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Fuel Marketer News and REG to host biofuel marketing webinar September 22

Fuel Marketer News and REG to host biofuel marketing webinar September 22

August 18, 2016 |

In Cyberspace, Fuel Marketer News and REG are hosting a webinar on September 22 at 1:30 p.m. CDT aimed at helping fuel marketers understand the number of alternative fuel options available. A firsthand account from Growmark on how they use biodiesel blended fuel to drive margin for their fuel business will be highlighted in the […]

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National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives grant to study partnerships

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives grant to study partnerships

August 18, 2016 |

In Illinois, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center as well as two departments of Madison County have been awarded a non-financial grant to support the study of ways to connect economic and workforce development in Madison County to education. The hope is the study will outline ways to boost job creation and training […]

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Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

Researchers make breakthrough in catalyst for methane to methanol

August 18, 2016 |

In California, a team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered […]

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Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

August 18, 2016 |

In Washington, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about Renewable Fuel Standard. In short, the EPA has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable […]

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Alliance BioEnergy teams with DcR to commercialize CTS

Alliance BioEnergy teams with DcR to commercialize CTS

August 17, 2016 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent agreement  with DcR Engineering Services, Inc. (DCR) to provide Sales Representation and Support for the purpose of bringing ALLM’s CTS process technology to specific Industrial and Commercial Markets including those presently being serviced by DCR and those building new ethanol […]

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QCCP says Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn showed 26% ethanol increase

QCCP says Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn showed 26% ethanol increase

August 17, 2016 |

In Iowa, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) Head Engineer Travis Brotherson reported a 26 percent increase in ethanol production after a recently-completed trial. The trial consisted of a combination of Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn. Brotherson said this dramatic increase was achieved by realizing an additional 6 percent yield per bushel from converting kernel […]

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New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

New report looks at LCA of biofuels from MSW

August 17, 2016 |

In North Carolina, a new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation uses a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW to assess the environmental impacts associated with MSW conversion via landfill gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, and gasification/Fischer-Tropsch. How current infrastructure could be used to support an MSW-to-biofuels industry is also explored using North […]

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Swedish researchers find 1TWh of power in pulp and paper mill waste streams

Swedish researchers find 1TWh of power in pulp and paper mill waste streams

August 17, 2016 |

In Sweden, researchers have determined that there is one terawatt-hour of biogas in the waste streams from paper and pulp mills. A biogas facility at, or adjacent to, a mill also provides a number of other advantages, as a newly released research report shows. “The most important result is that we now know with certainty […]

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NEC develops bioplastic from cellulose resin

NEC develops bioplastic from cellulose resin

August 17, 2016 |

In Japan, NEC Corporation, in collaboration with the Kyoto Institute of Technology and a representative Japanese lacquerware artist, Dr. Yutaro Shimode, announced the development of a bioplastic using resin (cellulose resin) from grasses, trees and other non-edible plant resources that features the highly regarded “Urushi black” color of Japanese traditional lacquerware. In order to create […]

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Nigeria to invest in biofuel R&D center

Nigeria to invest in biofuel R&D center

August 17, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the Petroleum Technology Development fund will set up a national coordination center for biofuel R&D at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic studies in Kaduna and has called on the national petroleum industry to provide support and funding to getting biofuel production to commercial scale in the country. One of the fund’s […]

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