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Ethanol plant in Iowa to expand algae production - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Article by David Shaffer - Feb. 2, 2012 A Midwest ethanol company says it will begin building a five-acre production facility to grow algae fed by carbon dioxide emitted by its ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. The project, which uses technology developed by BioProcess Algae, is the next step toward commercial production of algae for animal feed, fuel, Omega-3 oils and other uses, the companies said in a news release. Green Plains Renewable Energy, based in Omaha, owns nine ethanol plants, including one in Fergus Falls. It is the first ethanol maker to focus on producing algae using byproduct carbon dioxide from an ethanol plant. Read More