Gustafson Jazzes Us Up for @ACEEthanol Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Shannon Gustafson is really jazzed for this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference and after speaking with her so am I. The theme is “Power. Passion. Performance.” and Gustafson says it embodies everything that makes American made ethanol great. “The passion of our producers, the power of the American industry and top notch performance of a high octane …

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ACE Conference to Focus on #Ethanol Plant Profits

Joanna Schroeder

During this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, ethanol producers will learn strategies to improve their bottom line. The annual event is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 8-10, 2016. This year there will be a series of breakout sessions with technical speakers who will go in-depth about pressing ethanol industry topics. The breakout sessions will kick off Tuesday, …

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RFA to Hold FSMA Training Classes

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is hosting four training courses to help biorefineries meet new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The classes, which are FDA-approved, are geared toward ethanol plant employees overseeing the food safety plan of the ethanol plant. The course will assist ethanol plants with FSMA compliance, provide accurate and fact-based information and the means …

Distillers Grains, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Phibro Animal Health Corporation’s Ethanol Performance Group has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s newest vendor member. The Phibro Ethanol Performance Group was formed in 2007 and its portfolio comprises of antimicrobials, yeast, process cleaning products, corn oil recovery and other products aimed at boosting ethanol plant profits. According to GTM Research’s latest report, North American Microgrids 2015: Advancing Beyond Local …

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Bolt-On Biodiesel to be Discussed at Biofuels Conf.

John Davis

Ethanol operators looking to get more out of their bottom lines might want to make sure they listen carefully when “bolt-on biodiesel” options are discussed at an upcoming conference on the financials of green fuels. Georgia-based Hydro Dynamics, Inc.‘s vice president of R&D, Doug Mancosky, will present his company’s technologies at the 10th annual Biofuels Financial Conference in Bloomington, Minn., …

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Hydro Dynamics Bolts On Biodiesel for Ethanol Plants

John Davis

A Georgia company is making ethanol plants more profitable by offering technology for “bolt-on” biodiesel operations. Hydro Dynamics, Inc. has partnered with World Energy and PhiBro Ethanol Performance Group to offer Hydro Dynamics’ ShockWave Power Reactors that turns corn oil from ethanol production into biodiesel. The majority of ethanol plants already recover their corn oil and much of this ends …

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Tom Slunecka Joins Minnesota Soybean Growers

Joanna Schroeder

Tom Slunecka has been named the new executive director for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. Prior to taking the helm of the soybean team on August 27, 2012, Slunecka was the vice president of marketing for PhibroChem where he focused on ethanol and animal agriculture. He also served as the executive director of the organization …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Company Announcement, Soybeans

Process Optimization Seminar Sold Out

Cindy Zimmerman

The Process Optimization Seminar coming up February 8-10 in St. Paul, Minnesota is now officially sold out. The event is organized by Fermentis, Fremont Industries, Novozymes and Phibro Ethanol Performance Group and is the seventh in a series that have been held in different areas of the country over the past two years. The seminars have been organized for both …

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H2O Innovation at Process Optimization Seminar

Cindy Zimmerman

There are many aspects to optimizing ethanol plant processes, including water treatment, and that is why Quebec-based H2O Innovation has chosen to be part of the latest in the Process Optimization Seminar management series, coming up February 8-10 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Greg Madden says they call themselves a membrane systems integrator. “We engineer and build equipment for water treatment …

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