Phibro Ethanol Performance Group Offers New Yeast Products

Carrie Muehling

New yeast products from Phibro Animal Health Corporation‘s Ethanol Performance Group feature improved technology. “Ethanol production is a very efficient industry. The technology keeps improving and lately yeast has been driving those improvements,” said Michael Giambalvo, President, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group. “We understand fermentation, preventing and managing plant infections and the key role of yeast in biofuel production. Yeast has …

biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Energy

Phibro Ethanol Group’s Lactrol Helps Bottom Line

Joanna Schroeder

The FDA’s Food Modernization Safety Act (FMSA) has been creating some confusion among ethanol plant operators who produce the co-product distiller’s grains (DDGS) for livestock feed, due to the use of antimicrobials in the production process. “Interestingly enough, the actual Food Safety Modernization Act document in the federal register does not mention the words antimicrobial or antibiotic once,” says Phibro …

Audio, Ethanol, Production

Phibro Animal Health on Ethanol and FSMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol performance and animal health go hand in hand at Phibro Animal Health Corporation, which is why the revised FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are an important focus for the company right now. Phibo Animal Health Senior Vice President for scientific and regulatory affairs Richard Coulter says many ethanol producers are concerned about what impact the new regulations …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Processing, Production

Phibro’s Process Optimization Seminar Successful

Joanna Schroeder

With today’s economic climate, everything an ethanol plant can do to increase efficiencies helps the bottom line. As a plant changes constantly due to inputs and environmental shifts, its important for employees to understand how process aids  including Enzymes, Yeast, Antimicrobials, and Water Treatment function alone and in conjunction with other inputs. Another area of focus was to learn about …

Ethanol, Ethanol News

Phibro Responds to Use of Antibiotics in Ethanol Industry

Joanna Schroeder

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) recently published a report that called for the ethanol industry to stop using antibiotics in the production process. Many believe that this report is just one of many initiatives the IATP has to fight the modernization of the agriculture and livestock industry and that they are attempting to manufacture controversy. Antibiotics are …

Company Announcement, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Phibro: Dried Distillers Grains Safe

Joanna Schroeder

There has been concern about the quality of dried distillers grains (DDG) but once again, tests show that they are safe. Phibro Animal Health Corporation (PHAC) has just released test results from its Ethanol Performance Group™ that no virginiamycin has been detected in distillers’ grain. Virginiamycin is the active ingredient in Lactrol®, the company’s market leading antimicrobial for ethanol production. …

Company Announcement, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Phibro Ethanol Performance Group Knows FDA

Chuck Zimmerman

For those of you not familiar with an FDA, Food Additive Petition (FAP), the folks at Phibro Chem’s Ethanol Performance Group can help you understand what it means to ethanol producers. They market the antimicrobial product, Lactrol. We normally think of the EPA when it comes to governmental regulations in this industry but FDA is getting more involved. That’s why …

Agribusiness, Audio, Ethanol, FEW

Top 10 Energy Stories for 2016

Joanna Schroeder

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on 2016. As in past year’s the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) dominated the news and we began seeing momentum with E15 across the country; octane took a larger role this year and we saw amazing strides in aviation biofuels – both in the airline industry and in the biojet …


New Engineered Bacteria Aids #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor James Steele has engineered and patented a new bacteria that aids in ethanol production. The Winder Bascom professor of food science specializes in food, beverage and biofuel fermentation and as such seen first hand how during the fermentation process beer and wine can often be contaminated with lactic acid bacteria. When this occurs lactic acid is …

biofuels, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Research

.@EthanolRFA Kicks Off FSMA Training in Omaha

Joanna Schroeder

The first of four sessions focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and how ethanol and distillers grain producers can comply kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska today. The educational series is sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and led by Kelly Davis, RFA’s director of regulatory affairs. She was joined by Iowa State University professor Charlie Hurburgh …

Distillers Grains, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA