Tag: Minnesota

Iowa and Minnesota governors appointed to lead Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

Iowa and Minnesota governors appointed to lead Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

January 31, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, have been appointed as chair and vice chair respectively of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, a multi-state alliance aimed at providing regional leadership on biofuels policy. With Reynolds and Dayton at the helm of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, the head of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association […]

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Heron Lake BioEnergy making progress towards reducing air pollution

Heron Lake BioEnergy making progress towards reducing air pollution

January 25, 2018 |

In Minnesota, an ethanol production plant in Heron Lake is working to reduce above-limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Heron Lake BioEnergy replaced existing equipment to burn off HAPs in its industrial exhaust, and has agreed to ensure future compliance with emission limits. Numerous above-limit test results for hazardous air pollutants in 2016 brought […]

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Diesel Brothers souping out Ford 550 to celebrate Minnesota’s B20 roll out

Diesel Brothers souping out Ford 550 to celebrate Minnesota’s B20 roll out

January 25, 2018 |

In Minnesota, in preparation for the state’s shift to B20 later this year, the Soybean Research & Promotion Council has teamed with the Diesel Brothers, stars of Discovery Channel’s DieselSellerz, to soup out a Ford 550 that will debut in February at the Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California and will air on the show later […]

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University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute produce coal replacement

University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute produce coal replacement

November 30, 2017 |

In Minnesota, after 10 years of research, the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute delivered solid results this fall. As in solid biofuels. By the ton. Starting at the bench scale in 2003 and fiddling with mixture after mixture, NRRI is now able to produce solid biofuels that perform at comparable energy values to […]

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University of Minnesota-Duluth develop “instant coal” from wood and agri waste

University of Minnesota-Duluth develop “instant coal” from wood and agri waste

November 8, 2017 |

In Minnesota, coal fueled the Industrial Revolution, but it took eons to form. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth has introduced what might be called “instant coal”: an energy-dense biofuel made from wood and agricultural waste in the Natural Resources Research Institute’s (NRRI) Renewable Energy Lab. The new biofuel’s vital statistics […]

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U.S. Water wins $7.58 million judgment against Novozymes for patent infringement

U.S. Water wins $7.58 million judgment against Novozymes for patent infringement

October 24, 2017 |

In Minnesota, U.S. Water announced that last week a federal jury in the Western District of Wisconsin delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of U.S. Water in its lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, Inc. The jury found that Novozymes’s sale of Phytaflow® to its customers caused infringement of the U.S. Water patents […]

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Senator Al Franken working on energy piece for Farm Bill 2018

Senator Al Franken working on energy piece for Farm Bill 2018

October 12, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Senator Al Franken is developing an energy proposal as part of the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill seeking to ensure rural America transitions to biofuels and other renewable fuels by tweaking funding programs and linking them with things like biorefineries and fire prevention through use of forest waste. Despite, or because, the Trump administration […]

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Al Corn votes to convert from coop to LLC

Al Corn votes to convert from coop to LLC

September 26, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Al Corn’s cooperative members have voted to convert the company into an LLC, allowing it to grow its acreage to secure an extra 25 million or so bushels of corn without having to open up to new farmer members. The shift is part of the expansion program that will see the ethanol plant’s […]

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Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

Cargill to invest $90 million in new Wichita biodiesel facility

September 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Cargill announced plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. Opening the facility in Wichita will strengthen Cargill’s biodiesel operations in the heart of the Midwest where it already has biodiesel plants in Iowa Falls, […]

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Al Corn to commission expansion project early but may no longer be a coop by then

Al Corn to commission expansion project early but may no longer be a coop by then

September 11, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Al Corn has been impressed by the construction of its $146 million expansion to 120 million gallons of ethanol annually because not only is coming in on budget but it will also be commissioned at least three months early, in either March or April next year. But in the meantime, the question as […]

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