Cellulosic Ethanol Power Plant for Kansas

Cindy Zimmerman

Abengoa Bioenergy and Mid-Kansas Electric Company are planning to develop the nation’s first commercial-scale hybrid cellulosic ethanol and power plant in Kansas. Announced this week, Abengoa Bioenergy Hybrid of Kansas will be “a sustainable solution that will diversify electric generation in Kansas and help power the state’s growing demand for energy using Abengoa Bioenergy’s state-of-the-art, integrated bio-refinery technology and Mid-Kansas’ …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Iogen Makes Cellulosic Ethanol Gains

Cindy Zimmerman

Iogen Corporation is moving cellulosic ethanol closer to commercial reality. The Canadian company produced over 581,000 liters (153,484 gallons) of cellulosic ethanol in 2009, more than double its 2008 production. That brings the company’s total cumulative production to more than one million liters since 2004, heading cellulosic ethanol into the realm of viable commercial production. “Advanced renewable fuels such as …

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Global Ethanol Plant to Use GreenShift Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Global Ethanol recently received the rights to use new corn oil extraction technologies at a 100 million gallon ethanol plant in Lakota, Iowa. The technology, patented by GreenShift Corporation allows first generation corn ethanol plants to tap into the existing reserve of inedible crude corn oil with an estimated industry-wide output of about 20 million barrels per year. This corn …

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Michigan Company Acquires Nebraska Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

A subsidiary of Zeeland Farm Services of Michigan recently acquired an idled ethanol plant in Cambridge, Nebraska. Nebraska Corn Processing (NCP) is the name of the subsidiary that plans to resume production at the plant as quickly as possible this year. The plant was built in 2007 but was idled for much of 2009. “This acquisition will allow NCP to …

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Another Exciting Year for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 promises to be another exciting year for ethanol, according to Matt Hartwig with the Renewable Fuels Association. “Like the last two, three, four years in the industry, 2010 promises to fulfill on excitement,” he says in this edition of “The Ethanol Report” podcast. That includes work on extending the blenders tax credit, increasing the ethanol blend level, implementing the …

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Ethanol Group Schedules Biofuels Beltway March

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has scheduled the organization’s second annual DC fly-in. The “Biofuels Beltway March” will take place March 22-23 on Capitol Hill. “There has never been a more urgent time to bring grassroots voices to Capitol Hill in support of ethanol,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of ACE. “We want our ACE members to speak …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Wildlife Report Picks and Chooses Data

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has analyzed a new report out from the National Wildlife Federation on “Corn Ethanol and Wildlife” and found it lacking in accuracy. The University of Michigan study released last week claims to show “how government incentives for corn ethanol are driving farmers to shift land into corn production, resulting in significant decreases in grassland bird …

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Pacific Ethanol Stock Rebounds

Cindy Zimmerman

Pacific Ethanol resumed production at its Burley, Idaho ethanol plant earlier this month and that paid off with a big jump in the share price this week. The company fired up its 60 million gallon per year Magic Valley facility on January 6, after being shut down for almost a year. “We are pleased to restart our Magic Valley facility …

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