New Iowa Ethanol Plant Begins Production

Cindy Zimmerman

In a time when many plants are shutting down, a new ethanol plant near New Hampton, Iowa has started production. The Homeland Energy Solutions will produce 100 million gallons of ethanol annually, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), which congratulated the company for its accomplisment this week. “It’s been a difficult time for the ethanol industry, but Homeland …

Ethanol, Facilities

E85 Infrastructure Incentives Announced in Michigan

Michelle Kautz

In total, the CEC was awarded $145,000 from the DeLEG and $20,000 from the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM) to offer station owners the opportunity to sell E85. “I’m excited to work with the CEC to help bolster Michigan’s ethanol industry and increase the number of E85 pumps available to consumers,” said Pollok-Newsom. “Ethanol reduces our country’s need for …

E85, Equipment, Ethanol, Facilities, Government

Canadian Firm Plans Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Mississippi

Cindy Zimmerman

A Canadian biofuels and green technology company has announced plans to build a second-generation ethanol production facility in Mississippi using wood residue and municipal waste as feedstocks. Enerkem Inc. of Montreal plans to build the plan in Pontotoc, Mississippi and has contracted with Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority to supply approximately 189,000 tons of unsorted municipal solid waste (MSW) …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Facilities

Oil Company Buys Ethanol Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

When the dust finally settled yesterday, oil company Valero came out with the winning bid of $477 million for seven ethanol plants owned by bankrupt producer VeraSun Energy. According to a release from VeraSun, Valero Renewable Fuels was selected as the successful bidder for assets contained in the “VSE Group”, in addition to ethanol production facilities in Albion, Neb., and …

Ethanol, Facilities

Navy Exchange Service Command Opens E85 Station

Michelle Kautz

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), headquarters for the Navy’s worldwide Navy Exchange stores, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Hampton Roads’ first E85 pump. The station is located at the Navy Exchange Gas Station, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach. Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi, Commander, NEXCOM, and Captain Markham Rich, Commanding Officer, NAS Oceana hosted the ceremony with principal guests …

E85, Ethanol, Facilities, Government, RFA

Blend Labels Now Available Through the NEVC

Michelle Kautz

Many fuel retailers have begun offering blends between 10 percent and 85 percent ethanol for flexible fuel vehicles. The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) now has available E20, E30 and E40 labels for retailers to use for their blending pumps. These labels are offered at a member rate and non-member rate. The coalition also offers the mandatory pump labeling for …

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Greater Ohio Ethanol Plant Sold

Cindy Zimmerman

An ethanol plant in Lima, Ohio has been granted a new lease on life with the approved sale of the bankrupt facility to a new owner. According to a story from the Lima News, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio gave final approval this week for the sale of Greater Ohio (GO) Ethanol to Paladin Capital …

Ethanol, Facilities, News