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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Visit Sioux Falls Area on Thursday

by Jeremy Fugleberg (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota on Thursday morning. An initial schedule from the Department of Agriculture indicates Perdue will visit

October 24, 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

Myth-Buster or Warranty-Buster? Nebraska Ethanol Test Will Push beyond Auto Manufacturers’ Specs

by Joe Duggan (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  Nebraska literally put the rubber to the road more than 40 years ago to give ethanol a shot of much-needed street cred. It was called

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

iSEE Helps Secure $6M+ in New Research Grants for U of I Agriculture Studies: $5M DOE Grant for Energy Crops Study

(Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) … A U of I Crop Scientist will lead a team of researchers on a five-year study of new crops that could contribute to the

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

A Worldwide Oil Mandate

by Orrie Swazye (Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan) Our gasoline market today is 90 percent gasoline and Brazil’s 75 percent gasoline but oil still supplies 99+ percent of transportation fuels

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Making America Great Again Starts with the States

by David Vander Griend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Dave VanderGriend, president of Urban Air Initiative, doesn’t mince words in his column this month, calling out EPA for what he says

September 5, 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

SD Mines Researcher Receives $2.2 Million DOE Grant to Turn Biorefinery Waste into Valuable Products

(South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)  Rajesh Shende, Ph.D., associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $2.16 million

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Six States Account for More than 70% of U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Six states accounted for 72% of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates from EIA’s State Energy Data System. Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota,

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip

(AgNewsWire) The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association is bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. For the tenth consecutive year,

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Marking Decade-Long Partnership, RFA and Buffalo Chip Campground Again Collaborate on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

With Friends Like This… … EPA’s Proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

by Doug Sombke (Ethanol Producer Magazine/South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule would hurt both the ethanol

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Provides Value to Everyone in the Chain

by John Duff (Delta Farm Press)  …  Regardless of policy, ethanol presents a value proposition to all involved. Ethanol gives farmers access to more markets and greater global market liquidity. In

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt Heads out on Ethanol Visit

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to travel to Kansas this morning, where he’ll stop by East Kansas Agri-Energy’s ethanol plant in Garnett. The trip

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest,

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Biker and Boater Education

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A custom-made motorcycle will be the centerpiece of a new educational campaign by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to inform consumers about the proper use of ethanol-blended fuels in

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

South Dakota State Vehicle Fleet Burned Nearly Two Million Gallons of Ethanol in Last Year

(Go Watertown)  The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly two million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

A Higher Market for Ethanol Former Author of RFS Legislation Sees Octane Levels as Advancement for Ethanol

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle keeps close tabs on what’s happening with biofuels even though he’s been out of the U.S. Senate

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Groups Ask EPA to Prioritize Cellulosic Pathway Approvals

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today (May 3, 2018) five Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to shift administrative time and staff away from

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s Renewable Fuel Attacks Cost Him GOP Support in Congress

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  As the drip, drip of Pruitt scandals becomes a deluge, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s supporters continue to claim that he should be protected because he’s

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Mail Call! Biofuels Write to EPA on Strategy

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A coalition of Midwest biofuels associations sent a letter Thursday to EPA asking it to move administrative time and staff away from Renewable Fuel

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

POET Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored POET, a privately held corporation headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the world’s largest producer of ethanol and other biorefined products, with

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Hatching Higher Protein

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe.  —  The pile of distillers grains at nearly

April 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Farm Bill Delays, Ethanol Waivers Worry SD Sen. Rounds

by Barry Amundson (Grand Forks Herald)  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and ranchers this year. One is the farm bill that faces

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Feedstock Study Supports Billion-Ton Estimate

(South Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  Can farmers produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock? That’s the question that researchers are trying to

February 11, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The biofuels-related portion of the 2018 election campaign season is off to a  quick start with Jeff Broin, founder and CEO of POET, making a case for including the expansion of

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Broin Brings E15 Message to Pence Summit at Trump Hotel

(The Fence Post/Hagstrom Report)  Jeff Broin, founder and CEO of POET, the South Dakota company that builds and manages ethanol plants, brought his view that the government needs to authorize the

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

City Vehicles Filling up on E30, Saving Money

by Dan Crisler (The Public Opinion)  As Glacial Lakes Energy and its partners continue to promote 30 percent ethanol (E30) fuel blends for use in gas vehicles, two City of Watertown

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

My Voice: A ‘Swing and a Miss’ from the USDA

by Doug Sombke (Argus Leader/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Our esteemed U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. While it is hard to

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

MKU Inks MoU with US-Based Institutions

(The Hindu)  Madurai Kamaraj University on Tuesday has signed memorandum of understanding with US-based institutions to facilitate collaborative research and faculty exchange. According to a statement issued by the university here

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a special to the Biofuels Digest, South Dakota Farmers Union president, Doug Sombke, pointed out that “Section 202(l) provision (of the Clean Air Act) requires EPA to regulate and reduce toxics

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Years Resolution for EPA: Do Your Job!

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  …  I am referring to the mandatory requirements in the Clean Air Act that EPA enforce section 202 (l), the “clean octane” provision designed

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: Fuel Choice: A Right of All Auto Owners

by Orrie Swazye (Argus Leader)  This is America: Contrary to EPA statements, all auto owners have the self-evident, unalienable constitutional right to save typically several dollars/tank by choosing splash blended 94

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Discussing the Importance of Ethanol

by Dan Crisler (Watertown Public Opinion)  Glacial Lakes Corn Processors welcomed a strong ethanol advocate in Emily Skor at its annual meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Codington County Extension Complex.

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Benefits of Ethanol Touted at LATI Event

by Dan Crisler (The Public Opinion)  Watertown automotive and fuel retailers and technicians got a special visit from one of the most respected automotive reviewers in the country in Marc

December 5, 2017 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

POET and Al Dahra ACX Partner to Grow Distillers Grains Use in the Middle East

(POET)   Distillers grains use is growing under a new partnership that will expand availability of premium Dakota Gold feed in the Middle East. U.S.-based POET, the largest biofuels producer in the

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Farm to Flight – Carinata Crop Commercialization Takes off

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Qantas will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australiaearly in the new year in collaboration with World Fuel Services and

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Breaking the Bottleneck – POET-DSM Achieves Cellulosic Biofuel Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In South Dakota, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company has solved the

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry Teams Learn About U.S. Ethanol Value Chain Firsthand

(U.S. Grains Council)  Three ethanol trade teams consisting of ministry and industry delegates traversed the U.S. ethanol value chain from the field to the pump ahead of the Ethanol Summit of

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance Flashes V for Victory in Renewable Fuels Fight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

POET “Breakthrough” in Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  The nation’s largest ethanol producer says it’s made a breakthrough in cellulosic ethanol production. Matt Merritt with POET-DSM tells Brownfield they are using a combination

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

30% Ethanol Blend Plan Coming for County’s Vehicle Fleet

by Shannon Marvel (Farm Forum)  Brown County officials will develop a plan to use a 30-percent ethanol blend in the county’s vehicle fleet. The move, discussed at Tuesday’s county commission meeting,

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s Charm Offensive Has Few Actual Promises

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Seven corn-state Republican senators emerged smiling from what they deemed a “good” meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday but they got no concrete

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Republican Governors Express Concern to President Trump Over EPA Actions on RFS

(National Biodiesel Board)  “We Were Drawn to Your Explicit Promises to Our Farmers… But Now We Are Concerned”  —  Today four Republican Governors sent a letter to President Trump with concerns on

October 17, 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

Siouxland Ethanol Speaks at Governor’s Conference

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Each of the governors shared initiatives their states are implementing to support the use of ethanol-blended fuels during the conference. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioprocessing Engineers Recover Glucosinolate from Oilseed Meal

(Phys.Org/South Dakota State University)  The oil extracted from ground seeds of camelina and carinata, oilseed plants from the mustard family, can be used as jet fuel. However, with oil prices at

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Gasoline on Steroids for Motorcycles

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The RFA supports the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year. This was the first year motorists had access to a permanent E10 fueling

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Is the EPA Scamming Auto Owners?

by Dale Christensen (Glacial Lakes Energy/Argus Leader)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soaking auto owners with high priced inferior gas? It seem to me those

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Call from the SD Hall: Broin Changed the World of Biofuels

by Caitlynn Peetz (The Daily Republic)  … Thirty years into a career in biofuels, (Jeff) Broin has built POET from a one-plant operation that started in Scotland, S.D., to today’s 28

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – EPA Scams Drivers

by Dale Christensen (The Public Opinion)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soak auto owners with higher-priced,  inferior gas?  It seems to me the EPA, those 

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: The Economic Consequences of a Post-2022 RFS

by Lon Carrier (Argus Leader)  …  The ethanol volume requirements will likely remain at this level until the EPA takes over the program entirely in 2023. At that point, the agency

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – We Are the Enemy

by Orrie Swayze (The Public Opinion)  … In this case government verbally declared ethanol’s optimal, lower cost best performance blend E30 is illegal. Never before has a major industry resource so

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

My Voice: EPA’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Argus Leader)  …  On behalf of rural communities and family farmers, I am calling out the

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Scholarship Program Awards Three Deserving Students

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces and congratulates the 2017 scholarship winners: Carrie Kemmet, Hailea

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Revs Up for Sturgis

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ten percent ethanol is the official fuel of the Buffalo Chip Campgroundfor the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

OUR OPINION: EPA’s RFS Proposal Is Mixed Bag for Farm States

(Sioux City Journal)  Announcement earlier this month by the Environmental Protection Agency on new volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standards

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA: Buffalo Chip Motorists Can Now Fuel with Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Motorcycle riders traveling around Sturgis, South Dakota, now have the ability to fuel with 93

July 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska, has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure

June 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Facility Brings Biodiesel Blending to Western South Dakota

(NewsCenter1.tv)  … The automated skid system receives biodiesel fuel from rail cars and stores it. Utilizing a code, contracted customers can

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Poet Accuses Engineering Company of Failure in Quest for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jonathan Ellis (Argus Leader) Ethanol producer Poet is suing an international engineering company that was hired to create a system

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Urges Ethanol Advocates to Participate in EPA Regulatory Reform Comment Period

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Auto Owners Would Stand to Benefit Most

by Kent Frerichs (Argus Leader)  … Why don’t we encourage retailers to convert limited use E85 pumps to E30? Better yet, simply

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

South Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Projects Use Cutting-Edge Science to Feed and Fuel the Future

(Farm Forum)  … Through Senior Capstone Design projects, the senior engineering students partner with innovators in the ag industry using the

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump on Ethanol: Supportive, but Few Comments

by Patrick Anderson (Argus Leader)  President Donald Trump has never tweeted about ethanol.  In the course of tens of thousands

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Columnist Misstates the Facts on Corn

by Troy Knecht (Rapid City Journal)  Columnist Frank Carroll recently took shots at the corn/ethanol industries so I’d like to

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Passes Resolution to Support E30 Use

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union called for the U.S. EPA to open the market to higher

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Co. Says Ex-Employee Gave Its Tech To Competitor

(Law 360)  Ethanol production conglomerate Poet LLC slapped its competitor Nelson Engineering and an ex-employee with a lawsuit in South

March 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Passing the Test with Flying Colors

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Glacial Lakes challenge in Watertown, SD, demonstrates E30 is a winner. The midlevel ethanol

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

POET-DSM Plans On-Site Enzyme Manufacturing Facility at Project Liberty

(POET)  POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals.

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

My Voice: Renewable Fuel Standard Problems after 2022?

by Merle Pochop (Argus Leader)  …  Currently, stakeholders have a say in how the current RFS is operated through their congressional

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – Connect the Dots

by Dale Christensen (Watertown Public Opinion)  A few weeks ago, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, “It’s all about the corn; as corn

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Boosts Incomes and Jobs in State

by Roger Johnson (National Farmers Union/Argus Leader)  … The truth is, the markets created for agriculture have been a tremendous economic boon

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Governors Press Trump on RFS Following Pruitt EPA Nomination

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just two days after President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced Oklahoma Attorney General

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

2016: Looking Back on a Busy Year

by Dave Vandergriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM) … At the Urban Air Initiative, we have been relentless in our efforts to open

November 21, 2016 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

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Auto Club Monitoring Proves Ethanol Blending Safe

by Gene Hammond (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Association Motor Club Marketing)  Guest columnist for ACE’s Grassroots Voice column in the November EPM

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Will Renewable Fuel Standard Hurt Economy?

by Dirk Lohry, McCook Lake (Argus Leader)  … Sen. Mike Rounds is questioning corn ethanol’s future under the RFS. I know that

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: A Big Vision Business Plan

by Jason Frerichs (Argus Leader)  …  As a state senator, I am hopeful we can generate bi-partisan support for putting S.D.

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Blend Now Available In Sioux Falls

by Heidi Kronaizl (KDLT News)  E-15 now sold at four Kum & Go locations  —  A cheaper, cleaner blend of fuel

September 29, 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.

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

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Dear EPA: Watertown Is ‘Premium E30 Ready’

by Jim Seurer (Watertown Public Opinion/Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC)  … The E30 Challenge is a campaign initiated by GLE and its

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

White Dog Labs Looks to Build Delaware’s Next Chemical Giant

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  … Now the rather smelly, colorless liquid is poised to become the cornerstone of a Delaware

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

No Need to Panic Says Watertown Auto Expert

(KXLG)  There’s no need to panic, says an auto expert, following reports of a recent equipment malfunction at six Magellan pipeline

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: ‘Growing’ Biofuels Worthy of Pursuit

by Jeremy Halgerson (POET/Argus Leader)  The oil industry has been busy sending columns to papers around the country attacking biofuels like

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Glacial Lakes In Midst of Premium E30 Challenge

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The ethanol industry knows that one area for the growth of the renewable fuel is through

August 31, 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

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Report from 2016 Sturgis

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again partnered with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the

August 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Automotive Expert & Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Talks with Robert White, Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association

(EIN Presswire)  E10 for engines on two wheels – as well as four – is covered under warranty by every

August 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Rounds: Market Ethanol to Boost Octane, Ag Economy

by Todd Epp (KELO)  Senator Mike Rounds has been traveling all over the state during the summer break. The issues he

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Board Member Educates Bikers on #Ethanol

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Dana Siefkes-Lewis … is the Chief Administrative Officer for Redfield Energy, an ethanol plant in Redfield,

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

SD Farmers Union Pumps E-30 Ethanol Blend in Pierre for a While

by Stephen Lee  (South Dakota Capital Journal)  South Dakota Farmers Union representatives were out hustling higher-ethanol-blend gasoline Wednesday for a

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitchell, S.D., Event to Celebrate Home-Grown, Renewable Fuel

(AgWeek)  South Dakota Farmers will be hosting a 30-For-30 event at the Shell Station in Mitchell (2160 Highland Way) July

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

South Dakota Ethanol Industry Calls for Larger Ethanol Market

by Selena Yakabe  (The Dickinson Press)   South Dakota’s $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a “glass ceiling,” according to officials.

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  … Let’s revive S.D.’s leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state-owned non-flex fuel

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Advanced Biofuels?

by David Biello (Scientific American) … Burning cellulosic ethanol as a fuel could result in just 10 percent of the CO2

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Blends Benefit Soybean Farmers at Aberdeen Station

(Tri-State Neighbor)  A gas station in Aberdeen added a biodiesel blender pump as part of a program sponsored by the

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Women Head 3 Ethanol Plants in the Midwest

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Passion, leadership and vision are more important than gender in the work of three

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Rebuttal to My Voice on Ethanol

by Mike Pap (Angus Leader)  In response to the My Voice written by George “David” Banks, “Corn ethanol mandate harmful

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Project LIBERTY in “Ramp-Up” Phase

(POET)  Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Protein Packs A Punch in New Ethanol Coproducts

by Holly Jessen and Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies gain traction in the quest to produce high-protein feed products

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Species-Specific, Process-Specific DDGS Nutrition Profiles Needed

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How do low-oil, low-fiber, high-protein coproducts successfully find their best markets?  —  An

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Rounds Sends Mixed Signals on Ethanol

by Erin Wicox (Capital Journal)  Recently, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was a keynote speaker at an event in Washington,

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Producers with Poor Soil Should Consider Prairie Cordgrass

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Salt-affected land is not useful for producing food crops, but biomass producers could

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

SDSU Works toward Ground-Breaking Way to Fuel Planes

by Kelli Gerry (The Collegian)  South Dakota State researchers are working to perfect a process that could allow them to turn

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

First Midwest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Is Producing Tank-Car Loads of Fuel

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Poet Inc. is shipping fuel from Iowa facility, which could hit full output by year’s

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Are You Ready for the E30 Challenge?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Watertown is challenging conventional wisdom in order for biofuels like ethanol to finally

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

GOED Awarded $1.5 Million for Ethanol Program

(South Dakota Ag Connection)  South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota, thanks in

February 8, 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

Dirt Work Begins on Ringneck Energy as Project Details Finalized

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “Most investors are from South Dakota by far,” he reported, but the project

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Keeping America Fueled by South Dakota

by Rep. Krisit Noem (Argus Leader)  …  Today, about one-third of the petroleum used in the United States is imported from

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

SD, VA Projects Receive USDA Value-Added Grant Funding

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Five bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

All Auto Owners Can Choose Premium E30

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Back in September I brought you a story about Orrie Swayze, an active ethanol advocate, who

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Court Appeal of Onida Ethanol Plant Not Slowing Plans as Construction to Start

by Stephen Lee (Capital Journal)  An attorney for a handful of Onida residents opposing the siting of a proposed new

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Common Ground: SD Farm Groups Differ on Policy, but Support Ethanol

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) … Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers

October 27, 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

Poet Biorefining Plant Uses Wood Waste to Power Its Facility

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet Biorefining in Chancellor, S.D., is currently powering its plant with wood waste from

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study

(UT News)  A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study

October 21, 2015 0 comment 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

Is Cellulosic Biofuel Ready for Prime Time?

by Rob Nikolewski (Watchdog.org)  … Brooke Coleman, executive director at the Advanced Ethanol Council, counters by saying the industry is at

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Cannot Quit on RFS

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)    I’d like to introduce you to some of the people

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

E15, E85 at Retail Gas Stations Highlighted at ACE Conference

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

POET Drives $13.5B in Economic Impact in 2014: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Dakota, POET released its first-ever economic impact study, and reported that in 2014

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Drilling into Distillation, Dehydration

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Companies aim to tweak and transform key systems to reduce energy use and

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Motorcyclists Celebrate 75 Years at Sturgis

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 75th annual Sturgis

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Efforts Forge Ahead

by Janelle Atyeo (Tri-State Neighbor)  South Dakota groups are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to set higher standards for renewable

July 15, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biodiesel Facility in Yankton

(WNAX) The grand opening was held this week for a new biodiesel blending facility installed by Gerstner Oil in Yankton. It’s

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling the Sorghum Ethanol Coproducts Engine

by Kelli Fulkerson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  Producers work to expand markets for sorghum distillers and oil. While exports

June 29, 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

ACE Power by People Advertisement Urges President to Keep RFS on Track

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE ad highlights how RFS is an example of policy done right.  Capitalizing on President Barack

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

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