Tag: Minnesota

Revolution Fuels raises $983,332 for mobile biodiesel units

Revolution Fuels raises $983,332 for mobile biodiesel units

March 31, 2015 |

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 […]

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to use Syngenta’s Enogen tech

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to use Syngenta’s Enogen tech

March 30, 2015 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy(SIRE) to begin using Enogen corn enzyme technology at its Council Bluffs, Iowa, ethanol production facility following the 2015 harvest. SIRE is the third Iowa plant to sign such an agreement. SIRE is located on 275 acres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, operating a […]

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Minnesota legislature looking to support advanced biofuel production

Minnesota legislature looking to support advanced biofuel production

March 18, 2015 |

In Minnesota, legislation introduced in both houses of the state legislature in early February seeks to support cellulosic ethanol production along with renewable chemicals and biomass thermal. The House version of the bill would create an incentive $2.1053 per MMBtu of annual production of cellulosic advanced biofuels with a 20% bonus payment for using perennial […]

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Smaller ethanol plants must expand or innovate to keep alive

Smaller ethanol plants must expand or innovate to keep alive

March 2, 2015 |

In Minnesota, older and smaller ethanol plants are struggling to survive because the economics don’t pan out when compared to larger plants, leaving them to either expand or innovate into other products in order to keep operating. The threshold appears to be at 40 million gallons, with anything producing below that level suffering from lack […]

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Syngenta introduces Enogen Value Tracker to assist with grain tracking

Syngenta introduces Enogen Value Tracker to assist with grain tracking

March 2, 2015 |

In Minnesota, Syngenta has introduced its Enogen Value Tracker, a new tool for its corn growers to simplify grain tracking. Beginning this year, the Enogen Value Tracker – a naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait – will be included in select bags of Enogen hybrids. Syngenta intends to include the Enogen Value Tracker in all […]

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E15 as the new standard would save Minnesota 358,000 tons of CO2 annually

E15 as the new standard would save Minnesota 358,000 tons of CO2 annually

February 18, 2015 |

In Minnesota, having E15 as the new regular unleaded fuel in Minnesota would eliminate 358,000 tons of CO2 annually, according to a technical analysis by the University of Illinois at Chicago. In response to a query by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, Dr Steffen Mueller, principal research economist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said […]

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ADM sees lower 2015 ethanol margins but that they’ll get better from here

ADM sees lower 2015 ethanol margins but that they’ll get better from here

February 3, 2015 |

In Minnesota, ethanol profit margins are expected to fall for ADM this year, following lower oil prices that have pinched crush margins for corn-based ethanol, though the company expects the situation to improve during the year as demand picks up and some producers mothball temporarily.  The company expects ethanol exports to remain steady in 2015 […]

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University of Minnesota identify potential materials to boost ethanol production

University of Minnesota identify potential materials to boost ethanol production

January 26, 2015 |

In Minnesota, using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in these industries. The University of Minnesota has two patents […]

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Green Biologics to repurpose Minnesota ethanol plant for butanol and acetone

Green Biologics to repurpose Minnesota ethanol plant for butanol and acetone

December 24, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Green Biologics Inc. announced the successful closing of its acquisition of the assets of Central MN Ethanol Cooperative LLC (CMEC). Green Biologics intends to repurpose the operation, which includes a 21 million gallon per year ethanol plant, to produce renewable n-butanol and acetone, utilizing its proprietary advanced fermentation process (AFP™) technology platform.  

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Midwest ethanol producers open arms to new cellulosics to help with logistics

Midwest ethanol producers open arms to new cellulosics to help with logistics

December 23, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Highwater Ethanol’s CEO has called out to the new cellulosic ethanol plants that have opened this year, saying that if they run into rail delays this winter as many Midwest plants did last year, to reach out to their fellow ethanol plants for help. With everything from backlogged rail cars keeping ethanol from […]

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