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  1. Here's something from my Scottrade acct. I bought a few Green Plains but a lot of Vera Sun---boy did I miss that one. GPRE has run the gammit as it was down around $4 a year and a half ago and around $22 right now. I still have the 100 shares. 6/7/2007 GPRE BOUGHT 100 SHARES OF GPRE AT $19.58
  2. Did you look at the vimeo's I linked to in my last post?
  3. SteveV sent these two Youtubes that have some great info. Make sure you listen especially towards the end of both. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNk4Am3K7Hg&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIc-rAhJvGo&feature=youtu.be
  4. Probably but not 100% sure. The pump in the next town ten miles away that they gave money for actually is dispensing ethanol from a different plant that can't load railcars---just trucks. The price from that plant is cheaper and Little Sioux must be able to contract and rail for a better price so is doing just that. LS never loads trucks.
  5. Little Sioux Corn Processors will give $15,000 towards blenders and there still aren't many takers.
  6. Maybe they're right---import more oil and export ethanol---NOT!!!
  7. The juice is the sugar that gets fermented. At a farmers market a guy had a machine that sqeezed the cane and then I drank it. Can't say that I really liked it very well since it was too sweet for me. The guys that owned the mill were putting in additional equipment to make cane sugar so that they could do whatever was the most profitable---fuel or sugar.
  8. I visited a mill at Nanuque BR in August 2001 and watched the trucks hauling and the stalks squeezed to get the juice out. Wouldn't be much different than trying to store 28% moisture corn up here.
  9. That's not far from me---back about 2008 I hauled corn up there. Seems like they've had a lot of turnover of help the last few years.
  10. Go to Google Maps and take a look at the plant from the satellite view----- a zillion trucks waiting to unload. The big ball is used to store the coal but coal is not the way to go anymore. Goldfield Iowa and Heron Lake MN converted/or converting to natural gas. When I invested in Goldfield, I thought coal was the way to go. Glad I sold my shares there and glad I'm in Siouxland Ethanol that is using some landfill gas from next door---doesn't get better than that.
  11. http://columbustelegram.com/news/local/adm-dedicates-ethanol-power-plants/article_be7aaeb8-8ba2-11df-862c-001cc4c002e0.html
  12. I can see it and sounds like you're having success---that's great.
  13. Something else comes to mind about crude. I met a guy that sells lubricating oil to the tankers hauling oil from Nigeria back to Philadelphia PA. He told me a good tanker captain steals a little of the cargo to use as fuel for the engines but if he gets greedy and there are a lot of propane type molecules in the crude, the engine goes BOOM. I found that pretty interesting. This guy also hated ethanol.
  14. According to the news, the accident happened about a mile west of town. That's about how far a good sized ethanol plant is located west of Casselton if you look at Google Maps. One thing we need to remember is that those axles don't know the difference if ethanol or crude are in the tank.
  15. My niece said it was Enterprise Rental. Don't know if that is local policy or nation wide company policy.
  16. I'm at Okracoke NC for Christmas. Because my sister's Jeep has a computer problem she rented a Budget GMC Yukon that is flex at Hayes VA where she lives and where Phillips Petroleum has an E85 pump. They have you return vehicles empty so I said lets fill at the E85 pump. My sister said the lady at the rental place said do not use E85-----makes me mad just thinking about it. I guess that is why we need mandates----to compensate for STUPID people. I think I'll have a talk with them when we return it. >
  17. Yes, The Mobil in St Louis at the 229 mile marker on I 70 was $3.099 for E85 and I think $3.859 or less for regular. Makes no sense except it is handy to the Interstate. st
  18. I filled the tank of the Focus and a 6 gallon jug there today---$2.849. The only problem was the E85 prices shows the Speedway just south of I-64 and the sign pointed north. I asked someone where it was and it was 1 mile north of the interchange.There is so much traffic out here that if you make a wrong turn it takes forever waiting at traffic lights to correct any mistakes. By the way, I paid about twenty cents more for E85 than regular in St. Louis yesterday but I did it anyway. >
  19. Orange City is 20 miles west of me and actually hasn't had E85 for years. Sioux Center is 10 miles northwest of OC and has E85. I filled there a couple of months ago and can't even remember if it's a blender but i think so. Kind of interesting about Hartley which is 15 miles NE of me----Dino's put in a blender a few years ago since Valero has the ethanol plant in town but won't at the store they have here in Paullina. I've hounded the guy for years and Little Sioux Ethanol plant will even give him $15,000 but no joy. Evidently the Cenex cardtol in Hartley finally decided to get with the program.
  20. Phil, I don't bother with the glass jar---I just shake the red plastic jug before filling every time and I can guarantee the Stihl chain saw gets mixed when I pick it up and check the see through fuel level window and pull on it a few times before it starts. I just used it a couple of weeks ago and the E10/oil in it is well over a year old. I know that's not good but I want to push to see how bad I can treat it and have it still do the job. I hear people say E10 won't last 2 weeks and I know that's total BS.
  21. Should be done everywhere. One of the main reasons I invested in the Jackson NE corn ethanol plant was because of the methane from the adjoining landfill---it's just a supplement but they are increasing the methane usage and it is the ticket into California with their Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Sometimes things I think are ridiculous aren't all bad.
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