Tag: Minnesota

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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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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