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Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Bill aimed at troubled Nebraska ethanol plant advances

Mar. 25, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a bill that would bar ethanol plants from using chemically treated seed corn to make their product in response to a small-town facility that's facing heavy criticism and a lawsuit for repeated environmental violations....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. March 12, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska should move toward the growing U.S. mainstream on marijuana Here’s a prediction: Adult recreational use of marijuana will be legal across the United States by the end of this decade. Probably...

South Dakota ethanol plant surpasses 1 billion-gallon mark

Mar. 15, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota ethanol plant says it has surpassed 1 billion gallons of production. Dakota Ethanol LLC began production at the facility near Wentworth in September 2001. It started with a capacity of 40 million gallons per year and now produces...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Mar. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. March 5, 2021. Editorial: Lawsuit was imperative to force change at Mead plant A stockpile of about 84,000 tons of distiller’s grain that hadn’t been disposed of, an emergency order to cease wastewater discharge, a leak that...

Carbon dioxide would be stored underground in North Dakota

Mar. 04, 2021 10:37 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Iowa company is leading a $2 billion effort to capture carbon dioxide from Midwestern ethanol plants and pipe it to North Dakota where it would be buried deep underground. The greenhouse gas is generated during the fermentation process and...

Nebraska regulators sue ethanol plant, citing pollution

Mar. 04, 2021 09:36 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State regulators filed a lawsuit Monday accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn. The lawsuit comes amid growing complaints about the AltEn plant near...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

Feb. 22, 2021 18:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump's administration. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is reversing...

Report: Spill from Mead ethanol plant likely 4M gallons

Feb. 19, 2021 15:35 PM EST

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — A frozen underground pipe that burst last week likely spilled 4 million gallons of wastewater from a troubled ethanol plant in eastern Nebraska, according to a report by state environmental officials. The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy...