Build Biofuel Giant Aided by Mandates They Abhor

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Buying bankrupt plants on cheap creates No. 5 U.S. producer; Free-market preachers seek profit without mandated use of fuel  —  Jeremy Bezdek admits that the proposal he made to his bosses at Koch Industries Inc. sounded like a career killer.  Back in 2010, the oil-refining executive urged

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin

by Evelyn Boswell  (Montana State University)  A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the next generation of scientists. The four-year grant from the National Science Foundation will allow MSU,

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton ethanol plant to generate valuable credits by producing cellulosic ethanol with the same equipment the company uses to produce corn-based ethanol. The EPA approval now allows

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plays Important Role in Corn Industry

by Jerry Purvis (Gering Citizen)  On Sept. 21, the Nebraska Ethanol Board rolled out a new campaign to increase awareness of the 15 percent alcohol/gasoline blend called E15. While encouraging renewable fuels, the ethanol industry also plays an important role in promoting the nation’s corn market. Todd Sneller with the

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct

(Associated Press/Centre Daily News)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients. Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to a patented technique that will allow it to make feed pellets in Lexington that

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Make U.S. Self-Reliant

by Bobby Likis (The Grand Island Independent)  In the letter titled “Biofuels providing economic benefit for state,” published Oct. 1, Paul Kenney is right. And in addition to his state’s boosted economy from ethanol production, Americans across the country are enjoying a cleaner environment than ever with ethanol-blended fuel. It’s

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size crop drying in the breeze as the fall harvest gets underway. But there’s a worry underlying the satisfaction of the Grain Belt’s huge haul of corn and soybeans: It will

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct

(Associated Press/Miami Herald)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients. Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to a patented technique that will allow it to make feed pellets in Lexington that can

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The Biodiesel Industry Is Going Strong

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  On today’s program, we visit with Newman Grove, Nebraska farmer Greg Anderson about the positive impact that biodiesel is having on the soybean industry and soybean prices.  Anderson serves on the Nebraska Soybean Board and is treasurer of the National Biodiesel Board.  READ MORE

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice Reaches Commercial-Scale, with Signature Advances in Cost-Reduction, Feedstock Flexibility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern Nebraska, with the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, which is and the first commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative ENSEL technology. ENSEL technology is capable of converting a range

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Duonix Beatrice Begins Commercial-Scale Biodiesel Production Using Innovative ENSEL Technology

(Business Wire/Flint Hills Resources)  First-of-its-kind plant capable of producing high-quality, cost-competitive biodiesel from a multitude of advantaged, non-edible feedstocks  —  Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel® Inc. announced today the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant and the first successful commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative ENSEL technology. ENSEL technology is

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 15, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP).

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

7 Governors Ask EPA to Remove RVP Limit on E15

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 13, the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to remove the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) limit on E15. The letter explains the RVP is a significant

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Bolt-on Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Edeniq

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Edeniq is a biorefining and cellulosic technology company. Edeniq delivers integrated process innovations that unlock sugars. These technological innovations uniquely combine mechanical and biological processes. Edeniq’s capital light and operationally efficient solutions can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries that produce ethanol, other biofuels, biochemicals,

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Field to Fuel Video Contest

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol. With a focus on informing the public about renewable fuels, students are asked to research, film and edit a two-minute video for

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.  —  Larry Larson made history this summer when he won the Ethanol Nationals, the first street car drag race using high ethanol blends. The world-renowned street car racer and owner

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Hopewell Ethanol Plant Celebrates Opening

(The Progress-Index)  … Green Plains Inc., a Omaha, Nebraska-based ethanol company, bought the Vireol Bio Energy LLC plant in Hopewell from Future Fuels LLP for $18.25 million on Oct. 23, 2015. The ethanol facility, which opened in Hopewell in April of 2014, produced ethanol from corn, barley and other small grains

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol Producer, and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.5 billion gallons per year with 17 plants located in Nebraska; Indiana; Minnesota; Iowa; Tennessee; Michigan; and Virginia. CEO Todd Becker recently gave these slides

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa Plants Go to Green Plains: Ethanol’s Jolly Giant Gets Bigger

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, word has arrived from Green Plains that it will purchase the Madison, Ill., Mount Vernon, Ind. and York, Neb. ethanol facilities from Abengoa Bioenergy with combined annual production capacity of 236 million gallons per year, for approximately $237 million in cash, plus certain

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Law Brings Ethanol to Oregon — But Mostly from the Midwest

by Hillary Borrud (The Oregonian)  Supporters of Oregon’s controversial low-carbon fuels mandate, newly approved last year, hailed it as a chance to grow a local biofuels industry and reduce drivers’ reliance on imported fuel. But six months into the program, a review by The Oregonian/OregonLive has found, much of the

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Governors Tout E30

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to spur more biofuels production around the country. The group met Saturday at the National Governors’

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers: Generically Improving Sorghum Could Benefit Biofuels

(Genetics Society of America/Biomass Magazine)  The bioenergy crop sorghum holds great promise as a raw material for making environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals that offer alternatives to petroleum-based products. Sorghum can potentially yield more energy per area of land than other crops while requiring much less input in terms of

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

BBI Announces Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship Recipients

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BBI International has awarded the 2016 Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship to Donald Jackson and Patrick Thimes. The two $2,000 memorial scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing degrees that may lead to a career in the ethanol industry and who are working to build

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Ester for Your Investor Is a Brew that Is True: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. The partners have not confirmed scale of the facility, but Greenyug has avowedly been pursuing a 50 kiloton per year project.

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

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