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Al-Corn expects $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early

Al-Corn expects $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early

May 15, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Al-Corn expects its $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early in April 2018. The expansion that began in mid-December will add 70 million gallons of production capacity including installation of ethanol holding tanks, a dryer, and a regenerative thermal oxidizer on top of Dried Distiller’s Grain silos and hammermill structure. […]

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North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

May 9, 2017 |

In North Carolina, what has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could. Senior chemistry major and sustainable business minor Kelsey Simon and senior management major and nutrition and sustainable business minor Ali Moxley placed second in the […]

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Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

May 9, 2017 |

Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge in sustainable chemical venture investing, and Capricorn Venture Partners has been a leader in raising and deploying capital as well as focusing strategic attention on […]

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Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers

Midwest corn infected with vomitoxin negatively impacting ethanol producers

April 24, 2017 |

In Indiana, ethanol producers across the US are facing not only low ethanol and DDGs prices but further concerns resulting from the high levels of vomitoxin present in much of last year’s record corn crop with supplies from Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana all reporting levels above maximum levels allowed for human and animal […]

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China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

China to work through 250 million ton corn stockpile in five years

April 20, 2017 |

In China, the government is planning to work through its 250 million metric ton corn stockpile over the next five years as companies such as COFCO Biochemical boost their processing capacity for products such as ethanol. The company expects to process 10 million tons per year by 2020, up from 6 million tons now, while […]

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Quad County Corn Processors to evaluate Taurus’ XyloFerm on industrial scale 

Quad County Corn Processors to evaluate Taurus’ XyloFerm on industrial scale 

April 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Quad County Corn Processors, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy have established an industrial-scale trial for Taurus’ XyloFerm in the Cellerate process. After preliminary lab-scale trials of XyloFerm in the CellerateTM process and obtained GRAS status for the XyloFerm yeast strain Quad County Corn Processors, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and […]

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Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

Brazilian corn ethanol production to double by 2018

March 27, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country is looking to double its ethanol production from corn by 2018 in an effort to boost supplies during the sugarcane inter-crop season. At the moment, three sugarcane mills in Mato Grasso also produce ethanol from corn following the example of a first mill who introduced the idea successfully in 2011. Two […]

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China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

China’s push to corn-based bioeconomy slow despite surplus feedstock

March 9, 2017 |

In China, despite the central government’s efforts to boost consumption of its spoiled corn stocks for use in bioplastics and ethanol among other industrial uses, demand for these cheap inventories have not picked up nor have the industries grown significantly as a result of feedstock availability. Now it will be pressured further by farmers who […]

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Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

Pine Lake Corn Processors first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s ICE

February 22, 2017 |

In Iowa, Pine Lake Corn Processors has become the first ethanol plant in Iowa to install Whitefox’s Integrated Cartridge Efficiency (ICE) membrane solution to increase production capacity and improve overall plant efficiency. Pine Lake, located at Steamboat Rock, Iowa, operates at 35 MMgy dry mill ethanol plant. Whitefox’s bolt-on ICE solution gives the plant an […]

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Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

Smaller corn acreage seen cutting 2017/18 ending stocks

February 21, 2017 |

In Illinois, analysts expect farmers to plant fewer corn acres this spring with a focus instead on more soybean production, a decision that will lead to tighter ending stocks in 2017/18 that will in turn boost production costs for ethanol that could shrink margins if ethanol prices don’t rise in line with the increased corn […]

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