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How Ethanol Is Making North Dakota Farmland Less Fertile
April 10, 2017 – 11:14 pm | No Comment

by Sam Harrington (Yale Climate Connections)  Until about 10 years ago, spring wheat was a favorite crop for farmers in North Dakota.

Erickson: “Beginning in 2007, when the government heavily incentivized corn production for ethanol use, corn …

Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry
March 7, 2017 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

(Vega Biofuels)  Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTCPink:VGPR) announced today that it has signed a five year Agreement to provide the Company’s Biochar to legal cannabis growers in Alaska.  The state of Alaska is the most recent …

The Carinata Kings: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma
February 28, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata …

Thousands of Spills at US Oil and Gas Fracking Sites
February 22, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

By Matt McGrath (BBC)  Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked …

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer
February 9, 2017 – 10:33 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles increased corn and spring wheat yields.  —  Distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota …

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin
November 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Evelyn Boswell  (Montana State University)  A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the …

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?
October 19, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(Energy and Environment Research Center)  Red Trail Energy, LLC, and the EERC take a closer look at the expansion of ethanol production through carbon capture and storage. READ MORE

Making the Case for Young Farmers
September 23, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (The Jamestown Sun)  … Kasey Bitz was one of 44 farmers participating in the North Dakota Farmers Union legislative fly-in that returned from Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14. Members of the group met …

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps
September 14, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 15, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months …

7 Governors Ask EPA to Remove RVP Limit on E15
September 14, 2016 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 13, the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to remove the …

Land-Use Change Rapidly Reducing Critical Honey Bee Habitat in Dakotas
August 30, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Geological Survey) The Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study
August 11, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental Research Center, a worldwide leader in the development of solutions to energy and environmental challenges, …

Developers Plan Crop Waste Ethanol Plant in North Dakota
August 1, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Washington Times)  A group of developers is planning to make ethanol from the stalks and leaves of North Dakota wheat straw and corn plants.

New Energy Investors is looking to develop a 13-million gallon, …

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request
June 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous request was denied in May, …

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown
May 19, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities and the thousands of people who were drawn to them.  —  …  But the price …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well
May 13, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the free hand of an unrestricted marketplace will guide biofuels into our fuel supply, driving economic …

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel
May 12, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15 fuel allows them to market a cleaner-burning, higher-octane fuel that can technically be used by …

Farmers Do More than Feed the World
May 4, 2016 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Katie Heger (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … It is just so cliché and doesn’t nearly cover all that agriculture is about. On our family farm, we do so much more than feed the world.

Now, let …

Planned Project to Produce Ethanol, Chemicals from Beets on Hold
May 4, 2016 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Prairie Business Magazine)  Industrial grade sugar beets, which can be used to produce ethanol and plastic, may become a farm crop for central North Dakota in the future, although the …

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest
April 28, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil and gas development and the world’s levels of atmospheric ethane — a carbon compound that can both …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Spiritwood
April 12, 2016 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun) Plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park are underway, according to Thomas Corle, founding partner of New Energy Investors, a Pennsylvania …

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million
April 11, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited, the Labor Department says. —  … Despite booming industry profits and record oil and gas output …

LETTER: Ethanol Is Truly a Homegrown Energy
March 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Kim Larson (Grand Forks Herald)  … Let us all be reminded, that CRP was never meant to remain as a stationary acreage program. It was expected to perform just as it has, rise and fall …

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness
February 29, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere around the United States. More domestic oil production means less need to import foreign oil—and …

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One
February 3, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in 2010, I expected my research to focus on the …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board
January 26, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the …

The North Dakota Crude Oil That’s Worth Less than Nothing
January 18, 2016 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

by Dan Murtaugh and Javier Blas (Bloomberg/msn.com)  Oil is so plentiful and cheap in the U.S. that at least one buyer says it would need to be paid to take a certain type of low-quality crude.
Flint …

Renewable Accounts: Big News for Biodiesel
December 28, 2015 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University)  The domestic level of biodiesel use is mandated to increase to 2 billion gallons a year by 2017, double the minimum amount required by the original law.

How much …

Report: Coal, Biomass Mix May Be in Military Jet Fuel Future
December 23, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results of a research project that investigated the technical feasibility, commercial viability and environmental compliance of the …

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets
November 16, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed,
Pacific Ag is creating a supply chain for agricultural residue  —  — Pacific Ag, the nation’s largest crop residue …

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades
November 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June, and had fallen to 1.13 million barrels per day by August, according to state data.

The …

Biofuels Program Meant to Promote Different Blends at Pump
November 3, 2015 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Bakken.com)  The North Dakota Department of Commerce is accepting applications for a program to market biofuels.  The $1.2 million program sponsored through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership offers grants to test …

Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil
October 28, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Tona Kunz  (Argonne National Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation. The reports show that shale oil …

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends
October 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh. …

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy
October 27, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to the ethanol industry.  —  In 1995, ICM Inc. got its start with the purchase of …

Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate
October 5, 2015 – 10:11 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group of senators is pushing the White House to issue a strong mandate for ethanol fuel.  Fourteen senators — a mix of Republicans and Democrats, many from ethanol-producing Midwestern states …

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts
September 14, 2015 – 4:44 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The Digest investigates.  In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive …

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership
September 10, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers. Since …

Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding to Support Renewable Energy Research in North Dakota
September 2, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp)  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced $250,000 in federal funding for research at the University of North Dakota (UND) to study biomass as a biofuel and solar energy absorption by …

Farmers Harvest Jet Fuel
August 26, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman  (Bismarck Tribune)  Harvest is underway for North Dakota’s first crop of jet fuel. “Yields are looking pretty good,” said Garret Groves, of Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Biosciences. “We’ve had some stuff we’re really happy …

Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day
July 31, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … Using dried distillers grain as a fertilizer source

The first stop on the tour was a plot where research is being done to use dried distillers grain (DDG) from …

Minnesota Electric Co-op Opens Ethanol Plant in North Dakota
July 28, 2015 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  … Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, 78 percent owned by a Minnesota cooperative power company, is a 65 million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant built next to one of the ­electric utility’s coal-fired power plants. It …

Expansion in U.S. Ethanol on Hold after Blending Targets Slashed
June 2, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt.

With the …

ABO Applauds Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Introduction of Carbon Utilization Legislation
May 14, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Addition of just 12 words could accelerate pace of large scale, emissions reducing algae projects at fossil fired power plants — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the US algae …

Senators Show Support for Biodiesel Industry
May 14, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Joining Sen. Heitkamp were Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Al Franken (D-MN), as well as biodiesel producers, who also stressed how the …

Top of Biofuels Class
April 13, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Training programs around the U.S. offer opportunities in the biofuels industry for part- and full-time students.

Mick Miller, president of NuVu Fuels and general manager of DENCO II in Morris, …

More Gevolution
April 3, 2015 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The results from Gevo’s 4th quarter are in, and a worth a look-see, not only for fans of isobutanol and its prospects.  Also for a look at how this member of …

Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota
March 31, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.

Attendance was light for a recent series of grower meetings about energy, or industrial, sugar …

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities
March 18, 2015 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding educational meetings in three cities this week.  KOVC radio reports that the Green Vision Group …

N.D. Survey Shows Support for Ethanol Fuels
March 9, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Ethanol was one of the renewable energy …

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins
February 26, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Rod Nickel and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland , one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable …

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming
February 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, to chew the fat on a variety of corn-themed energy and agriculture topics. … “I think …

E15’s Big Dance
February 17, 2015 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the works with many expected to open, writes Bob Dinneen of RFA. It’s still early in …

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices
January 13, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website.

In mid-December, a reader …

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?
January 13, 2015 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market? The Digest investigates.

Avello Bioenergy

Cost: $57.50 per …

Soil Sensor Technology Uses Biocomposites
January 9, 2015 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A technology developed at North Dakota State University creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of soil and crop conditions, which could provide opportunities for greater yields. The technology also has …

Gevo Issues Plant Update, Transfers Common Stock Listing
January 9, 2015 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Jan. 8, Gevo Inc. issued an update of operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant, reporting that the facility produced more than 50,000 gallons of biobased isobutanol in December. The …

NDSU: New Plastic Disappears When You Want It to
December 15, 2014 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A discovery by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, holds scientific promise that could lead to a new type of plastic that can be broken down when exposed to …

Early Slowdown Signs Emerge for U.S. Oil States after Crude Slide
December 15, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Tim Reid (Reuters)  … In Houston, Texas, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting a sharp decline, up to 12 percent, in home sales next year.

Alaska’s 2015 fiscal year …

EPA Puts RFS In Jeopardy
December 2, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Futures)  Actions taken by EPA to help keep RFS alive have actually backfired and brought more attacks in defending Congress’ intent.

Wally Tyner, Purdue University ag economist, said it’s quite ironic that …

The Downside of the Boom
November 24, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Deborah Sontag and Robert Gebeloff  (The New York Times)   North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances.

Blowouts represent the riskiest …

Study Shows Ethanol Impact on Retail AG Service Sales
November 6, 2014 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

(North Dakota Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol production in North Dakota generates significant income for retail agricultural service and supply dealers, roughly $700 million a year, according to a study recently released by the Center …

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry
August 12, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact of ethanol was increased agricultural commodity prices. In 2005, the corn price averaged $2.00 per bushel. …

Retailer Roundtable: Giving People the Choice of Higher Blends
August 8, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014 American Coalition of Ethanol conference. The last day of events began with retailers who were …

DF Cast: Senators, Industry Push EPA on Biofuels
June 6, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Time is ticking down for the Environmental Protection Agency to make a decision on how much renewable fuel will be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply, and ethanol and biodiesel groups …

Biodiesel Producers, Farmers Take to The Hill
June 2, 2014 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) Biodiesel producers and farmers who raise the feedstocks for the biodiesel industry took to Capitol Hill this week, joining a group of U.S. Senate Democrats in their calls to end policy uncertainty that …

Fargo Conference Highlights Future for Biotechnology
May 29, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Forum News Service/SC Times)  Opportunities to provide bio-based industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes, …

Biodiesel Producers Hit Hard by Policy Uncertainty: Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production
May 14, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board) Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey of biodiesel producers released Wednesday.

The survey, conducted by the National …

Collaborative Growth Platform
May 13, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Guardian Energy intends to keep local ownership a viable part of the ethanol industry, building on the success of the Renewable Products Marketing Group, another collaborative effort of a …

All Distillers Grains, All The Time
May 8, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) When I was a newbie reporter, I had no idea how many of my sources would be repeat contacts. I’d get somebody’s contact info for a story, scribble it down …

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?
April 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs.

Corn …

ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Finds Identity as a Top Democratic Critic of Obama’s Energy Policy
April 14, 2014 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Henry C. Jackson (Associated Press/The Republic)  … Heitkamp came directly to the Senate from the energy industry, where she worked for 12 years, including as a director of Dakota Gasification Company, a coal and natural …

Rail Bottleneck for Grain, Ethanol Shippers
April 2, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Peter Harriman (Argus Leader)  …But while BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the problem is operational and not systemic, and the bottleneck will be cleared, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek points to …

Solving the Industrial Building Mystery
April 1, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Opening up your ethanol plant for public tours is a wonderful educational opportunity that could do wonders for your business and the industry as a whole.

I wonder how many …

Merle Anderson: Government ‘Myths’ Limit Ethanol’s Full Use
March 14, 2014 – 12:03 am | No Comment

by Merle Anderson  (Grand Forks Herald)  Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends and American Coalition for Ethanol founding board members. We have gained a historical perspective on …

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers
March 12, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they’re looking …

Corn Growers Worry about Price Decline if RFS Is Reduced
February 14, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard (RFS) from proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection …

Search Is Underway for Site of First Industrial Sugarbeet Plant
February 11, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Tuesday, Jan. 28, marked the beginning of a five-city tour for the steering committee of BeetsAll Biofuel in their search for a site for the first industrial beet plant …

Nonsugar Sugar Beet Promo Prompts Interest
February 4, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  “Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red River Valley to make things such as industrial sugar components or “green” ethanol, but not …

Info Meetings on Energy Beets Set around North Dakota
January 31, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(Bismark Tribune)  Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort to develop a biofuel sugar beet industry in the state.

The development of beets as a …

Beating the Drum for Industrial Beets
December 31, 2013 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Ag Week)  The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into energy and chemicals says 13 communities in central North Dakota could be home to processing …

Branstad, Five Other Governors Lobby President for Higher Ethanol Mandate
December 23, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller  (Des Moines Register)  Six Midwestern governors sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which his administration has proposed scaling back in 2014.

In a letter …

Meet Me at the World’s Flare; Methane Gas Flaring, and the Role of Biobased Tech
November 19, 2013 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The flares — Dakota fireflies — dot the landscape like pin-lights. They burn natural gas escaping from the unconnected Bakken oil field wells, which are coaxing energy out of 9,000 …

Co-Location of Torrefaction, Power, Biofuel Plants Reduces Costs
November 13, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of co-locating torrefaction, ethanol and coal power plants at the University of North Dakota on Nov. …

Energy Beet Group Working toward Commercialization
September 24, 2013 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Helgaas  (Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group) is saying that commercializing the first energy beet plant is planned for 2014 to 2015. “Energy beets will benefit rural North Dakota communities, …

Fuel with 15 Percent Ethanol Available in ND
September 24, 2013 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Grand Forks Herald)  Gov. Jack Dalrymple and members of the state’s agriculture and ethanol industries announced the introduction of E15 blended gasoline on Monday in Bismarck.

A new blend of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol …

Summer Volatility Restrictions on E15 End, Fuel Now Available
September 18, 2013 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  E15 is again available after summer volatility restrictions ended Sept. 15.  … E15 is approved for use with vehicles model year 2001 and newer. However, because the U.S. EPA has …

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
August 20, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations have been extended to solicit bids to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the Feedstock …

Plant Groundbreaking and Looking Back on Five Successful Years
August 13, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …But right now I’m thinking of plant restarts, new partnerships between neighboring ethanol plants, studies that show the “blend wall” isn’t exactly a wall and advanced biofuels facilities starting commercial production, just to name a few.

…The ethanol …

North Dakota Group Educates FFV Owners, Promotes Use of Higher Blends
July 22, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thanks to a promotion by North Dakotans for Energy Independence, flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners in the state can receive coupons for discounts on higher ethanol blends and enter to …

Group: ND Energy Production Doubles since 2007
July 11, 2013 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(FuelFix)  A group representing North Dakota’s various energy sectors says the state’s energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.

The group says renewable energy such as wind power, ethanol and bio-diesel increased by 225 …

Energy Beet Juice Can Be Stored for Ethanol Production
May 7, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(North Dakota State University Extension/Farm & Ranch Guide)  …At North Dakota State University, the feasibility of using new sugarbeet varieties, known as energy beets, for ethanol production is under study. Energy beets have characteristics very …

Fertilizer Production at North Dakota Ethanol Plants Explored
April 8, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Prairie Business) Colorado company Agrebon Inc. and North Dakota partners are in discussions with North Dakota’s two largest ethanol plants in Casselton and Hankinson to build small-scale nitrogen fertilizer factories on their campuses.

…Each …

Ethanol Producers Respond to Market Conditions
March 18, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Beginning in summer 2012, the prices of ethanol and corn reached levels where production costs at relatively simple ethanol plants exceeded revenue. These simple plants, which are not able …

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production
February 22, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune) Research scientists at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory are testing sugar beets as a new source of ethanol.

Igathi Cannayen presented his research this week at the lab’s annual research conference …

Recent Land Use Change in the Western Corn Belt Threatens Grasslands and Wetlands
February 19, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Christopher K. Wright and Michael C. Wimberly (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   In the US Corn Belt, a recent doubling in commodity prices has created incentives for landowners to convert grassland to …

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World
December 19, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities owned by companies such as …

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation
December 17, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently became the first corporation to join the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association. Although federal rules …

Energy Beets for Ethanol
November 16, 2012 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research studies. But what are the full economics and will a large-scale demonstration ethanol plant using …

State Corn Groups Lay Groundwork for Higher Ethanol Blends, Greater Consumer Choice
October 25, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  State corn associations across the country are working diligently to make the increased use of higher ethanol blends a reality through programs to put the necessary infrastructure in place. Laying the …

Studies Show Energy Beets Can Be Grown in Non-Traditional Sugarbeet Areas
September 26, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Sue Roesler  (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Energy beets are growing hardy for the second year in a row in crop fields south of Minot’s NDSU Northern Research Extension Center near Minot, N.D.

They will soon be …

North Dakota and Montana: Opportunity Knocks for the Bioeconomy, along the Northern Tier
September 4, 2012 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite low levels of publicity, North Dakota and Montana are making great strides in bioeconomy development – with a combination of strong R&D, feedstock abundance and some hot processing technologies.

…The …

Local Business Saves Money with E85
August 22, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(KSFY.com)   …A local family fun park is trying to beat these costs. They’re the first in the U.S. to use E85 in their go-karts. E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gas. The …

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)
June 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great …

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?
April 16, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North American sugar-to-ethanol strategy differs from Brazil’s, Europe’s

…North Dakota-based Green Vision Group is resolutely moving forward with a plan to build multiple 20 MMgy dedicated energy beet plants in …

Ethanol-Blended Fuel Use in ND Jumps 97 Percent since 2010
March 26, 2012 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Farm & Ranch Guide)  Recently released statistics show a staggering 97 percent increase in the amount of ethanol-blended fuel sold in North Dakota from 2010 to 2011.

…Increased sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota are …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers
March 23, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will conduct a meeting at noon Friday for sugar beet growers.

The meeting will be at Marketplace …

More People Choosing Ethanol
March 8, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KFYR-TV)  With the price of gasoline increasing to $3.70 a gallon, more and more motorists are choosing E-30 and E-85, a less expensive alternative to gasoline. In fact, sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Could Re-open
March 7, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(WDAZ-TV) The former Alchem Ethanol plant in Grafton could re-open later this year. When it does, it will be turning sugar beets into the alternative fuel instead of corn.  READ MORE and MORE (Grand Forks Herald)

Ethanol Sales Nearly Double in North Dakota
March 5, 2012 – 10:03 am | No Comment

(The Jamestown Sun)  State Tax Department data shows that more than 1.3 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuel was sold in the state last year. That’s up from about 663,000 barrels in 2010.  Officials credit the …

Bringing Oil Intensity to the Energy Debate
March 2, 2012 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Former Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) (Bipartisan Policy Center/The Hill)  …For example, both parties have helped raise fuel efficiency standards.  First under President Bush in 2007, then under President Obama in …

Brazilian Demand Gives U.S. Ethanol Producers a Big Boost
February 16, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Steve Tarter  (The State-Journal Register)  More U.S. ethanol was shipped overseas in 2011 than any year in history.

The Washington, D.C.-based Renewable Fuels Association reported that 1.1 billion gallons of ethanol — worth about $2.5 …

Patently Making Progress: How One University Is Poised to Introduce Revolutionary Biorefining Technology
February 13, 2012 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A unique noncatalytic thermal-cracking technology developed under the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education supercluster program at the University of North Dakota is poised for commercialization. UND has received …

Energy Beet Project Gets Funds, Aims for Advanced Biofuel Status
February 13, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A project aiming for energy beet-to-ethanol production in North Dakota hit some significant milestones recently. Putting the project a big step closer to reality is $1 million in funding …

North Dakota State University Partner in $1 Million Energy Beet Project
February 3, 2012 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(AgWeek/NDSU Agriculture Communication)  A project that will develop an advanced biofuel from energy beets and provide growers across North Dakota with a new industrial crop is taking another important step forward, fueled by a significant …

Rolling into the Forage Market
January 26, 2012 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cattlemen are increasingly turning to value-added distillers grains products from SweetPro Feeds

…Using the coproduct from ethanol production as a medium for vitamins, minerals, yeast and enzymes provides benefits that …

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions
January 19, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and Bioheat® communications program, which helps cities across the United States spread the word about the …

US EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule for Camelina RFS2 Pathway
January 9, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Jan. 5, the U.S. EPA issued a direct final rule regarding RFS2 pathways for four new biofuel feedstocks, including camelina oil, energy cane, giant reed and napiergrass. While the …

USDA Helps Install 266 Blender Pumps through REAP
December 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The USDA announced the final round of fiscal year 2011 Renewable Energy for America Program awards on Dec. 14. The awards included grants for 12 blender pump projects …

Risk Management Agency Announces Pilot Crop Insurance Program for Camelina
December 30, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The USDA’s Risk Management Agency has developed a pilot program to insure camelina. The program, which will be available in selected counties in Montana and North Dakota for the 2012 …

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather
December 29, 2011 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  NDSU quantifies the cost and time involved in corn stover collection

…The research team at  North Dakota State University in Fargo recently …

Good Digestion: It’s Been a Bumpy Road to Full-Scale Adoption of Anaerobic Digestion Technologies at Ethanol Plants
December 29, 2011 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite the promise of methane from anaerobic digestion technology, low natural gas rates and other factors have kept ethanol producers from jumping in with both feet.

…On top of the …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses
December 27, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (December 14, 2011) announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in …

Ethanol Critic’s Argument Relies on Faulty Information
December 23, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Skunes (InForum)  In response to Ross Nelson’s “Ethanol? I’ll supply the shovels” column on Nov. 27, we should take a look at these issues using current and correct information.

…Corn-based ethanol is a viable …

Group Seeks Classification as Advanced Biofuel for Energy Beets
December 7, 2011 – 9:03 am | No Comment

by Sue Roesler (Farm & Ranch Guide)    Cole Gustafson, department chair of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, said while there’s more concerns about corn ethanol at the …

USDA Announces New Insurance Pilot Program for Biofuel-Friendly Oilseed Crop with Potential to Create Jobs, Stimulate Rural Economies
December 5, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new pilot program of insurance for camelina beginning with the 2012 crop year. Camelina is an oilseed crop …

Opinion: Columnist Ignores Realities of Our Overreliance on Oil
November 18, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

By Kevin Skunes (INFORUM)  As the thousands of North Dakotans whose livelihoods depend on the farming and energy industries know, this state is playing a critical role in decreasing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Unfortunately, …

letter: Ethanol Can Fuel a New Job-Creation Machine
October 12, 2011 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Russ Newman (Grand Forks Herald)  …Ethanol — made right here in America — is already creating jobs that cannot be outsourced and displacing foreign oil with a clean, renewable and uniquely American fuel.

But we …

North Dakota Grant to Coax Motorists to Use More Ethanol
September 26, 2011 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Chron.com)  A state Commerce Department official says many North Dakotans who drive so-called “flex-fuel” vehicles don’t even know it.

They’re among the people who are the intended targets of a proposed marketing campaign to increase ethanol sales.

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission has …

Filta Expands Waste Oil Collection Network
September 26, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A growing number of restaurants and other industrial facilities that use cooking oil will be frying green as Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions opened three new franchise locations in the U.S.—North …

USDA Gives $2 Million for Blender Pumps in 22 States
September 19, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thirty-three projects in 22 states have been approved for blender pump grants in the latest round of funding to be dispersed through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. …

Filta Introduces Cooking Oil Micro-Filtration and Fryer Management Service Franchise to Fargo, ND
September 19, 2011 – 7:02 am | No Comment

(PR Web/Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Franchise)   One of the truly unique services being introduced to the Fargo market is Filta’s FiltaBio service, which is essentially waste oil collection and recycling without the traditional collection bin. Once …

Ethanol Tax Credits to Expire
September 14, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Sarah Gustin (KXMB TV Bismark)  …(Jeff Zueger / Blue Flint Ethanol) “We really need blender pump infastructure, we need flex fuel vehicle infastructure, so we can get to those higher level blends so consumers …

ENERGY: Biofuels Policy Supported, but More Needs to Be Done
September 6, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Alan Van Ormer (Prairie Business Magazine)  Many industry leaders support a biofuels policy, but also believe that more things can be done to help address any deficiencies in a national policy.

Hunter Roberts, State Energy …

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather
August 22, 2011 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Dakota State University)  If cellulosic biofuel development remains on track, several commercial firms will be contracting for corn stover in 2012.  How will farmers balance …

Vilsack: USDA Will Continue to Push for Blender Pump Expansion
August 22, 2011 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included just 21 awards for blender pumps. USDA officials promise, however, that more funding is on …

North Dakota State University Researchers Develop Revolutionary Biobased Technology From Crop Materials Produced in North Dakota
August 22, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Several crops produced in North Dakota could play a significant role in biobased resins and coatings recently developed by researchers at North Dakota State University. Scientists at NDSU have developed biobased …

It’s Out There
August 17, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Inbicon conducted an extensive crop study and biomass research project to show just how much biomass is available in the Midwest. “Our findings confirm that North America’s great abundance …

Corn for Hydrocarbons
August 17, 2011 – 9:10 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Add-on technology developed for corn ethanol plants

Rather than retrofitting a corn-ethanol plant to produce i-butanol, n-butanol or use other novel fermentation technologies, three companies are collaborating to turn a …

Scouting for Biofuels Crops in Indian Creek Watershed
August 15, 2011 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is looking for the best biofuels crops to grow in the northeast Illinois Indian Creek Watershed.

During a recent field tour of the watershed sponsored by …

Hankinson Ethanol Plant Installing Demo-Scale Anaerobic Digester
August 1, 2011 – 8:10 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Hankinson Renewable Energy LLC, a 120 MMgy ethanol plant in Hankinson, N.D., is in the process of starting up an anaerobic digester to produce 54 MMBtu of biogas a …

Officials Expect USDA Blender Pump Financing to Be Successful
June 14, 2011 – 8:14 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s June 15 application deadline for blender pump funding via the Rural Energy for America Program is fast approaching and state energy coordinators say they have been busy …

N.D. Continues Expansive Biofuel Infrastructure Build-Out
June 9, 2011 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota is poised to continue its impressive expansion of biofuels infrastructure with the continuation of a program to encourage the installation of retail ethanol and biodiesel fuel pumps.

Originally …

Cleantech 2011 Workshop & Action Summit June 19-21 Grand Forks, ND
June 3, 2011 – 10:47 am | No Comment
Cleantech 2011 Workshop & Action Summit   June 19-21   Grand Forks, ND

Fostering Major Sustainable Energy Research Centers in the Upper Midwest EPSCoR Jurisdictions

Cleantech is a unique combination of events designed to foster and promote energy-related research and development centers.

Plan on attending Cleantech 2011 to…

Develop relationships and …

Biomass ’11: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Conference July 26–27, 2011 Grand Forks, ND
May 24, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment
Biomass ’11: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Conference July 26–27, 2011  Grand Forks, ND

Biomass, such as agricultural residues, straws, grasses, wood residues, animal wastes, and algae, is increasing as a marketable renewable resource for production of electricity, heat, and transportation fuels. This will be the ninth conference dealing …

Talking Tubers—Energy Beets to Ethanol
May 19, 2011 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Dakota State University)  …Why beets? The Northern Plains is the nation’s lowest-cost producer of sugar due to a favorable growing climate and cold winters that extend feedstock storage and …

Grassley-Conrad Bill Boosts Domestic Energy Production
May 4, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Senator Chuck Grassley)  Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kent Conrad of North Dakota today introduced bipartisan legislation to update ethanol tax policies in an effort to boost domestic energy production and increase America’s energy independence …

Low Cost Sugars? The Beet Goes On
April 1, 2011 – 6:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …For hot technology companies such as Amyris, Solazyme, LS9, Cobalt and Virent, it all comes down to low-cost sugars.

Which brings us to the case of that other sugar source: your …