Tag: Minnesota

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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Growth Energy pooh-poohs University of Minnesota report’s ethanol analysis

Growth Energy pooh-poohs University of Minnesota report’s ethanol analysis

December 22, 2014 |

In Washington, the University of Minnesota recently released a report entitled “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts Of Conventional And Alternative Light-Duty Transportation In the United States,” which contains significant flaws in regards to their analysis of ethanol. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released a statement regarding the report, railing it as “misleading, inaccurate” and […]

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Minnesota ethanol plant pays fourth air pollution fine since 2009

Minnesota ethanol plant pays fourth air pollution fine since 2009

December 15, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Corn Plus ethanol plant in Winnebago has taken steps to more diligently inspect and maintain equipment that controls air pollutants, under an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The company has also agreed to correct other violations at the plant and pay a $25,141 penalty. State inspections in 2012 and 2014, […]

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BioAmber announces deal with Oleon for bio-based succinic acid

BioAmber announces deal with Oleon for bio-based succinic acid

December 3, 2014 |

In Minnesota, BioAmber announced it has signed an exclusive supply agreement for bio-based succinic acid with Oleon. Under the terms of the 5-year contract, which runs from 2014 to the end of 2018, BioAmber Sarnia, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., will supply Oleon with bio-based succinic acid for the development and production of […]

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Ergodyne brings on Donovan Baker as new Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Ergodyne brings on Donovan Baker as new Eastern Regional Sales Manager

November 24, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Ergodyne has brought on Donovan Baker as its Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Donovan Baker brings 17 years of industry experience, most recently working as National Account Manager for Salisbury by Honeywell. Based out of North Carolina, Baker will support Ergodyne’s diverse end user customer base, independent manufacturer representative groups, and distributor partners throughout […]

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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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