Tag: Florida

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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Hot Spots: Top 5 Places to Watch in Florida

September 9, 2017 |

  With Hurricane Irma viciously plowing through Florida, the Digest takes a look at advanced bioeconomy innovators and companies in the Sunshine State that isn’t getting much sunshine right now. Florida is a hot state, in more ways than one, and we cover the Top 5 hottest Florida spots that hopefully remain intact or recover […]

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Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

August 3, 2017 |

In Florida, Tropicana and local partners are finishing up an 18-month R&D project funded by an USDA Rural Development grant that is determining the viability of growing sugarbeet in St. Lucie county for aviation biofuel production. The crop’s cycle fits in well with citrus and could be an opportunity for local farmers to diversify and […]

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Alliance Bio-Products gets green light from USDA to buy the former IneosBIO facility

Alliance Bio-Products gets green light from USDA to buy the former IneosBIO facility

July 11, 2017 |

In Florida, Alliance Bio-Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced it has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development for the collateral purchase of the closed ethanol facility in Indian River County, Florida. The approved purchase includes the fully functional plant, 143+ acres that the […]

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Brightline teams with Florida Power & Light on biodiesel blend

Brightline teams with Florida Power & Light on biodiesel blend

June 29, 2017 |

In Florida, Brightline, the express train service that will run between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, announced its partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide clean biodiesel to fuel the trains. FPL, which has used clean, high-quality biodiesel as a fuel for its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply […]

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Florida’s new high-speed intercity rail chooses biodiesel

Florida’s new high-speed intercity rail chooses biodiesel

June 27, 2017 |

In Florida, the new South Florida high-speed inter-city rail service Brightline will be utilizing biodiesel sourced from Florida Power & Light.  Brightline is expectedl reduce emissions by removing three million cars from Florida’s roadways annually. The train will tarvel at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour. Under a new agreement, FPL will supply […]

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Darling Ingredients buys Tallowmasters

Darling Ingredients buys Tallowmasters

June 6, 2017 |

In Florida, Darling Ingredients Inc. has acquired the assets of Tallowmasters, LLC, a family owned rendering and recycling company with headquarters in Medley, Florida and processing operations in Miami, Florida. Irving, Texas-based Darling Ingredients provides a global growth platform for the development and production of sustainable natural ingredients. Tallowmasters was advised in the transaction by […]

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Hollywood becomes South Florida’s first E85 city

Hollywood becomes South Florida’s first E85 city

May 24, 2017 |

In Florida, Protec Fuel Management, LLC announced the completion of a project to enable the City of Hollywood to run all Flex Fuel capable vehicles on the cleaner-burning biofuel E85. Protec, the largest distributor of higher ethanol blend fuels to independent retailers and government fleets in the United States, worked closely with city management to […]

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