In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of a $2.4 million Valicor® corn-oil separation system at its Nebraska Energy LLC plant in Aurora, Nebraska. The system began operations in early January. Since corn oil has a higher market value, removing the oil improves dried distillers grain processing properties. The grind reduction […]
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In Washington, the USDA says that typical Midwest corn ethanol margins have fallen to 39.30 cents per gallon, the first drop in three weeks, thanks to stronger corn prices. Ethanol prices are slightly higher, but not enough to compensate for higher corn prices.
In Michigan, Valicor announced it has completed the acquisition of a patent that covers the extraction of protein from corn ethanol stillage and is designed to help ethanol producers maximize their coproduct recovery and value. The patent for invention number 7,829,680 is for a system and method that isolates gluten (protein) as a coproduct of […]
In Alabama, Valicor Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a patent that covers the extraction of protein from corn ethanol stillage and is designed to help ethanol producers maximize their co-product recovery and value. The patent for invention number 7,829,680 is for a system and method that isolates gluten (protein) as […]
In Ohio, Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States, is pleased to announce, The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program, a new grant funding opportunity for petroleum marketers to significantly expand the reach of ethanol compatible fuel in the Ohio […]
ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board
In South Dakota, a new white paper details the impact technology innovations have had on the accuracy of carbon intensity modeling for biofuels, resulting in dramatic improvement in the low carbon value of corn-based ethanol. The white paper, written by Ron Alverson, President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors, also criticized […]
In Washington, Senators Toomey, Feinstein, and Flake introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, which Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis claims is recycled legislation that is “extremely shortsighted.” He said it seeks to appease the wishes of Big Oil and Big Food, is based on false information, and is ignorant of the environmental […]
Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled at corn starch-based ethanol — and here’s why. If you were, like me, employed in the late 1980s in the eight-block radius around New York’s Washington Square Park, you knew to keep a sharp eye out for bicycle-mounted messengers that hurtled […]
In Illinois, Chicago corn futures have fallen below $4 a bushel after the Energy Information Agency reported that ethanol production fell by 25,000 barrels per day last week on shrinking crush margins. Some ethanol plants are already running in the red with margins at just 21 cents per gallon, but increasing DDGS demand has lifted […]
In 2015, corn prices are expected to return to “more reasonable levels” as the demand side remains supportive. For the first quarter of the marketing year, USDA projected corn used for ethanol at 5.2 billion bushels, slightly higher than last year. Ethanol production was about 5 percent larger than the same quarter last year, compared […]