Tag: Florida

Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

July 2, 2015 |

In Florida, Martin County has put a temporary 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants in the county following the Viesel Fuel plant fire in April. Viesel Fuel and Genuine Bio Fuel are the only facilities currently operating in the county and won’t be affected by the moratorium.

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Souped up car to drive from Florida to California on one tank of NEXBTL

Souped up car to drive from Florida to California on one tank of NEXBTL

June 16, 2015 |

In Florida, a team of motorsport enthusiasts will drive from the Atlantic Coast of Florida to the Pacific Coast of California on just one tank of renewable fuel on June 21-26, 2015. This is made possible by NEXBTL renewable diesel that is produced from bio-based raw materials by Neste. The Guest Champion in Across the […]

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Dyadic announces new EU project to demo ethanol from biomass

Dyadic announces new EU project to demo ethanol from biomass

May 13, 2015 |

In Florida, Dyadic announced details regarding 2G BIOPIC, a new advanced biofuels project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. In the 2G BIOPIC project, Dyadic’s subsidiary Dyadic Netherlands B.V. will work in collaboration with Compagnie Industrielle de Matiere Vegetale (“CIMV”) and five other industry partners to develop, construct and operate a large demonstration-scale facility that […]

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Aria Energy begins commercial operations at second landfill gas-to-energy facility

Aria Energy begins commercial operations at second landfill gas-to-energy facility

March 23, 2015 |

In Florida, Aria Energy has announced the commencement of its commercial operations at its 4.8MW landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Sarasota County’s Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex located in Nokomis, Florida. The amount of renewable energy produced at the facility is the equivalent of the electricity needed to supply over 2,800 homes, according to […]

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Shell buys 30,000 tons of Brazilian ethanol for import to Florida

Shell buys 30,000 tons of Brazilian ethanol for import to Florida

March 18, 2015 |

In Florida, Royal Dutch Shell has booked 30,000 metric tons of ethanol from Raizen and Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ Biosev for shipment with end of March delivery. Brazil imported nearly the same amount in December. The trade is a result of the weakening real mixed with need to sell old crop ethanol as the new crush […]

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Florida Gulf Coast University breaks ground on its renewable energy research campus

Florida Gulf Coast University breaks ground on its renewable energy research campus

March 2, 2015 |

In Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University has broken ground on its new Emergent Technologies Institute research campus that will team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology. The ETI is the first venture in a planned 240-acre technology park known as the Innovation Hub (iHUB), which is being developed by […]

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NASCAR, American Ethanol partnership celebrates fifth year of success

NASCAR, American Ethanol partnership celebrates fifth year of success

February 23, 2015 |

In Florida, as Daytona Beach hosted the Daytona 500, NASCAR celebrated its fifth year of partnership with American Ethanol. Five years ago, NASCAR made the change to an ethanol fuel blend and has run on Sunoco Green E15 since the 2011 Daytona 500. NASCAR made the fuel change in conjunction with its NASCAR Green Platform, […]

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Tim Zenk, formerly of Sapphire Energy, brought on as Algenol’s Executive VP of Business Development

Tim Zenk, formerly of Sapphire Energy, brought on as Algenol’s Executive VP of Business Development

January 19, 2015 |

In Florida, Tim Zenk has joined Algenol as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Zenk recently left Sapphire Energy, where he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Algenol looks forward to Zenk’s many years of experience in business development, fundraising, government affairs, public policy, marketing and communications. The company now employs just under 200 […]

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Viesel Skunk Works preparing to commercialize enzymatic biodiesel production

Viesel Skunk Works preparing to commercialize enzymatic biodiesel production

December 10, 2014 |

In Florida, Viesel Skunk Works is preparing to commercialize its enzymatic biodiesel production process that it developed with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes. The technology allows for better use of brown grease and other low-grade feedstocks by eliminating the sulfur that is typically found as part of the production process.  

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University of Florida pioneers space fuel technology using astronaut waste

University of Florida pioneers space fuel technology using astronaut waste

December 10, 2014 |

In Florida, Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste — yes, that kind — into rocket fuel. Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. […]

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