The Think Bioenergy team caught up with Tom Buis during the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) on June 2, a few days after the EPA proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Spring and summer months mean rising ambient temperatures and humidity levels, which have a negative impact on the efficiency of cooling towers and ethanol plants in general. To operate smoothly in higher temperatures, proper planning and process adjustments are necessary.
A major new report posits that if done right, bioenergy can provide major benefits for people, the economy, and the environment.
When it comes to sources of bioenergy, ethanol producers in Latin America are realizing that corn is just as sweet as sugarcane. Flex-plants are playing a big role in this development.