Tag: railroad

North Dakota railroad board awards $3.5 million low interest loan for Ringneck project

North Dakota railroad board awards $3.5 million low interest loan for Ringneck project

April 20, 2017 |

In North Dakota, the State Railroad Board approved a $3.55 million loan at 2% interest towards building a rail spur for the planned $140 million Ringneck Energy ethanol plant in Onida, awarded to the Sully County rail authority. Originally the project sought $5.2 million but reduced the request. The loan has a 15-year amortization period […]

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DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

DOT releases final rule on phase-out of crude oil and ethanol railcars, favoring ethanol

May 4, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Transportation released a final rule that requires a phase-out or retrofit of all DOT-111 railcars transporting crude oil and ethanol by May, 2023. Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association applauded the DOT for recognizing the difference between ethanol and oil and prioritizing oil train retrofits: “Secretary Foxx appears to […]

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Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

July 2, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, a two-year attempt to transport ethanol by rail through Boston suburbs has come to an end after legislators and the public pushed Global Partners to withdraw its application for permission. Recent legislation passed by the two state houses would prohibit ethanol blending or storage of 5,000 gallons or more per day in an […]

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