Tag: Minnesota

Minnesota governor convenes special biofuels council to hasten fossil fuel transition

Minnesota governor convenes special biofuels council to hasten fossil fuel transition

September 17, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the governor has convened a special council on biofuels bringing together the state’s agriculture, transportation, and commerce commissioners as well as the pollution control agency to recommend policies and budgets that will boost its production and use of biofuels. The 15-member council must submit a report to the governor by November 1, 2020 […]

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Epitome Energy expects to start with permitting process shortly

Epitome Energy expects to start with permitting process shortly

September 4, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Epitome Energy expects to be one step closer to its planned $150 million soybean crush and biodiesel facility with the start of its permitting process. The company recently secured a $250,000 loan from the City of Crookston where the facility will be located as well as $5 million the company will indirectly benefit […]

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Corn Plus to shut down due to lack of ethanol export market

Corn Plus to shut down due to lack of ethanol export market

August 28, 2019 |

In Minnesota, a local TV news station reports that a board member of Corn Plus announced the ethanol plant in Winnebago will be shut down due to a lack of export market that is keeping the facility from being profitable. He said the ethanol plant has made a lot of strides in improving production, but […]

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Advanced BioEnergy sells its two ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy

Advanced BioEnergy sells its two ethanol plants to Glacial Lakes Energy

August 6, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Advanced BioEnergy, LLC announced that, together with its subsidiary ABE South Dakota, LLC, it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC, based in Watertown, South Dakota, under which the company will sell its Aberdeen and Huron South Dakota ethanol plants to GLE for $47.5 million, plus the value […]

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Minnesota ag department awards more than $500,000 in grants for biofuel projects

Minnesota ag department awards more than $500,000 in grants for biofuel projects

August 6, 2019 |

In Minnesota, four grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will expand biofuel access and production to advance renewable energy efforts around the state. The MDA’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program recently awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 to four recipients, through two separate competitive review processes. A Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant […]

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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association shows in H1 report hard push for E15

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association shows in H1 report hard push for E15

July 23, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2019 First Half Report to its members last week outlining how MN Biofuels directly engaged with over 58 state and federal lawmakers and agency officials, delivered more than 1.5 million monthly ad impressions promoting E15 in the Twin Cities metro and continued market development initiatives […]

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Epitome Energy’s biodiesel plan set back a year after city’s loan deal falls through

Epitome Energy’s biodiesel plan set back a year after city’s loan deal falls through

June 25, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Epitome Energy’s hopes for a speedy build to its proposed soybean crushing and biodiesel production facility in Crookston has seen a setback following legal scrutiny on a $1.25 million interest-free loan agreed to by the city council. The loan would breech statutory limits on business subsidies for the community that has just $3 […]

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Highwater Ethanol awaiting green light to boost ethanol production to 70.2 mypg

Highwater Ethanol awaiting green light to boost ethanol production to 70.2 mypg

June 20, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Highwater Ethanol has applied for permission from state environmental authorities to expand its air emissions permit in order to boost ethanol production to 70.2 million gallons per year from the current 59.5 million gallons in an effort to boost efficiencies and reduce the cost of production in a time of low margins but […]

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Minnesota legislature approves $5 million funding for Soy Innovation Campus

Minnesota legislature approves $5 million funding for Soy Innovation Campus

May 29, 2019 |

In Minnesota, funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel facility in Crookston is no longer a pipe dream for Minnesota agriculture. Last week, the Minnesota Legislature approved $5 million in funding for the Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The funding will go into effect in the second half of the biennium budget […]

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Minnesota state legislature closer to investing in Crookston biodiesel facility

Minnesota state legislature closer to investing in Crookston biodiesel facility

April 18, 2019 |

In Minnesota, funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel facility in Crookston has passed a key hurdle in the Minnesota legislature. The proposed Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston will receive $5 million in funding as part of a bill authored by Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake), who chairs the Senate Agriculture, […]

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