ethanol production Articles

  • China To Double Ethanol Production by 2020

    On December 5, 2016, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) published a five-year plan that aims to increase ethanol production to four million tons by 2020 despite the government maintaining strict control over the use of food ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Keeping ethanol production green

    OVERVIEW Originally published in Pollution Engineering Magazine. In an effort to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, there has been a major push towards alternatives. Ethanol has been at the forefront of this movement because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and its production has a positive net energy balance. The homegrown fuel also ...

  • Frame analysis of environmental conflicts in ethanol production in Brazil

    Various actions have been taken by environmental agencies and ethanol producers to promote the environmental sustainability of Brazilian ethanol. The banning of cane burning before harvesting is one such action, since this decreases air pollution and CO2emissions. However, it also changes harvesting from a manual to a mechanised process and is thus likely to cost the jobs of the hundreds of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tom Vilsack Responds To Studies On Evolution Of Ethanol Production

    On February 16, 2016, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack responded to two recent reports on ethanol and renewable fuels. The first report was published by USDA and is on "2015 Energy Balance for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USDA Reports On Increasing Ethanol Production Capacity In The Philippines

    On August, 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service released an annual report on the Philippines' biofuel industry and ethanol imports. In January 2007, The Biofuels Act or Republic Act (RA 9367) was signed, creating ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Commericalizing cellulosic ethanol

    Cellulosic biofuels, produced from nonfood feedstock, are expected to play a critical role in reducing the country's dependence on imported oil. EISA, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, calls for the production of 100 million gallons per year (mgpy) of cellulosic biofuels by 2010, with a longer term goal of 16 billion gallons by 2022.Achieving these goals will not be easy. Several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EIA Issues Short-Term Energy Outlook Report

    On July 11, 2017, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its June Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  EIA considered EPA’s recent rulemakings on the 2017 RFS volume requirements and proposed 2018 RFS volume requirements when developing its STEO for 2017 and 2018.    Biodiesel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Badger State Ethanol

    Badger State Ethanol (BSE) is one of the 97 biomass feedstock ethanol plants built in the U.S. as of 2006. Based in Monroe, Wisconsin, BSE engaged in a Model Predictive Control (MPC) solution with Pavilion Technologies, focused on the distillation and dehydration processes. The MPC project has allowed BSE to achieve record production rates by finding optimal process operating conditions which ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Why ethanol production will drive world food prices even higher in 2008

    We are witnessing the beginning of one of the great tragedies of history. The United States, in a misguided effort to reduce its oil insecurity by converting grain into fuel for cars, is generating global food insecurity on a scale never seen before. The world is facing the most severe food price inflation in history as grain and soybean prices climb to all-time highs. Wheat trading on the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Ethanol, Biomass Plants Planned for Minnesota

    Proposed facilities prepare to turn organic residuals into electricity, methane and synthesis gas “with minimal emissions and more profit.” AN ETHANOL plant in Little Falls, Minnesota is building an on-site gasifier that will convert wood waste and distiller's grains to gas for generating electricity and heat to serve the needs of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative. At the same time, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Current and future ethanol production technologies: costs of production and Rates of Return on invested capital

    Considering the production goals for cellulosic and advanced biofuels in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), this study compares production costs and returns on invested capital for two current and three proposed ethanol technologies. Two methods use corn grain as the feedstock, and three use cellulosic feedstocks of corn stover, switchgrass and wood chips. Baseline levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Australia reaches agreement to tax biodiesel and ethanol

    On June 17, 2015, the Australian government made a bipartisan agreement to tax Australian-produced biodiesel and ethanol. Cleaner fuel grants for renewable and biobased diesel fuels will end by July 1, 2015, as will the Ethanol production grant. An excise rate on biodiesel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Butanol and ethanol production from tapioca starch wastewater by Clostridium spp.

    Total (TWW) and tapioca starch wash wastewater (TSWW) from a cassava processing plant in Thailand were analyzed for their composition with a view to evaluate their potential as substrates for solvent production by ABE fermentation with Clostridium spp. Starch was detected at a 1.63-fold higher level in the TWW than that in the TSWW (24.4% and 15.0% (w/w), respectively). The chemical oxygen demand ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Votes To Remove Ethanol Blend Requirement

    On September 25, 2015, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to amend the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act by removing a ten percent ethanol blend requirement that occurs when Pennsylvania ethanol production exceeds 350 million ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Brazil Backtracks From Plan To Increase Ethanol Use Through Tax Breaks

    On August 24, 2016, Brazil's government announced that it would not be extending a tax break on ethanol sales that is due to expire in December 2016. During the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Brazil pledged to increase cane-based ethanol and biodiesel to nearly 18 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Productivity and nutrient dynamics in bioenergy double-cropping systems

    Double-crop systems have the potential to generate additional feedstocks for bioenergy and livestock utilization, and also to reduce NO3–N leaching relative to sole-crop systems. Field studies were conducted near Ames, IA, during 2005–2007 to evaluate productivity and crop and soil nutrient dynamics in three prototypical bioenergy double-crop systems, and in a conventionally managed sole-crop ...

  • From the Lab to Production: Direct steam injection heating of fibrous slurries

    This article focuses on Cellulosic Pretreatment heating strategies with Direct Steam Injection (DSI) heating and how to transition from a lab environment to a successful process level production design. Typical applications include cellulosic & biomass ethanol processing, pulp stock processes, and other process fluid heating applications where fibrous materials are present in the process. ...


    By ProSonix LLC

  • Executive Order and Proposed Bill Will Boost Biobased Products and Bioenergy

    Developments in the world of biobased products and bioenergy have flourished in recent years, as reported by sources such as The Carbohydrate Economy newsletter, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the New Uses Council, and In Business magazine, among others. But while each new use for crop residues or another cellulosic ethanol project brings encouragement to sustainability proponents, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Engine detonation with bioethanol cavitation

    Bioethanol is an alcohol of an organic origin which receives from a sugar ferment reaction. In the process of ethanol formation, starch from grains of plants turns in simple sugar in reaction with enzymes. Natural sugar ferments with yeast and form a mix of alcohol, water and unfermented remains. Alcohol is separated from a mix in distillation capacities and additionally clears in rectifying ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

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