Tag: Nebraska

Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

Green Plains laying off around 40 employees to “right size” following asset shifts

December 11, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Reuters reports that Green Plains has started laying off employees in the wake of selling off ethanol production assets rather than due to weak production margins. Sources told Reuters that about 40 people had been laid off as the company seeks to “right size” itself. The company recently sold three ethanol plants to […]

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Green Plains repays $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023

Green Plains repays $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023

November 28, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has repaid its entire obligation for the $500 million senior secured term loan due 2023. All of the company’s assets and subsidiaries, not including Green Plains Partners LP, are unencumbered from term debt. “When we announced our portfolio optimization plan in May, our priorities included proving the […]

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Invest Nebraska invests in White Dog Labs whose technology can be co-located with ethanol plants

Invest Nebraska invests in White Dog Labs whose technology can be co-located with ethanol plants

November 21, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Invest Nebraska added to its growing portfolio of high-growth companies with an investment in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. WDL has developed and scaled up ProTyton, a Single Cell Protein ingredient that exhibits upwards of 85wt% crude protein and over 40wt% essential amino acids. ProTyton fermentation, […]

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Green Plains sheds three plants, shutters another and offloads storage and rail assets

Green Plains sheds three plants, shutters another and offloads storage and rail assets

November 15, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced sale of its three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC for $319 million in cash, including net working capital and other adjustments. The transaction includes ethanol plants located in Bluffton, Ind., Lakota, Iowa, and Riga, Mich. which represented approximately 20% of […]

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Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

September 26, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies will start a new pilot program in the coming weeks now that the Environmental Protection Agency approved the project requested by the State of Nebraska to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state will study the use of E-30 in state-owned […]

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Flint Hills’ Fairmont facility commissions FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system

Flint Hills’ Fairmont facility commissions FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system

September 18, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Fluid Quip Process Technologies announced the commissioning of the FQPT Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont, Nebraska, facility. The largest co-product technology system in the ethanol industry—MSC is operational and producing protein within specification requirements. FQPT’s engineering and project management teams along with Flint Hills Resources’ operational team brought the project […]

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Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

Green Plains blames EPA’s hardship waivers for falling ethanol blend

August 7, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that on Green Plains’ Q2 reporting call, the CEO said the fall in biofuel blending—falling to 9.64% in the week ended July 27—can be attributed to the missing gallons associated with the hardship waivers granted by the Environmental Protection Agency. A forthcoming appeals court case in the 10th Circuit of Appeals […]

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Phase 2 of CarbonSAFE project moving forward CCS for ethanol plants

Phase 2 of CarbonSAFE project moving forward CCS for ethanol plants

July 19, 2018 |

In Nebraska, the Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has a goal of developing an integrated carbon dioxide (CO2) collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants. The District […]

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Growth Energy says E15 key to ethanol industry’s future

Growth Energy says E15 key to ethanol industry’s future

June 13, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that Growth Energy says year-round E15 sales are key to the future viability of the ethanol industry. With an additional demand of 1.3 billion gallons over the next five years should the policy shift be implemented, it’s still not enough to compensate for the lost of 1.8 billion gallons from hardship […]

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Sapp Bros. to inaugurate biodiesel blending facility May 24

Sapp Bros. to inaugurate biodiesel blending facility May 24

May 14, 2018 |

In Nebraska, the new Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility will hold its grand opening in Columbus on May 24. The new blending facility is located five miles from the Columbus NuStar terminal. Fuel suppliers can load diesel on their transport at the terminal, then load biodiesel at the Sapp Bros. terminal to the desired blend level. […]

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