Tag: Nebraska

Flooded railcar axels latest challenge for flood-impacted Midwest ethanol producers

Flooded railcar axels latest challenge for flood-impacted Midwest ethanol producers

April 1, 2019 |

In Nebraska, DTN reports that in addition to as much as 20% of the country’s ethanol production suffering from direct or indirect impacts of flooding across the Midwest as plants are shut down or scaled back due to inability to transport finished ethanol, receive feedstock or transport DDGS, it now appears that thousands of rail […]

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Nebraska’s ethanol industry suffering from damage to transportation infrastructure

Nebraska’s ethanol industry suffering from damage to transportation infrastructure

March 28, 2019 |

In Nebraska, with 15 of the state’s bridges knocked out by recent floods, five of its 25 ethanol plants face major disruptions while another four are running reduced production runs, so they are quickly running out of storage, meaning they may have to start shutting down production. Another four plants are either in maintenance, preparing […]

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More than 13% of ethanol production halted due to Midwest floods

More than 13% of ethanol production halted due to Midwest floods

March 25, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that at least 13% of the country’s ethanol production has been shuttered as a result of massive flooding across the Midwest, with as much as 104,000 bpd currently offline. Plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been hit the hardest. Lack of transportation due to flooded rail lines as well […]

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Midwest storms wreak havoc on ethanol trade and potentially production

Midwest storms wreak havoc on ethanol trade and potentially production

March 20, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that last week’s major storm that saw flooding and blizzards across the Midwest lead to major disruptions of ethanol supplies around the region as well as getting product to deficit markets on the coasts and in the southern states, with trouble especially for western states. Disruptions to rail lines appears to […]

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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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