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Investigation: INEOS Failed Despite $129 Million in Taxpayer Subsidies
January 20, 2017 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Lucas Daprile (TC Palm)  TCPalm examined thousands of government documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and Florida public records requests, to determine what taxpayers got in return for their $129 million investment …

Finding the Real Value of Hemp in Kentucky
January 4, 2017 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Grace Schneider  (Courier-Journal)  After a recent boost in funding, the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at the University of Louisville is delving into the science and economics of commercializing industrial hemp.
It’s a new line of …

Crown Point Tops off Tank with New E-85 Fuel Grant
September 8, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  The Indiana Department of Transportation and Northwest Regional Planning Commission will continue to pay for E-85 fuel used by the Crown Point Police Department.

Police Chief Pete Land said the department …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

SIUE, Madison County to Partner on Energy Sector Study
August 23, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Landis (The Telegraph)  A grant from a national non-profit organization will fund a study examining how to develop Madison County’s energy industry, officials announced last week.

Representatives from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville applied for the …

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect
August 17, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost weekly, another announcement is made about a retail location offering E15. The rollouts, large and …

Proposed Plant Gets Local Entity Funds
July 22, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by George Gale (KXORadio.com)  (Funding for new Ethanol Plant)…It was approved by the Imperial Irrigation District Directors Tuesday.

The IID Board was acting as the Local Entity. California Ethanol and Power is planning to build a processing …

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery
July 5, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former ethanol plant at 1600 Rock Island Road. In partnership with Robert Lopez, a Tucumcari farmer, …

Solutions from the Land’s ‘Farmer-First’ Climate Smart Agriculture Principle
June 22, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land (SfL) this week (week of June 1, 2016) underscores the priority and responsibility that SfL …

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel
June 10, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power its maintenance vehicles. Cummins engineers built the on-site system, …

Ethanol Project Grant Denied: New Energy Investors Developers Updating Grant Request
June 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Keith Norman  (The Jamestown Sun)  Officials with New Energy Investors are planning on submitting an updated grant request to the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee after its previous request was denied in May, …

Many Agree: Hyacinth’s a Gas
March 16, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Reed Fujii  (Recordnet.com)  Water weed holds promise as biofuel  —  Water hyacinth, the invasive water weed that carpets San Joaquin Delta channels in the warm season, choking out native species, degrading water quality, blocking …

Canadian Company to Produce New Kind of Biodiesel
March 14, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Edmonton, Canada-based SBI BioEnergy plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the end of the year, at a lower cost than existing renewable fuels.

SBI is in the …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 26, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Sunoco Ethanol Plant in Volney Receives NYS REDC Grant to Support Construction of Barley Malting Facility
December 22, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(SatPRNews.com/Marketwired)  $9.1 Million Project to Be Supported by $700,000 Regional Economic Development Council Grant —  The Sunoco Fulton Ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney, N.Y. has received a Central New York Regional Economic Development Grant in …

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport
December 16, 2015 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable …

Precourt Institute and TomKat Center Award $2.1 Million for Energy Research
November 28, 2015 – 12:24 am | No Comment

by Mark Shwartz  (Stanford University) The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.  Launched in 2010, …

Xcel Energy Grants Natural Resources Research Institute $1.9 Million for Bioenergy
November 6, 2015 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund has granted the University of Minnesota’s Natural Resources Research Institute $1.9 million to develop locally produced biofuels that will later be injected into …

Algenol CEO Exits; Staff Cut by 25%, Investors Re-Up for Two Years, New Direction Tipped
October 26, 2015 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover.

In Florida, the hammer …

Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund Invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel
October 17, 2015 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR Newswire) The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that is competitive with traditional petroleum, University …

New Flex-Fuel Pumps Allow Minnesotans to Breathe Easier, Save Money
September 30, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Peterson and Jeffrey Jackson (Owatonna People’s Press)  … We all want to breathe cleaner air and save a few bucks when we put fuel in our vehicles. I am proud to say that Minnesota’s …

Illinois Corn Working to Support #Ethanol, E15
September 15, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … One such initiative is working with key players in Chicago to get 150 E15 stations up and running in the city. A piece of legislation is sitting with the Alderman and …

Forest Waste-to-RNG Technology to Be Demonstrated in California
September 11, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Placer County/Biomass Magazine) A new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California.

The process, developed by Canadian firm G4 Insights, converts scraps …

NCGA Invests an Additional $500,000 in Prime the Pump
July 27, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn Growers Association took another big step toward providing the driving public with lower gas prices and more fuel choice including better access to higher blends of …

California Ethanol Granted $750K Loan from County
July 2, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Michael Dukes (Imperial Valley Press)  The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved California Ethanol + Power LLC’s proposal to build an ethanol plant in Imperial County back in 2013, but at the time, significant …

Ohio Corn Marketing Program Awards First Ethanol Infrastructure Grant
June 17, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net)  The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) is pleased to announce Speedway LLC (Speedway) as the first recipient of The Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program. Speedway, based in Enon, Ohio, will use …

Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator Celebrates Opening
December 30, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(County of Ottawa, Michigan/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At a grand opening in early December, Ottawa County, Michigan, announced the official kick‐off of the Great Lakes Ag‐Tech Business Incubator.

The incubator, a non‐profit corporation, will specialize in helping …

UBC Research Looks to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy
November 19, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Two new Genome BC-funded projects led by UBC researchers will harness microbial community research to help tackle sustainable development challenges in biofuel and BC shale gas development.

The initiatives, led by UBC microbiologist …

Cereal Grains Food Science Professor Receives Grant to Bring Corn Co-product to Market
October 28, 2014 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(South Dakota State University/Lab Manager)  South Dakota State University food science professor Padmanaban Krishnan received a four-year grant geared toward getting corn co-products to the food market.

With a $576,000 project budget for the Minnesota Corn …

Michigan State University Partnership Accelerates Bio-Based Projects
June 12, 2014 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program for the Bio-Economy, launched by MSU and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announces the first three BioAg projects selected for grants to help make them …

Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant
March 25, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock. The grant would help facilitate the opening of the plant, which currently has not begun …

A Design Viewpoint
November 27, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Washington State University)  … NARA (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance) is developing regional aviation biofuel solutions, since the aviation industry is in need of a viable and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. IDX’s specific role within NARA …

Ethanol Plant Offering Blending Pump Grants
October 30, 2013 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Little Sioux Corn Processors (LSCP), a 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant based in Marcus, Iowa, is offering financial assistance to Iowa retailers who install blender pumps. The LSCP board …

Cheaper E-15 Gasoline Debuts in Twin Cities
October 29, 2013 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jay Kolls (KSTP.com)  There is a new and less-expensive ethanol-blend gasoline available for the first time in Minnesota, according to the new owners of an independent oil company called “Minnoco.” It’s called E-15 and is …

New Winter Crop, Mini-Biorefinery to Launch in DeWitt
October 29, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Fischer (Stuttgart Daily Leader)  DeWitt became the first Community of Innovation after city leaders saw the opportunity in developing a biofuel resource.

A new winter crop and the technology to turn it into biofuel …

Auditor General Questions Effectiveness of Alberta’s Biofuel Incentives
July 16, 2013 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Darcy Henton (Calgary Herald)  Programs may have increased emissions

Alberta handed out $200 million in biofuel incentives that may have actually increased — rather than reduced — greenhouse gas emissions, says the auditor general.

Merwan Saher …

FAPC Algae Project Ranks No. 1 for OCAST Funding
May 14, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   An algae research proposal from Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) was ranked No. 1 of 28 plant-related research projects, resulting in $100,000 in funding …

University of Missouri Gets $2 Million Grant for Sustainability Research from Rental Car Company’s Foundation
April 29, 2013 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Kansas City Star/Associated Press)  A St. Louis-based rental car company has announced a $2 million gift to the University of Missouri.

The donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Louis-based Enterprise car-rental company, …

Biofuels Center Announces 2012-2013 Targeted Biofuels Development Funding Program, Strengthening Western NC
February 14, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced Monday, 4 February 2013, it will award up to $1.1 million for projects that address identified areas of critical need related to the …

Greenhouse to Utilize CO2, Waste Heat from Adjacent Ethanol Plant
January 7, 2013 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Across the road from Greenfield Ethanol-Chatham, construction on Truly Green greenhouses is ongoing. The innovative project will utilize the waste heat and CO2 from the 195 MMly ethanol plant …

Tampa Port Works to Begin Operation of 96-Car Ethanol Unit Train
October 16, 2012 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There are two ethanol-related firsts at the new Tampa Gateway Rail terminal in Florida. The Port of Tampa now has the nation’s first ethanol unit train-to-refined productions pipeline and …

Biofuels Plant Up and Running in Lee County
October 15, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(WinkNews)  …The motors started running bright and early at 6:00 Saturday morning at FL Biofuels. The facility, which is located next to the State Farmer’s Market on Edison Ave, will turn vegetable oil into Diesel.

The …

Biofuels Center of North Carolina 2012-2013 Request for Proposals
September 28, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  To accelerate development of a statewide biofuels industry, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina funds projects and activities supporting its legislatively mandated mission of implementing North Carolina’s Strategic Plan for …

South Dakota’s Biofuels and Economic Boom
August 29, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South Dakota has become one of the fastest-growing states in the US, at the same time as it has achieved energy independence through development of its biofuels fleet.  Coincidence, or …

Nebraska Corn Growers Funding Blender Pumps
August 27, 2012 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska corn growers are on a mission to get more blender pumps installed in their state, especially in the larger cities.

Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board, gave …

Entrepreneurs Cook Up Biodiesel Formula for a Greener Windsor
August 23, 2012 – 9:55 pm | No Comment

by Phoebe Ho (MetroNews)  With barely any background in chemistry, a University of Windsor nursing grad and her business partner spent the last two months experimenting with animal fat and vegetable oil in hopes of creating …

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston
July 23, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus Thursday morning. A $200,000 two-year grant …

Nebraska Corn Board Funding More Blender Pumps
July 17, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Retailers in Nebraska will get some help putting in pumps that give more choices when it comes to ethanol. The Nebraska Corn Board will give grants of $30,000 for acquisition and installation of …

Corn Marketing Council Grants to Help Pay to Install Flex Fuel Pumps
September 29, 2011 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Megan Banta (Evansville Courier & Press)  Hoosiers will soon see new flex fuel pumps at a handful of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations funded by a grant program launched Wednesday by the Indiana …

Ethanol Plant’s Opening in Southern Indian River Delayed until Summer 2012
August 4, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

by Henry A. Stephens (TCPalm.com)  The opening of the nation’s first waste-derived bio-ethanol plant is running a few months behind schedule, officials said Tuesday, but not by enough time to cause concern.

“We hope to be …