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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFPOET Founder and Executive Chairman, Jeff Broin, was honored by Top Producer Magazine readers as the top brave thinker in agriculture over the last 30 years.
  • According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 832,000 barrels per day (b/d) — or 34.94 million gallons daily for the week ending July 26, 2013. That is down 21,000 b/d from the week before and the lowest in 16 weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 861,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.12 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 16.5 million barrels. That is a 4.7% decrease from last week. Imports of ethanol were 13,000 b/d, down significantly from last week. Year-to-date imports stood at 175.7 million gallons according to EIA weekly data. EPA expects 666 million gallons of imports will be needed to meet the 2013 advanced biofuel standard.
  • Kathryn Christensen, a Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will discuss trends in media reporting at the Nebraska Ethanol Board meeting on August 7th. The meeting is open to the public.
  • ICM has been issued Canadian Patent No. for its Advanced Oil Separation (AOSTM) System. ICM’s AOS technology employs both mechanical and chemical separation and delivers significant economic value to an ethanol plant by dramatically increasing a volume of non-food grade oil recovered from the plant’s process streams. AOSTM uses a centrifuge as a mechanical dewatering device to deliver a targeted emulsion concentrate stream for further processing by adding a polar solvent, ethanol, as an emulsion breaking-agent.
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