Tag: Minnesota

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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Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies team up for commercial cellulosic in Iowa

Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies team up for commercial cellulosic in Iowa

July 14, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies LLC have successfully produced commercial-scale quantities of cellulosic ethanol— the first of their kind in Iowa— at the Quad County Corn Processors ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa. QCCP expects to produce one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol in 2014 and two million gallons in 2015. Earlier this year, […]

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CHS buys Illinois River Energy

CHS buys Illinois River Energy

June 5, 2014 |

In Minnesota, CHS announced it has acquired Illinois River Energy LLC from Sinav Limited, London, England. Terms were not disclosed. The 133-million-gallon-per-year year ethanol plant will be rebranded as CHS and 60 people will become CHS Inc. employees.  

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Central Minnesota Renewables gets $500,000 grant for butanol upgrade

Central Minnesota Renewables gets $500,000 grant for butanol upgrade

May 20, 2014 |

In Minnesota, the state’s department of agriculture has given Central Minnesota Renewables a $500,000 grant under the NextGen Energy program for the final engineering work to convert the company’s 20 million gallon per year ethanol plant to n-butanol. Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op agreed to sell the plant to Green Biologics of Gahanna, Ohio in December […]

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