Tag: ethanol

US ethanol stocks hit five-week high as production soars

US ethanol stocks hit five-week high as production soars

September 18, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks reached 18.81 million barrels during the week ending Sept. 12, up 4.3% and the highest in 18 months. Ethanol production reached 931,000 barrels during the week, the third week in a row where production increased. Cheap corn thanks to a bumper harvest as most production […]

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New ethanol plant may be sited in South Dakota

New ethanol plant may be sited in South Dakota

September 17, 2014 |

In South Dakota, a 70 million gallon per year corn-based ethanol plant is being proposed in Onida. Plans are underway for a public hearing for a conditional land use permit at the proposed site. The feasibility study for the facility is being completed, with 10% of the ethanol produced expected to be consumed within the […]

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DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

DuPont chooses Murex to market cellulosic ethanol from Iowa facility

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the selection of Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. By choosing Murex as its marketing partner, DuPont adds an industry veteran to its team. In addition to Murex’s strong presence in the domestic ethanol market, the company has been the […]

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Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

Illinois Corn Marketing Board leads drive for higher ethanol blends

September 16, 2014 |

In Illinois, Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the adoption of higher ethanol blend fuel in Illinois. The partnership brings together three industry leaders to provide retailers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make fuel dispensing equipment compatible with higher blends of […]

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ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

September 16, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Energy Management Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ICM Inc., announced two new signed plant management agreements with Red River Energy LLC in Rosholt, South Dakota, and Midwest Renewable Energy LLC in Sutherland, Nebraska. The Red River Energy ethanol plant will come back online and into full production this week after sitting idle for […]

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Brazil launches first ethanol-powered rocket

Brazil launches first ethanol-powered rocket

September 16, 2014 |

In Brazil, the country’s first rocket powered by ethanol and oxygen was tested earlier this month at the Alcântara Launch Center in Maranhão. Led by the Institute of Aeronautics and Space, the launch lasted 3 minutes and 34 seconds, collecting data for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte’s space-based GPS system as well […]

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USDA chief says Obama administration still behind 15 billion gallon ethanol goal

USDA chief says Obama administration still behind 15 billion gallon ethanol goal

September 16, 2014 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Obama administration is set on getting ethanol production to the 15 billion gallon mark laid out by Congress, which could only be done with more gas stations offering higher blends. He figures the final RFS for 2014 will be higher than the 13 billion gallons the EPA […]

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USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

USDA predicts corn harvest at 14.4 billion bushels with yield of 171 bushels per acre

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Agriculture predicts a corn harvest this fall of 14.4 billion bushels, a record crop with the highest yield per acre in US history at 171 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year are projected at 2 billion bushels — the highest since 2004/05. Meanwhile, prices […]

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Feedstock access may make-or-break biofuel industry, says Frost & Sullivan

Feedstock access may make-or-break biofuel industry, says Frost & Sullivan

September 12, 2014 |

In the US, Frost & Sullivan has released an analysis predicting the market revenues from biodiesel and ethanol industries will total $149.25 billion by 2018, up from $94.61 billion in 2013. According to the analysis, Europe will remain the primary consumer and producer of biodiesel. Asia-Pacific will be the fastest-growing market. The report recognized the […]

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US Water designs ethanol filter to remove potential sulfate

US Water designs ethanol filter to remove potential sulfate

September 12, 2014 |

In Minnesota, U.S. Water has introduced an ethanol filter designed to remove sulfate from final ethanol products, as well as to address color, turbidity, acidity, pHe, chloride and iron. Unlike other filters on the market, US Water’s product eliminates both existent and potential sulfate, reducing sulfate at the manufacturing site as well as the ability […]

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