Train Safety Under Spotlight After Wisconsin DerailmentA BNSF freight train derailed near the Mississippi River just north of the town of Alma, Wisconsin Saturday. Twenty-five cars went off the tracks there, and an estimated 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled into the river.
Clean-Up Follows After Train Derailment In Alma, Wis.Railway crews spent Sunday taking ethanol from derailed train cars after more than 20,000 gallons leaked into the Mississippi River. The derailment happened Saturday, two miles north of the town of Alma, Wis. Some of the 25 derailed cars were carrying ethanol.
U Of M Study Finds Ethanol Worse For Air Quality Than GasolineFor years, the state's corn and ethanol industries have touted the environmental benefits of burning the alternative fuel in our vehicles. But newly released research from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering is raising eyebrows.
Corn Plus Ethanol Plant In Winnebago FinedThe Corn Plus ethanol plant in the south-central Minnesota city of Winnebago has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty and take steps to reduce its air pollution and noise levels.
Franken: EPA May Scale Back Renewable Fuel CutsSen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production. An Environmental Protection Agency proposal for renewable fuel standards would reduce by almost 3 billion gallons the amounts of ethanol and other biofuels blended into gasoline in 2014 than the law requires.
Biofuel Energy Corp. Idles Minnesota Plant Biofuel Energy Corp. says it is idling its ethanol plant in Fairmont, Minn., until further notice. The plant stopped production last week.
High Corn Prices Squeezing Minnesota Ethanol PlantsAs the devastating drought continues to force corn prices higher, it's also pushing one Minnesota ethanol plant to suspend production.
Gevo Starts Commercial Production At Minn. PlantThe biofuels and renewable chemicals company Gevo Inc. has started commercial production of bio-based isobutanol at its plant in Luverne, Minn.
Redfield Ethanol Plant To Convert To Butanol PlantA South Dakota corn ethanol plant will soon be making the transition to producing a fuel additive with a wider variety of uses.
Poet Putting Plan For Ethanol Pipeline On Hold The nation's largest ethanol company, Poet LLC, announced Friday that it is putting on hold its plan to build a dedicated ethanol pipeline because of the lack of prospects for a federal loan guarantee.
Ethanol Co-Op Pleads Guilty To Pollution Charge An ethanol cooperative in southern Minnesota has pleaded guilty to making false statements under the Clean Air Act.
Livestock Farmers Say Ethanol Eats Too Much CornLivestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year.