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.
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. […]
In Florida, offering the first E15 in Florida, Sarasota’s Easy Stop Citgo and a Ft. Myers Marathon both held kickoff events with substantial discounts on E15 and E85 fuel on Dec. 3. The stations partnered with Mid-State Energy, based in Lake Wales, Florida, and Protec Fuel to launch 88-octane E15 fuel, some of the first […]
In Florida, Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program produced 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since its inception, reports the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Prior to the legislation, there were 18 Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) stations in Florida; there are now 61 active CNG fueling stations with an additional 29 planned. A report […]
In Florida, INEOS Bio provided an update on the operations at its Indian River BioEnergy Center. “INEOS Bio’s Vero Beach facility has recently completed a major turn-around that included upgrades to the technology as well as completion of annual safety inspections. We are now bringing the facility back on-line,” said Nigel Falcon, Site Director. “In […]
In Florida, Protec Fuel is joining forces with fuel retailers in metropolitan areas in the South and Southeast in opening 28 E15 and E85 stations. This will be the first phase of a multi-phase introduction of E15 to areas like Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Florida and Virginia, as well as a bolstering of E85 […]
In Florida, Dyadic International announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement to commercialize second generation biofuel and bio-based chemical technology with Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale (“CIMV”), a pioneer in developing processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals. CIMV’s patented approach of separating the three main components of plant material allows […]
In Florida, GOL’s flight 7725 that departed from Orlando, Florida on July 30 at 5:15 PM ET and traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, was the industry’s first commercial flight with farnesane. GOL committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the renewable farnesane fuel starting with this initial […]
In Florida, Carbolosic, LLC has entered into an agreement with PFL Petroleum Services, LTD to offtake all of the Industrial Grade Concentrated Cellulose Sugar Syrup the Carbolosic plants produce over the next three years, once the plants are operational. This agreement comes on the heels of Carbolosic’s announcement last week that it has secured funding […]
In Florida, a survey of the abandoned Clean Fuel Lakeland biodiesel plant has revealed biodiesel, methanol and a host of other chemicals behind, neglected and waiting to cause a problem. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for supervising the facility and says it has already inspected it, finding no hazards.