Tag: Colorado

Gevo switches to ethanol at Lucerne as it waits for isobutanol market to catch up

Gevo switches to ethanol at Lucerne as it waits for isobutanol market to catch up

November 8, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo said it decided to reduce its employee base at the Luverne Facility in October to better match industry norms in terms of staffing levels necessary to produce solely ethanol at the plant. It does not believe that this staffing reduction will impact its ability to periodically return to the co-production of isobutanol […]

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Gevo announces two collaborations with national labs on energy density and catalysts

Gevo announces two collaborations with national labs on energy density and catalysts

October 9, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced it will be partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on a project to improve the energy density of certain Gevo hydrocarbon products, such as its alcohol-to-jet-fuel (ATJ), to meet product specifications for tactical fuels for specialized military applications such as RJ-4, RJ-6 and JP-10, which are currently purchased by […]

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Gevo teams with Virgin Australia on alcohol-to-jet deal

Gevo teams with Virgin Australia on alcohol-to-jet deal

October 3, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group, a leading Australian airline group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia. Gevo’s ATJ is […]

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NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability

NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability

September 19, 2017 |

In Colorado, an enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability. The enzyme, called CelA, comes from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, and NREL scientists reported three years […]

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CoBank report says ethanol industry will soon face worsening margins that could lead to consolidation

CoBank report says ethanol industry will soon face worsening margins that could lead to consolidation

August 17, 2017 |

In Colorado, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, the ethanol market will soon face worsening slim-to-negative profit margins, which could potentially push the industry toward consolidation. However, producers that are well-capitalized with strong balance sheets and cash reserves will be in the best position to weather the softening market. The report, […]

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Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

August 16, 2017 |

In Colorado, an appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency was too harsh in its evaluation of Sinclair Oil’s waiver request from RIN compliance. Though the agency granted 29 requests between 2013 and 2016, it denied Sinclair’s request saying that its two Wyoming plants would not be put out of business by complying with […]

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Rayeman Elements teams with Saola Energy to commercialize enzymatic biodiesel technology

Rayeman Elements teams with Saola Energy to commercialize enzymatic biodiesel technology

June 13, 2017 |

In Colorado, Rayeman Elements, Inc. announced that it has diversified its business model and created a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel co-located with ethanol plants. As a part of this new endeavor, Rayeman Elements has selected top engineering firm, Saola Energy, LLC, to provide engineering and design […]

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Argonne, NREL win $$ to support blending Gevo Isobutanol 

Argonne, NREL win $$ to support blending Gevo Isobutanol 

May 11, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo was selected to collaborate with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program. Specifically, Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) received funding to work with Gevo to develop a predictive octane blending model for isobutanol and gasoline blendstocks for oxygenated […]

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Gevo converts $16.5 million of 2017 senior secured notes to 2020 equivalent

Gevo converts $16.5 million of 2017 senior secured notes to 2020 equivalent

April 20, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that WB Gevo, Ltd. (“Whitebox”), the holder of the Company’s issued and outstanding Senior Secured Convertible Notes, due June 23, 2017 and the Company have entered into an Exchange and Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Whitebox has agreed to exchange all $16.5 million of the existing 2017 Notes for the […]

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Cellana agrees deal to develop and commercialize algae-based inks

Cellana agrees deal to develop and commercialize algae-based inks

February 7, 2017 |

In Colorado, Cellana, Inc. and Living Ink Technologies announced they have signed a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization of inks containing Cellana’s renewable algae biomass. Living Ink’s sustainable algae-derived ink is 100 percent plant-based, renewable and biodegradable. The majority of the ink is algae, turned into ink, and applied to paper. This […]

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