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Biofuel groups: Ethanol needs separate treatment in rail rules

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel…continue reading on

Mitchell Poet plant’s manager proud of company’s mission, people

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s hard to catch Becky Pitz without a smile.

The general manager of Mitchell’s Poet plant walks briskly throughout the plant, showcasing the different buildings, machines and processes with evident pride.

“I love what I do. It’s fun …continue reading on

Ethanol blend to be tested in SD state vehicles

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kris Bevill

PIERRE — South Dakota is undergoing a test to determine how to best use ethanol.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced last month that the state will incorporate E15 — a fuel blend composed of 15 percent ethanol — into its vehicle…continue reading on

POET VP speaks on renewable energy at Bio Conference

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized


WORTHINGTON — Renewable energy was the main focus during Doug Berven’s presentation at the Worthington Bio Conference on Friday.
Berven, who has been with POET since 2003 and is now its vice president of corporate affairs, promotes cor…continue reading on

Supporting farmers, making fuel: After early skepticism, Red Trail Energy ethanol plant in Richardton is going strong

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

RICHARDTON — Instead of extracting oil from the ground, one energy business in western North Dakota is using corn grown atop it to produce fuel.
The Red Trail Energy plant in Richardton opened in 2007. It didn’t make complete sense then — it w…continue reading on

Subsidies taken out for biofuel blending gas pumps

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) — Lobbyists opposed to mixing more ethanol in gasoline scored another victory on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill with a provision removing subsidies for biofuel blending pumps in rural areas.

The pr…continue reading on

Corn growers worry about price decline if renewable fuel standard sees cut

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mikkel Pates

FARGO, N.D. — Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard from proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The prop…continue reading on

As others see it: It’s time to step up ethanol support

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ethanol is important in west central Minnesota and across rural America.
That is why it is critical for all citizens to take time to write letters to the federal Environmental Protection Agency by Tuesday, citing their opposition to its proposal to …continue reading on

Iowa gov schedules renewable fuels hearing in Des Moines

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced Monday he will lead a group of state officials from Iowa and the Midwest to host a public hearing allowing citizens outside of Washington, D.C., the opportunity to testify about Rene…continue reading on

Governors press for Renewable Fuel Standard

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota AgConnection

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has brought together a bipartisan group of six governors to sign on to a letter to President Barack Obama, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Secretary of Agri…continue reading on

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