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Chromatin signs pact with POET to use South Dakota-grown sorghum in ethanol production

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has entered into an agreement with POET, LLC, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, for the use of sorghum grown in South Dakota in the production of ethanol. Chromatin said the agreement covers up to 4,400 acres of sorghum grain that will be grown in South Dakota. Chromatin, Inc. Brief

2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The report uses scientific modeling systems to project biomass resource availability under specified economic and sustainability constraints.

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TransCanada re-applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit; Trump wants permitting determination in 60 days

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The pipeline would cross the US border near Morgan, Montana and continue through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would connect to existing pipeline facilities near Steele City, Nebraska for onward delivery to Cushing, Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast Area. Earlier post.). Earlier post.). Brief

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: New Style, Same Old Hybrid System

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Take the YouTube video, "Georgetown Plant on the 2012 Camry," apparently posted by Toyota of the Black Hills, a dealer in Rapid City, South Dakota. Sometimes, you find information in the strangest places. It's got some shots of the newly redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry moving down the production line in Georgetown, Kentucky.

MSU-led regional team awarded $6M NSF grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

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The basin contains parts or most of five states—Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska—and more than 20 Indian reservations. The Upper Missouri River Basin refers to the Missouri River and all its tributaries upstream of Sioux City, Iowa. Brief

DSM and POET form major JV for cellulosic bioethanol; POET to decline $105M DOE loan guarantee

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DSM and POET will each hold a 50% share in the joint venture, which will be headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In November, 2008, the company started operating a cellulosic bio-ethanol pilot plant at its research center in Scotland, South Dakota. Earlier post.) Earlier post.) Beyond that, the US.

Obama's cabinet drunk on ethanol?

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Vilsack from Iowa at Agriculture, Salazar from Colorado at Interior, Daschle from South Dakota at HHS and likely Transportation nominee Ray LaHood are all big ethanol boosters. Obama's cabinet is looking very friendly toward ethanol, The Hill reports. Chu at Energy, while critical of corn ethanol, has been an advocate for cellulosic.

Nebraska provides TransCanada with map identifying Sandhills Regions to be avoided in designing alternative route for Keystone XL pipeline

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TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL project is designed to carry oil from Canada across Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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The 21 states participating in the BIP include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Brief

VG Energy and DAK Renewable Research to conduct field trials of LipidMax to boost corn oil yield

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DAK Renewable Research, headquartered in Brandon, South Dakota, brings agricultural innovations together with investors. DAK is providing twelve 2,000 ft 2 plots in South Dakota to measure the effect of LipidMax in corn oil production and test the robustness of LipidMax in field conditions. VG Energy, Inc. Brief

POET Reduces Cellulosic Ethanol Production Cost from $4.13 to $2.35/Gallon in First Year of Pilot Operation; <$2.00/Gallon Target for Commercial Start

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to $2.35, exceeding its expectations. Cost reduction came via reductions in energy usage, enzyme costs, raw material requirements and capital expenses.

EIA: new drilling technology revitalizes Powder River Basin oil production

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The coal-rich Powder River Basin is also experiencing a turnaround in oil production, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

USDA announces state finalists for $100M Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership for pumps with higher ethanol blends

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North Dakota. South Dakota. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive $100 million in grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to drivers in the US. Since announcing the program in May 2015, the US. Colorado. Florida.

E15 now available in North Dakota

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E15 blended gasoline is now available in four of North Dakota’s larger cities. North Dakota is the ninth state to offer the fuel blend containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. The others are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. million gallons. Brief

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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South Dakota State University. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has approved 41 projects from 152 submitted (culled from the 188 letters of intent originally received) for the 2012 Community Sequencing Program (CSP). This amounts to the equivalent of at least 10,000 human genomes in data. Proposer.

Nebraska and 6 other states file brief opposing enforcement of California LCFS

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The states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing enforcement of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Earlier post.). This regulation directly threatens $1.3 —Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. Brief

New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding. Earlier post.). The bill passed with bipartisan support in both chambers. The law allows Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Brief

Researchers Exploring Methods for Immobilizing Enzymes for Re-Use in Cellulosic Ethanol Processes

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A South Dakota State University professor is exploring ways to re-use enzymes in processes such as making cellulosic ethanol. In addition to the enzymes provided by Novozymes, the federal Department of Energy and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council help support Dalaly’s research though grants. Basil Dalaly.

EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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Region 4 (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee EPA is requesting proposals between): EPA is requesting proposals between $300,000 and $1,900,000. Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming): EPA is requesting proposals between $300,000 and $1,500,000.

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US State Department to hold 6 additional public meetings on Keystone XL oil sands pipeline

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During the first 30 days of this 90-day review period, the State Department plans to host public meetings in each of the five states through which the proposed pipeline would pass, namely Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Earlier post.). Brief

Grassley-Conrad bill would extend ethanol tax credits through 2016

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US Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) introduced a bill—the Domestic Energy Promotion Act of 2011— that would extend, through 2016, at descending levels, the volumetric ethanol excise tax credit, or VEETC, which is also known as the blenders’ credit. Brief

NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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The team, which includes researchers from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, seeks to identify a framework of carbon mitigation strategies that would minimize conflicts with food security and clean energy production priorities. These four-year awards support 27 institutions in 18 eligible jurisdictions. Lead organization. Description.

POET and Agrivida sign cellulosic ethanol technology joint development agreement

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In November, 2008, the company started operating a cellulosic bio-ethanol pilot plant at its research center in Scotland, South Dakota. POET Research Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of POET LLC, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, and Agrivida, Inc., The facility is slated to begin operations near the end of 2013. Brief

USDA awards $5.6M to 220 biofuel producers

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South Dakota State University (SDSU) received $2.3 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers (awards of less than $500 not listed) to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more than $4 million in additional grants that will advance the bioeconomy. produced 6.9

TransCanada re-applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit; alternative Nebraska route not yet determined

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The application includes the already reviewed route in Montana and South Dakota; TransCanada will supplement its new application with an alternative route in Nebraska as soon as that route is selected. The original application was denied in January. Earlier post.). Keystone XL has an initial capacity of 830,000 bbl/d. Brief

Midwestern Governors Urge EPA to Increase Ethanol Blend Level to E15

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Jennifer Granholm, Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association; South Dakota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; North Dakota Gov. Ten Midwestern governors recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting that ethanol blending levels be increased to 15% (E15). The letter was signed by Michigan Gov.

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NDPC study finds Bakken crude similar to other light sweet crudes, no greater rail transport risk

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Bakken crude is similar to other North American light, sweet crudes and does not pose a greater risk to transport by rail than other transportation fuels, according to a study recently completed by Turner, Mason & Company for the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC). —Kari Cutting, vice president of the NDPC. to 11.8 Brief

VeraSun Obtains $280M “Stalking Horse” Bid from Valero for Six Ethanol Facilities; Seeking to Sell All Assets

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The “US BioEnergy Group” consisting of production facilities in Central City and Ord, Nebraska; Albert City and Dyersville, Iowa; Hankinson, North Dakota; Janesville, Minnesota, and Woodbury, Michigan. The “Marion Group” consists of the production facility in Marion, South Dakota. Earlier post.). Don Endres, VeraSun CEO.

USGS to update Bakken Formation oil assessment based on new geological information; potential for greater recovery

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Assessment of Undiscovered Oil Resources in the Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation, Williston Basin Province, Montana and North Dakota, 2008.

POET Joins Magellan Midstream Partners to Assess Dedicated Ethanol Pipeline; Buckeye Drops Out

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The proposed common carrier pipeline system would gather ethanol from production facilities in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to serve terminals in major Northeastern markets. Magellan and Buckeye Partners, L. Earlier post.) POET is the largest producer of ethanol in the world with more than 1.5

Converting wastepaper to biocrude and hydrogen

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Biocrude compounds, product gas and reaction pathways from APR of wastepaper at 250 °C in presence of 5 wt % Ni(NO 3 ) 2 catalyst. Click to enlarge.

UT Austin researcher awarded $15M for switchgrass traits studies

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As glaciers and climate change occurred, their populations were pushed south. For the study, switchgrass plants will be grown in 14 test sites ranging north to south across the continent, from South Dakota to central Mexico. Both grants begin this fall. And as glaciers retreated, the populations expanded north. hallii.

ARB staff posts five more LCFS fuel pathways: biodiesel, RD, ethanol

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POET Biorefining Chancellor (Chancellor) produces ethanol from corn and sorghum at a dry mill plant in Chancellor, South Dakota; the plant can produce up to 120 million gallons of undenatured ethanol per rolling twelve-month period. The baseline CI value for gasoline is 95.86 g CO 2 e/MJ; for diesel fuel, it is 94.71 g CO 2 e/MJ.

TransCanada to re-apply for Keystone XL cross-border permit; proceeding with Cushing-to-Gulf portion as a discrete project with White House support

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Our application will include the already reviewed route in Montana and South Dakota. Map: TransCanada. Click to enlarge. Brief

Transcanada restarts Keystone oil sands pipeline operations

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The Canadian portion of the pipeline runs from Hardisty, Alberta east into Manitoba where it turns south and crosses the border into North Dakota.

State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts

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times the length of the current proposal (1,384 miles), with nearly identical routes in Montana and South Dakota. Source: Draft SEIS.

Harmonizing Low Carbon Fuel Standards

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The Midwestern Governor’s Association represents Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Harmonizing fuel programs between state, federal, and foreign jurisdictions is useful to ensure the optimum reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Earlier post.). Oregon. Washington. Europe.

DOE Regional Partnership Begins Core Sampling for Large-Volume Carbon Sequestration Test

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The project is one of two large-volume tests that the PCOR partnership is undertaking in the development phase of the DOE partnerships program, which focuses on large-volume carbon storage; the second test is planned for the Williston Basin in North Dakota. The validation phase (2005–2009) generally involves small-scale field tests.

DOE Regional Partnership Initiates CO2 Injection in Lignite Coal Seam

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A US Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) team of regional partners has begun injecting CO 2 into a deep lignite coal seam in Burke County, North Dakota, to demonstrate the economic and environmental viability of geologic CO 2 storage in the US Great Plains region. In collaboration with Eagle Operating Inc.,

State Department releases Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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For the Bakken crude portion of this Scenario, one new rail terminal would be necessary in both Epping, North Dakota, and Stroud, Nebraska.