In Wisconsin, the American Lung Association’s Wisconsin Clean Air Choice program, the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association are looking for cornfields along six major roadways to place placards promoting ethanol as part of their new E85 statewide campaign. The campaign is designed to be in the “Burma Shave-style” where several […]
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In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of its third Valicor® corn-oil separation system. The new $4.4 million “plug and play” modular system is now operating at the Aurora West 110-million-gallon Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.
In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s proprietary VFRAC corn oil recovery system at its Madera, California plant. Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “We are pleased to be producing corn oil at our Madera plant, which further diversifies our plant revenue streams and significantly improves operating […]
In Brazil, SJC Bioenergia has purchased FQPT’s technologies to integrate corn ethanol production into its sugarcane-ethanol plant in Quirinopolis, Brazil. SJC Bioenergia will utilize FQPT’s SGT milling, BOS front-end corn oil, Fiber Separation, and MSC Protein Recovery technologies, which will produce a corn based starch slurry stream which gives high yields of ethanol and co-products […]
In Illinois, corn prices continue to weaken in large part because of expectations that demand from ethanol producers will be lower. A strong dollar means more ethanol imports and fewer exports while the blend wall has domestic demand fairly stagnant. Expectations of another bumper crop are also weighing down prices.
In Canada, Thompsons Ltd. announced an agreement with IGPC Ethanol Inc. to partner for sourcing corn for 50 MMgy facility for IGPC in Aylmer, Ontario, effective Oct. 1. GPC Ethanol commenced operations in the fall of 2007. Since that time, it has used the services of Cargill Inc., to source local corn. “This change in […]
In France, futures prices for both European corn and wheat fell on expectations of a bumper crop for both, boosting the crush margin for ethanol. Corn prices are at their lowest since November while wheat prices are at their lowest since October. A bumper US crop is also weighing on European feedstock prices.
In North Dakota, Dakota Spirit AgEnergy has started taking in corn with ethanol production expected to start in May. The company began receiving corn in October at a rented facility but deliveries on-site began April 1. As of April 15, the company was buying corn on a spot basis for $3.16 a bushel using dsabids.com […]
Why not use the materials we don’t need, to produce the fuels we do need? The Digest looks at the hard data. Wherever you look, there are concerns about energy production — cost, infrastructure, environment, emissions, and water impact, just to name a few. No matter what energy system you develop, it seems like someone will […]
In Washington, the USDA reported that February corn crushing for ethanol was down 11% on the month at 395.8 million bushels, and down 10% from December. About 90% of the crush was dry mill, meaning that dry meal DDGS production was down 11% as well at 1.65 million tons. Distillers wet grains were down 15% […]