In Minnesota, the DENCO II ethanol plant has received a $750,000 grant from the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development to buy a fifth fermentation tank, an additional hammer mill, and an addition to the plant’s cooling tower to improve the facility’s production efficiency. The overall investment is estimated at around $1.5 million. As […]
In Minnesota, POET’s 45 million gallon ethanol plant in Glenville has been closed temporarily following an explosion and resulting fire early Sunday morning that injured two workers. The shutdown shouldn’t impact prices due to small production and large stocks in the region.
In Minnesota, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers can successfully, and sustainably, grow both. Russ Gesch, a plant physiologist with the USDA Soil Conservation Research Lab in Morris, Minnesota, found encouraging results when growing Camelina […]
In Minnesota, ADM is pulling back from ethanol production and high fructose corn syrup to focus more on other high value food ingredients where the company thinks it will get more value from its global corn supplies. More niche products are expect to help the company buoy from the flat demand expectations from ethanol going […]
In Minnesota, CHS says that DDGS are making their way back into the US animal feed supply chain as prices fall from earlier levels supported by Chinese demand. The H5N1 bird flu outbreak across the Midwest that has killed more than 34 million chickens has also significantly reduced demand for DDGS as animal feed, weighing […]
In Minnesota, financial advisory firm Ascendant Partners expects ethanol demand to rise and slowly boost prices—reversing a slowdown during Q1—as drivers get back on the road and consume more fuel at the pump. Increased demand for ethanol exports are also expected to help support prices and therefore margins for ethanol producers.
In Minnesota, the state’s trucking association has sued the state in U.S. District Court in Minnesota for the B10 blending policy, alleging truckers must ignore warranties that only guarantee up to B5 compatibility and that the price of fuel is more expensive due to the higher blend. Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, […]
In Minnesota, Syngenta has announced that Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) has produced its one millionth gallon of cellulosic ethanol using Cellerate process technology at its Galva, Iowa, ethanol production facility. This milestone puts QCCP on track to produce 2 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. Cellerate can help ethanol plants increase production by […]
In “The Iowa Renaissance” we looked at the rise in Iowa’s fortune through development of bioenergy and its sustainable agricultural base. Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and how and why. The traditional view of “Minnesota”? A giant metropolis in the Twin Cities, replete with giant ag-focused corporations like […]
In Minnesota, Revolution Fuels raised $983,332 through the sale of equity and securities for its mobile waste oil to biodiesel production facilities. The trucks pick up oil from restaurants and other oil users, produce biodiesel, and then either return it to the oil provider or sells it on their behalf. The company raised $2 million […]