Bright IDEA Could Help Ethanol and Hog Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

A bright IDEA from Novus International could help both hog producers and the ethanol industry. IDEA stands for “Immobilized Digestive Enzyme Assay” which Dr. Brad Lawrence with Novus says helps measure the digestibility of lysine and other amino acids in dried distillers grains (DDGS), the livestock feed by-product of ethanol production. “Distillers is one of the few ingredients that we …

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RFA Submits Comments to California

Cindy Zimmerman

California’s efforts to reduce the carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuels are admirable, but the state’s goals, as outlined in the proposed Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS), are unlikely to be achieved because of the policy’s inherent bias against low-carbon biofuels, says the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In written comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in advance …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Government, RFA

FEW Seeking Nominations for Industry Awards

Joanna Schroeder

The 25th anniversary of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) is fast approaching – June 15-18, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Two awards will be presented this year to outstanding industry professionals: The High Octane Award and the Award of Excellence. The High Octane Award is chosen by the industry and honors a person who has helped the ethanol industry mature and …

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Ethanol Workshop Celebrates 25 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

2009 marks the silver anniversary of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, the industry’s largest and most widely attended expo and educational event. With the economy in mind, the 2009 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has joined with the 2009 International Distillers Grains Conference & Trade Show and the Advanced Biofuels Workshop, to give industry professionals the ability to attend all …

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MOR Offers More for Ethanol Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

An Illinois-based technology services company recently unveiled a new set of “2nd Generation” technologies aimed at increasing the sustainability and profitability of corn-based ethanol plants. According to MOR Technology, the MOR-Frac Plus+ Milling System in combination with their supercritical CO2 corn oil extraction technology can help plants “increase and diversify revenues by producing premium, value-added food-grade products, while also decreasing …

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Record Distillers Grains Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of the primary by-product of ethanol production are continuing to skyrocket. According to USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service, exports of distillers grains from the United States nearly doubled last year, up more than 90% from 2007 to total 4.51 million metric tons. Distillers grains are an ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. About one-third of every bushel of corn used …

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Demand for Distillers Grains

Cindy Zimmerman

Global demand is growing for the ethanol by-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), which is used for livestock feed – and the US Grains Council is helping to move that product. At the U.S. Grains Council’s International Distillers Grains Conference in Indianapolis earlier this week, attendees heard that Mexico currently holds the title as the number one purchaser of …

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Ethanol Growth Increases Livestock Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

Export opportunities for the livestock feed co-product of ethanol production are increasing as the industry continues to grow. That was the main message to more than 500 who attended the second the U.S. Grains Council’s International Distillers Grains Conference this week in Indianapolis. “The reason we’re holding this conference is that we are confident the U.S. ethanol industry will continue …

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Distillers Grains Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

A major by-product of ethanol production will be the focus of an international conference next week in Indianapolis. The U.S. Grains Council and USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service are co-sponsoring the International Distillers Grains Conference with approximately 140 major foreign buyers, nutritionists, and feed ingredient importers expected to attend. The meeting will be held October 19-21 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. …

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Ethanol Produces Tons of Livestock Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s ethanol plants produced enough livestock feed last year to provide for all the cattle in the nation’s four largest feedlot states. That is one of the findings in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association on the role of the U.S. ethanol industry in food and feed production. According to their analysis, America’s ethanol producers delivered 23 million …

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