PA County Farm Bureau Invests in Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

A second ethanol plant is in the planning stages for Pennsylvania. According to the Times-Tribune, the Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau has secured an option on 90 acres in Texas Township for a $161 million ethanol plant. Still in its formative stages, the locally-based Indian Orchard Energy Corp. would be the facility’s shareholders, likely giving 20 to 30 percent of the …

Ethanol, Facilities, News

Wind, Biomass Fuel Michigan’s The Ark

Laura McNamara

A concert venue in Michigan is using various forms of renewable energy when it puts on a show. The Ark has partnered with DTE Energy and is operating on DTE’s GreenCurrents renewable energy program. November will be Green Energy month at The Ark. During November, all electricity used at the concert venue will be offset by renewable power provided under …

Biodiesel, Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Wind

US Ethanol Introduces Biofuel Station in Washington State

Laura McNamara

The first USETHANOL Biofuel Station is will be running its pumps beginning next Monday, October 29, 2007. Consumers will be able to fill up with biofuels at the station in Longview, WA after the official opening at 11:00 am PDT. A Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at the new Biofuel Station with executives of US …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Facilities, Promotion

Oregon Setting Standards for Ethanol Production

Laura McNamara

Do you know what is one of the best things about blog-style news sites? It gives the editors the freedom to not only spark feedback from readers, but to share that feedback with the rest of the site’s subscribers. One subscriber, Tim, pointed out the how ethanol is moving forward in Oregon. I thought that both what he found and …

Ethanol, Facilities, Government, News, Opinion, Production

Ethanol Becomes Bigger Priority for Novozymes Inc.

Laura McNamara

An article from The Sacramento Business Journal has spotlighted a company that’s shifting some gears and making more room for research in ethanol production. Celia Lamb reports that Novozymes Inc., part of Davis biotechnology company – a company that focuses on industrial enzyme research – is investing in additional space and personnel to boost it’s resources for ethanol exploration. Here’s …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, Facilities, News, Research

Advanced Bioenergy Finances SD Operations

Cindy Zimmerman

Advanced BioEnergy, LLC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Heartland Grain Fuels, L.P., has closed on a $118 million financing package for its South Dakota ethanol production facilities. According to the company, the financing will be used to refinance Heartland Grain Fuels’ existing debt, complete construction of a 40 million gallons nameplate per year expansion facility at Heartland’s existing Aberdeen …

Ethanol, Facilities, News

Greening Mayfield’s Brownfield

Cindy Zimmerman

A proposed ethanol plant in Mayfield, Pennsylvania is planning to be a green new breed. Northeast Ethanol would not only be the first ethanol plant in Pennsylvania, it plans to have “the world’s smallest environmental footprint. No odor. No noise. No wastewater from the process.” According to the company’s website, the design of the plant calls for the world’s latest …

Ethanol, Facilities, News

Pacific NW Ethanol Plant Opens

Cindy Zimmerman

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski cut the ribbon on the Pacific Northwest’s first commercial ethanol plant Friday in Boardman. The plant, built by California-based Pacific Ethanol, will produce 40 million gallons of ethanol yearly to help meet the current City of Portland’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and will help supply fuel for the implementation of Oregon’s upcoming RFS slated to begin …

Ethanol, Facilities, News

Another Kansas Ethanol Plant Sought

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a Kansas.com report, a northern Kansas energy broker is working to get a second ethanol plant in Harvey County. Newton Area Chamber of Commerce officials say the North Central Energy Group of Morrowville has taken an 18-month option on land within the county. The group plans to test the land’s water, then recruit investors for an ethanol plant …

Ethanol, Facilities, News

Race Prep

Laura McNamara

After all the excitement at the ethanol pump promotion yesterday, I have a day of calm before race weekend event frenzy. I decided to take advantage of my down time and stake out a spot in the media center at the Chicagoland Speedway. EPIC’s Director of Communications Joanna Schroeder and Marketing Director Jenny Powell popped in for a visit and …

EPIC, Facilities, Indy Racing, Racing