December 22, 2014 12:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, LLLP

Company Overview

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, LLLP produces and markets ethanol, and industrial and beverage alcohol products in the United States. It produces fuel ethanol from starch and sugar-based feedstock; industrial-grade ethyl alcohol for use in food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries; distiller’s dried grains and solubles that are used in feed rations for livestock; and E85, a motor fuel blend of ethanol and gasoline that is used as an alternative fuel. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Benson, Minnesota.

270 20th Street NW

Benson, MN 56215

United States

Founded in 1996





Key Executives for Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, LLLP

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Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, LLLP Key Developments

GreenShift Corporation Announces Major Ruling in Litigation over Corn Oil Extraction Patents

GreenShift Corp. announced the issuance of a significant ruling in its ongoing prosecution of ethanol producers and other entities for infringement of GreenShift's patented corn oil extraction processes, including U.S. Patent Nos. 7,601,858, 8,008,516, 8,008,517, and 8,283,484. According to a release, GreenShift believes that the ruling strengthens its case for infringement against any person or entity recovering or facilitating the recovery of corn oil from the concentrated thin stillage by-product of ethanol producers. All of the following defendants in GreenShift's current litigation argued that GreenShift's patents are limited to the recovery of at least 95% of the oil present in the concentrated thin stillage feed stream, and that they are consequently not infringing on GreenShift's patents because they are recovering less than 95% of the oil present in their concentrated thin stillage feed streams: (1) Ace Ethanol; (2) Al-Corn Clean Fuel; (3) Blue Flint Ethanol; (4) Bushmills Ethanol; (5) Chippewa Valley Ethanol; (6) Heartland Corn Products; (7) Lincolnway Energy; (8) United Wisconsin Grain Producers; (9) Iroquois Bio-Energy Company; (10) Cardinal Ethanol; (11) ICM; (12) Big River Resources West Burlington; (13) Adkins Energy; (14) Big River Resources Galva; (15) Lincolnland Agri-Energy and (16) David Vander Griend. The Court disagreed with the defendants' arguments, the company said, and issued a Supplemental Claim Construction Order clarifying that the patents do not require recovery of any particular percentage of oil present in the syrup feed stream. Significantly, the Court ruled that most of GreenShift's patent claims cover mechanical processing to recover a product that is largely or mostly oil, and that they are not limited by the amount of oil that is not recovered from the concentrated thin stillage stream.

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