Tag: South Dakota

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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POET Groton investors looking at potential merger with parent company

POET Groton investors looking at potential merger with parent company

November 14, 2018 |

In South Dakota, investors of the POET ethanol plant in Groton are discussing whether to merge with the parent company in an effort to take advantage of economy of scale and the synergies that come with it, including additional access to capital to finance expansions. There are seven POET plants that have yet to merge […]

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South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

August 28, 2018 |

In South Dakota, an associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to research and demonstrate cost-effective ways to turn waste from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants, into valuable products. The […]

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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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