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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...
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
March 6, 2012
Ethanol plant to reopen this fall
The former Alchem Ltd. Ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., is expected to reopen this fall. But instead of processing corn, it will turn sugarbeets into the alternative fuel. Energae LP, an energy investment group based in Clear Lake, Iowa, has signed a purchase agreement to buy the...
March 6, 2012 - 7:39am
March 3, 2012
Ethanol sales nearly double in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota nearly doubled last year. State Tax Department data shows that more than 1.3 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuel was sold in the state last year. That's up from about 663,000 barrels in 2010. Officials credit...
March 3, 2012 - 10:46am
February 9, 2012
ND ethanol plant workers ponder uncertain future
WALHALLA, N.D. (AP) -- It's been just a couple of days since Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced that Walhalla's ADM Corn Ethanol Plant would close in April, but workers and contractors already are pondering an uncertain future. "I'm stunned," said Flint Huffman. The 46-year-old...
February 9, 2012 - 9:40am
February 8, 2012
ND governor hopes to keep Walhalla plant operating
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple has offered state assistance to try to keep an ethanol plant in northeastern North Dakota operating. Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to close the Walhalla plant in April, ending 61 jobs. The agribusiness conglomerate says the plant isn't...
February 8, 2012 - 10:45am
February 7, 2012
Walhalla ethanol plant closes
GRAND FORKS -- The ADM Ethanol Plant in Walhalla, N.D., will permanently close in April, putting 61 people out of work. Archer Daniels Midland, which owns and operates the facility, made the announcement Monday. ADM will supply its customers with ethanol and animal feed products...
February 7, 2012 - 7:00am
August 19, 2011
Letter to the editor: Ethanol provides means to economic revitalization
These days it seems there are few issues that members of Congress can agree upon. But, if there is one thing that Democrats and Republicans must come together on, it is a strategy to create jobs to get this country back on track. Ethanol, made right here in our backyards, has provided...
August 19, 2011 - 7:27am
August 5, 2011
GRE plans ethanol plant
Local corn producers may be delivering their crop directly to a corn ethanol plant as soon as the 2013 harvest. Great River Energy is in the planning stages for the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy plant. If financing can be finalized, the project could start construction in the spring of...
August 5, 2011 - 6:55am
August 3, 2011
County OKs smaller tax break for ethanol plant
The Stutsman County Commission approved a reduced property tax exemption Tuesday for the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant planned for the Spiritwood, N.D., area. The corn-based ethanol plant would use waste steam from the coal-fired generating plant at Spiritwood.
August 3, 2011 - 6:52am