Tag: Green Plains

Green Plains says its plants aren’t shutdown but in “warm idle”

Green Plains says its plants aren’t shutdown but in “warm idle”

September 19, 2018 |

In Missouri, Brownfield Ag News reports that Green Plains’ CEO clarified the company’s position and it isn’t mothballing its ethanol plants in Iowa and Minnesota but instead are at a “warm idle”, still accepting corn and able to restart production whenever the market allows. The facilities that have stopped producing ethanol account for about 20% […]

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Green Plains mothballs 20% of production capacity due to Trump’s trade war

Green Plains mothballs 20% of production capacity due to Trump’s trade war

September 17, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Reuters reports that Green Plains is mothballing its ethanol production plants in Superior, Iowa and Lakota, Iowa as well as running its Fairmont, Minnesota plant at half capacity as President Trump’s trade war takes a bite out of demand from China. Together, the three facilities produced about 1.48 billion gallons annually, accounting for […]

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Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

August 7, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that on Green Plains’ Q2 reporting call, the CEO said the fall in biofuel blending—falling to 9.64% in the week ended July 27—can be attributed to the missing gallons associated with the hardship waivers granted by the Environmental Protection Agency. A forthcoming appeals court case in the 10th Circuit of Appeals […]

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Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

July 15, 2018 |

We frequently hear that the only constant is change and in today’s bioeconomy world, we see this lived out all the time. Companies come and go but some evolve, transform, and change. Today we focus on some of these pivotal pivots and the transformations with these leaders who live and breathe change to survive. Some […]

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Green Plains to implement Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ MSC protein system

Green Plains to implement Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ MSC protein system

May 18, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains signed a Letter of Intent to implement Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ MSC Protein System at their Shenandoah, Iowa facility. In the discussion during a quarterly investors call, CEO Todd Becker also discussed starting there and rolling it out to other facilities. This will be FQPT’s 5th installation of the patented MSC […]

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Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

March 11, 2018 |

In Washington, DC another meeting is scheduled for today, Monday, at The White House to talk about the future of biofuels policy. The meeting will include biofuels leaders Poet CEO Jeff Broin and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker, as well as oil representatives, Valero CEO Joe Gorder, and Monroe Energy CEO Jeff Warmann. President Trump […]

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Green Plains jumps into tax loophole and creates cooperative

Green Plains jumps into tax loophole and creates cooperative

February 21, 2018 |

In Kansas, Green Plains has jumped on the opportunity provided by the new tax reform and created a cooperative to take advantage of tax benefits provided under the new laws—at least in the short term until it undoubtedly gets reformed again. But with farmers forward selling up to a quarter of their crop, the company […]

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Green Plains margins shrunk more than expected during Q4 2017

Green Plains margins shrunk more than expected during Q4 2017

February 14, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that Green Plains got caught short during Q4 2017, along with much of the rest of the industry, as prices sank further than anyone expected and squeezed crush margins. The company’s acquisition of three ethanol plants last year as well as upgrades to a fourth plant squeezed its financial results even […]

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In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

December 28, 2017 |

It’s been such a busy cycle in the bioeconomy that we are well overdue for a shout-out to a pal of the Digest, Henry Threadgill, for winning a Pulitzer Prize for his landmark composition, In for a Penny, In for a Pound. Threadgill’s masterpiece (which you can experience here) comes to mind as news arrives […]

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Green Plains plans massive expansion of Syngenta’s Enogen corn ethanol technology

Green Plains plans massive expansion of Syngenta’s Enogen corn ethanol technology

December 17, 2017 |

Good news arrives from Minnesota that Syngenta has partnered with Green Plains to expand its use of Enogen corn enzyme technology across GPRE’s 1.5 billion gallon production platform. The Enogen backstory Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta and features the first biotech corn output trait designed specifically to enhance […]

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