Isobutanol: A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants

Isobutanol: A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants? (The following article was written in 2016.  Since the publication date BP and DuPont joint venture, Butamax, has started to produce Isobutanol from the Nesika Energy, LLC  ethanol plant in Kansas.  At 500,000 gallons per year the plant adds to the renewable butanol production from Gevo (rated…

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Trade War 2018 Effect on Biofuels Values

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Consulting appraiser and valuations expert, Mark Pomykatz, about the effect of the U.S. – China trade war on biofuels prices.  It discusses how the trade war might impact business prices, exports, and cash flows in renewable industries such as ethanol and biodiesel.

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4 New Opportunities for Ethanol Facilities, Thanks to Breakthrough Membrane Technology

4 New Opportunities for Ethanol Facilities, Thanks to Breakthrough Membrane Technology by Joel Stone A unique and affordable membrane technology exhibiting extremely low fouling rates can offer significant benefits to dry mill ethanol operations, especially on streams containing protein and oil components. First opportunity: Recover soluble protein, oil, and insolubles from stillage backset The thin…

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Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money

Cleaning Up Fixed Asset Lists Saves Money? Many renewable companies struggle to keep their fixed assets lists up to date.  A fixed asset is a long-term tangible property that a company owns and uses in its operations to generate income.  The assets are referred to as property, plant, and equipment (PP&E).  When a company purchases…

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