Tag: Arizona

Political fight over clean energy initiative begins in Arizona

Political fight over clean energy initiative begins in Arizona

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service Co., is fighting billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer’s clean energy initiative through his NextGen Climate Action group, called “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona,” which aims to ask voters whether they want the state Constitution to require half of Arizona’s electricity come from renewable sources like wind and […]

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University of Arizona gets $15 million grant to set up biofuels and bioproducts center

University of Arizona gets $15 million grant to set up biofuels and bioproducts center

October 17, 2017 |

In Arizona, the University of Arizona has received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new center focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S. Kimberly Ogden, director of the UA Institute for Energy […]

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Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough on breaking down xylose

Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough on breaking down xylose

July 3, 2017 |

In Arizona, researchers at Arizona State University wanted to squeeze out more energy from xylose sugars. To do so, they challenged E. coli bacteria that could thrive comfortably on glucose — and switch out the growth medium broth to grow solely on xylose. The bacteria would be forced to adapt to the new food supply […]

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Arizona State University wins award for its algae technology center

Arizona State University wins award for its algae technology center

June 1, 2017 |

In Arizona, the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), located at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus, won the gold award for algae education institution from the Algae Industry Magazine’s 2017 International Readers’ Poll. AzCATI serves as a resource hub for algae-based products, finds innovative commercial uses for algae, operates as a learning environment […]

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Arizona governor signs bill allowing stations to sell isobutanol blends

Arizona governor signs bill allowing stations to sell isobutanol blends

May 23, 2017 |

In Arizona, Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. Bill HB 2368 permits isobutanol to be used as an oxygenate in gasoline for on-road vehicles in […]

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Pinal Energy in $10 million lawsuit with Southwest Gas over un-built pipeline

Pinal Energy in $10 million lawsuit with Southwest Gas over un-built pipeline

May 15, 2017 |

In Arizona, Pinal Energy is in a $10 million lawsuit with Southwest Gas over the company’s alleged failure to build a gas pipeline that is meant to supply the ethanol plant. The company has paid more than $8 million for a pipeline that was never built, though it was meant to be back in 2008. […]

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USDA ARS using giant electronic scanner to select best energy sorghum varieties

USDA ARS using giant electronic scanner to select best energy sorghum varieties

October 12, 2016 |

In Arizona, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service is experimenting with a giant electronic scanner to study the individual characteristics of thousands of energy sorghum plants growing underneath it in work funded by the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) known as Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). The work in Maricopa aims to speed […]

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ASU gets DOE funding for algae and cyanobacteria research

ASU gets DOE funding for algae and cyanobacteria research

May 24, 2016 |

In Arizona, two Arizona State University biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative solutions in bioenergy. ASU’s research projects approach the question from two different angles: • Algae: This project will develop mixotrophic algae that can consume both CO2 and cellulosic sugars and significantly improve […]

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Yuma County approves new biodiesel rules but doesn’t want to limit larger plants

Yuma County approves new biodiesel rules but doesn’t want to limit larger plants

February 2, 2016 |

In Arizona, Yuma County’s board of supervisors has approved new biodiesel regulations but supervisors want to make sure that when the rules are implemented they do not discourage plants of over 500,000 gallons per year from locating in the county. Planners said the larger facilities must site in”intensive industrial” or “heavy industrial” zones, with those […]

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Arterran Renewables releases new drop in coal replacement

Arterran Renewables releases new drop in coal replacement

October 6, 2015 |

In Arizona, Arterran Renewables presents society with a new, disruptive innovation, Thermocatalytic Transformation, able to produce renewable, sustainable base load energy as the world’s 1st ‘drop in’ replacement for thermal coal. The company says the biofuel is far superior to wood pellets, with a 50% increased energy density of 12,200 btu/lb rivaling the highest grades […]

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