Ethanol Industry Donates to Haiti Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Renewable Fuels Association have donated more than $70,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen announced the donation during a luncheon at last week’s National Ethanol Conference in Orlando. “The story may have slipped from the front pages of the newspaper, but it has not …

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Barley Ethanol Plant to Produce Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

A Virginia ethanol plant that uses barley as a feedstock will be offering a unique co-product as livestock feed when it comes on line later this year. Osage Bio Energy has contracted with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed to market its barley protein meal (BPM), a co-product of its ethanol bio-processing operation. Osage Bio Energy’s first plant, Appomattox Bio Energy, located …

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American Process Begins Cellulosic Testing in Georgia

Joanna Schroeder

American Process had a ribbon cutting ceremony today celebrating its first cellulosic ethanol production at its pilot plant in Thomaston, GA. The plant was designed to test its proprietary technology, AVAP, American Value Added Pulping. This process co-produces pulp and ethanol from wood in an integrated biorefinery application. The wood is also used to provide energy for the plant. According …

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Butalco Set to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

German-based Butalco has announced that it will begin producing biofuel from agricultural waste this summer using its proprietary new yeast technology. The pilot plant is located in Southern Germany and the company’s new microbial catalysts will enable up to a 30 percent increase in yields during cellulosic ethanol production. As explained by the company, cellulosic biomass, like plant waste materials, …

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GreenShift Applies for Patent, Sues 3 Ethanol Plants

Joanna Schroeder

GreenShift Corporation has simultaneously announced that it has filed for its third patent on its corn-oil extraction technologies while at the same time, commencing legal action against Big River Resources Galva, Big River Resources West Burlington and Cardinal Ethanol for infringing on GreenShift’s U.S. patent covering its corn oil extraction technology. The complaint against Big River alleges that they infringed …

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DF Cast: RFS2 Talk at Biodiesel and Ethanol Conferences

John Davis

Earlier this month, the EPA finally released its new Renewable Fuels Standard, better known as RFS2. It was just in time as both the biodiesel and ethanol industries held their national conferences just days after the announcement, prompting multiple sessions at each gathering to discuss the implications of the new rules. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we …

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Exciting Enzymes at Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Three different companies announced the introduction of new enzymes for cellulosic ethanol production at this week’s National Ethanol Conference in Orlando. Novozymes made the biggest splash with its Cellic® CTec2 for the production of biofuel from agricultural waste, but the other two are no less significant in the race towards commercialization of advanced biofuels. Verenium Corporation‘s new introduction into the …

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CME Announces Ethanol Co-Product Futures Contracts

Cindy Zimmerman

The futures hold a new climate of opportunity for corn, ethanol and livestock producers. CME Group this week announced the launch of Distillers’ Dried Grain agricultural commodity futures contracts, scheduled to begin trading April 26. Information about the new contract was released during the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference in Orlando where CME Group was a sponsor. Distillers’ Dried …

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