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Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the Buzz from ABLC Global 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It was, at times, not unlike the old trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and that was no coincidence, for there was optimism abounding

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

For the Times They Are a Changin’ – Conversions Abound from Diesel to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Phillips 66 and REG’s announcement about a new renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast planned for 2021 comes after a notable increase in refineries that

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Concept to Construction and Exports are Crucial

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the U.S. ethanol industry, three plants are under construction, while a fourth makes its way through the permitting process. — In an industry with

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Targray Announces Fargo Biodiesel Terminal to Meet Growing Demand in Upper Midwest

(Targray/PR Web)  Targray, a leading North American biofuels marketer and distributor, has announced the opening of its Fargo Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 fuel distribution center serving wholesale fuel buyers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead

October 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biorefinery to Break Ground in North Dakota

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Grand Forks Officials Seek Biofuel Connections in Poland

by Tess Williams (Grand Forks Herald)   Mayor Mike Brown is heading to Poland with Keith Lund, president of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp., and City Administrator Todd Feland

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Trail President Speaks up for Ethanol Production

by Mikkel Pates (Forum News Service/Bismark Tribune)  Now more than ever, farmers who believe in the future of ethanol need to speak up for it, says Gerald Bachmeier, president of

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Won’t Make Up for Lost Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today said plans unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide aid to farmers negatively impacted by trade tariffs

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Red River Biorefinery Will Break Ground Wednesday in Grand Forks

by April Baumgarten  (Grand Forks  Herald) A Grand Forks biorefinery that will turn sugar beet waste into ethanol will break ground this week. City, state and economic leaders are expected to

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil,

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A crude oil refinery in North Dakota is working on repurposing to make renewable diesel instead of  petroleum fuel.  Destin Singleton, an Andeavor spokeswoman explained that the proposal builds on a

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

North Dakota Refinery Seeks to Become Renewable Diesel Plant

(My Plainview)  The owner of a small crude oil refinery in North Dakota is seeking to convert the facility to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel instead of continuing to make

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) 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

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Operation Considering Barley for Biofuel, Fish Food

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune)  … The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved an $83,810 Renewable Energy Program grant to Midwest AgEnergy Group to research using North Dakota barley for biofuel

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

West Fargo Farm Rally Will Try to Capture Part of Trump’s Spotlight

by  Patrick Springer (West Fargo Pioneer)  … “It’s not a protest against President Trump,” said Pam Musland, marketing and communication supervisor for the North Dakota Farmers Union. “Our hope is to

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

No Hard Feelings? President Donald Trump Will Campaign with GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) President Donald Trump will campaign with GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer next week — a trip that could extinguish any lingering tensions between the White

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Support Wavering in Farm Country Over Ethanol, Trade Moves

by Alan Bjerga and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  EPA chief seen as betraying Trump’s promises on biofuels; Trade tensions put demand for agricultural goods at risk — Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S.

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biotechies Riding Herd on Biofuel Policy Uncertainties

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Ag technology promoters are pedaling hard for biofuels-friendly policies in Washington, D.C., to make life livable for cash-strapped farmers supplying markets that didn’t exist 30 years

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Congratulates Petro Serve USA on New E15 Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota,

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

2018 Ethanol Producer Award Winners Announced

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The winners of the first-ever Ethanol Producer Awards have been chosen. Ethanol Producer Magazine collected nominations in five categories: The Good Neighbor Award, Board of the

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Approves First Underground Injection Control Program Primacy for Carbon Sequestration Wells to North Dakota

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today (April 10, 2018), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has approved the State of North Dakota’s request to implement and enforce its own Class

April 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

2018 ACE Fly-in

(AgNewsWire) American Coalition for Ethanol celebrates 10 years of taking the message of grassroots ethanol producers, retailers, farmers and consumers to Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is Ignite a Movement. This virtual

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Says CRP Mixes Don’t Live up to Biofuel Potential

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Mixed prairie grasses that are used in Conservation Reserve Program lands did not live up to their potential as biomass crops for cellulosic biofuel production,

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Asks Grand Forks County to Help It Sell $80 Million in Bonds

by April Baumgarten  (Grand Forks Herald)  … The Grand Forks County Commission approved during a Tuesday meeting a resolution that sets the stage for a public hearing for the Red

February 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Against the Odds

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Continued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EERC, Red Trail Energy Continue to Reduce CO2 Emissions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Red Trail Energy LLC and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center began investigating carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology as

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Results of UW-Madison Study on Carbon Emissions Disputed

by Carol Spaeth-Bauer (Wisconsin State Farmer)  A University of Wisconsin-Madison study released on Nov. 15 has officials in the ethanol industry frustrated, disputing the methodology of the study saying the claims of the study

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Push for Support of Renewable Fuels

(Public News Service)  Farmers in North Dakota and across the country are pushing policymakers in Washington to support renewable fuels. The National Farmers Union, in conjunction with the North Dakota Farmers

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Heitkamp Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Biofuel Production & Support Rural Jobs

(Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp)  Senators: EPA Proposal to Cut Renewable Fuel Standard Would Cost Jobs in Rural America  —  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today led a bipartisan letter with U.S. Senators

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

University of Wyoming Scientists Part of $6 Million Biofuel, Carbon Capture Project

(University of Wyoming)  Agricultural economists at the University of Wyoming will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA: Thumbs-up to ‘Energy Beet’ Idea

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The Environmental Protection Agency predicted it might take six months to do an initial evaluation of “energy beets” for their environmental footprint as a feedstock for

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Shows North Dakota Ethanol Industry Added $623.4 Million to State’s Economy in 2015

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In North Dakota, a study by North Dakota State University’s the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, The Center for Social Research, says the state’s ethanol industry

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

NDSU: Ethanol Contributes $623.4 Million to ND Economy Annually

by Haley Olson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Fraudster Faces 2 to 22 Years

by Mikkel Pates (West Central Tribune)   It will likely be November before an Iowa biofuels promoter is sentenced after ultimately pleading guilty to federal fraud charges of wire fraud

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

North Dakota Oil Refinery Plans to Co-Process Renewable Diesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  A Tesoro oil refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, has plans to co-process renewable feedstock along with regionally sourced Bakken crude oil to produce a 5

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustaining Opportunities

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry provides young people with wealth of job opportunities.   —  Nineteen-year-old Marcus Niehaus sees a future in the ethanol industry. The

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Owning The Ethanol Exec Role

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One year into her role as Guardian Energy CEO, Jeanne McCaherty has tapped into her previous experience at Cargill and the unique make-up of

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

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

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Promoter Faces Federal Fraud Charges

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  An Iowa biofuels promoter who came to North Dakota in 2012 and sought investments in factories, including a proposed beets-to-ethanol plant Grafton, N.D., has been accused

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

How Ethanol Is Making North Dakota Farmland Less Fertile

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

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry

(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

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Carinata Kings: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

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

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Thousands of Spills at US Oil and Gas Fracking Sites

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

February 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer

(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

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin

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

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?

(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

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Making the Case for Young Farmers

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.

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

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

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

7 Governors Ask EPA to Remove RVP Limit on E15

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

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Land-Use Change Rapidly Reducing Critical Honey Bee Habitat in Dakotas

(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

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

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

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study

(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

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Developers Plan Crop Waste Ethanol Plant in North Dakota

(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

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request

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

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown

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.

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS

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.  

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

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

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Do More than Feed the World

by Katie Heger (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … It is just so cliché and doesn’t nearly cover all that agriculture is

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Planned Project to Produce Ethanol, Chemicals from Beets on Hold

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Prairie Business Magazine)  Industrial grade sugar beets, which can be used to produce ethanol and

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Spiritwood

by Keith Norman (Jamestown Sun) Plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited,

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

LETTER: Ethanol Is Truly a Homegrown Energy

by Kim Larson (Grand Forks Herald)  … Let us all be reminded, that CRP was never meant to remain as a

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere

February 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest –

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The North Dakota Crude Oil That’s Worth Less than Nothing

by Dan Murtaugh and Javier Blas (Bloomberg/msn.com)  Oil is so plentiful and cheap in the U.S. that at least one buyer

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Accounts: Big News for Biodiesel

by David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University)  The domestic level of biodiesel use is mandated to increase to 2 billion

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: Coal, Biomass Mix May Be in Military Jet Fuel Future

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed, Pacific Ag is

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June,

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Program Meant to Promote Different Blends at Pump

(Associated Press/Bakken.com)  The North Dakota Department of Commerce is accepting applications for a program to market biofuels.  The $1.2 million

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil

by Tona Kunz  (Argonne National Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group of senators is pushing the White House to issue a strong mandate for ethanol

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The

September 14, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure

September 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding to Support Renewable Energy Research in North Dakota

(Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp)  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced $250,000 in federal funding for research at the University

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Farmers Harvest Jet Fuel

by Jessica Holdman  (Bismarck Tribune)  Harvest is underway for North Dakota’s first crop of jet fuel. “Yields are looking pretty good,”

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day

by Dale Hildebrant  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … Using dried distillers grain as a fertilizer source The first stop on the

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Electric Co-op Opens Ethanol Plant in North Dakota

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  … Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, 78 percent owned by a Minnesota cooperative power company, is a 65

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Expansion in U.S. Ethanol on Hold after Blending Targets Slashed

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

ABO Applauds Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Introduction of Carbon Utilization Legislation

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Addition of just 12 words could accelerate pace of large scale, emissions reducing algae projects at fossil

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Senators Show Support for Biodiesel Industry

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Joining Sen. Heitkamp were Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Top of Biofuels Class

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

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

More Gevolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The results from Gevo’s 4th quarter are in, and a worth a look-see, not only for

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota

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

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding

March 18, 2015 Read Full Article

N.D. Survey Shows Support for Ethanol Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins

by Rod Nickel and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland , one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed

February 26, 2015 Read Full Article

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association,

February 25, 2015 Read Full Article

E15’s Big Dance

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the

February 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Soil Sensor Technology Uses Biocomposites

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A technology developed at North Dakota State University creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo Issues Plant Update, Transfers Common Stock Listing

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Jan. 8, Gevo Inc. issued an update of operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant,

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

NDSU: New Plastic Disappears When You Want It to

(North Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  A discovery by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, holds scientific promise that could

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Early Slowdown Signs Emerge for U.S. Oil States after Crude Slide

by Tim Reid (Reuters)  … In Houston, Texas, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Puts RFS In Jeopardy

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Futures)  Actions taken by EPA to help keep RFS alive have actually backfired and brought more

December 2, 2014 Read Full Article

The Downside of the Boom

by Deborah Sontag and Robert Gebeloff  (The New York Times)   North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Shows Ethanol Impact on Retail AG Service Sales

(North Dakota Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol production in North Dakota generates significant income for retail agricultural service and supply

November 6, 2014 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Retailer Roundtable: Giving People the Choice of Higher Blends

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

DF Cast: Senators, Industry Push EPA on Biofuels

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Time is ticking down for the Environmental Protection Agency to make a decision on how much

June 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers, Farmers Take to The Hill

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) Biodiesel producers and farmers who raise the feedstocks for the biodiesel industry took to Capitol Hill

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Fargo Conference Highlights Future for Biotechnology

(Forum News Service/SC Times)  Opportunities to provide bio-based industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers Hit Hard by Policy Uncertainty: Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production

(National Biodiesel Board) Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S.,

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Collaborative Growth Platform

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Guardian Energy intends to keep local ownership a viable part of the ethanol industry,

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

All Distillers Grains, All The Time

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) When I was a newbie reporter, I had no idea how many of my sources

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Finds Identity as a Top Democratic Critic of Obama's Energy Policy

by Henry C. Jackson (Associated Press/The Republic)  … Heitkamp came directly to the Senate from the energy industry, where she worked

April 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Rail Bottleneck for Grain, Ethanol Shippers

by Peter Harriman (Argus Leader)  …But while BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the problem is operational and not systemic,

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Solving the Industrial Building Mystery

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Opening up your ethanol plant for public tours is a wonderful educational opportunity that

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Merle Anderson: Government ‘Myths’ Limit Ethanol’s Full Use

by Merle Anderson  (Grand Forks Herald)  Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Worry about Price Decline if RFS Is Reduced

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push

February 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Search Is Underway for Site of First Industrial Sugarbeet Plant

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Tuesday, Jan. 28, marked the beginning of a five-city tour for the steering committee

February 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Nonsugar Sugar Beet Promo Prompts Interest

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  “Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red

February 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Info Meetings on Energy Beets Set around North Dakota

(Bismark Tribune)  Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort

January 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Beating the Drum for Industrial Beets

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Ag Week)  The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Branstad, Five Other Governors Lobby President for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Donnelle Eller  (Des Moines Register)  Six Midwestern governors sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their support for

December 23, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Meet Me at the World’s Flare; Methane Gas Flaring, and the Role of Biobased Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The flares — Dakota fireflies — dot the landscape like pin-lights. They burn natural gas

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Co-Location of Torrefaction, Power, Biofuel Plants Reduces Costs

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of

November 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Group Working toward Commercialization

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Helgaas  (Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group) is saying that commercializing the first energy

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuel with 15 Percent Ethanol Available in ND

(Associated Press/Grand Forks Herald)  Gov. Jack Dalrymple and members of the state’s agriculture and ethanol industries announced the introduction of

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Summer Volatility Restrictions on E15 End, Fuel Now Available

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  E15 is again available after summer volatility restrictions ended Sept. 15.  … E15 is approved

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Plant Groundbreaking and Looking Back on Five Successful Years

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

August 13, 2013 Read Full Article

North Dakota Group Educates FFV Owners, Promotes Use of Higher Blends

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thanks to a promotion by North Dakotans for Energy Independence, flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Group: ND Energy Production Doubles since 2007

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

July 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Juice Can Be Stored for Ethanol Production

(North Dakota State University Extension/Farm & Ranch Guide)  …At North Dakota State University, the feasibility of using new sugarbeet varieties,

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Fertilizer Production at North Dakota Ethanol Plants Explored

by Mikkel Pates (Prairie Business) Colorado company Agrebon Inc. and North Dakota partners are in discussions with North Dakota’s two largest

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Respond to Market Conditions

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Beginning in summer 2012, the prices of ethanol and corn reached levels where production

March 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production

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

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Recent Land Use Change in the Western Corn Belt Threatens Grasslands and Wetlands

by Christopher K. Wright and Michael C. Wimberly (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   In the US Corn Belt,

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets for Ethanol

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

State Corn Groups Lay Groundwork for Higher Ethanol Blends, Greater Consumer Choice

(National Corn Growers Association)  State corn associations across the country are working diligently to make the increased use of higher

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Studies Show Energy Beets Can Be Grown in Non-Traditional Sugarbeet Areas

by Sue Roesler  (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Energy beets are growing hardy for the second year in a row in crop

September 26, 2012 Read Full Article

North Dakota and Montana: Opportunity Knocks for the Bioeconomy, along the Northern Tier

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite low levels of publicity, North Dakota and Montana are making great strides in bioeconomy

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Local Business Saves Money with E85

(KSFY.com)   …A local family fun park is trying to beat these costs. They’re the first in the U.S. to

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See

June 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?

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

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Blended Fuel Use in ND Jumps 97 Percent since 2010

(Farm & Ranch Guide)  Recently released statistics show a staggering 97 percent increase in the amount of ethanol-blended fuel sold

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

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