N.D. starts ethanol check-off program

By | June 10, 2010
The North Dakota Ethanol Council (NDEC) has started a check-off program, reserving 0.03 of one cent of every ethanol gallon sold or produced in the state. The money, expected to equal roughly $100,000 annually, will be used for research and future ethanol promotion. "Ethanol in North Dakota represents $300 million of economic impact and approximately 10,000 jobs in the state," said Jeff Zueger, NDEC chairman. "We have to be sure we don't lose this." Each plant in the state will provide a quarterly production affidavit and the according payment to the NDEC.