Profitability Returning to Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The sun appears to be rising again for the ethanol industry. “Profitability has returned,” says Joe Victor, who is Vice President of commodity research advisory firm Allendale, Inc. “We know that over the past three months that there is profit returning, above and beyond all costs. Ethanol companies are turning a profit over the past three months.” The main reason …

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CornPlus Ethanol Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn Plus Ethanol of Winnebago, Minnesota has been honored for energy efficiency and their commitment to being “green.” Corn Plus was one of five Minnesota businesses recognized by Alliant Energy with an “Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award” for leadership and vision in integrating energy efficiency into the design, construction or operation of their businesses. The awards were presented at the …

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Grains Council Demos Ethanol Co-Product Use in Egypt

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council is setting up demonstration trials in targeted countries to educate livestock producers about the nutritional and economic benefits of using ethanol co-products like corn gluten feed (CGF) and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) “Conducting the trials locally gives local farmers a chance to see DDGS and CGF use firsthand in a trial that utilizes their …

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Brazil Could Import US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

With persistent rain affecting ethanol and sugar production in Brazil this season, prospects are that U.S. ethanol may be exported to that country to meet the demand. According to the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association UNICA, ethanol production this year is down more than three percent so far while demand continues to grow. “While production has been negatively affected by weather …

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Florida to Hold FFV Rally

Michelle Kautz

The campaign will help locate, educate, and motivate FFV owners to use higher blends of ethanol so the U.S. can meet the goals of the national renewable fuel standard (RFS) and pave the way for 2nd generation biofuels in Florida. Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is sponsoring the upcoming series of IndyCar Race related events which is the next phase …

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Cellulosic Ethanol Could be Made from Wastewater

Cindy Zimmerman

A cellulose product made from wastewater holds the potential of being used to make ethanol. Qteros and Applied CleanTech have announced a joint development project for making Recyllose™, a recycled solids-based material produced from municipal wastewater, into fuel for cars. Qteros has entered into a joint development project with Applied CleanTech (ACT), a commodities recycling company based in Israel, to …

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Registration Open for National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is officially opened for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference “Climate of Opportunity” which will be held February 15-17, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Speakers and sessions will focus on the historic opportunities facing our industry. As a renewable fuel, as an industry continuing to reduce energy inputs, and an industry diversifying into new feedstocks, ethanol is …

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