Tag: AltEn

Nebraska allows AltEn to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres

Nebraska allows AltEn to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres

July 5, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Brownfield Ag News reports that despite the extensive environmental controversies emanating from the AltEn ethanol facility, the department of environment and energy has provided the company with a new permit allowing it to apply 150 million gallons of discharge to 320 acres in Saunders County through July 2027. The company is not allowed […]

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Six seed companies step up to help clean up AltEn

Six seed companies step up to help clean up AltEn

June 14, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Brownfield Ag News reports that a coalition on seed companies made up of Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta, AgReliant Genetics, Beck’s Superior Hybrids and Winfield Solutions—the AltEn Facility Response Group—have applied to the AltEn Facility Response Group to help clean up the environmental pollution caused by the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead. The six […]

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Local authorities strip AltEn of conditional use permit

Local authorities strip AltEn of conditional use permit

June 9, 2021 |

In Nebraska, KOLN TV news reports that AltEn has had its conditional use permit stripped by the Village of Mead Board in a unanimous vote following 30 minutes of debate. Although the company’s attorney said suspension rather than revocation would facilitate clean up, the community pushed for revocation in fear that the company could find […]

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Nebraska sues AltEn for failing to clean up its act

Nebraska sues AltEn for failing to clean up its act

March 1, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a complaint in the District Court of Saunders County alleging multiple environmental violations by AltEn, LLC. AltEn is an ethanol plant located near Mead, Nebraska. The complaint alleges violations of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), violations of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act (ISWMA) and multiple violations […]

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AltEn under fire for using pesticide-treated seed corn as feedstock

AltEn under fire for using pesticide-treated seed corn as feedstock

February 4, 2021 |

In Nebraska, the Omaha World Herald newspaper reports that the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead is the target of a new bill being introduced into the state legislature that would ban it from using pesticide-treated seed corn as feedstock. The company has left piles of the processed corn around the site which neighbors have been […]

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