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Tharaldson Ethanol receives federal funding for expansion

Tharaldson ethanol, federal ethanol grant

Tharaldson Ethanol LLC will be awarded $341,000 in federal funding for the expansion of its Tharaldson Ethanol Plant in Casselton, North Dakota. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, which works to help farmer, ranchers, and rural businesses implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The announcement was made Aug. ...

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More than 450,000 gallons of bad gas delivered across metro

ethanol, gasoline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State regulators say more than 450,000 gallons of gasoline containing three times the acceptable level of ethanol was delivered to retailers across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area over the last week. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported Tuesday that they were notified by Magellan Midstream Partners that the problem resulted from an equipment failure at its Oklahoma ...

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Expert: Falling power plant emissions reduces corn nutrient

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agricultural expert says declining power plant emissions are apparently reducing the amount of an important nutrient corn plants get through rainfall. Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist Jim Camberato says Indiana’s rainfall used to contain a lot of sulfur from coal-fired power plant emissions. But he says the amount of sulfur reaching corn through ...

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EPA’s plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Obama administration’s proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least one consensus Thursday during the matter’s only public hearing: Few, if anyone, is entirely satisfied by the plan. Ethanol advocates, largely from Midwest farming states, testified that the Environmental Protection Agency’s target for biofuels next ...

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India to allow ethanol-only vehicles; response to be muted

India's Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari is pictured in his office in New Delhi, India, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

NEW DELHI – India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption is likely to be slow as the country has not been able to source the sugarcane by-product even for its current low gasoline-blending targets. Transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s announcement to push the cleaner-burning fuel came on the day the Supreme Court ...

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Republican presidential hopeful Cruz claims his plan would expand ethanol demand

CEDAR RAPIDS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defended his energy plan that would terminate federal support for ethanol production, claiming that ending subsidies for all forms of energy would expand the market — and demand — for the corn-based fuel that is credited with supporting somewhere between 47,000 and 75,000 jobs in Iowa. “You shouldn’t have government picking winners and ...

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Editorial: Work to keep renewable fuel standards high

An ethanol production plant in South Dakota.

Kudos to the Environmental Protection Agency and Obama administration for increasing preliminary Renewable Fuel Standards, but the new standard still misses the mark. Renewable Fuel Standards — how much biofuel will be produced and blended with traditional gasoline — were initially set by Congress in 2005 and expanded and updated as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. ...

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New ethanol standard disappointing for Iowa agriculture

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Iowa agricultural and ethanol interests were disappointment Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final ethanol volume requirements — more than proposed six months ago, but less than what Congress ordered. The new quotas under the Renewable Fuel Standard will impose financial hardships on farmers, ethanol manufacturers and consumers, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Monte Shaw, the organization’s ...

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EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a final rule designed to increase production of ethanol to be blended with gasoline through 2016, ...

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