Tag: North Dakota

Midwest AgEnergy Group evaluating Blue Flint viability after thermal energy provider announces shutdown

Midwest AgEnergy Group evaluating Blue Flint viability after thermal energy provider announces shutdown

May 12, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Midwest AgEnergy Group, the parent company to ethanol biorefineries, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND and Dakota Spirit, near Spiritwood, ND said it is evaluating alternative thermal energy and utility options to ensure the long-term viability of the Blue Flint facility. Earlier this week, Great River Energy publicly announced the closing of their […]

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North Dakota approves Ethanol Recovery Program for state’s ethanol industry

North Dakota approves Ethanol Recovery Program for state’s ethanol industry

May 3, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald reports that the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved the Ethanol Recovery Program, a loan guarantee and interest buydown program for the state’s ethanol industry. “Under terms of the program, the commission said the state’s ethanol producers may access up to $15 million or 50 cents per bushel of corn […]

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Tharaldson Ethanol running at “pretty high” production rates despite crisis

Tharaldson Ethanol running at “pretty high” production rates despite crisis

April 15, 2020 |

In North Dakota, AgWeek reports as negative margins compounded by falling demand and rock bottom petroleum prices force ethanol producers across the Midwest to shut down, Tharaldson Ethanol continues to produce 500,000 gallons of ethanol per day, not at full capacity but “pretty high,” and make good on its corn contracts, something which the company […]

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Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy

Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy

March 12, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy will begin the drilling of a stratigraphic well, designed with the intent to be permitted as a Class VI injection well and used to sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the company’s ethanol plant in Richardton, North Dakota. The drill pad for the well is […]

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North Dakota Soybean Processors gives up on Spiritwood but not on project

North Dakota Soybean Processors gives up on Spiritwood but not on project

February 17, 2020 |

In North Dakota, after more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time, North Dakota Soybean Processors announced that it is abandoning its efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Spiritwood, North Dakota. “We made every effort to build the first farmer-owned […]

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Construction of Red River Biorefinery nearing completion

Construction of Red River Biorefinery nearing completion

November 19, 2019 |

In North Dakota, the Grand Forks Herald newspaper reports that construction of the Red River Biorefinery that plans to produce ethanol from sugarbeet tailings and potato waste is nearing completion. With an eye on California and other markets with Low Carbon Fuel Standards that put a higher price tag on biofuels produced from waste feedstock, […]

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Dakota Spirit Ag Energy challenged by floodwaters to source local ethanol

Dakota Spirit Ag Energy challenged by floodwaters to source local ethanol

November 12, 2019 |

In North Dakota, local press reports that Dakota Spirit Ag Energy has had a hard time sourcing local corn for the ethanol facility due to the wettest conditions seen for the crop in at least 10 years. The county where it is located had an emergency declared in October due to flooding while high water […]

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National Biodiesel Board launches its own ad campaign against small refinery waivers

National Biodiesel Board launches its own ad campaign against small refinery waivers

July 9, 2019 |

In North Dakota, News Dakota reports that the National Biodiesel Board has followed the oil industry’s TV ad campaign against small refinery waivers with an ad campaign of its own, urging President Trump to live up to his promises to farmers by supporting the biofuels industry and not let waivers cut demand for biodiesel, in […]

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Hankinson Renewable Energy awarded $500,000 to help expand ethanol production

Hankinson Renewable Energy awarded $500,000 to help expand ethanol production

May 1, 2019 |

In North Dakota, local press reports that the state’s industrial commission has awarded Hankinson Renewable Energy a half million dollars in order to upgrade its ethanol facility, expanding production capacity by 10 million gallons per year thanks to Stack Heat Recovery system. The upgrade will not only reduce demand for natural gas and water but […]

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Red Trail Energy moving ahead with CCS project after 3D geological survey

Red Trail Energy moving ahead with CCS project after 3D geological survey

April 16, 2019 |

In North Dakota, following a geological survey of the eight miles surrounding the facility, Red Trail Energy has decided to move forward with its carbon capture plans. The move is meant to reduce the carbon footprint of the ethanol produced at the facility so it may be able to supply more lucrative ethanol markets like […]

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