Tag: Minnesota

Students calling for fossil fuel transition in Minnesota

Students calling for fossil fuel transition in Minnesota

November 19, 2014 |

In Minnesota, student-led Fossil Free Minnesota is pushing for higher alternative use, saying that token amounts of blended biofuel “isn’t going to cut it”. They’re cutting for a total transition away from fossil fuels. Though discussions in the Legislative Energy Commission that met last week centered around the possibilities for hydrogen and green electricity for […]

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ADM’s 3Q ethanol profits soar and expects to continue riding high in 2015

ADM’s 3Q ethanol profits soar and expects to continue riding high in 2015

November 4, 2014 |

In Minnesota, falling ethanol prices and shrinking margins haven’t dampened ADM’s expectations for a strong year ahead for its corn-based ethanol business. This summer’s double whammy of high crush margins and soaring demand led to an increase in profit of 60%.during the third quarter to $363 million. The company is looking again to higher export […]

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Fuels America debuts campaign for RFS supporters facing reelection

Fuels America debuts campaign for RFS supporters facing reelection

October 27, 2014 |

In the US, Fuels America has launched a six-figure TV and radio campaign in Minnesota, Michigan, and Nebraska thanking American renewable fuels champions Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Collin Peterson, Rep. Lee Terry and Rep. Gary Peters for supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard and “fighting for local jobs and working to end America’s reliance on foreign […]

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QCCP gets EPA certification for D3 RIN generation

QCCP gets EPA certification for D3 RIN generation

October 21, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Quad County Corn Processors has achieved EPA certification to generate D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for cellulosic ethanol produced with Cellerate™ process technology. Formerly known as Adding Cellulosic Ethanol, Cellerate is a collaboration between Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quad County Corn Processors. QCCP earned D3 pathway […]

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Minnoco expands with higher ethanol blends for Minnesota

Minnoco expands with higher ethanol blends for Minnesota

September 22, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Minnoco will be offering higher ethanol blends in the Twin Cities area, including E15, E30, and E85. Minocco is a brand of gasoline developed by a group of independent gasoline producers. The E15 fuel debuted last year with prices 15 cents per gallon cheaper than competing gasoline brands. Tom Buis of Growth Energy […]

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Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

September 17, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Chevron says having invested sizeable sums in finding economically viable biofuels at scale having investigating more than 100 feedstock types and 50 processing technologies have failed. The company’s chairman and CEO also questioned the viability of the corn-based ethanol blending mandate.  

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ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

ICM subsidiary signs agreements to manage to ethanol plants

September 16, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Energy Management Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ICM Inc., announced two new signed plant management agreements with Red River Energy LLC in Rosholt, South Dakota, and Midwest Renewable Energy LLC in Sutherland, Nebraska. The Red River Energy ethanol plant will come back online and into full production this week after sitting idle for […]

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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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