Fire crews spent hours battling flames at an ethanol plant just outside Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls Fire Chief Mark Hovland tells The Associated Press officials got a call about a fire at the Green Plains Renewable Energy Otter Tail ethanol plant at about 4:20 p.m. Monday.
Advanced BioEnergy, of Bloomington, Minn., says the deal for its Fairmont, Neb., plant is expected to close later this year.
A Colorado company plans to convert a Minnesota ethanol plant to make a different kind of alcohol: isobutanol.
A Fairmont ethanol plant wants to build a pipeline that would discharge half a million gallons of treated water into the Blue Earth River.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the owners of a southwestern Minnesota ethanol plant have agreed to pay a $66,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the plant’s air and water quality permits.