Tag: Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows ethanol production rose 23% since 2014

University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows ethanol production rose 23% since 2014

February 13, 2019 |

In Nebraska, a recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity increased by 23 percent since 2014 and continues to be a significant driver of economic impact for the state. “The state sees what economists describe as an economic ‘bounce’ when we take advantage of the added value when […]

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Pacific Ethanol seen mothballing remaining part of Aurora ethanol plant until summer

Pacific Ethanol seen mothballing remaining part of Aurora ethanol plant until summer

January 2, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that following the previous shut down of the smaller eastern part of its Aurora ethanol plant, Pacific Ethanol now plans to shutter the remaining 110 million gallons of ethanol production in the facility’s western section, likely until the summer driving period. The earlier shutdown led to laying off about two dozen […]

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Pacific Ethanol lays off workers and shuts down 45 million gallons of production in Nebraska

Pacific Ethanol lays off workers and shuts down 45 million gallons of production in Nebraska

December 19, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that Pacific Ethanol has laid off nearly half of its workers at the Aurora ethanol plant, shutting down 45 million gallons of production with no immediate plans to restart. The plant’s remaining 110 million gallons of production continues to operate despite low ethanol margins that are forcing facilities to wind down […]

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Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

December 11, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that Green Plains has started laying off employees in the wake of selling off ethanol production assets rather than due to weak production margins. Sources told Reuters that about 40 people had been laid off as the company seeks to “right size” itself. The company recently sold three ethanol plants to […]

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Green Plains repays $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023

Green Plains repays $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023

November 28, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has repaid its entire obligation for the $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023. All of the company’s assets and subsidiaries, not including Green Plains Partners LP, are unencumbered from term debt. “When we announced our portfolio optimization plan in May, our priorities included proving the […]

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Invest Nebraska invests in White Dog Labs whose technology can be co-located with ethanol plants

Invest Nebraska invests in White Dog Labs whose technology can be co-located with ethanol plants

November 21, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Invest Nebraska added to its growing portfolio of high-growth companies with an investment in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. WDL has developed and scaled up ProTyton, a Single Cell Protein ingredient that exhibits upwards of 85wt% crude protein and over 40wt% essential amino acids. ProTyton fermentation, […]

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Green Plains sheds three plants, shutters another and offloads storage and rail assets

Green Plains sheds three plants, shutters another and offloads storage and rail assets

November 15, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced sale of its three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC for $319 million in cash, including net working capital and other adjustments. The transaction includes ethanol plants located in Bluffton, Ind., Lakota, Iowa, and Riga, Mich. which represented approximately 20% of […]

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Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

September 26, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies will start a new pilot program in the coming weeks now that the Environmental Protection Agency approved the project requested by the State of Nebraska to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state will study the use of E-30 in state-owned […]

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Flint Hills’ Fairmont facility commissions FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system

Flint Hills’ Fairmont facility commissions FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system

September 18, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Fluid Quip Process Technologies announced the commissioning of the FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Nebraska, facility. The largest co-product technology system in the ethanol industry—MSC is operational and producing protein within specification requirements. FQPT’s engineering and project management teams along with Flint Hills Resources’ operational team brought the project […]

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Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

August 7, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that on Green Plains’ Q2 reporting call, the CEO said the fall in biofuel blending—falling to 9.64% in the week ended July 27—can be attributed to the missing gallons associated with the hardship waivers granted by the Environmental Protection Agency. A forthcoming appeals court case in the 10th Circuit of Appeals […]

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