Tag: fire

After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

After the lightning strikes: The Bioeconomy’s effort to learn from fire

August 22, 2016 |

Lightning strikes often in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The Magic catalyst, the miracle microbe, the super strain, the wonder feedstock, the peerless process. But it’s after the lightning strikes that we begin what former BP Biofuels chief Phil New called “the hard yards of commercialization” and learn not only what is exciting, but what is needed. […]

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REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

April 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, REG has released information about the fire that occurred on the night of April 2nd at its Geismar plant. The fire was extinguished after five hours at around 11 pm. The company has not discovered the cause of the fire, but stated that an assessment of damages and investigation is ongoing. The refinery […]

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Didion Ethanol in Wisconsin catches fire

Didion Ethanol in Wisconsin catches fire

December 29, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the Didion Ethanol in Cambria caught fire late Saturday night with no reports yet of injuries, what started the fire or damage.

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Biomass stackyard catches fire at Project Liberty

Biomass stackyard catches fire at Project Liberty

July 22, 2014 |

In Iowa, a fire broke out on Saturday night at the Poet-DSM Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant that is getting ready to come online. The fire broke out in the biomass stackyard that cold hold up to three weeks of feedstock supply. It wasn’t immediate clear how much of the feedstock had been destroyed but […]

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Arkalon Ethanol already back online after last weekend’s fire

Arkalon Ethanol already back online after last weekend’s fire

July 3, 2014 |

In Kansas, the Arkalon Ethanol plant in Liberal was back in operation after an explosion last weekend caused an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage. Arkalon is a subsidiary of Conestoga Energy Partners LLC (Garden City, Kansas). The cause of the explosion is under investigation.  

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