Distillers Grain, Corn Oil Aid Ethanol Profitability

Ethanol profitability in Iowa is the best ever, as the ethanol industry has created a financial revival for rural America.   Article by the Mason City Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/…). Walt Wendland, CEO of Homeland Energy Solutions in Lawler, Iowa, said in a recent speech, that the strength of the industry, in Iowa and other ethanol-producing […]

Pacific Ethanol commences corn oil production at Stockton plant

Pacific Ethanol Inc., the Sacramento-based producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels, said it has begun commercial production of corn oil at its plant in Stockton.   PEI announced in June last year that it planned to get into the corn oil business, installing appropriate technology at its facilities. “Corn oil production at our ethanol […]

Second Minnesota ethanol maker may shift to isobutanol

A Lamberton, Minn., ethanol plant is installing technology that could be the first step toward shifting production from ethanol to another biofuel called isobutanol.   Highwater Ethanol, which owns the plant, and Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a Wilmington, Del.-based company that developed the technology, announced the deal Wednesday and said they were negotiating a second-stage agreement […]

Pacific Ethanol Begins Production of Corn Oil at Magic Valley Plant

PACIFIC ETHANOL BEGINS PRODUCTION OF CORN OIL AT MAGIC VALLEY PLANT   Sacramento, CA, May 29, 2013 – Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing ICM Inc.’s Advanced Oil Separation System™ at its Magic Valley, […]

Study says ethanol plants separate significantly more corn oil

Ethanol plant analysis shows energy to produce a gallon of corn ethanol has decreased since 2008   Recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less energy is required for production, according to a study released last week by the Renewable Fuels Association. The study, entitled “2012 Corn […]

Pacific Ethanol Inc. to Implement Corn Oil Technology at Its Stockton Plant

  Pacific Ethanol Inc. to Implement Corn Oil Technology at Its Stockton Plant   Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, announced it will implement corn oil separation technology at its Stockton plant, representing the second Pacific Ethanol plant to utilize the technology. In […]

Pacific Ethanol Inc. to Implement Corn Oil Technology

Pacific Ethanol Inc. to Implement Corn Oil Technology   Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States, announced it will install corn oil separation technology at the Pacific Ethanol Magic Valley plant with the intention to further implement corn oil separation at the other Pacific […]

14 POET Plants Producing Voila

14 POET Plants Producing Voila   POET is off and running with the installation and production of Voilà, its branded corn oil that is used to produce biodiesel. Fourteen plants have installed the technology increasing annual production capacity to nearly 235 million pounds per year. This is enough corn oil to produce nearly 31 million […]

Corn Oil Production Newest Trend At Ethanol Plants

Demand for corn oil in Midwest is on the rise, exec says   The ethanol industry is a pretty tight knit one and today, managers from plants across the country met to share ideas. Their main topics: changes in OSHA-required process safety regulations and oil extraction, a bi-product of ethanol production. It’s a relatively new way […]

Montana State researchers uncover unique lipid-producing fungus

Montana State researchers uncover unique lipid-producing fungus   A research project at Montana State University has discovered a fungus that can eat algae and effectively ooze oil when dried. “The innovative process we have developed utilizes a novel acidophilic fungi (referred to as strain MK7) obtained from Yellowstone National Park (YNP) to directly convert lignocellulosic […]

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