Tag: North Dakota

Grand Forks public buses get B20 this summer

Grand Forks public buses get B20 this summer

July 16, 2020 |

In North Dakota, this summer Cities Area Transit (CAT) buses are running on a different fuel than normal. CAT recently switched to fueling their fleet with B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. To help introduce Grand Forks residents to biodiesel and its benefits, the Route 7 bus that travels from […]

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Midwest AgEnergy Group gets $3.4M grant for Blue Flint CCS project

Midwest AgEnergy Group gets $3.4M grant for Blue Flint CCS project

June 30, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Midwest AgEnergy Group (MAG), the parent company to ethanol biorefinery, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND, received a $3.4 million grant from the North Dakota Industrial Commission and are moving forward with a project that will potentially capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2).The grant will be used to advance the development of a […]

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NDIC awards $500,000 for Red Trail Energy CCS project

NDIC awards $500,000 for Red Trail Energy CCS project

June 4, 2020 |

In North Dakota, the North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded $500,000 in Renewable Energy Program matching funds to the Energy & Environmental Research Center, for work toward the development of the first integrated North Dakota ethanol and carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility. The proposed research will use the Red Trail Energy ethanol facility near […]

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Midwest AgEnergy Group evaluating Blue Flint viability after thermal energy provider announces shutdown

Midwest AgEnergy Group evaluating Blue Flint viability after thermal energy provider announces shutdown

May 12, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Midwest AgEnergy Group, the parent company to ethanol biorefineries, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND and Dakota Spirit, near Spiritwood, ND said it is evaluating alternative thermal energy and utility options to ensure the long-term viability of the Blue Flint facility. Earlier this week, Great River Energy publicly announced the closing of their […]

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North Dakota approves Ethanol Recovery Program for state’s ethanol industry

North Dakota approves Ethanol Recovery Program for state’s ethanol industry

May 3, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Grand Forks Herald reports that the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved the Ethanol Recovery Program, a loan guarantee and interest buydown program for the state’s ethanol industry. “Under terms of the program, the commission said the state’s ethanol producers may access up to $15 million or 50 cents per bushel of corn […]

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Tharaldson Ethanol running at “pretty high” production rates despite crisis

Tharaldson Ethanol running at “pretty high” production rates despite crisis

April 15, 2020 |

In North Dakota, AgWeek reports as negative margins compounded by falling demand and rock bottom petroleum prices force ethanol producers across the Midwest to shut down, Tharaldson Ethanol continues to produce 500,000 gallons of ethanol per day, not at full capacity but “pretty high,” and make good on its corn contracts, something which the company […]

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Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy

Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy

March 12, 2020 |

In North Dakota, Senator John Hoeven announced that Red Trail Energy will begin the drilling of a stratigraphic well, designed with the intent to be permitted as a Class VI injection well and used to sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the company’s ethanol plant in Richardton, North Dakota. The drill pad for the well is […]

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North Dakota Soybean Processors gives up on Spiritwood but not on project

North Dakota Soybean Processors gives up on Spiritwood but not on project

February 17, 2020 |

In North Dakota, after more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time, North Dakota Soybean Processors announced that it is abandoning its efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Spiritwood, North Dakota. “We made every effort to build the first farmer-owned […]

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Construction of Red River Biorefinery nearing completion

Construction of Red River Biorefinery nearing completion

November 19, 2019 |

In North Dakota, the Grand Forks Herald newspaper reports that construction of the Red River Biorefinery that plans to produce ethanol from sugarbeet tailings and potato waste is nearing completion. With an eye on California and other markets with Low Carbon Fuel Standards that put a higher price tag on biofuels produced from waste feedstock, […]

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Dakota Spirit Ag Energy challenged by floodwaters to source local ethanol

Dakota Spirit Ag Energy challenged by floodwaters to source local ethanol

November 12, 2019 |

In North Dakota, local press reports that Dakota Spirit Ag Energy has had a hard time sourcing local corn for the ethanol facility due to the wettest conditions seen for the crop in at least 10 years. The county where it is located had an emergency declared in October due to flooding while high water […]

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