Katie Schroeder

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Staff Writer for BBI International contributing to Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine, Pellet Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine

Latest Articles

Sep 12, 2023

Staying Up to the Test

A conversation with Lauren Aubry, lab manager with Marquis Energy, on new advancements in the lab, helpful technology and challenges lab managers and technicians face daily.

ICM is leveraging whole stillage separation to improve DCO gains while bringing energy usage down through a more dry cake.

Representatives of the RFA, Growth Energy and ACE on June 13 discussed the future of the U.S. ethanol industry during a general session panel at the 39th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.

Biodiesel Magazine spoke with an auditor and an industry expert about what biointermediates are, potential opportunities and hurdles to participation.

Carbon intensity scores determine, in part, the value producers get for each gallon of ethanol they produce. Today's CI calculations don't factor in low-carbon farming practices, but industry leaders like Brian Jennings are determined to change that.

Ethanol producers share their experiences with Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions, which offers value-added treatment products and services to address some of the most challenging reliability and sustainability issues biorefineries face.

Apr 12, 2023

After a Good Year

Industry experts and ethanol producers explain what caused markedly high production margins in 2022—strong markets, exciting policy and good prices—while analyzing the first couple months of 2023 and predicting what's to come. Ethanol producers are coming off an undeniably strong year. 2022 was not devoid of challenges, but it was replete with landmark policy and marketplace dynamics that, on balance, allowed the vast majority of U.S. ethanol producers to do quite well financially. Mirroring that financial success this year would be like a pro baseball pitcher throwing back-to-back perfect games—it doesn’t happen—and, sure enough, the last quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 already reflect that. But this year’s margins may not disappoint, with at least some of last year’s margin-making factors still in play. 

Green Plains is developing new technologies and coproducts. CEO Todd Becker talks about the company's various projects related to protein, corn oil, clean sugar and carbon, as well as a newly announced joint venture in SAF.

From biomass power to sustainable aviation fuel, decarbonization was a main theme at the 16th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo.

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