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March 11, 2014
Fire breaks out at ethanol plant
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Fire crews responded late Monday afternoon to a fire at an ethanol plant in Fergus Falls. The Fergus Falls Fire Department received an initial report of a fire in the dryer building of the Green Plains Renewable Energy plant shortly before 4:30 p.m., said...
news / state
March 11, 2014 - 7:36am
December 13, 2013
Letter to the editor: Government should not push ethanol onto people
I would like to know why ethanol gas is being forced on everybody. You can get premium without ethanol and it’s higher priced, which tells me it’s better for the car (you get what you pay for). Not everybody can drive a new vehicle that is made for ethanol. I have an older car...
opinion / letters
December 13, 2013 - 7:38am
Ethanol plant a go: Work to start in January
Work will begin on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant sometime in January, according to information released by the company Thursday. DSA is a planned 65-million-gallon per year renewable fuel plant owned by Great River Energy at Spiritwood. When fully operational, the plant...
news / local
December 13, 2013 - 7:06am
November 16, 2013
EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate
By Dina Cappiello Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. While...
news / nation and world
November 16, 2013 - 7:13am
November 13, 2013
Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol industry. In an unusual campaign, ethanol producers, corn growers and its lobbying...
news / nation and world
November 13, 2013 - 7:07am
November 12, 2013
The cost of Obama’s green power push
Dina Cappiello Associated Press CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared...
news / nation and world
November 12, 2013 - 6:59am
August 10, 2013
Dakota Spirit Ag Energy plant boost for area
Groundbreaking ceremonies for Dakota Spirit AgEnergy took place Friday after several years of planning. The plant's construction and operation will be a strong positive for the area economy. We applaud the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. and other community leaders and officials...
editorials / opinion
August 10, 2013 - 6:55am
Breaking ground: Officials celebrate Dakota Spirit AgEnergy project
SPIRITWOOD, N.D. -- Officials broke ground here Friday for the first grain-based ethanol plant to be constructed in the U.S. since 2007. Once completed, the $150 million plant will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol each year from 23 million bushels of corn and employ about 36...
August 10, 2013 - 6:23am
July 30, 2013
Plant construction to start: Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant groundbreaking set for Aug. 9
An ethanol plant in the planning stages for two years now has a date set for breaking ground and starting construction, according to Rich Garman, project engineer for Great River Energy. "It's all moving very quickly," Garman said about the the start of construction of the Dakota...
July 30, 2013 - 6:46am
June 4, 2013
North-central Nebraska ethanol plant sold
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An Omaha-based ethanol company says it's buying an idle ethanol plant in north-central Nebraska. Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. said Monday that it has signed an agreement with Choice Ethanol Holdings LLC to acquire the former Nedak Ethanol plant in Atkinson....
June 4, 2013 - 7:37am
Former Grafton ethanol facility being dismantled
GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) -- An ethanol plant that shut down five years ago in the northeast North Dakota city of Grafton is being dismantled. The Alchem Ltd. plant first opened in 1985 to make ethanol from corn. It closed in 2007 and was later sold at auction. An Iowa-based energy investment...
April 4, 2013 - 3:33pm
Grafton ethanol plant reaches end: Demolition begins for facility that was once owned by Jamestown businessman
GRAND FORKS -- The former Alchem ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., is being dismantled, piece by piece, more than five years after it closed and about a year after a plan briefly surfaced about its possible reopening. "They're scrapping the building out," Grafton City Administrator...
April 4, 2013 - 7:28am
January 23, 2013
Nebraska ethanol plant sold to ND company
O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) -- An ethanol company's plant in northeast Nebraska has been sold at a public auction to a North Dakota-based company. Radio station KBRX reports NEDAK Ethanol's Atkinson plant was sold for $22 million Tuesday at the Holt County Courthouse in O'Neill. The station...
January 23, 2013 - 10:01am
March 9, 2012
Meetings set to raise money for ethanol plant
Energae LP will conduct investor meetings Wednesday in Grafton, N.D., to raise money for the fall reopening of the community's ethanol plant, which will process sugar beets, instead of corn. The meetings will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Marketplace on 8th, a downtown restaurant...
March 9, 2012 - 5:57am
March 7, 2012
Shuttered ND ethanol plant might have new future
GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) -- A shuttered ethanol plant in the northeast North Dakota city of Grafton might reopen later this year. An Iowa-based energy investment group has signed an agreement to buy the plant from a group called Northeast Energy LLC. Energae LP soon will be looking for...
March 7, 2012 - 10:40am