CVEC to collect greenhouse gas credits

By | July 08, 2008
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. LLLP, a 47 MMgy ethanol plant in Benson, Minn., has entered into an agreement with Carbon Green LLC and Environmental Credit Corp., which will develop greenhouse gas credits stemming from CVEC's renewable energy use and ethanol production. In addition to ethanol, CVEC recently installed a biomass gasifier, which provides thermal energy for its facility and will save natural gas usage by 90 percent. Ethanol producer Corn Plus LLLP in Winnebago, Minn., began a similar project in March when it joined the Chicago Climate Exchange with the help of Carbon Green and Environmental Credit.