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How Did U.S. 2020 Distillers Grains Exports & Imports Fare?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s Summary

How Did U.S. 2020 Distillers Grains Exports & Imports Fare?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s Summary

February 25, 2021 |

Yesterday we covered U.S. ethanol exports & imports in 2020 – today we look at the Renewable Fuels Association’s just released report on U.S. exports of distillers grains, a high-protein co-product of dry mill ethanol production used in livestock and poultry feed, which totaled 10.958 million metric tons in 2020. How does it compare to […]

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What were 2020 U.S. Ethanol Export & Imports Like?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s Summary

What were 2020 U.S. Ethanol Export & Imports Like?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s Summary

February 24, 2021 |

More than 1.334 billion gallons—10 percent of the ethanol produced in the United States—were exported in 2020, according to the Renewable Fuels Association just released report summing up last year’s U.S. ethanol imports and exports. But how does that compare to past years? What countries did the U.S. export to? What type of ethanol was […]

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8 Key Federal Resources Supporting Anaerobic Digestion

8 Key Federal Resources Supporting Anaerobic Digestion

February 23, 2021 |

By Bill Hagy, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest One of President Biden’s Clean Energy initiatives includes partnering with farmers, ranchers and businesses engaged in livestock production to implement environmentally sound agriculture practices and deploy methane digesters that generate new sources of energy and revenue. Agriculture producers and businesses engaged in the livestock […]

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Renewable Ethanol to Green Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI Bioenergy’s Gölu H2

Renewable Ethanol to Green Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI Bioenergy’s Gölu H2

February 23, 2021 |

Ethanol producers have a new option – green hydrogen made from renewable ethanol! If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, check out this slide guide from SBI BioEnergy on their Gölu H2 hydrogen production technology producing double the hydrogen you’d expect, a look at green hydrogen opportunities, milestones, markets, and more.

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The Old King Coal Switcheroo: Coal’s out, biomass residues are in, the UK’s AEG’s got the tech, strategy in North Carolina

The Old King Coal Switcheroo: Coal’s out, biomass residues are in, the UK’s AEG’s got the tech, strategy in North Carolina

February 22, 2021 |

Today, I’d like to share a story of coal-switching, and Active Energy, (that’s a company, not a health supplement). They’ve recently raised several million, are in the midst of constructing a first commercial, and received a first order from PacifiCorp, the largest grid operator in the western United States. AEG’s CoalSwitch will be burnt at […]

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Magical CO2 Misting: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 GRO

Magical CO2 Misting: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 GRO

February 22, 2021 |

Remember your grandma’s tale of talking to plants to help make them grow better? Well, that’s actually true – CO2 helps plants grow up to 30% more and now a company called CO2 GRO is using aqueous CO2 misting that uses 90% less CO2 and get the same results in enhanced greenhouse yields.A technology already […]

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Ethanol as Essential Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s 2021 Ethanol Outlook

Ethanol as Essential Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s 2021 Ethanol Outlook

February 21, 2021 |

The hot-off-the-press Renewable Fuels Association’s 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook focuses on ethanol as an ‘essential energy’ to address the challenges of climate change, food and energy security, and rural prosperity. Now in its 22nd year, it provides key statistics, trends, and analysis on the latest ethanol developments, what to expect in 2021, a listing of […]

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Agriculture Innovation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA

Agriculture Innovation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA

February 18, 2021 |

Increase agricultural production while decreasing environmental footprint – that’s the goal in a nuthsell, but check out this slide guide on 5 key USDA themes, USDA’s latest innovation contributions like a new sustainable diesel fuel additive modified from Tung Oil, a guayule plant concept tire, pennycress potential, and more.

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Crushing Ethanol’s CO2 footprint: Summit Carbon launches 10MT Carbon Capture & Storage monster; Green Plains is in

Crushing Ethanol’s CO2 footprint: Summit Carbon launches 10MT Carbon Capture & Storage monster; Green Plains is in

February 18, 2021 |

Sometimes, as the song says, you gotta bury your troubles, and when your trouble is the cost of carbon dioxide emission, and you’re in the ethanol business, you were stymied until a few minutes ago, when news crossed the wires that Summit Carbon Solutions is building the largest carbon capture and storage project in the […]

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Ay, there’s the rub! Functional Challenges and Opportunities for Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) External Analgesic Rubs

Ay, there’s the rub! Functional Challenges and Opportunities for Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) External Analgesic Rubs

February 17, 2021 |

By Ronald Newman, PhD, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest  Summary The 2020 declared US market for consumer products made from hemp-derived phytocannabinoid extracts is expected to be close to $1billion, with the most significant consumption occurring in the State of California (projected from 2019 data by Statista, Inc). Growth in 2020 was relatively […]

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