Tag: Alabama

Evonik expands sodium methylate facility in Mobile, Ala. to boost supplies for biodiesel industry

Evonik expands sodium methylate facility in Mobile, Ala. to boost supplies for biodiesel industry

December 4, 2018 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corporation will undertake a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate facility located in Mobile, Ala. Upon completion, the Mobile plant will be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year. The decision to expand capacity follows Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020, […]

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Auburn University researchers lead $2 million DOE butyl acetate project

Auburn University researchers lead $2 million DOE butyl acetate project

October 31, 2018 |

In Alabama, Auburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that promises to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project will create a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. Joining as […]

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Inventure Renewables teams with Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra on Chinese facility

Inventure Renewables teams with Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra on Chinese facility

August 7, 2018 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced an agreement with Wilmar International and Desmet Ballestra Group to begin construction on a new facility in Jiangsu province, China. The plant, which will bolt on to an existing Wilmar facility, will utilize Inventure’s recently developed Soap Carbonate Technology to convert low-value processing residues into valuable, uncontaminated Free Fatty Acids. […]

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Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

June 19, 2018 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced the successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at a Wilmar International processing plant in Jiangsu province, China. The technology is being used to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel from a wide range of vegetable oil feedstocks. “The launch of the plant in […]

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Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at  Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

Inventure Renewables implements Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at Chinese Wilmar biodiesel plant

June 12, 2018 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables has announced the successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at a Wilmar International processing plant in Jiangsu province, China. The technology is being used to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel from a wide range of vegetable oil feedstocks. “The launch of the plant in […]

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Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

March 1, 2018 |

In Alabama, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Southern Research for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a multi-step catalytic process for conversion of sugars from non-food biomass to acrylonitrile – a key precursor in […]

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Alabama farmers look to carinata as alternative to winter wheat

Alabama farmers look to carinata as alternative to winter wheat

January 8, 2018 |

In Alabama, farmers are giving carinata a go as a winter rotation crop to see if could add value to their operations while also providing Agrisoma supplies during the off-season after its Midwest farmers have already harvested. In the Midwest, carinata is a summer crop but its cold weather tolerance means it could potentially be […]

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Evonik boosts production capacity at sodium methylate plant to support biodiesel industry

Evonik boosts production capacity at sodium methylate plant to support biodiesel industry

August 3, 2016 |

In Alabama, Evonik Corp. has recently completed a significant capacity expansion at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama. The company has increased capacity from 60,000 to 72,000 metric tons per year through operational excellence, as well as infrastructure investments. Although sodium methylate is used in various applications including pharmaceuticals, polymers and agrochemicals synthesis, it […]

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Lake Erie Biofuels buys Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Alabama

Lake Erie Biofuels buys Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Alabama

November 17, 2015 |

In Alabama, biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC doing business as Hero BX announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, Alabama. The plant will be operated under the name Hero BX Alabama LLC. Hero BX will capitalize on its strong technical and operational expertise […]

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Inventure Renewables to build commercial scale waste oil biofuel plant for Wilmar in China

Inventure Renewables to build commercial scale waste oil biofuel plant for Wilmar in China

September 24, 2015 |

In Alabama, Inventure Renewables, Inc. has announced construction of a commercial scale plant for Wilmar (China) Oleochemicals Co., Ltd. The commercial scale plant will be used to convert a waste vegetable oil byproduct into intermediate materials, which can be further processed into higher value food, feed and industrial products, including biodiesel. “We’re very excited to […]

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