Tag: South Dakota

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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POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

April 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, construction could begin this year on a new fermenter and other improvements for the POET ethanol plant near Groton that should see production increase by up to 3 million gallons per year, though the state air quality permits the company applied for would allow for up to 13 million additional gallons indicating […]

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POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

April 20, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET worked with College of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering students at South Dakota State University to solve a major challenge that has impeded the use of some of its corn stover in its cellulosic ethanol production facility. Turning netwrap and twine intermingled with corn stalks, tree branches and chunks of debris into […]

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POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

March 23, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET Biorefining is looking to invest up to $130 million to expand one of its existing 27 corn-based ethanol plants, with the Marion facility confirmed as being on the short list. The decision expected to be made by the end of this month would see production double, in the case of Marion […]

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POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

March 7, 2017 |

In South Dakota, a former POET employee and Nelson Engineering have been sued in federal court by POET who claims the ex-employee broke a confidentiality agreement when he passed on the company’s proprietary fermentation technology with Nelson. What’s more, POET says that Nelson has been on-selling the technology received illegally to others in the industry. […]

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