Red River Biorefinery is an advanced ethanol production facility located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The facility produces high-grade ethanol (ethyl alcohol) for use in hand sanitizers products, fuel-grade ethanol additives, animal feed, and renewable natural gas. RRB has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any ethanol production facility in North America due to its use of certain feedstocks and recycling of the natural gas produced from its own waste water discharge.
Red River Biorefinery is a proud contributor to the Grand Forks region by providing a high-value agricultural product as well as a key service to various farming cooperatives and food manufacturers.
RRB produces high-grade ethanol that meets USP standards. RRB's production design allows for substantial removal of harmful impurities to ensure product safety and quality
A portion of RRB's ethanol production is used as a fuel additive in gasoline. The carbon intensity (CI) of RRB's ethanol is substantially lower than other ethanol producers, allowing gasoline retailers the ability to meet their renewable fuel and low-carbon compliance obligations
The byproduct and solids from RRB's production system are high in protein and can provide a reliable feed for livestock
RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS (RNG)
RRB's on-site water treatment system removes high-strength biological impurities and produces Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The RNG is then re-used in the ethanol production process to offset the fossil fuel requirements of the facility and reduce RRB's carbon footprint.