DuPont Launches SYNERXIA® Gemstone Yeasts for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched the SYNERXIA® Gemstone Collection of high-performance yeasts for the U.S. ethanol market. The new collection from the XCELIS® platform includes SYNERXIA® SAPPHIRE and SYNERXIA® RUBY designed for the unique needs of ethanol producers. This marks the first time that DuPont has co-launched two high-yield yeasts. SYNERXIA® SAPPHIRE brings the most powerful combination of yield, …

Dupont, enzymes, Ethanol, Processing, Production

Latest Ethanol Export and Production Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production is recovering while ethanol exports are relaxing, according to the latest data available, as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). According to Energy Information Administration data for the week ending Nov. 1, ethanol production was 1.014 million barrels per day (b/d) or 42.59 million gallons daily. The previous week was the first time in six weeks that …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Production, RFA

Webinar Series on Ethanol Plant Cooling Systems

Cindy Zimmerman

An upcoming series of webinars hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will help educate ethanol plant management and staff on how to address cooling system capacity issues, which, according to statistics published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other agencies, result in lost revenue of $500 million. The series, titled “Essential Knowledge, Disciplines, and Practices for Managing …

ACE, Production, Webinar

BASF and Lallemand Partner for Ethanol Plant Products

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Enzymes LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have partnered to help add value to ethanol producers. As part of the collaboration, BASF will use its enzyme portfolio for applications in liquefaction and fermentation in order to maximize fermentation performance. LBDS will use its TransFerm yeast product line that provides increased ethanol yields and reduces the need for …

BASF, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Production

4th Plant to Install Whitefox ICE™ System

Cindy Zimmerman

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson, Minnesota will become the fourth U.S. ethanol plant to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane dehydration system. Whitefox has already installed its membrane dehydration system at Fox River Valley Ethanol and at United Ethanol in WI, Pine Lake Corn Processor in IA, and Pacific Ethanol in CA. “With the installation of the Whitefox ICE™ …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Production

DuPont Granted Patent for Ethanol Fermentation Product

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been granted a U.S. Patent entitled “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes” which covers the application of stabilized chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient in DuPont™ FERMASURE®, to reduce microbial contaminations in ethanol fermentations. “FERMASURE® is an innovative technology, representing not just the best work of our scientists and researchers, but also the real-world value DuPont …

Dupont, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Production

Update on Whitefox ICE™ Installation at Fox River

Cindy Zimmerman

Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC completed the installation of its Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on solution at its ethanol plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in December and the plant is already seeing a positive impact. “Energy consumption has already reduced by around 1,100 BTU per gallon and operations have improved by removing column fluctuations, and that’s with only treating part of the regen …

Ethanol, Production

United Ethanol to Install Whitefox ICE™

Cindy Zimmerman

United Ethanol in Milton, Wisconsin is installing a new Whitefox ICE™, a modular bolt-on membrane system designed to increase production rates, improve energy and operational efficiencies and reduce cooling water load. “The Whitefox system allows us to expand and at the same time reduce natural gas, power and cooling water usage,” said David Cramer, United Ethanol President and CEO. United …

Ethanol, Production

Ethanol Production Hits Weekly Record

Cindy Zimmerman

Weekly U.S. ethanol production hit a new record high this month. According to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), ethanol production for the week ending November 17 averaged 1.074 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 45.11 million gallons daily, up 20,000 b/d from the week before. That is the highest rate of output ever recorded, beating …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Production, RFA

LBDS Announces 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook.

Cindy Zimmerman

LBDS (Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits) is pleased to announce the 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook, produced by the Ethanol Technology Institute, LBDS’s educational arm. The textbook is an outgrowth of the Alcohol School and has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. First published after the School’s introduction in 1981, it has grown from 100 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Processing, Production