After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant residue, wood scraps and even garbage to produce the fuel additive.
Energy and building products company Headwaters Inc. said Wednesday it sold its 51 percent stake in an Underwood, N.D., ethanol biorefinery to Great River Energy for $18.5 million in cash.
By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — A proposed 1,700-mile ethanol pipeline from the Midwest to the East Coast has hit a major speed bump, with a U.S. Department of Energy study terming the multibillion-dollar project economically unfeasible. The study’s findings indicate that the ethanol pipeline would need to carry 4.1 billion gallons of [...]
Paul Snyder email@example.com Wisconsin stands to lose more than 13,000 jobs and future ethanol opportunities if Congress fails to pass a five-year extension of federal tax credits, according to a recent University of Missouri study. Ethanol producers in the state are using that finding to fuel their lobbying effort this week in Washington. “The industry [...]
Published: April 20, 2010
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By Sean Ryan A risk-averse lending market is stalling one of the few new projects to produce biofuel in Wisconsin. Ed Waters, founder of Waters New Biotech Inc., for more than a year has tried to line up private financing for construction of an up to $30 million plant in the Port of Milwaukee. The [...]
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An alternative fuel for diesel engines is off to a shaky start this year though it emits fewer pollutants and cuts down on petroleum use because it’s made from environmentally friendly waste and vegetable oil. A federal tax credit that provided makers of biodiesel $1 [...]
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A Texas company that operates seven ethanol plants in four states is the winning bidder to purchase a bankrupt ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin. Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio said it will buy the Renew Energy plant in Jefferson for $72 million, if the purchase is approved by federal antitrust [...]
By DIRK LAMMERS Associated Press Writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation’s water resources says farmers in the Northern Plains use considerably more water to produce a gallon of corn ethanol than growers in other parts of the country. According to an ethanol [...]
Washington (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency officials want more tests to determine if car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline before deciding whether to increase the blend requirement from 10 to 15 percent. According to the EPA on Tuesday, two tests indicate engine performance should not be harmed by the higher ethanol [...]
The New North, Inc. recently released the results of a study on the feasibility of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Niagara. The study found: Sufficient biomass resources – particularly wood resources – are available in the area to support a cellulosic ethanol plant; and there is substantial interest among individuals and companies in providing biomass [...]