Tag: North Dakota

Midwest AgEnergy drilling CCS test well at Blue Flint ethanol plant

Midwest AgEnergy drilling CCS test well at Blue Flint ethanol plant

October 14, 2020 |

In North Dakota, KX Net reports Midwest AgEnergy is drilling a test well for its carbon capture project at the Blue Flint ethanol plant. The proposed project would store 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually to help reduce the carbon footprint of the ethanol produced at the facility, opening it up to low carbon fuel […]

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Red River Biorefinery edging closer to court over spat with plant operator

Red River Biorefinery edging closer to court over spat with plant operator

September 7, 2020 |

In North Dakota, the Grand Forks Herald reports the Red River Biorefinery and its plant operator North American Energy Services are headed to federal court in November following accusations of breach of contract from both sides. The two companies have been back and forth all summer with legal filings that will take them to pre-trial […]

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North Dakota regulators green light pipelines for Marathon refinery conversion

North Dakota regulators green light pipelines for Marathon refinery conversion

August 27, 2020 |

In North Dakota, as part of the conversion of Marathon’s Dickinson Refinery to produce renewable diesel, the North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved two pipelines for the project. One pipeline will carry liquid soybean and corn oil from the rail terminal to the refinery while the other project will do the reverse trip, carrying […]

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Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

August 10, 2020 |

In North Dakota, as Blue Flint Ethanol looks for alternative energy sources ahead of the 2022 closure of the nearby coal plant it currently relies upon for steam, the Bismarck Tribune reports that the company is exploring the use of wheat straw and corn stover as alternatives. It recently received a $155,000 grant from the […]

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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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