Tag: Minnesota

Green Plains mothballs 20% of production capacity due to Trump’s trade war

Green Plains mothballs 20% of production capacity due to Trump’s trade war

September 17, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Reuters reports that Green Plains is mothballing its ethanol production plants in Superior, Iowa and Lakota, Iowa as well as running its Fairmont, Minnesota plant at half capacity as President Trump’s trade war takes a bite out of demand from China. Together, the three facilities produced about 1.48 billion gallons annually, accounting for […]

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Bandit Big Rig Series promoting B20 in Minnesota races

Bandit Big Rig Series promoting B20 in Minnesota races

August 21, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the Bandit Big Rig Series have teamed up to present the Bandit Big Rig Series Biodiesel 20. As an added bonus, MSR&PC will have a few of the bearded celebrities from DieselSellerz, stars of Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers” in attendance to showcase their biodiesel build “Indomitus,” […]

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ACE releases white paper highlighting low carbon benefits of corn ethanol

ACE releases white paper highlighting low carbon benefits of corn ethanol

August 20, 2018 |

In Minnesota, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the official release of a White Paper entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” coinciding with a general session panel at the 31st annual ACE conference in Minneapolis which highlighted the paper in a discussion on updates to lifecycle modeling […]

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Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

July 26, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is in the engineering phase and working through the permitting process for the proposed $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant outside of St. Paul in Inver Grove Heights where it is teaming with a local MSW management company to eventually produce twice as much ethanol annually as at its 10 million gallon per year […]

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BoatUS holding online survey for boat owners regarding ethanol-blended fuel

BoatUS holding online survey for boat owners regarding ethanol-blended fuel

June 25, 2018 |

In Minnesota, with the start of the boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) wants to hear from boaters about their experiences with ethanol fuels in an online survey. The short, 13-question survey is an effort to gain an understanding about how ethanol fuels are affecting recreational boating this summer, gauge opinion, […]

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Targray sets up Twin Cities biodiesel distribution center to boost supplies

Targray sets up Twin Cities biodiesel distribution center to boost supplies

June 5, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Targray announced the opening of its Minnesota Biodiesel distribution center, serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Strategically located in the heart of Saint Paul, the new biodiesel terminal will help address the rapid growth in regional demand for biodiesel in the Twin Cities area, stemming from recent updates to Minnesota’s Biofuels mandate. On […]

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Minnesota House and Senate pass law shifting cold weather biodiesel policy

Minnesota House and Senate pass law shifting cold weather biodiesel policy

May 9, 2018 |

In Minnesota, fuel refiners and blenders would have a few more days to make their annual transition from one type of biodiesel fuel to another under the provisions of a bill passed by the House 120-0 on Tuesday and in the Senate 67-0 on April 19. The legislation is awaiting the governor’s signature. On May […]

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Whitefox Technologies to install its ICE™ system at Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

Whitefox Technologies to install its ICE™ system at Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

April 17, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Whitefox Technologies, a leading solutions provider for ethanol and other alcohol production processes is proud to announce Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) is to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane dehydration system at its plant in Benson, Minnesota.  This is Whitefox’s second agreement this year and its first installation in the state of Minnesota. […]

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Advanced BioEnergy will expand Aberdeen corn storage and receiving capacity

Advanced BioEnergy will expand Aberdeen corn storage and receiving capacity

April 10, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Advanced BioEnergy, LLC announced it will build an initial 800,000 bushels of year-round corn storage and related grain receiving capabilities at its Aberdeen, South Dakota ethanol plant. The plans include the ability to expand the total year-round corn storage by an additional one million bushels in the future. The grain receiving facility will […]

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Minnesota’s B20 mandate to come into effect May 1

Minnesota’s B20 mandate to come into effect May 1

April 9, 2018 |

In Minnesota, effective May 1, all diesel sold in Minnesota must contain at least 20 percent biodiesel as the state officially implements the B-20 mandate passed in 2008. Once implemented, the B-20 mandate will be in effect during the state’s “summer months” of April through September. October through March, the biodiesel requirement will remain at […]

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