Tag: Nebraska

As many as 35 ethanol plants could shut down by year’s end

As many as 35 ethanol plants could shut down by year’s end

August 29, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Brownfield Ag News reports that the head of Nebraska’s ethanol industry expects more shutdowns of ethanol plants to come, following a swath of closures announced over the past two weeks on the back of more demand destruction from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of 31 small refinery hardship waivers. If the market […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers receive $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers receive $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics

August 29, 2019 |

In Nebraska, researchers from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently earned a $2.7 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a rapid, efficient method for characterizing the functions of genes in sorghum. The Nebraska scientists are leading a team of institutions from across the Corn Belt – including Iowa State […]

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Nebraska Ethanol Bold to hold training to help fuel retailers take up E15

Nebraska Ethanol Bold to hold training to help fuel retailers take up E15

August 20, 2019 |

In Nebraska, the biggest hurdle that often stops fuel retailers from adding higher ethanol blends is cost, the administrator for the Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) said that might not actually be a hurdle at all. To help dispel these myths and to educate fuel retailers on the benefits and ease of offering E15, NEB will […]

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Beatrice biodiesel plant to be mothballed permanently

Beatrice biodiesel plant to be mothballed permanently

July 2, 2019 |

In Nebraska, local press reports that Flint Hills Resources has decided to permanently mothball the biodiesel plant in Beatrice because the prices for soybeans available to other biodiesel producers are so low that the facility that uses corn oil and waste grease will never be able to compete under any circumstances. The facility had a […]

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Green Plains announces offering of $105 million in convertible senior notes

Green Plains announces offering of $105 million in convertible senior notes

June 19, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced the pricing of its offering of $105 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2024, which was upsized from the previously announced $100 million aggregate principal amount of notes. The notes are to be offered and sold in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers (as defined […]

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Whitefox Technologies installs ICE system at E Energy Adams

Whitefox Technologies installs ICE system at E Energy Adams

May 16, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Whitefox Technologies Limited announced its sixth successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox’s first installation in Nebraska, which takes the number of states that Whitefox’s ICE solution is operating in to five. E Energy Adams is an original 50 million-gallon ICM designed ethanol plant that began […]

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Negative crush margins still seen unless distilleries are debt-free

Negative crush margins still seen unless distilleries are debt-free

May 2, 2019 |

In Nebraska, DTN’s “hypothetical” South Dakota-based ethanol plant that allows it to estimate crush margins for the market is still in double-negative margin territory at 23.8 cents per gallon despite a slight increase in ethanol prices matched with falling corn prices. The worst level was seen in December, but the situation hasn’t improved greatly since […]

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wins $1.5 million award for sorghum pest research

University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wins $1.5 million award for sorghum pest research

April 25, 2019 |

In Nebraska, a tiny invader’s gooey march through U.S. sorghum fields continues to devastate crop yields, forcing some farmers out of the sorghum business despite the crop’s increasing importance. A University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a […]

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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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