The USDA is granting $700 million for nearly 300 biofuel producers experiencing losses from the COVID pandemic. In North Dakota, there are five biofuel producers and facilities getting assistance. Hankinson Renewable Energy in Hankinson, North Dakota received $6.7 million. Midwest Energy Group in Underwood, North Dakota received more than $4.5 million. Red Trail Energy in Richardton received more than $4.2 million. Tharaldson Ethanol Plant I in Casselton, North Dakota got $1.3 million and Red River Biorefinery in Grand Forks, North Dakota received a $288,000 grant. At least ten Minnesota companies and co-ops received grants including a $3 million grant for Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co-op and the Minnesota Soybean Processors for $2.7 million. Five facilities in South Dakota received grants including Redfield Energy at $3.7 million.
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