Tag: Minnesota

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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Highwater Ethanol seeking permission to expand production to 70.2 MGY

Highwater Ethanol seeking permission to expand production to 70.2 MGY

April 2, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Highwater Ethanol is seeking environmental and pollution permission to expand production to 70.2 million gallons from the current 59.5 million gallons, requiring an extra 2 million bushels of corn annually sourced from within an 25-mile radius. Permission from the Environmental Protection Agency and the state’s pollution control agency are expected by summer or […]

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Al Corn receives first corn to commission expansion in early April

Al Corn receives first corn to commission expansion in early April

March 19, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Al Corn will bring online its $146 million expansion in early April, well ahead of the original July commissioning date, having receiving its first bushels of corn last week.  Boosting its corn consumption to 46 million bushels from 17.5 million to produce 120 million gallons of ethanol from the previous 50 million gallons, […]

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Minnesota fines Morris ethanol plant $22,141 for water pollution

Minnesota fines Morris ethanol plant $22,141 for water pollution

March 7, 2018 |

In Minnesota, DENCO II LLC, an ethanol plant in Morris, has agreed to pay a fine and take steps to prevent discharges of polluted stormwater and wastewater into nearby surface waters, including wetlands that drain to the Pomme de Terre River. The company also agreed to correct several other problems following an investigation by the […]

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Enogen corn is expected to produce 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol in 2018

Enogen corn is expected to produce 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol in 2018

March 1, 2018 |

In Minnesota, since its introduction, Enogen corn enzyme technology has provided corn growers the opportunity to be enzyme suppliers for participating ethanol plants and earn a per-bushel premium. Syngenta announced that premiums-to-date paid to Enogen corn growers are expected to surpass $100 million during 2018. Syngenta is currently contracting with more than 1,700 corn growers […]

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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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