Growth Energy Names Emily Skor as CEO

Joanna Schroeder

Emily Skor will be taking over the role of CEO for Growth Energy effective May 16, 2016. She most recently served as the Vice President for Communications of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Executive Director of the CHPA Educational Foundation. Former and acting CEO and Growth Energy Co-Chair Tom Buis will continue to serve in his role …

Company Announcement, Growth Energy

Corn, LP Joins Growth Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Corn, LP has joined Growth Energy, an organization comprised of the ethanol industry and biofuel supporters. Corn, LP is located in Goldfield, Iowa and has a nameplate production capacity of 60 million gallons per year. “We are excited that Corn, LP has joined the Growth Energy team,” said Growth Energy co-chairman Tom Buis. “Corn, LP is an outstanding plant that …

Company Announcement, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Austin Dabney Joins Growth Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Austin Dabney has become the newest addition to the Growth Energy team as the new communications assistant. In his role he will be responsible for monitoring media coverage of the biofuels industry, as well as increasing Growth Energy’s digital and social media presence on various platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, Dabney will provide support for the overall …

Company Announcement, Growth Energy

DuPont to Buy Dyadic Enzyme Business

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences is purchasing Dyadic International’s Industrial Technology business. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement that will sell Dyadic’s enzyme business to DuPont for $75 million in cash. Once the transaction is complete, Dyadic plans to focus solely on its biopharmaceutical business. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2015 pending approval by …

biofuels, Company Announcement, enzymes

Green Plains Acquires Ethanol Plant in Virgina

Joanna Schroeder

Green Plains Inc. has acquired Vireol Bio Energy an ethanol facility owned by Future Fuels located in Hopewell, Virginia. The dry mill ethanol plant will increase the company’s annual production capacity by nearly 60 million gallons to nearly 1.1 billion gallon per year. The ethanol plant ceased production in September of this year due to low gas prices and at …

biofuels, Company Announcement, Ethanol

BlueFire Renewables to Receive $270M

Joanna Schroeder

BlueFire Renewables has received a Letter of Intent from the Export Import Bank of China to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its bioenergy project located in Fulton, Mississippi. As advanced bioenergy companies struggle with private financing, BlueFire said the the financing is “unprecedented” and significant for the U.S. market. “This is a significant feat, not just …

advance biofuels, Company Announcement

AgWired Gets a Facelift

Joanna Schroeder

When you visit the ZimmComm New Media websites dedicated to agriculture, you will see a new integrated AgWired brand and new website names to better serve the animal agriculture segment of the industry. will now be known as, which will offer news and information about all segments of livestock and poultry. “We regularly cover events such as the …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

BioFuel PR Launches to Tell Ethanol’s Story

John Davis

The ethanol industry knows that if it is going to be successful in the current political climate, they need to tell their personal ethanol stories. But this is easier said then done with the role of ethanol employees to produce fuel, feed and fiber – not be savvy communicators. With several requests for help last fall from ethanol plants to …

biofuels, communications, Company Announcement, Ethanol