Nutritionist in Ethanol Production

What is the role of a nutritionist in ethanol production? Is a trained consulting nutritionist valuable to those producing ethanol? Let’s ask the more basic questions first.  When producing biofuels, does one concurrently produce “co-products” or “by-products”?  To the untrained, the difference might seem only a matter of semantics.  To the experts, however, the reality…

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Yeasts In Ethanol Production

Yeasts have been all the buzz in 2018 as companies shift toward improving efficacy in ethanol production, ethanol cost and ethanol price. Scientists have been discussing new products aimed at increasing bioethanol yield, reducing glycerol production and yeast fermentation time, and boosting production efficiency.  Several large companies like DuPont Industrial Biosciences, DSM and Novozymes, are…

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Ethanol as a Fuel

Interest in ethanol as fuel continues to rise. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For example, a blend of 10% fuel ethanol and 90% gasoline (by volume) is known as E10 gasoline. In 2019, about…

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Ethanol

Ethanol (also known as ethanol gas or ethanol fuel) is a renewable fuel made of plant material that is added to gasoline to oxygenate it, reducing air pollution. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For…

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Ethanol Price Relief Requires Further Production Cuts

The price of ethanol per gallon dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade on November 29th to $1.0928 (FOB Omaha). Based on monthly data from the USDA, the price of ethanol has even been less than the corn cost per gallon of ethanol (based on one bushel or corn yielding 2.7 gallons…

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Ethanol in the U.S.

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of ethanol in the U.S.  It discusses the history of ethanol, feedstocks currently used to produce ethanol, and the byproducts, as well as new ethanol developments.

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