Tag: Kansas

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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Texas and Kansas ethanol producers pick up cheap sorghum thanks to China

Texas and Kansas ethanol producers pick up cheap sorghum thanks to China

April 30, 2018 |

In Texas, Reuters reports that ethanol producers in Texas and Kansas are benefiting from the import deposits of 178.6 percent China slapped on sorghum—the crop’s main export marketing—sending prices tumbling into a deep discount. Conestoga Energy Partners bought up nearly 10 million bushels of sorghum destined for export at a 10% discount to corn. ADM […]

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KnipBio teams with ICM to jointly develop commercial-scale fermentation process

KnipBio teams with ICM to jointly develop commercial-scale fermentation process

April 24, 2018 |

In Kansas, KnipBio, Inc. and ICM, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) and strategic collaboration to create a commercial-scale fermentation process for KnipBio’s premium single cell protein (SCP) aquafeed, KnipBio Meal (KBM). The companies will explore new fermentation processes using ethanol and ethanol production process co-products. ICM, Inc. […]

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Corn farmers and ethanol plants eligible for $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement

Corn farmers and ethanol plants eligible for $1.51 billion Syngenta settlement

April 17, 2018 |

In Kansas, farmers who grew Viptera and Duracade varieties of corn between 2013 and 2017 are eligible for up to $22.6 million of the $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta for selling GMO corn seed that was not yet approved by the Chinese government, while a whopping $1.438 billion will go to farmers who didn’t grow […]

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