Tag: South Dakota

South Dakota takes to the street to protest EPA administrator’s ethanol attacks

South Dakota takes to the street to protest EPA administrator’s ethanol attacks

June 14, 2018 |

In South Dakota, farm, biofuel, and community leaders hosted a tractor rally in Sioux Falls this week where participants voiced their concerns about attacks on homegrown biofuels led by the chief of the U.S. EPA, who is passing through the state this week. The event was moderated by South Dakota broadcasting titan Jim Woster and featured Troy […]

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POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

May 24, 2018 |

In South Dakota, POET broke ground on $5 million investments at its ethanol facility in Mitchell to help boost the quantity and quality of its animal feed produced from DDGS in order to better service the local market of beef and bison producers, a first for the company. The new pellet product is meant to […]

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South Dakota’s state vehicle fleet annual ethanol blend consumption at 1.91 million gallons

South Dakota’s state vehicle fleet annual ethanol blend consumption at 1.91 million gallons

May 17, 2018 |

In South Dakota, the state vehicle fleet burned nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017 through mid-May 2018, its fleet of almost 4,000 vehicles utilized 1.91 million gallons of E-10, E-30 and E-85 fuels during the year. Ethanol is available […]

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Ringneck Energy to be commissioned by year’s end

Ringneck Energy to be commissioned by year’s end

April 11, 2018 |

In South Dakota, at long last and after several false starts, Ringneck Energy in Onida is set to begin producing ethanol by year’s end thanks to good weather in December that allowed construction to progress faster than expected. Delays in starting construction due to regulatory hurdles and legal challenges allowed time to upgrade designs that […]

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South Dakota county going E30 to support local ethanol industry

South Dakota county going E30 to support local ethanol industry

October 18, 2017 |

In South Dakota, Brown County is taking up Glacial Lakes Energy’s E30 Challenge and will develop a plan to run the county’s fleet on E30. The company has been running vehicles tests for the past two years on E30 that show fuel economy is the same or better than with E0 but is $3 to […]

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Ringneck Energy to continue construction throughout the winter to make up for lost time

Ringneck Energy to continue construction throughout the winter to make up for lost time

October 11, 2017 |

In South Dakota, Ringneck Energy plans to continue construction through the winter on its $150 million ethanol plant outside of Onida. With cement being poured for foundations and financing signed off with the bank a few weeks ago, the company’s CEO says its all hands on deck for construction. Though the schedule is about a […]

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South Dakota researchers closer to extracting glucosinolate from camelina and carinata

South Dakota researchers closer to extracting glucosinolate from camelina and carinata

October 2, 2017 |

In South Dakota, camelina and carinata may be one stop closer to becoming economically viable biofuel feedstocks due to extracting a substance called glucosinolate. Researchers from South Dakota State University developed a means of extracting glucosinolate from the oilseed meal, which may lead to high-value uses for the chemical. The presence of glucosinolate limits the […]

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Ringneck Energy to start construction August 14

Ringneck Energy to start construction August 14

July 27, 2017 |

In South Dakota, at long last Ringneck Energy is set to start construction of its $150 million ethanol plant in Onida August 14 but last minute investors are still welcome to sign up to the equity drive until July 28. The company has managed to park $85 million in equity from a total of 175 […]

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Reid Vapor Pressure season begins with calls for its abolition

Reid Vapor Pressure season begins with calls for its abolition

June 1, 2017 |

In South Dakota, Thursday marked the beginning of the EPA-imposed low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, effectively banning the sale of lower-cost, higher-octane E15 until Sept. 15, even though E15 has lower RVP and lower emissions than the gasoline sold in those markets each summer. E15 is an unleaded gasoline that can be used in […]

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Victory Renewables opens biodiesel blending facility in South Dakota

Victory Renewables opens biodiesel blending facility in South Dakota

May 8, 2017 |

In South Dakota, Victory Renewables has opened its new biodiesel blending facility in Box Elder using an automated skid system so customers can pump blended fuels straight into trucks for distribution. The company has teamed with the state’s soybean association to source the biodiesel in hopes of stimulating the local economy through increased demand for […]

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