Tag: Florida

University of Florida see cellulosic ethanol production at $1.50 per gallon

University of Florida see cellulosic ethanol production at $1.50 per gallon

June 6, 2018 |

In Florida, University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material—called biomass—using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively than gasoline and help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. But a UF bio-refinery pilot plant in Perry, Florida, uses crushed sugarcane and sweet sorghum […]

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Alliance Bioenergy sublicenses CTS technology for Georgia facility

Alliance Bioenergy sublicenses CTS technology for Georgia facility

April 5, 2018 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc announced that it has signed a sublicense agreement with Phoenix Biomaterials Thomaston, LLC for the use of their licensed and patented CTS process, in a plant Phoenix intends to build in Thomaston, Georgia. Phoenix paid a substantial deposit, against the first sublicense fee payment, to grant them 60 days […]

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Former Indian River ethanol plant to be converted in eco-district

Former Indian River ethanol plant to be converted in eco-district

February 28, 2018 |

In Florida, a consortium of investors and project developers led by Frankens Energy has recently acquired the Indian River Bio-Refinery in Vero Beach and is currently initiating plans to convert the site into an innovative Eco-District. Once completed, the project aims to become one of Florida’s largest integrated eco-districts, harmoniously integrating a series of businesses, […]

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MagneGas Corporation sings LOI to direct purchase of Infinite Fuels

MagneGas Corporation sings LOI to direct purchase of Infinite Fuels

February 6, 2018 |

In Florida, MagneGas Corporation announced the execution of a Letter of Intent to form an Ireland-based holding company for the express purpose of acquiring 100% of Infinite Fuels, GmbH, an emerging biofuels company based in northern Germany. MagneGas will initially own a 40% stake in the joint venture, with the possibility of increasing the Company’s […]

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Half dozen investors join together to buy former INEOS Bio plant

Half dozen investors join together to buy former INEOS Bio plant

January 25, 2018 |

In Florida, the TCPalm newspaper reports that after Alliance Bioenergy’s plans to buy the former INEOS Bio plant in Indian River fell through despite an $8 million financing offer from the USDA, a consortium of investors from half a dozen states came together under the leadership of David Frankens with the newly incorporated Frankens Energy […]

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Alliance BioEnergy pays off short-term debt to avoid selling stock

Alliance BioEnergy pays off short-term debt to avoid selling stock

January 17, 2018 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced it has completed the payoff of the final two short term notes, held by Power Up Lending Group, Ltd. in full, in the amount of $206,267.47 and Crown Bridge Partners, LLC, in the full amount of $80,890.16, that were due in January 2018, ahead of both notes’ maturity […]

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University of Florida researchers find sorghum varieties that could produce 1,000 gallons per acre

University of Florida researchers find sorghum varieties that could produce 1,000 gallons per acre

December 14, 2017 |

In Florida, the potential for sorghum as a biofuel feedstock just grew as University of Florida researchers found three UF/IFAS-developed sorghum varieties could produce up to 1,000 gallons of ethanol per acre. UF/IFAS scientists like sorghum because it can be cultivated twice a year in Florida, requires little fertilizer, uses water efficiently and can be […]

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Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

November 14, 2017 |

In Florida, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a partnership of Energy Management, Inc., BayCorp Holdings, Starwood Energy and Fagen Power, LLC, has sold its 102.5-megawatt biomass facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) for $750 million dollars. The GREC facility reached commercial operation in 2013 and sold all of its energy, capacity, and environmental attributes to […]

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Green Plains’ CEO sees global ethanol demand growth at up to 3%

Green Plains’ CEO sees global ethanol demand growth at up to 3%

October 25, 2017 |

In Florida, Green Plains’ CEO told a conference that the domestic ethanol industry provides demand for growing corn production, acting as a sort of modern day farm policy supporting farmers, but it does it in a way that’s profitable rather than a burden on government coffers. Globally he sees demand for cheap, clean octane increasing […]

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SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

SPARC in the Engine: Florida aims to be an alternative jet fuels hub as new public/private project debuts

October 12, 2017 |

Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, […]

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