January 25, 2022

The public is invited to join Mayville State University agribusiness students for a biodiesel workshop. The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with a better understanding of the role and benefits that biodiesel plays in the fuel market and its importance to the agricultural community. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. It is being sponsored and paid for by the North Dakota Soybean Council.

The workshop will also provide an overview of Renewable Diesel, another fuel option made from soybean oil, other oils, waste grease, and fats. With the new crushing facility coming to the Casselton, N.D. area, as well as Renewable Diesel production in Dickinson, these fuels provide important added-value to agriculture in North Dakota.

Workshop presenter Hoon Ge is founder and president of MEG Corp. He is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years in the petroleum industry. He has experience in refining additive formulation, and alternative fuels. Prior to starting MEG Corp. in 2005, Hoon worked for several well-known companies, including Koch Refining and Schaeffer Manufacturing. While at Koch Refining for ten years, he was responsible for blending diesel and gasoline. He managed the fuel additives division at Schaeffer Manufacturing for nine years.

MEG Corp. has brought agribusiness presentations to North Dakota State College of Science and Williston State College in North Dakota, as well as colleges in Missouri and Nebraska. Plans are underway for workshops in other North Dakota colleges. In addition, MEG has provided workshops on diesel, biodiesel, and gasoline/ethanol for more than 60 programs in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.