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March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 13, 2017
Potential RFS changes upset biofuels industries
WASHINGTON — Rumors of potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard are creating some concerns in the biofuels industries. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has reported a White House official told him a coming executive order would move the "point...
March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 10, 2017
Ethanol train derails, bursts into flames in Iowa
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen tank cars hauling ethanol derailed Friday morning, March 10, in northwestern Iowa, causing some to catch fire and sending an unknown volume of the biofuel into a nearby creek, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. There were no...
March 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
February 28, 2017
White House denies Trump order on biofuels program, sows market confusion
The White House on Tuesday, Feb. 28, denied that President Donald Trump planned to issue an executive order to change the national biofuels program,...
February 28, 2017 - 3:24pm
February 19, 2017
Gas prices expected to make springtime increase soon
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Gasoline prices soon are expected to make their annual springtime jump, which likely will bring them to this year's highest...
February 19, 2017 - 5:37pm
January 10, 2017
Bushmills Ethanol plans expansion pending MPCA review
ATWATER — Pending the outcome of an environmental review, Bushmills Ethanol Inc. near Atwater will expand its facilities and increase annual production of denatured ethanol from 65 million gallons a year to 100 million gallons. Public comments on the project will be accepted...
January 10, 2017 - 10:53pm
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
March 8, 2016
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
The sixth largest ethanol plant in the nation is located in Casselton, North Dakota. Agweek's Shawna Olson gets a tour of the facility and gives...
March 8, 2016 - 8:41am
March 1, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Ethanol support may have outlived usefulness
Times change. Circumstances change.
March 1, 2016 - 1:00am
June 23, 2015
Once shunned for oil, ethanol returns to the rails
NEW YORK — Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling...
June 23, 2015 - 11:15pm
April 24, 2014
Editorial: Tanker car danger is a serious problem
The legacy rail tanker car carrying crude oil or ethanol through Minnesota is a growing concern. And the risk is real. Railroad officials told the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday that legacy rail tankers, known as DOT-111 cars, have a one-infour risk of leaking...
April 24, 2014 - 7:00am
April 17, 2014
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant’s new owners will pay penalty for previous wastewater violation
ST. PAUL — The new owner of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake will be responsible for paying a $10,000 civil penalty resulting from a previous wastewater violation, according to information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In October 2012, Renville County officials...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
March 19, 2014
Congressman hopeful EPA will not cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent
MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s...
March 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
March 18, 2014
With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
ATWATER — Bushmills Ethanol is helping lower the bar, and in this case that’s a very good thing. The Atwater plant has joined the growing...
March 18, 2014 - 6:00am