Several POET Plants Earn Safety Award

Joanna Schroeder

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF)has recognized eight POET plants with the Annual Product Stewardship Award  for their records of safe transport. BNSF presents the award to shippers who transport a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident incidents. Earlier this year, several plants received a safety award from Union …

Company Announcement, Ethanol, transportation

Ethanol Nameplate to Run at 67% Through 2010

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry received some negative news today compliments of the newly released Soyatech Biofuels Monitor, a publication from HighQuest Partners. The study projects that for First Quarter 2009 the U.S. ethanol industry will operate at 67 percent of nameplate capacity through 2010. The study authors, in part, based their predications on data from the USDA Planting Intentions report that …

Company Announcement, Ethanol, Production, Research

New Study: Evaluating Options for GHG Mitigation

Joanna Schroeder

There is a lot of dialogue surrounding the best way to create energy and environmental policies, specifically around greenhouse gas emissions. The RAND Corporation recently released a study, “Evaluating Options for U.S. Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Using Multiple Criteria,” that evaluates three past attempts to develop energy policy. The study notes that the majority of current policy focuses on cost-effectiveness but policy …

Company Announcement, Energy, Environment, Legislation

KL Energy Corporation Expanding Into Brazil

Joanna Schroeder

KL Energy Corporation, based in Rapid City, South Dakota, has announced a partnership agreement with add blue Ltda, based in São Paulo, Brazil, to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil utilizing KL Energy’s cellulosic ethanol technology for the use of sugarcane bagasse and straw feedstock. The plant will use KL Energy’s enzymatic process which will be integrated into a …

Cellulosic, Company Announcement, Ethanol, International

Verenium Introduces Veretase

Joanna Schroeder

Verenium Corporation today announced a new enzyme for the food and beverage industry called Veretase.  This enzyme was developed for the liquefaction of starch-based mashes and slurries specifically for use in food and beverage applications. The enzyme improves saccharification and fermentation efficiency and consistency. “Verenium is pleased to introduce this unique enzyme specifically designed to improve the economics and efficiency …

Cellulosic, Company Announcement, Ethanol

Aventine Claims “Extra RINS” Cause for Bankruptcy

Joanna Schroeder

While most ethanol companies blame financial troubles on high commodity and energy prices, Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. has thrown a new reason into the ring — blaming its bankruptcy on the availability of excessive Renewable Identification Number credits or RIN.  RINS are used by the EPA to track how much ethanol is being blended into the the fuel supply. …

Company Announcement, Ethanol

Domestic Fuel on Twitter

Chuck Zimmerman

Besides subscribing to the RSS feed of Domestic Fuel we’ve now got another option for you. Domestic Fuel has its own Twitter feed. If you’re not familiar with Twitter then you can learn more here. Basically, the news feed from Domestic Fuel will post updates to the Twitter feed. Additionally, we’ll use the Twitter feed for custom special text posts …

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