Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

June 9, 2019 |

In Finland, Neste said that Finland’s incoming government has introduced its Government Programme which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the share of biofuels in aviation is targeted at 30% through a blending obligation. “This is a significant goal, enabling Finland to […]

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Ship & Shore unveils pollution abatement solutions for ethanol producers

Ship & Shore unveils pollution abatement solutions for ethanol producers

June 9, 2019 |

In California, Ship & Shore Environmental Inc. (SSE), an environmental products and services company specializing in air pollution solutions, unveiled the latest technology and innovative solutions for corrosion, particulate, and tar/oil condensate and laden streams that affect critical oxidizer operation in the ethanol sector. “As Ethanol producers look to expand production, they are challenged to […]

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Attis Industries’ acquired ethanol plant expected to generate $150M in revenue

Attis Industries’ acquired ethanol plant expected to generate $150M in revenue

June 9, 2019 |

In Georgia, Attis Industries Inc. said its recently acquired corn ethanol plant in Fulton, NY is expected to generate over $150 million in revenue under its current operating conditions. This corn ethanol plant is just the base platform for the Company’s strategic plan to develop a state-of-the-art green tech campus in Fulton, NY. The appraised […]

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Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

June 9, 2019 |

In Kentucky, five years after the introduction of a transformative barge unloading system, Domtar’s Hawesville Mill continues to embark on projects that help increase reliability and performance in producing pulp and paper. One of their continuous improvement projects is a plant analysis and visualization tool called PARCview to monitor up-to-the-minute manufacturing data across their network […]

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Ethanol production down slightly over last week

Ethanol production down slightly over last week

June 9, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production declined 13,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1.2%, to average 1.044 million b/d—equivalent to 43.85 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. It remained 3,000 b/d (0.3%) above year ago levels. The four-week average ethanol production rate moved 0.2% higher to 1.056 million b/d, […]

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7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

June 9, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., last week, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing to determine a pathway toward regulating CBD. Mile High Labs Founder and CTO, Stephen Mueller spoke at this hearing and provided 7 recommendations to the FDA. He said “Don’t wait to regulate. CBD is rapidly becoming a preferred ingredient in everything […]

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Olive oil wastewater could be useful for value-added compound production

Olive oil wastewater could be useful for value-added compound production

June 9, 2019 |

In Argentina, researchers are looking at olive oil wastewater in a whole new light from its current status as something to be discarded and a harmful agro-industrial effluent to something that is full of carbohydrates, organic acids and mineral nutrients, as well as elevated contents of phenolics and other natural antioxidants compounds, that make it […]

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Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

June 9, 2019 |

            NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. is leading the way in turning recycled organic materials, like used cooking oil – white and brown grease, animal tallow and a variety of vegetable oils – into renewable transportation fuels, like second-generation advanced green diesel and other products, with their Oregon facility. Representing an […]

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RFA publishes E15 Information Resources

RFA publishes E15 Information Resources

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, DC, the Renewable Fuels Association shared key RFA resources on E15 are available publicly, including RFA’s Model Misfuelling Mitigation Plan which has been promoted by the EPA; RFA’s comprehensive E15 Retailer Handbook which provides fuel retailers with regulatory and technical guidance in order to legally store and sell E15 ethanol blends; a comprehensive […]

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Algal biomass as a potential ingredient in cattle feed

Algal biomass as a potential ingredient in cattle feed

June 2, 2019 |

In Nebraska, researchers at the University of Nebraska conducted a study evaluating the effects of feeding condensed algal residue solubles (CARS; available in 2019 in Blair, NE area) to finishing cattle for 100 days. The feedstuff CARS demonstrated to be a safe feed ingredient in cattle diets. Feeding CARS to finishing cattle improved F:G as […]

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