– by Jim Lane, August 23, 2016, Biofuels Digest
Graphic: Biofuels Digest
In Nebraska, word has arrived from Green Plains that it will purchase the Madison, Ill., Mount Vernon, Ind. and York, Neb. ethanol facilities from Abengoa Bioenergy with combined annual production capacity of 236 million gallons per year, for approximately $237 million in cash, plus certain working capital adjustments.
The company said it was the successful bidder on three ethanol plants for sale conducted under the provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
– June 4, 2016, WNAX
Abengoa ethanol plants in York and Ravenna Nebraska have restarted operations this week. That’s a very positive development according to Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller. Abengoa is attempting to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and wants to sell its ethanol assets. Sneller says having the restart is important given the upheaval the Spanish based company is undergoing.
He says it’s not clear yet of what type of new ownership there will be of the ethanol facilities going forward but the fact they’re operating again is positive.
– by Mike Bell, April 29, 2016, Sioux City Journal
Photo: Jordan Gonzalez/Sioux City Journal
A ribbon cutting for the newly installed gasification system that will utilize wood waste in Scenic Park is set for 10:15 a.m. Friday.
Purchased using grant funds awarded by the TREES Heat Nebraska program, the project represents a step forward for community renewable energy, according to Adam Smith, Nebraska Forest Service products utilization team leader.
As the emerald ash borer parasite is predicted to invade Nebraska in the near future, the need for utilizing community wood waste is becoming more important, the city of South Sioux City said in a statement.