Tag: South Dakota

US Senators urge EPA to update ethanol science

US Senators urge EPA to update ethanol science

June 26, 2019 |

In South Dakota, a group of bipartisan Senators sent a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly announce its intent to review and incorporate the latest “Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) modeling into an updated life cycle assessment for corn ethanol. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) […]

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POET settles with former employee who took its technology to another company

POET settles with former employee who took its technology to another company

June 25, 2019 |

In South Dakota, the Argus Leader newspaper reports that POET settled its two-year lawsuit with a former employee who joined an engineering firm and then allegedly helped that company develop Hydrolysis Utilization technology it claims is very similar to the Delayed Dilution Technology he had developed for Poet. In the end, the suit was dropped […]

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Ringneck Energy fully commissioned following weather delays

Ringneck Energy fully commissioned following weather delays

June 17, 2019 |

In South Dakota, the Pierre Capital Press newspaper reports that Ringneck Energy in Onida has fully commissioned production after winter storms and rough spring weather got in the way of the facility’s completion. The company started receiving corn in March but production really kicked off on April 23, but it’s now running at nameplate capacity […]

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POET launches ad campaign to draw attention to the ongoing farm crisis

POET launches ad campaign to draw attention to the ongoing farm crisis

May 9, 2019 |

In South Dakota, AgWired reports that POET is investing in a new advertising campaign that it hopes will help bring the effects of the ongoing farm crisis resulting from the trade war between the US and China straight to policymakers. It says that Commerce Department data shows farm income fell by around a quarter between […]

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Arbitrators award POET $7.5 million in dispute against Andritz over pre-treatment design

Arbitrators award POET $7.5 million in dispute against Andritz over pre-treatment design

April 4, 2019 |

In South Dakota, the Argus Leader newspaper reports that an arbitration panel has unanimously agreed that Andritz should pay POET $7.5 million for failing to design a pre-treatment system for its Project Liberty facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa that would economically prepare feedstock such as corn cobs for feedstock in cellulosic ethanol production at scale. POET […]

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POET signs on for another decade of landfill gas for Chandler plant

POET signs on for another decade of landfill gas for Chandler plant

February 26, 2019 |

In South Dakota, POET has signed on for another 10 years of using methane extracted from the Sioux Falls landfill for use at its Chandler ethanol plant. During the past decade, by using 5.7 million BBTUs worth of methane from the landfill instead of natural gas, the company has saved 200,000 metric tons of CO2 […]

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POET launches corn-oil-based asphalt alternative

POET launches corn-oil-based asphalt alternative

January 30, 2019 |

In South Dakota, POET has entered the asphalt market with its newest green alternative to fossil-fuel products. POET’s “JIVE” is a proprietary corn-oil-based product now being used by construction companies across the US to modify or rejuvenate asphalt in roads. “This is the latest example of POET developing new technology to move our world toward […]

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ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

January 29, 2019 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol sent a letter to U.S. Senators Tuesday encouraging they secure tangible documentation on two critically important ethanol issues from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler before casting their confirmation vote: finalizing a legally-defensible Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule to allow E15 use year-round before the summer driving season, […]

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Proposed Napa Junction ethanol plant gets County OK

Proposed Napa Junction ethanol plant gets County OK

December 31, 2018 |

In South Dakota, the Yankton County Commissioners have approved the conditional use permit for a proposed $200 million ethanol plant in Napa Junction which will allow the project to continue development with an eye to start construction this summer after securing state and federal permits. The facility will produce 70% of fuel ethanol and 30% […]

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Ethanol plant under development near Yankton, South Dakota

Ethanol plant under development near Yankton, South Dakota

December 19, 2018 |

In South Dakota, the Associated Press reports that project developers are looking to build an ethanol plant in the Napa Junction area where a grain shuttling business opened recently and a pelleting business is under construction. Already a condition use permit for the proposed facility will be voted upon December 28 by the Yankton County […]

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