Tag: Kansas

Biofuel plant still on hold with vote delayed until Nov. 7

Biofuel plant still on hold with vote delayed until Nov. 7

September 27, 2018 |

In Kansas, residents in Sumner County met with the Sumner County Planning and Zoning Committee to talk about the proposed biomethane plant that VNA Corporation is trying to build in the area. The vote to change the zoning for more than 100 acres of land so that VNA Corporation can build the biofuel plant was […]

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DOJ and EPA settle with Ag Processing over oil pollution prevention

DOJ and EPA settle with Ag Processing over oil pollution prevention

August 21, 2018 |

In Kansas, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 have entered into a consent decree with Ag Processing, Inc. (AGP) to ensure compliance with oil pollution prevention requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA). As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to implement specific preventative […]

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Water availability key challenge for proposed VNA biofuel project in Kansas

Water availability key challenge for proposed VNA biofuel project in Kansas

August 16, 2018 |

In Kansas, the availability of water is the key issue at hand for both local residents and VNA who is promoting the development of a biofuel plant in Sumner County. Meeting with the county’s planning commission at a public hearing, the company said it had no interest in the site if there was the 50 […]

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Residents already complaining about potential impacts of proposed Kansas biogas project

Residents already complaining about potential impacts of proposed Kansas biogas project

July 31, 2018 |

In Kansas, VNA Corporation is looking to set up a biogas plant using wheat straw as feedstock near the town of Wellington but neighbors are already getting upset about the increased traffic the plant will generate during harvest season as well as air quality and competition for water. State tests are underway to determine if […]

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“There’s no place like home” grown sorghum

“There’s no place like home” grown sorghum

July 29, 2018 |

Sorghum sights are set high with EPA approval and recent genetic improvements The next time they re-make the Wizard of Oz movie, you might just see sorghum growing in the fields along the yellow brick road, thanks to sorghum’s big win last week when the U.S. EPA opened up pathways for sorghum oil to become […]

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Wichita City Council Oks $38 million bond for Cargill biodiesel expansion

Wichita City Council Oks $38 million bond for Cargill biodiesel expansion

July 10, 2018 |

In Kansas, Cargill has been awarded $38 million in bonds to fund a $87 million expansion of its soybean processing plant to produce biodiesel including $50 million in machinery following approval from the Wichita City Council. The expansion will create eight new jobs and should already be online next year. The company believes there is […]

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Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

June 19, 2018 |

In Kansas, residents four miles north and four miles west of the EGE Products ethanol plant near Minneola were evacuated Tuesday following a fire that broke out and took four hours to get under control. Local fire officials were concerned smoke, especially chemicals potentially present in the smoke, could cause health problems for people nearby. […]

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Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

Kansas ethanol plant fire leads to evacuation of neighboring houses

June 12, 2018 |

In Kansas, residents four miles north and four miles west of the EGE Products ethanol plant near Minneola were evacuated Tuesday following a fire that broke out and took four hours to get under control. Local fire officials were concerned smoke, especially chemicals potentially present in the smoke, could cause health problems for people nearby. […]

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Class members in $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement may begin submitting claims

Class members in $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement may begin submitting claims

May 21, 2018 |

In Kansas, the Claims Administrator of the Syngenta Agrisure lawsuit announced that farmers, ethanol producers and corn processors eligible for participation in the $1.51 billion class action lawsuit settlement may begin submitting claims as of May 11 until October 12, 2018.  Class members wishing to opt out or oppose the settlement must do so by […]

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ICM and The Andersons will target soybean meal market with new DDG

ICM and The Andersons will target soybean meal market with new DDG

May 14, 2018 |

In Kansas, the new biorefinery under development in Colwich as a joint venture between ICM and The Andersons is looking to shift its typical market completely, by offering a higher quality DDG without fiber—as the fiber was removed earlier in the process to produce about 10% of the 70 million gallon facility’s total ethanol production […]

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