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ADM Reports Q2 Ethanol-Bioproducts Loss (Ind. Report)
Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2019-08-07
Following on our 29 April report, Chicago-headquartered biofuel pioneer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) this week reported a Q2 $26 million loss in bioproducts as a result of negative ethanol margins. The company reported a a $9 million profit from the segment in the same quarter for 2018.

ADM CEO Juan Luciano said the company expects the "ethanol-margin environment to remain challenged until we see a move with China trade." China's ethanol production capacity is approximately 1 billion gpy, but needs up to 4 billion gpy and will need to import between 2 billion and 3 billion gpy from the U.S. and Brazil. (Source: ADM, Aug., 2019) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland,  

ADM Planning Three Ethanol Plant Spinoff (Ind. Report, M&A)
Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2019-04-29

Last Friday, Chicago-headquartered biofuel pioneer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported it may spin off three large dry mill ethanol plants after the unsuccessful search for a buyer came up empty. ADM's move is being seen as a sign of the industry's troubles with U.S. President Trump's punitive tariffs and trade wars, thin margins, overproduction, and the motoring public's growing love affair with electric vehicles and fuel efficient vehicles, all of which is forcing the biofuels industry to seek new markets -- such as China -- for their overproduction.

Last week, U.S. ethanol production hit 1.05 million bpd, highest in at least five years seasonally, and inventories climbed to 22.75 million barrels, not far from the record of 24.45 million hit in March, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. (Source: ADM, Reuters, Grainews, 26 April, 2019) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland ,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  

Plant Based Biomass Products Council Launched (Ind. Report)
Plant Based Products Council
Date: 2019-02-04
The newly formed Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), a group of organizations working to promote the adoption and use of products derived from renewable biomass, has reported its official launch. The industry organization will seek plant-based solutions and bring together government, nonprofit, and corporate entities to address environmental challenges while driving economic opportunity.

The new council's membership includes businesses of varying sizes from across the United States that produce, distribute, or sell products or packaging from renewable biomass inputs as well as organizations that made related public sustainability commitments.

Members include Tate & Lyle, Georgia-Pacific, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill, Ingredion, WestRock-Multi Packaging Solutions, Stone Straw, Loliware, Visolis Biotechnology, Newtrient, Future iQ, Emerald Brands, Hemp Road Trip, Hemp Industries Association, and Tree Free Hemp.

The PBPC advisory board includes GreenBlue, Californians Against Waste, International Conservation Caucus Foundation, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Professor Ramani Narayan, of Michigan State University's Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science.

According to the council's website, plant-based products are derived from sustainable biomass found on six continents. Feedstocks include agricultural residues, algae, bamboo, cassava, dent corn, palm leaf, rice husk, soybeans, sugar beet, sugarcane and wood. (Source: PBPC, Feb., 2019) Contact: PBPC,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Bioplastic,  

ADM Acquiring Brazilian Oilseed Facilities from Algar Agro (M&A)
Archer Daniels Midland,Algar Agro
Date: 2018-08-20
Chicago-headquartered Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) reports it will purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro, including oilseeds processing facilities the states of Minas Gerais and Maranhao. Under the terms of the deal, ADM will become owner of integrated crush and oil refining/bottling facilities gain access to a network of origination and storage silos throughout northeastern and southeastern Brazil.

ADM's current Brazilian operations include biodiesel refineries in Rondonqpolis and JoaƧaba; and a network of storage facilities with a total capacity of 2.2 million metric tons.

Subject to regulatory approval, the acquisition is slated to close before the year end. (Source: ADM, PR, 16 Aug., 2018) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,; Algar Agro, +55 (34) 3218-3800,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel Archer Daniels Midland,  Algar Agro,  

US Bioenergy Market Report 2018 -- Report Offered (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-07-23
United States Bioenergy Market Report 2018 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing capital structure of the U.S. Bioenergy Market.

The Study is segmented by ethanol, biodiesel & hydrocarbon fuels as well as by major applications/end-user industries such as transportation, off-grid electricity and cooking. It is also segmented by region and market size. Key manufacturers covered in the report include Archer Daniels Midland, BP, Cargill, POET, Royal Dutch Shell and Wilmar International.

Study details are HERE; Bioenergy Market: Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023 report samples are HERE. Source: HTF Market Intelligence Consulting Private Limited, July, 2018) Contact: HTF Market Intelligence Consulting, Craig Francis, Marketing Manager, (206) 317-1218,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy,  Biofuel,  

ADM, Cargill Launch Egyptian Soybean JV SoyVen™ (Ind. Report)
ADM, Cargill
Date: 2018-07-09
Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Cargill are reporting the launch of their SoyVen™ 50-50 joint venture to provide soybean meal and oil for customers in Egypt.

SoyVen owns and operates the National Vegetable Oil Company soy crush facility in Borg Al-Arab, along with related commercial and functional activities, including a separate Switzerland-based entity supplying soybeans to the Egypt crush plant. The plant's crush capacity has been doubled to 6,000 metric tpd to meet increasing Egyptian demand for soybean meal and soy oil.

SoyVen will have offices and operations in Cairo and Borg Al-Arab in Egypt, as well as offices in Rolle, Switzerland. (Source: Cargill Website, 6 July, 2018) Contact: Cargill,; ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Soybean,  Soy Oil,  Archer Daniels Midland,  ,  Cargill,  

ADM, DuPont Collaborate on Cellulose Enzymes (Ind. Report)
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Date: 2018-06-22
Chicago-headquartered Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and DuPont Industrial Biosciences report they are collaborating to develop, produce and market cellulase enzymes for grain-based ethanol production.

Cellulase enzymes assist in hydrolyzing the corn kernel fiber which, broken down, releases more sugars to be fermented into ethanol.

Ethanol from corn kernel fiber may qualify for D3 RINS under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which encourages producers to utilize non-starch components of grains and other waste products in the production of biofuels. Initial product prototypes have proven successful in both laboratory and ethanol plant scale testing, and more evaluations are planned, the companies say. (Source: ADM, DuPont, World-Grain, 21 June, 2018) Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Troy Wilson,; ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Collin Benson, VP Bioactives, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland ,  DuPont Industrial Biosciences,  Cellulosic,  Enzyne,  

POET Biofuel Production Surpasses ADM's (Ind. Report)
POET,ADM,Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2018-06-11
The Argus Leader is reporting that Siousx Falls, S.D. biofuels pioneer and giant POET's production has surpassed that of it largest competitor Archer Daniels Midland Co.(ADM) , based on figures provided by the two companies.

Poet's biofuels 1.9 billion gpy capacity is expected to top 2 billion gpy by 2019. ADM's annual production capacity is at 1.6 billion gpy.

Poet continues to grow and expand ethanol production, while ADM shifted some of its biofuels capacity to other products, as previously. (Source: USA Today, Argus Leader, 11 June 11, 2018) Contact: Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100,; POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland,  POET,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  

ADM, DuPont Announce Biobased FDME Plant Opening (Ind. Report)
ADM, DuPont
Date: 2018-05-02
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) are reporting the collaborative opening of the world's first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois. FDME technology, which starts with fructose from corn, is a more efficient and simple process than traditional conversion approaches and results in higher yields, lower energy usage and lower capital expenditures.

DuPont's proprietary Bio-PDO*trade; (1,3-propanediol). PTF is a 100 pct renewable polymer that, in bottling applications, can be used to create plastic bottles that are lighter-weight, more sustainable and better performing. (Source: ADM, DuPont, PR, World Grains, 1 May, 2018) Contact: DuPont Industrial Biosciences,; ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News DuPont,  Archer Daniels Midland,  DuPont ,  FDME,  Bioplastic,  Biochemical,  

POET Tops ADM in Global Fuel Ethanol Production (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-05-02
In Chicago, Reuters is reporting that privately held, Emmetsburg, Iowa-based ethanol producer POET DSM has surpassed industry pioneer and global grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland to become the world's largest ethanol producer.

While POET's annual biofuel capacity has grown to 1.9 billion gpy, and will reach 2 billion by 2019, ADM has cut its market exposure and biofuel production to about 1.6 billion gpy, according to company data. The U.S. ethanol industry has total production capacity of more than 16 billion gpy, according to Reuters. (Source: Reuters, Country Guide, 1 May, 2018) Contact: Archer Daniels Midland, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100,; POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland,  POET,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  

United States Algae Oil Market Report 2017 -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-04-30

The just released United States Algae Oil Market Report 2017 from HTF Market Reports provides a complete assessment of the market and contains future trend, current growth factors, historical data, and statistically supported and industry validated market data.

The study is segmented by products type, application/end-users and provides estimates for United States Algae Oil Forecast till 2023, as well as a forward looking perspective on the various factors driving or restraining market growth. The study also provides a 5-year market forecast and a pin point analysis of changing competition dynamics.

The research covers the current and future market size of the United States Algae Oil market and its growth rates based on 5 year history data. It also identifies industry leaders, recent developments, strategies adopted by the market leaders to ensure growth, sustainability, financial overview and recent developments. Key companies include: Cellana, Algae Floating Systems, TerraVia Holdings, Henry Lamotte OILS, Algaecytes, Goerlich Pharma, Polaris, Archer Daniels Midland Company & Renewable Algal Energy (RAE).

Request Sample of United States Algae Oil Market Report 2017 and other details HERE (Source: HTF Market Intelligence Consulting Private Limited, April, 2018) Contact: HTF Market Intelligence, Craig Francis, PR, Marketing, (206) 317 1218,,,

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ADM Suspending German Biodiesel Plant Production (Int'l)
Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2018-03-23
Reuters is reporting Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is curtailing biodiesel production at its 275,000 tpy Mainz, Germany, plant due to a flood of cheap biodiesel imports into the European Union. The shutdown is expected to extend to Q3 of 2018.

It is widely thought that imports from Argentina and an expected surge of Indonesian palm oil biodiesel could threaten the EU's biodiesel output. (Source: Archer Daniels Midland, Reuters, 22 Mar, 2018) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  Archer Daniels Midland,  Biodiesel,  

ADM, RCC Tout $208Mn Illinois CCS Project (Ind. Report)
Richland Community College
Date: 2017-10-04
In the Land of Lincoln, Richland Community College (RCC) and U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) based in Decatur are touting the startup of the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project. The project will store captured CO2 in Mount Simon Sandstone formations that stretch underground through Illinois, Indiana and parts of Kentucky, but area the researchers survey is about a mile wide and a mile deep surrounding the injection site.

The U.S. DOE is footing 68 pct of the cost of the $208 million project with the remaining $66 million split among other participating agencies. The federal money came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which was intended to help the economy recover following the 2008 recession. The DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory manages the project which was developed by scientists at the University of Illinois. (Source: ADM, Herald & Review, Others, Oct., 2017) Contact: ADM, Alison Taylor, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Juan Luciano, CEO, (312) 634-8100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Carbon Storage,  Archer Daniels Midland,  

ADM Refocusing Peoria Illinois Ethanol Plant (Ind. Report)
Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2017-08-04
On Aug. 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co.(ADM) announced that improved ethanol margins due to lower production costs and increased exports have been influential in the company's plans to reconfigure it ethanol plant in Peoria,Illinois.

According to ADM CEO Juan Luciano, the plant will simplify its production process and focus on the more profitable higher-grade industrial and beverage alcohol and export fuel and reduce the compan ethanol capacity by more than 100 million gpy.(Source: ADM, Various Media, 2 Aug., 2017) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, Pres., CEO, (312) 634-8100, Jackie Anderson, ADM Media, (217) 424-5413,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland,  Ethanol,  

ADM, Arisdyne Ink Cavitation Technology Agreement (Ind. Report)
Arisdyne Systems,Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2017-04-28
Arisdyne Systems Inc. reports it has enetered into joint development agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company to develop and commercialize new applications of Arisdyne's technologies. Controlled cavitation has been demonstrated to provide superior mixing, particle size reduction and improved reaction efficiency in fuel ethanol production and other processes. (Source: ADM, Arisdyne, PR, 27 April, 2017) Contact: ADM, Dr. Paul Bloom, VP, Process and Chemical Research, Jackie Anderson, Media, (217) 424-5413,,; Arisdyne Systems, Inc., Dr. Peter Reimers, CEO, (216) 458-1991x427, President and Chief Executive Officer,

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Major ADM Carbon Capture and Storage Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Archer Daniels Midland, Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Date: 2017-04-10
Archer Daniels Midland Company is reporting that the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project, a partnership to permanently store more than 1 million tpy of CO2, has begun operations.

ICCS is designed to demonstrate the commercial-scale applicability of CCS technology in a saline reservoir. The project is currently permitted to operate for five years and has the potential to store up to 5.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.

The U.S. DOE supported project captures CO2 created as a byproduct at ADM's Decatur corn processing facility, and stores it safely almost 1.5 miles underground. This is ADM's second CCS project. Previously, the company removed and stored approximately a million tons of carbon over three years as part of the smaller-scale Illinois Basin -- Decatur Project, led by the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium at the University of Illinois.

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium is one of seven national research partnerships working to find a balance between our growing energy needs and rising climate concerns by capturing carbon dioxide created in energy production and industrial processes and storing it safely underground in natural geological formations. The MGSC is funded by the U.S. DOE through the National Energy Technology Laboratory via the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Program and by a cost share agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Coal Development, through the Illinois Clean Coal Institute. (Source: ADM, PR, April 7, 2017) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano, CEO, (312) 634-8100, www.adm.coms; Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archer Daniels Midland,  CCS ,  

Little Sioux Using Edeniq Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Production (Ind. Report)
Edeniq,Archer Daniels Midland
Date: 2017-01-30
Visalia, California-based cellulosic and biorefining technology specialist Edeniq, Inc., and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) are reporting that the registration of Little Sioux Corn Processors' 150 million gpy Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production has been approved by the US EPA.

Under the terms of its license agreements, ADM and Little Sioux will use uses Edeniq's Pathway Technology to measure the amount of cellulosic ethanol produced, and provide the required information to register for D3 cellulosic RINs with the EPA.

Little Sioux is the third plant to receive a cellulosic ethanol registration from the EPA after deploying Edeniq's Pathway Technology. The plant uses ADM's Clintozyme™ enzyme to convert lower value corn fiber into higher value fuel ethanol through an enzymatic process. Registered plants can access D3 RINS, which are worth over $2.50 per gallon in 2017. Edeniq sells or licenses its technologies to biorefineries in the U.S. (Source: Edeniq, PR, 26 Jan., 2017) Contact: Edeniq Inc., Lily Wachter, (559) 302-1777,,; Archer Daniels Midland,; Little Sioux, (712) 376-2800,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Edeniq,  Archer Daniels Midland,  

ADM Expanding Bulgarian Corn Wet Mill Capacity (Ind. Report)
Date: 2016-12-16
Chicago-headquartered ethanol producer and grain trader Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) is reporting it will significantly expand the overall grind and finishing capacity for sweeteners and starches at its corn wet mill in Sofia, Bulgaria. The expansion is slated for completion early in 2018.

ADM currently employs more than 32,000 people and its products are sold worldwide. (Source: ADM Website, Various Media, SeeNews, 12 Dec., 2016) Contact: ADM, Juan Luciano , CEO, (312) 634-8100 - US Headquarters, ADM Bulgaria Trading EOOD, +359 2 963 0201,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  ADM,  Archer Daniels Midland,  Corn,  Biofuel,  

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