Tag: Minnesota

Minnoco expands with higher ethanol blends for Minnesota

Minnoco expands with higher ethanol blends for Minnesota

September 22, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Minnoco will be offering higher ethanol blends in the Twin Cities area, including E15, E30, and E85. Minocco is a brand of gasoline developed by a group of independent gasoline producers. The E15 fuel debuted last year with prices 15 cents per gallon cheaper than competing gasoline brands. Tom Buis of Growth Energy […]

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Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

September 17, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Chevron says having invested sizeable sums in finding economically viable biofuels at scale having investigating more than 100 feedstock types and 50 processing technologies have failed. The company’s chairman and CEO also questioned the viability of the corn-based ethanol blending mandate.  

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ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

September 16, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Energy Management Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ICM Inc., announced two new signed plant management agreements with Red River Energy LLC in Rosholt, South Dakota, and Midwest Renewable Energy LLC in Sutherland, Nebraska. The Red River Energy ethanol plant will come back online and into full production this week after sitting idle for […]

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US Water designs ethanol filter to remove potential sulfate

US Water designs ethanol filter to remove potential sulfate

September 12, 2014 |

In Minnesota, U.S. Water has introduced an ethanol filter designed to remove sulfate from final ethanol products, as well as to address color, turbidity, acidity, pHe, chloride and iron. Unlike other filters on the market, US Water’s product eliminates both existent and potential sulfate, reducing sulfate at the manufacturing site as well as the ability […]

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Buffalo Lake 18MMgy ethanol plant reopens under new management amidst fines, closures

Buffalo Lake 18MMgy ethanol plant reopens under new management amidst fines, closures

September 11, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels is reopening their 18MMgy ethanol plant that was idled in 2010. The company will be using new solids separation technology developed by Yield & Capacity Group LLC to process thin and whole stillage through an innovative system that eliminates the need for evaporators and centrifuges. The plant is reopening […]

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Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

August 28, 2014 |

In Minnesota, E15 will be more available to consumers if CHS’s new program across their 1400 locations is a success. For Cenex retailers wanting to offer E15 in addition to their current gasoline products, the Cenex Tank Program will cover a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install an additional storage tank for […]

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Minnesota farm prices dropping, bust ahead?

Minnesota farm prices dropping, bust ahead?

August 27, 2014 |

In Minnesota, the most recent quarterly survey of agricultural bankers by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, which tracks the important asset, shows Minnesota farmland prices have started to decline after a boom accompanying ethanol development. Prices per acre have fallen about 4.5 percent from what they were a year ago. That would reflect a […]

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Butamax officially completes phase 1 of installation at Highwater Ethanol

Butamax officially completes phase 1 of installation at Highwater Ethanol

August 21, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced the official completion of Phase 1 of a Butamax technology installation at Highwater Ethanol, including the installation of a novel corn oil separation technology. Butamax and Highwater Ethanol are happy to announce that the construction is complete and the facility is now in full operation. On October 2nd last […]

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University of Minnesota gets $20 million for sustainable polymer center

University of Minnesota gets $20 million for sustainable polymer center

August 21, 2014 |

In Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. The Center for Sustainable Polymers will be one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in […]

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Gevo expects Lucerne plant to break even by end of 2014

Gevo expects Lucerne plant to break even by end of 2014

August 4, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Gevo expects that its second-generation ethanol and isobutanol plant in Lucerne will break even by the end of 2014. It expects to produce 1 million gallons of isobutanol by the end of the year and 3 million gallons by the end of 2015. The facility also produces 18 million gallons of ethanol.  

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